BOOKS RECEIVED: Lee Edelman, “No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive” (Duke UP, 2004)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In this searing polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory. His main target is the all-pervasive figure of the child, which he reads as the linchpin of our universal… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Austin, Guy, ed., “New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the modern era. Ubiquitous though… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tim Bergfelder,‎ Lisa Shaw,‎ and Joo Luiz Vieira, eds., “Stars and Stardom in Brazilian Cinema” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in “star studies,” Brazilian film has received comparatively little attention. As this volume demonstrates, however, the richness of Brazilian stardom extends well beyond the ubiquitous Carmen Miranda.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Noel B. Salazar and Kiran Jayaram, eds., “Keywords of Mobility: Critical Engagements” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Scholars from various disciplines have used key concepts to grasp mobilities, but as of yet, a working vocabulary of these has not been fully developed. Given this context and inspired in part by Raymond… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert W. Orttung, ed., “Sustaining Russia’s Arctic Cities: Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Urban areas in Arctic Russia are experiencing unprecedented social and ecological change. This collection outlines the key challenges that city managers will face in navigating this shifting political, economic, social, and environmental terrain. In… Read More
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