Alexia Yates, “Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siecle Capital” (Harvard UP, 2015)
What comes to mind when you think of Paris in the nineteenth century? For me, its revolutionary politics, the circulation of increasing numbers of people and goods, a range of spectacular cultural displays and amusements, an emergent urban modernity including… Read More
Kiran Klaus Patel, “The New Deal: A Global History” (Princeton UP, 2016)
There are as many New Deals as there are books on the subject. Yet only recently have historians begun to dig into the international dimensions of the New Deal. Kiran Klaus Patel is one of those historians, and his book,… Read More
Sverre Molland, “The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong” (U. Hawaii Press, 2012)
Now and then we feature a book on New Books in Southeast Asian Studies whose author we ought to have had on the show some time ago. The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade Along the Mekong (University of… Read More
Liana Christin Landivar, “Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?” (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2017)
A big question in Sociology regarding work and gender is: which mothers opt out of the labor force to take care of children? Popularly known as “opting out,” this trend is often seen as a mother’s personal choice rather than… Read More
Jessie Daniels and Arlene Stein, “Going Public: A Guide for Social Scientists” (U Chicago Press, 2017)
Jessie Daniels and Arlene Stein have written Going Public: A Guide for Social Scientists (University of Chicago Press, 2017). How can political scientists and other social scientists speak beyond campus walls? Through blogs, social media, and podcasts, scholars are finding… Read More
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