Radhika Govindrajan, “Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas” (U Chicago Press, 2018)
In what is sure to become a classic, Radhika Govindrajan’s Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas (University of Chicago Press, 2018) mobilizes the thematic of “interspecies relatedness” to explore a variety of human/non-human animal encounters in contemporary India. Animal Intimacies is a path paving work that combines theoretical innovation... Read More
Joshua Reid, “The Sea is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs” (Yale UP, 2015)
In 1999, the Makahs went out on the Pacific for their first whale hunt in over seventy years. The event drew protests from animal rights activists and local (mostly white) Washingtonians. But to the Makahs, the event was a cause for celebration. Why did the whale hunt hold such divergent... Read More
Tison Pugh, “The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom” (Rutgers UP, 2018)
Perhaps no form of popular art has appeared as poised to resist subversive sexual themes as the television situation comedy. But Tison Pugh writes that the sitcom’s historic dogmatic insistence on an earnest innocence was doomed to fail, and that the weight of this strain reveals itself under close scrutiny.... Read More
Victoria Cann, “Girls Like This, Boys Like That: Understanding the (Re)Production of Gender in Contemporary Youth Cultures” (I.B.Tauris, 2018)
How does cultural taste regulate our lives? In Girls Like This, Boys Like That: Understanding the (Re)Production of Gender in Contemporary Youth Cultures (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Dr. Victoria Cann, a lecturer in humanities at the University of East Anglia, explores the regulatory role of taste in the reproduction of gender. The... Read More
Lauren C. Teffeau, “Implanted” (Angry Robot, 2018)
Emery, Em for short, is a smart and dedicated college graduate. She anticipates a future in which she, and eventually, her parents, can escape the lower strata of the domed city of New Worth. She hopes her upcoming career as a data curator, someone who pores over the copious electronic... Read More
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