BOOKS RECEIVED: Morten Levin and Davydd J. Greenwood, “Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy: Action Research in Higher Education”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Public universities are in crisis, waning in their role as central institutions within democratic societies. Denunciations are abundant, but analyses of the causes and proposals to re-create public universities are not. Based on extensive… Read More
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: Christoph Antweiler, “Our Common Denominator: Human Universals Revisited” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Since the politicization of anthropology in the 1970s, most anthropologists have been reluctant to approach the topic of universals-that is, phenomena that occur regularly in all known human societies. In this volume, Christoph Antweiler… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Dana L. Cloud, “Reality Bites: Rhetoric and the Circulation of Truth Claims in U.S. Political Culture” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Fake news, alternative facts, post truthterms all too familiar to anyone in U.S. political culture and concepts at the core of Dana L. Clouds new book, Reality Bites, which explores truth claims in contemporary… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nina Glick Schiller and Andrew Irving, eds., “Whose Cosmopolitanism?: Critical Perspectives, Relationalities and Discontents” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or… Read More
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