BOOKS RECEIVED: Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama, eds., “War and Women across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Drawing on family materials, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, this book shows the impact of war on individual women caught up in diverse and often treacherous situations. It relates stories of partisans in Holland,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Amalia Sa’ar, “Economic Citizenship: Neoliberal Paradoxes of Empowerment” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley With the spread of neo-liberal projects, responsibility for the welfare of minority and poor citizens has shifted from states to local communities. Businesses, municipalities, grassroots activists, and state functionaries share in projects meant to… 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: Debra A. Moddelmog and Martin Joseph Ponce, eds., “Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic: Sexuality, Literature, Archives” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic: Sexuality, Literature, Archives examines one of the most fascinating sexual renegades of the twentieth century and the social, cultural, pedagogical, and erotic projects with which he was engaged. This innovative collection, edited… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Paula Knight, “The Facts of Life” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In the 1970s, best friends Polly and April collect hazy knowledge about the facts of lifesex, reproduction, and gender normsthrough the gossip of older girls, magazines and books, and the everyday behavior of their families and teachers. What they learn… Read More
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