BOOKS RECEIVED: Valerio Simoni, “Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other.… 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: 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: 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
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