Ian D. Gow and Stuart Kells, “The Big Four: The Curious Past and Perilous Future of the Global Accounting Monopoly” (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018)
You mean accounting has a history?  Yes, it does, and it should matter to you, because the accounting profession, and the audit function that it serves, affects all the companies in your 401(k) program.  Remember WorldCom, remember Enron? Every time a large holding of yours writes off the goodwill from... Read More
Hannah Holleman, “Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of ‘Green’ Capitalism” (Yale UP, 2018)
None of the climate news that we’re getting is good right now, especially now that a number of governments are reversing or failing to meet commitments they made as part of the Paris Climate Accord. One of the challenges facing human societies and the planet is the issue of aridification.... Read More
Howard Chiang, “After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China” (Columbia UP, 2018)
Howard Chiang’s new book is a masterful study of the relationship between sexual knowledge and Chinese modernity. After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China (Columbia University Press, 2018) guides readers through the history of eunuchs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the techniques of visualization... Read More
Seth Anziska, “Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo” (Princeton UP, 2018)
The question of Palestinian autonomy has been a key element of Middle Eastern and Arab politics for much of the last century. A new history, by Seth Anziska, Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo (Princeton University Press, 2018) redefines our understanding of the peace process and its ultimate failure:... Read More
Annabel Cooper, “Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen” (Otago UP, 2018)
In her new book, Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen (Otago University Press, 2018), Annabel Cooper, an Associate Professor in the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Otago, explores how filmmakers have portrayed the New Zealand wars of the 19th century and how those productions... Read More
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