Volker Berghahn, “Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer: From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany” (Princeton UP, 2018)
What can the lives of journalists under Hitler and Adenauer reveal? How did they navigate the Third Reich as “internal emigrants”? How did the emerging Cold War shape new tensions with their government and publishers? Volker Berghahn examines the lives and careers of three media giants with his latest book... Read More
Alex Bentley and Michael O’Brien, “The Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms” (MIT Press, 2017)
Our evolutionary success, according to co-authors Alex Bentley and Michael O’Brien, lies in our ability to acquire cultural wisdom and teach it to the next generation. Today, we follow social media bots as much as we learn from our ancestors. We are radically changing the way culture evolves. In The... Read More
Joe Street, “Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash” (UP of Florida, 2016)
When “Dirty Harry” first premiered in 1971, it was both praised and condemned for its portrayal of a rogue policeman fighting crime by ignoring many of the rules and procedures of the profession. Yet director Don Siegel denied any attempt to make a political statement with the film. Joe Street’s... Read More
Irmak Karademir Hazir, “Enter Culture, Exit Arts? The Transformation of Cultural Hierarchies in European Newspaper Culture Sections, 1960–2010” (Routledge, 2018)
How has European culture changed since the 1960s? In Enter Culture, Exit Arts? The Transformation of Cultural Hierarchies in European Newspaper Culture Sections, 1960–2010 (Routledge, 2018), Dr. Irmak Karademir Hazir and her co-authors, explore this important question by looking at newspaper coverage of culture across Europe over the last 50 years. The book... Read More
Pamela E. Klassen, “The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary’s Journey on Indigenous Land” (U Chicago Press, 2018)
At the dawn of the radio age in the 1920s, Frederick Du Vernet—Anglican archbishop and self-declared scientist—announced a psychic channel by which minds could telepathically communicate across distance. Pamela E. Klassen retalls Du Vernet’s imaginative experiment in her newest book, The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary’s Journey on Indigenous Land (University... Read More
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