Rob Reich, “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better” (Princeton UP, 2018)
How political are private foundations? Are they good or bad for democracy? Such are the big questions taken up by Rob Reich in his new book Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better (Princeton University Press, 2018). Reich is professor of political science and... Read More
Llerena Searle, “Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India” (U Chicago Press, 2015)
Few who have visited India in the past two decades will have failed to noticed the sudden and spectacular urban transformation that has taken place in many of its cities. Gated residential complexes with tennis courts and indoor gyms, glitzy office buildings, gleaming five-star hotels, and of course air-conditioned malls... Read More
John Sides, Michael Tesler, Lynn Vavreck, “Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America” (Princeton UP, 2018)
In Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America (Princeton University Press, 2018), co-authors John Sides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavreck explore the underlying question of American identity as a key component within the political landscape that was used during the 2016 primary and general election.... Read More
Oli Mould, “Against Creativity” (Verso, 2018)
Can every aspect of society be ‘creative’? In Against Creativity (Verso, 2018), Oli Mould, a lecturer in geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, explains the need to resist and recast the ideology of enforced creativity sweeping through societies all over the world. The book offers a wide range of critical engagements, from... Read More
Jeong-Hee Kim, “Understanding Narrative Inquiry: The Crafting and Analysis of Stories as Research” (Sage Publications, 2016)
In today’s episode, I talked with Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim about her new book, Understanding Narrative Inquiry: The Crafting and Analysis of Stories as Research (Sage Publications, 2016). The book offers a comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundation and practical guidance of narrative inquiry. It embodies narrative thinking by seamlessly weaving... Read More
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