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Conception to Delivery: Sharing an Account of Mizrahi Mothers

Smadar Lavie’s soon-to-be-published book Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture is a personally inspired account that  stems from her own life as a single mother in Israel. Following, the author reveals how this inspiration … Continue reading

Transnational Ahead of Its Time: Author Examines Council of Women

National borders are broken down in Oliver Janz and Daniel Schönpflug’s soon-to-be-released collection Gender History in a Transnational Perspective: Networks, Biographies, Gender Orders. The contributors examine historic cross-continent networks of European feminists. Following a short introduction from the author is a excerpt … Continue reading

A Lived Journey: Tracing ‘The Path to the Berlin Wall’

The Berlin Wall may have been erected in 1961, but the figurative foundation was laid in 1945, as the Soviet Union’s Communist Party and its allies made selections of their areas of influence. In The Path to the Berlin Wall: … Continue reading

A Look through the Lens at ‘Domesticating Youth’

    Sophie Roche’s volume Domesticating Youth: Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan, published last month, is the fruit of her ethnographic labor in the post-Soviet republic of Tajikistan. During her fieldwork in the first decade of the … Continue reading

Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Releases for March

German Politics and Society Volume 32, Issue 1 This special issue is titled West Germany’s Cold War Radio: The Crucible of the Transatlantic Century. Girlhood Studies Volume 7, Issue 1 This special issue is titled Cultural Studies and the Re-description … Continue reading


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Race, Culture, and Community in a State-Planned City in France
Beth S. Epstein
  “… a well-written monograph that nicely reveals the dilemmas of community-making in situations where all residents are newcomers, but not all newcomers are equal…there is much to admire and learn from this lucid study, both about the villes nouvelles as particular socio-spatial environments, and about the heavily politicized field of culture talk in France.”  ·  French Politics, Culture, and Society


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The Many Faces of Women in Contemporary Ukraine
Edited by Marian J. Rubchak
  “Notably the authors resist the temptation to proclaim varied strategies proof of an actually existing feminism, offering instead a multi-voiced and rich narrative of the transformation of women’s position in post-Soviet Ukraine.”  ·  Social Analysis

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Series: International Studies in Social History

Volume: 24


Labor and Rights in Eurasia from the Sixteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries
Alessandro Stanziani

This is an iconoclastic work, based on a vast knowledge of the relevant literature and on archival materials in French, English, and Russian. It effectively undermines several certainties that have characterized our thinking about the history of labor relations worldwide.”  ·  Marcel van der Linden, International Institute of Social History

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Aesthetics as Political Resistance in Alain Resnais's Night and Fog
Edited By Griselda Pollock and Max Silverman
  “A radical new look at Resnais’s pioneering film about the Nazi Holocaust. Leading experts in French cinema, art history, Holocaust studies and trauma theory confront the film’s racial dimension, clarifying both its historical anchorage and lasting significance.  This well-edited volume is an important addition to the scholarship on Resnais.”  ·  Sandra Hebron, Nigel Floyd and Ginette Vincendeau, Best Moving Image Book Award committee

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Challenging Practices for 21st Century Museums
Edited by Graeme Were and J. C. H. King

We learn a lot [in this volume] about how museums think and work and by implication the self-representation of societies.  ·  Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale

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Democratic Theory

Democratic Theory: 

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn. It encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions that critically explore democratic theory – in all its forms. Spanning a range of views, the journal offers a crossdisciplinary forum for diverse theoretical questions to be put forward and systematically examined. It encourages western as well as non-western ideas and is actively based on the premise that there are many forms of democracies andmany types of democrats. More Information...

Subjects: Political Theory

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Journal of Romance Studies: 

Interdisciplinary Research in French, Hispanic, Italian and Portuguese Cultures

The Journal of Romance Studies promotes innovative critical work in the areas of linguistics, literature, performing and visual arts, media, material culture, intellectual and cultural history, critical and cultural theory, psychoanalysis, gender studies, social sciences, and anthropology.  More Information...