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Hot Off the Press – New Journal Issues Published in January

  Social Analysis Volume 59, Issue 4 The aim of this special issue is to bring a critical discussion of affect into debate with the anthropology of the state as a way of working toward a more coherent, ethnographically grounded … Continue reading

Simulated Shelves: Browse January 2016 New Books

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Child & Youth Studies, History, Performance Studies, and Politics along with our New in Paperback titles.   GIRLHOOD AND THE POLITICS OF PLACE Edited by Claudia Mitchell … Continue reading

Searching for Feelings: The Scrolls of Auschwitz and Son of Saul

by  Nicholas Chare & Dominic Williams   Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams are the authors of Matters of Testimony: Interpreting the Scrolls of Auschwitz and recently published an article about the book on Slate’s blog, The Vault.   The Hungarian director László Nemes … Continue reading

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on the 27th of January, the United Nations has recognized this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the people murdered by the Nazi regime and … Continue reading

NEW in Environment in History: International Perspectives Series

We are pleased to announce New and Forthcoming titles in our Series, Environment in History: International Perspectives.   The relationship between human society and the natural world is being studied with increased urgency and interest. Investigating this relationship from historical, … Continue reading

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Featured Title

Lobbying Hitler

Lobbying Hitler

Industrial Associations between Democracy and Dictatorship
Matt Bera

“This is an impressively designed and clearly written book that makes a fundamental contribution to the role of business in the Third Reich and advances the debate about the ‘room for maneuver’ under the Nazi regime.” · Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow

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Parliament and Parliamentarism

Parliament and Parliamentarism

A Comparative History of a European Concept
Edited by Pasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie, and Kari Palonen

“The great challenge for a book of this kind is to maintain cohesion among a multiplicity of authors and perspectives, and in this it has been entirely successful. Its overall framework of four principles that distinguish parliamentarism is clear and convincing, and its openness to different methodological approaches enables contributors to transcend traditional disciplinary limits.” · Olivier Rozenberg, Sciences Po

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The Anatomy of Murder

The Anatomy of Murder

Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich
Sabine Hildebrandt

“This study is written with considerable knowledge, energy, and engagement. It contains much that is fresh and new in terms of research and has the advantage of an insider’s understanding: the author deploys her expertise as a practitioner-historian to good effect.” · Paul Weindling, Oxford Brookes University

New in Paperback

Slavery and Antislavery in Spain's Atlantic Empire

Slavery and Antislavery in Spain's Atlantic Empire

Edited by Josep M. Fradera and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara†

“This important collection of essays illustrates the rich work about Spanish slavery and antislavery that has been produced recently in Spain and the United States. Spanish abolitionism is viewed in the Spanish imperial context, its specific relation to slavery, and its connection to broader Atlantic processes. The volume will surely inspire continued debate among scholars in Europe and the United States, as well, hopefully, as Latin America.” · New West Indian Guide

New in Paperback

Girlhood and the Politics of Place

Girlhood and the Politics of Place

Edited by Claudia Mitchell and Carrie Rentschler

"Much of the literature in the field can fall into romanticizing girls; essentialist notions of girls based on age-as-fact, race, geography, or socioeconomics; or theoretical constructs that mirror popular cultural conceptions rather than challenging them. This text avoids these traps. The chapters take up a significant social and political consideration in the lives and subjectivities of girls and the construction of ideas of girls." · Susan Talburt, Georgia State University

New in Paperback

The Men with the Movie Camera

The Men with the Movie Camera

The Poetics of Visual Style in Soviet Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1920s
Philip Cavendish

“Cavendish's carefully researched book argues that men like Eduard Tisse, Anatolii Golovnia, and Danylo Demuts'kyi, among others, should be acknowledged as coauthors, in terms of visual styles, of the films on which they worked. [It] offers exacting descriptions of many shots, developing an appreciation for the styles cultivated by these camera artists despite differences in subject matter or dramatic theme. Though he may at times downplay the director's role in determining how shots were jointly shaped, Cavendish has written one of the most original works of scholarship on Soviet film practice since David Bordwell's brilliant The Cinema of Eisenstein. Summing Up: Essential.” · Choice

Featured Journal

Conflict and Society

Advances in Research

Publishing peer-reviewed articles by international scholars, Conflict and Society expands the field of conflict studies by using ethnographic inquiry to establish new fields of research and interdisciplinary collaboration. An opening special section presents general articles devoted to a topic or region followed by a section featuring conceptual debates on key problems in the study of organized violence. Review articles and topical overviews offer navigational assistance across the vast and varied terrain of conflict research, and comprehensive reviews of new books round out each volume. With special attention paid to ongoing debates on the politics and ethics of conflict studies research, including military-academic cooperation, Conflict and Society will be an essential forum for scholars, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of anthropology, sociology, political science, and development studies. More Information...

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Museum Worlds

Advances in Research

Museum Worlds: Advances in Research is a multidisciplinary, refereed, annual journal that publishes work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies, and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.

Responding to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in its field, Museum Worlds: Advances in Research contributes to the ongoing formation of Museum Studies as an academic and practical area of research that is rapidly expanding and alive with potential, opportunity, and challenge that parallels the rapid growth of museums in just about every part of the world. More Information...

Introducing the Museum Worlds companion site!

View virtual issues, online tours, museum news, events, and more. More Information...

Featured Series

Sacrifice and Rebirth

Series: Austrian and Habsburg Studies

Volume: 18

Sacrifice and Rebirth

The Legacy of the Last Habsburg War
Edited by Mark Cornwall and John Paul Newman

“This volume of fascinating chapters will be welcomed by scholars and students of East Central Europe as well as by those interested in the legacy and memory of the Great War. Far too little scholarly work has engaged questions about war veterans, public grappling with the meaning of wartime sacrifice, and the memorialization of the dead in the new states that arose from the ashes of the Habsburg Monarchy.” · Daniel Unowsky, University of Memphis

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