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SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE June 2018 NEW BOOKS

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We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Archaeology, Anthropology, Film Studies, History, and Political Economy, along with our New in Paperback titles.

 

 

 


Archaeology

 

Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video GamesARCHAEOGAMING

An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games

Andrew Reinhard

 

This book serves as a general introduction to “archaeogaming”; it describes the intersection of archaeology and video games and applies archaeological method and theory into understanding game-spaces as both site and artifact.

Read Chapter 1. Introduction


Anthropology

 

Who are 'We'?: Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in AnthropologyWHO ARE ‘WE’?

Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology

Edited by Liana Chua and Nayanika Mathur

Volume 34, Methodology & History in Anthropology

 

This volume explores how the anthropological “we” has been construed, transformed, and deployed across history and the global anthropological landscape.

Read Introduction: Who Are ‘We’?

Reconceiving Muslim Men: Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious TimesRECONCEIVING MUSLIM MEN

Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious Times

Edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Nefissa Naguib

Volume 38, Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives

 

This volume provides intimate anthropological accounts of Muslim men’s everyday lives in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and diasporic communities in the West.

Read Introduction

Travelling with the Argonauts: Informal Networks Seen without a Vertical LensTRAVELLING WITH THE ARGONAUTS

Informal Networks Seen without a Vertical Lens

Małgorzata Irek

 

Drawing on rich ethnographic materials from longitudinal fieldwork on informal trading routes across Europe, Travelling with the Argonauts offers a new perspective in the research of the social space, reflecting on how best to investigate amorphous social phenomena, such as informal networks.

Read Introduction

Worldwide Mobilizations: Class Struggles and Urban CommoningWORLDWIDE MOBILIZATIONS

Class Struggles and Urban Commoning

Edited by Don Kalb and Massimiliano Mollona

Volume 24, Dislocations

 

The book examines cases of mobilization across the globe, and employs a Marxian class framework, open to the diverse and multi-scalar dynamics of urban politics, especially struggles for spatial justice.

Read Introduction: Introductory Thoughts on Anthropology and Urban Insurrection

Frontiers of Civil Society: Government and Hegemony in SerbiaFRONTIERS OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Government and Hegemony in Serbia

Marek Mikuš

Volume 22, Dislocations

 

Frontiers of Civil Society asks why, exploring the roles of multiple civil society forces in a set of government “reforms” of society and individuals in the early 2010s, and examining them in the broader context of social struggles over neoliberal restructuring and transnational integration.

Read Introduction: What and Whose Reform? Civil Society and Serbia’s Endless Transition

The Global Life of Austerity: Comparing Beyond EuropeTHE GLOBAL LIFE OF AUSTERITY

Comparing Beyond Europe

Edited by Theodoros Rakopoulos

Volume 17, Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis

 

Using historical analysis and ethnographically-grounded research, this volume shows the similarities of the European conundrum with realities outside Europe, seeing austerity in a non-Eurocentric fashion.

Read Introduction


Film Studies

 

Lessons in Perception: The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical Psychologist

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LESSONS IN PERCEPTION

The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical Psychologist

Paul Taberham

 

Lessons in Perception melds film theory and cognitive science in a stimulating investigation of the work of iconic experimental artists such as Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Maya Deren, and Jordan Belson.

 

Lessons in Perception is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

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History

Democracy in Modern Europe: A Conceptual HistoryDEMOCRACY IN MODERN EUROPE

A Conceptual History

Edited by Jussi Kurunmäki, Jeppe Nevers, and Henk te Velde

Volume 5, European Conceptual History

 

Democracy in Modern Europe surveys the conceptual history of democracy in modern Europe, from the Industrial Revolutions of the nineteenth century through both world wars and the rise of welfare states to the present era of the European Union.

Read Introduction

History and Belonging: Representations of the Past in Contemporary European PoliticsHISTORY AND BELONGING

Representations of the Past in Contemporary European Politics

Edited by Stefan Berger and Caner Tekin

Volume 33, Making Sense of History

 

Combining studies of national politics, supranational institutions, and the fraught EU-Mideast periphery with a particular focus on the twentieth century, the contributors to History and Belonging offer a fascinating survey of the attempt to forge a post-national identity politics.

Read Introduction: Towards a ‘Europeanised’ European History?

The Ethos of History: Time and ResponsibilityTHE ETHOS OF HISTORY

Time and Responsibility

Edited by Stefan Helgesson and Jayne Svenungsson

Volume 34, Making Sense of History

 

These intellectually adventurous essays demonstrate how ethos—a term evoking a society’s “fundamental character” as well as an ethical appeal to knowledge and commitment—can serve as a conceptual lodestar for history today, not only as a narrative, but as a form of consciousness and an ethical-political orientation.

Read Introduction: The Ethos of History


Political Economy

 

The Revolt of the Provinces: Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in HungaryTHE REVOLT OF THE PROVINCES

Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in Hungary

Kristóf Szombati

Foreword by Ivan Szelenyi

Volume 23, Dislocations

 

The first in-depth ethnographic monograph on the New Right in Central and Eastern Europe, The Revolt of the Provinces explores the making of right-wing hegemony in Hungary over the last decade.

Read Introduction


New in Paperback:

 

Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization

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DESIGNING WORLDS

National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization

Edited by Kjetil Fallan and Grace Lees-Maffei

Volume 24, Making Sense of History

 

This diverse but rigorously curated collection recalibrates our understanding of design history, reassessing regional and national cultures while situating them within an international context.

 

Designing Worlds is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

This edition is supported by the University of Oslo and the University of Hertfordshire. Full text.

Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and SurvivalMIGRATION BY BOAT

Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival

Edited by Lynda Mannik

Volume 35, Forced Migration

 

“This impressive collection of essays, centred on migration, borders, identities, and humanitarian ideals is both theoretically astute and ethnographically rich. Each contribution is solid and together they challenge readers to rethink the politics of migration.” · Refuge

Read Chapter 1. Children’s Literature and Memory Activism: British Child Labor Migrants’ Passage to Canada

Beyond the Divide: Entangled Histories of Cold War EuropeBEYOND THE DIVIDE

Entangled Histories of Cold War Europe

Edited by Simo Mikkonen and Pia Koivunen

 

“Beyond the Divide introduces new themes to the field of the Cold War culture by giving voice to themes that have not been widely discussed in Cold War historiography. Not only the geographical coverage but also topics from politics to science, from friendship societies to media, from television to popular culture create a picture of active exchanges that took place in spite of the division and restriction caused by the Cold War…It is a volume that is worth reading.”European History Quarterly

Read Introduction: Beyond the Divide

Recovered Territory: A German-Polish Conflict over Land and Culture, 1919-1989RECOVERED TERRITORY

A German-Polish Conflict over Land and Culture, 1919-1989

Peter Polak-Springer

 

Recovered Territory makes a substantial contribution to the existing literature. With its focus on Upper Silesia, [it] provides a good entrée for nonspecialists into the complexities of this history, even as the sophistication of Polak-Springer’s argument will be of great interest to specialists.” • Journal of Modern History

Read Introduction

Rethinking Antifascism: History, Memory and Politics, 1922 to the PresentRETHINKING ANTIFASCISM

History, Memory and Politics, 1922 to the Present

Edited by Hugo García, Mercedes Yusta, Xavier Tabet, and Cristina Clímaco

 

“This rich and comprehensive book opens up around the historiographical question of antifascism a series of passionate debates of which the last word has not been said.” • Vingtième Siècle. Revue d’histoire

Read Introduction: Beyond Revisionism: Rethinking Antifascism in the Twenty-First Century

Fascist Interactions: Proposals for a New Approach to Fascism and Its Era, 1919-1945FASCIST INTERACTIONS

Proposals for a New Approach to Fascism and Its Era, 1919-1945

David D. Roberts

 

“…this remarkable study… combines extraordinary command and interpretation of the literature on 1919–45 across many countries with very promising approaches for inquiry. …Essential.” · Choice

Read Preface

Migration, Memory, and Diversity: Germany from 1945 to the PresentMIGRATION, MEMORY, AND DIVERSITY

Germany from 1945 to the Present

Edited by Cornelia Wilhelm

Preface by Konrad Jarausch

Volume 21, Contemporary European History

 

“Wilhelm’s carefully assembled volume offers impressive and fresh overviews of postwar German history…an overall excellent contribution to the history of migration and diversity in Germany. Surely not only historians will welcome Wilhelm’s fine collection.” · Contemporary Austrian Studies

Read Introduction: Migration, Memory, and Diversity in Germany after 1945

Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory StudiesMEMORY UNBOUND

Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies

Edited by Lucy Bond, Stef Craps, Pieter Vermeulen

 

Memory Unbound places leading researchers in conversation with emerging voices in the field to recast our understanding of memory’s distinctive variability.

Read Introduction: Memory on the Move


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