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SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE November 2018 NEW BOOKS

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

 

 


Anthropology

 

Artifak: Cultural Revival, Tourism, and the Recrafting of History in VanuatuARTIFAK
Cultural Revival, Tourism, and the Recrafting of History in Vanuatu
Hugo DeBlock

 

Artifak investigates the meaning and value of (art) objects as commodities in Vanuatu, in differing states of transit and transition: in the local place, on the market, and in the museum. It provides an ethnographic account of commoditization in the context of revitalization of culture and the arts in Vanuatu.

Read Introduction: Art and Commodity in Vanuatu

 

Non-Humans in Amerindian South America: Ethnographies of Indigenous Cosmologies, Rituals and SongsNON-HUMANS IN AMERINDIAN SOUTH AMERICA
Ethnographies of Indigenous Cosmologies, Rituals and Songs
Edited by Juan Javier Rivera Andía

Volume 37, EASA Series

 

Drawing on fieldwork from diverse Amerindian societies whose lives and worlds are undergoing processes of transformation, adaptation, and deterioration, this volume offers new insights into the indigenous constitutions of humanity, personhood, and environment characteristic of the South American highlands and lowlands.

Read Introduction: Towards Engaged Ontographies of Animist Developments in Amerindian South America

 

Pacific Realities: Changing Perspectives on Resilience and ResistancePACIFIC REALITIES
Changing Perspectives on Resilience and Resistance
Edited by Laurent Dousset and Mélissa Nayral

Volume 6, Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oceanists

 

In the context of dramatic changes and processes of “glocalization” across the Pacific region, and avoiding conventional “local-global” dichotomies, this volume explores the new and multifaceted forms of resistance and resilience through which communities attempt to regain their original social, political, and economic status and structure after disruption or displacement.

Read Introduction: Resistance and Resilience


Film Studies

 

Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual PleasureSOFIA COPPOLA
The Politics of Visual Pleasure
Anna Backman Rogers

 

Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual Pleasure interprets Coppola’s oeuvre to date from a resolutely feminist and philosophical perspective. Using the work of a range of feminist theorists, Backman Rogers situates Coppola’s work as a critique of postfeminist lifestyles that offer the viewer a feminist and feminine philosophy through beguilement, mood and surface.

Read Introduction: The Surface of The Image is Political

 


Genocide Studies

 

Probing the Limits of Categorization: The Bystander in Holocaust HistoryPROBING THE LIMITS OF CATEGORIZATION
The Bystander in Holocaust History
Edited by Christina Morina and Krijn Thijs

Volume 27, War and Genocide

 

Combining historiographical, conceptual, and empirical perspectives on the bystander, the case studies in this book provide powerful insights into the complex social processes that accompany state-sponsored genocidal violence.

Read Introduction: Probing the Limits of Categorization

 


History

 

The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990THE CSCE AND THE END OF THE COLD WAR
Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990
Edited by Nicolas Badalassi and Sarah B. Snyder

 

Bringing together new and innovative research on the CSCE, this volume explores questions key to understanding the Cold War: What role did diplomats play in shaping the 1975 Helsinki Final Act? How did that agreement and the CSCE more broadly shape societies in Europe and North America? And how did the CSCE and activists inspired by the Helsinki Final Act influence the end of the Cold War?

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From Weimar to Hitler: Studies in the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic and the Establishment of the Third Reich, 1932-1934FROM WEIMAR TO HITLER
Studies in the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic and the Establishment of the Third Reich, 1932-1934
Edited by Hermann Beck and Larry Eugene Jones

 

From Weimar to Hitler examines the crisis of Weimar democracy, the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship, and the Nazi consolidation of power, drawing from multiple perspectives to discover whether the transition from Weimar to Hitler was historically predetermined or the product of human miscalculation and intent.

Read Introduction: The Nazi Seizure of Power in Historical and Historiographical Perspective

 

Explorations and Entanglements: Germans in Pacific Worlds from the Early Modern Period to World War IEXPLORATIONS AND ENTANGLEMENTS
Germans in Pacific Worlds from the Early Modern Period to World War I
Edited by Hartmut Berghoff, Frank Biess, and Ulrike Strasser

Volume 22, Studies in German History

 

The studies gathered here offer fascinating research into German missionary, commercial, scientific, and imperial activity against the backdrop of the Pacific’s overlapping cultural circuits and complex oceanic transits.

Read Introduction: German Histories and Pacific Histories

 

Embers of Empire: Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918EMBERS OF EMPIRE
Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918
Edited by Paul Miller and Claire Morelon
Afterword by Pieter Judson

Volume 22, Austrian and Habsburg Studies

 

The end of World War I and the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy radically reshaped the political structures and national identity of East-Central Europe. Embers of Empire focuses on this complex and disruptive transition and sheds new light on the efficacity of imperial institutions, as well as the sources for instability in the newly formed nations.

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Jewish Studies

 

Beyond Inclusion and Exclusion: Jewish Experiences of the First World War in Central EuropeBEYOND INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION
Jewish Experiences of the First World War in Central Europe
Edited by Jason Crouthamel, Michael Geheran, Tim Grady and Julia Barbara Köhne

 

Beyond Inclusion and Exclusion recaptures the multifariousness of Central European Jewish life through the experiences of both soldiers and civilians during World War I. This collection explores rare sources and employs novel interdisciplinary methods to illuminate four interconnected themes: minorities and the meaning of military service, Jewish-Gentile relations, the cultural legacy of the war, and memory politics.

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Museum Studies

 

The Man Who Invented Aztec Crystal Skulls: The Adventures of Eugène BobanTHE MAN WHO INVENTED AZTEC CRYSTAL SKULLS
The Adventures of Eugène Boban
Jane MacLaren Walsh and Brett Topping

 

Detailed are the travels, self-education, and archaeological explorations of Eugène Boban, an expert in the field of pre-Columbian studies and explores the circumstances that allowed him to sell fakes to museums that would remain undetected for over a century.

Read Introduction: On the Trail of Crystal Skulls

 


Performance Studies

 

Curating Live Arts: Critical Perspectives, Essays, and Conversations on Theory and PracticeCURATING LIVE ARTS
Critical Perspectives, Essays, and Conversations on Theory and Practice
Edited by Dena Davida, Marc Pronovost, Véronique Hudon, and Jane Gabriels

 

Curating Live Arts brings together bold and innovative essays from an international group of theorist-practitioners to pose vital questions, propose future visions, and survey the landscape of this rapidly evolving discipline. Reflecting the field’s characteristic eclecticism, the writings assembled here offer practical and insightful investigations into the curation of theatre, dance, sound art, music, and other performance forms—not only in museums, but in community, site-specific, and time-based contexts, placing it at the forefront of contemporary dialogue and discourse.

Read A Collective Introduction

 


New in Paperback

 

Empire of Pictures: Global Media and the 1960s Remaking of American Foreign PolicyEMPIRE OF PICTURES
Global Media and the 1960s Remaking of American Foreign Policy
Sönke Kunkel

Volume 8, Explorations in Culture and International History

 

“Kunkel provides an empirically grounded framework for understanding the United States as an imperial power that cultivated recognition through pictures.”Diplomatic History

Read Introduction: Why Empires Need Pictures

 

Marking Evil: Holocaust Memory in the Global AgeMARKING EVIL
Holocaust Memory in the Global Age
Edited by Amos Goldberg and Haim Hazan

Volume 21, Making Sense of History

 

“Goldberg and Hazan must be congratulated on bringing together an important and exciting collection of essays that in their sheer interdisciplinary range are essential reading for scholars across the arts and humanities.” · Holocaust Studies

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Children in the Holocaust and its Aftermath: Historical and Psychological Studies of the Kestenberg ArchiveCHILDREN IN THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS AFTERMATH
Historical and Psychological Studies of the Kestenberg Archive
Edited by Sharon Kangisser Cohen, Eva Fogelman, and Dalia Ofer

 

“Identifying and evaluating sources is fundamental in the history of child- hood, especially since children so rarely leave their own records. This book is about one such source, remarkable in its conception and with some serious potential for understanding a very challenging subject—the experience of the surviving children of the Holocaust.”The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth

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The Making of the Greek Genocide: Contested Memories of the Ottoman Greek CatastropheTHE MAKING OF THE GREEK GENOCIDE
Contested Memories of the Ottoman Greek Catastrophe
Erik Sjöberg

Volume 23, War and Genocide

 

“Sjöberg’s book is a must-read for history students inclined to embrace historical knowledge as a definite credo. With much agility, Sjöberg convinces his readership of the liveliness and hence the instability of the way a body politic, at all levels, relates to its past. One can call this postmodern; it is also Heraclitan.”H-Nationalism

Read Introduction: Cosmopolitan memory and the Greek genocide narrative

 

Microhistories of the HolocaustMICROHISTORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST
Edited by Claire Zalc and Tal Bruttmann

Volume 24, War and Genocide

 

“This selection of mostly highly stimulating and well-researched case studies not only gives insight into the diversity of what we think of as the Holocaust, but also a sense of how differently we can go about studying this topic and past social life in general. There is much to be gained, therefore, from reading this collection not selectively, according to one’s own research interests, but as a whole. In this sense, this is a very effective publication and a great addition to the literature.” • H-Soz-Kult

Read Introduction: Towards a Microhistory of the Holocaust

 

Whose Memory? Which Future?: Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern EuropeWHOSE MEMORY? WHICH FUTURE?
Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe
Edited by Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

Volume 18, Contemporary European History

 

“…the book should be of interest to anyone concerned about Europe’s multi-ethnic past as perceived, acknowledged or even celebrated at the city level at the former Eastern Europa today. It can be read with profit by scholars and students across various humanistic disciplines.”The Polish Review

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Militant Around the Clock?: Left-Wing Youth Politics, Leisure, and Sexuality in Post-Dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981MILITANT AROUND THE CLOCK?
Left-Wing Youth Politics, Leisure, and Sexuality in Post-Dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981
Nikolaos Papadogiannis

Volume 13, Protest, Culture & Society

 

“The author offers a very unconventional insight into the complex power struggles over and among the Greek youth. He masterfully switches between the institutional perspective of the former youth organizations, speaking through an extensive body of written sources, and the perspectives of their formerly young members, voiced through over 50 oral testimonies, recorded in Athens and Thessaloniki.” · Slavic Review

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Shamanism: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to the Mastery of Spirits and HealingNEW & REVISED PAPERBACK EDITION

SHAMANISM
Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to the Mastery of Spirits and Healing
Merete Demant Jakobsen†

 

“This is a most useful book in the present discourse on shamanism, for it is one in which a specialist in traditional or classical shamanism who is also familiar with New Age shamanism compares the two complexes … highly recommendable.” · Shamanism

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