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Reiland Rabaka, “Hip Hop’s Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement” (Lexington Books, 2011)


Cultural movements don’t exist in vacuums. Consciously or not, all movements borrow from, and sometimes reject, those that came before. In Hip Hop’s Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement (Lexington Books, 2011),


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 2012-09-11  1h2m
 
 

Janet Kourany, “Philosophy of Science After Feminism” (Oxford UP, 2010)


Do social values belong in the sciences? Exploring the relationship between science, society, and politics, Philosophy of Science After Feminism (Oxford UP, 2010) provides a map for a more socially and politically engaged philosophy of science.


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 2012-09-10  1h6m
 
 

Brendan C. Lindsay, “Murder State: California’s Native American Genocide, 1846-1873” (University of Nebraska Press, 2012)


Brendan C. Lindsay‘s impressive if deeply troubling new book centers on two concepts long considered anathema: democracy and genocide. One is an ideal of self-government, the other history’s most unspeakable crime. Yet as Lindsay deftly describes,


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 2012-09-09  58m
 
 

Guy Fraser-Sampson, “Cricket at the Crossroads: Class, Colour and Controversy from 1967 to 1977” (Elliott & Thompson, 2011)


During the 1960s attendance fell at cricket grounds across England. Just as the Church of England lost members in droves in the same period, it appeared that this other pillar of English tradition was becoming irrelevant amidst the social and cultural ...


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 2012-09-08  46m
 
 

Andrew P. Haley, “Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920” (University of North Carolina Press, 2011)


Restaurants almost feel indigenous to American landscape, whether you’re weaving past them by the thousands when you’re driving through a metropolis on the East or West Coast or whether, like me, you find yourself in a small town in the middle of the M...


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 2012-09-07  51m
 
 

James M. Banner, Jr., “Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History” (Cambridge UP, 2012)


What is a historian? How are they trained? What do they do? What should they do? Are they doing it well? These important questions addressed in James M. Banner, Jr.‘s excellent Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History (Ca...


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 2012-09-07  51m
 
 

Antonio Guistozzi, “The Art of Coercion: The Primitive Accumulation and Management of Coercive Power ” (Hurst, 2012)


Today we have been talking to Antonio Guistozzi about his new book The Art of Coercion: The Primitive Accumulation and Management of Coercive Power (Hurst, 2012). Antonio has written an analysis of how groups obtain and maintain their monopoly on viole...


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 2012-09-05  54m
 
 

Alan Christy (trans.), Amino Yoshihiko, “Rethinking Japanese History” (Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2012)


We don’t often make the chance to properly acknowledge the importance of translation to the understanding of history, let alone to talk about it at any length. Alan Christy has done a wonderful service in his careful, elegant,


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 2012-09-05  1h12m
 
 

Ken MacLeod, “The Night Sessions” (Pyr, 2012)


I met Ken MacLeod when we participated in a sequence of “Science Fiction and International Orders” panels at the London School of Economics in the winter of 2011. Ken is an important figure in his own right,


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 2012-09-05  1h2m
 
 

Cory MacLauchlin, “Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces” (Da Capo, 2012)


If you’ve spent any time in New Orleans, you can appreciate the challenge of putting the city’s joie de vivre into words.However, as a New Orleans native, John Kennedy Toole was steeped in the traditions and flavor of his hometown and, therefore,


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 2012-09-04  43m