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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration which is held yearly from 1st to 7th of August in more than 120 countries. Being organized by WABA, WHO and UNICEF, the goal is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life which yields … Continue reading

Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Issues Published in July

European Comic Art Volume 8, Issue 1 Articles in this edition of ECA pursue the theme of boundary crossing by examining negotiations between the national and the transnational from several different angles, including subject matter, influences, and critical traditions.   … Continue reading

Populist radical right parties and (trans)national environmental issues

This is a guest post written by Bernhard Forchtner, contributor to the forthcoming issue of the journal Nature and Culture . Bernhard Forchtner is a contributor to the article titled “The Nature of Nationalism: ‘Populist Radical Right Parties’ on Countryside and … Continue reading

July is National Park & Recreation Month

Each year since 1985, Americans have celebrated National Park and Recreation Month during the month of July to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining the quality of life for, and contributing to the physical, economic … Continue reading

Bastille Day

July 14th is a celebration of French National Day or commonly known to the English speaking countries as Bastille Day. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789 and … Continue reading

Conferences

Featured Title

Television's Moment

Television's Moment

Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution
Christina von Hodenberg

“…there is a rich mine of information and ideas contained in this book…[It] offers a fascinating insight into a particular moment in television history, an era when public service and the networks dominated….what I truly valued was the story of a travelling narrative, from the UK to West Germany via the US.”  ·  Janet McCabe, University of London

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Marxism and Film Activism

Marxism and Film Activism

Screening Alternative Worlds
Edited by Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen

"This is an excellent collection of penetrating scholarly treatments, signifying a Renaissance in the study of how activist cinema has reflected Marxist themes and influences.The whole volume is strongly influenced by contemporary French philosophers, Jacques Rancière and Alain Badiou, by the dialectic between theory and praxis, by the dialectic of activism borne of theory and theory catching up with activism, and by the dialectic of ideological sophistication and broad popular impact."  ·  Dennis Rothermel, California State University, Chico

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Masks and Staffs

Masks and Staffs

Identity Politics in the Cameroon Grassfields
Michaela Pelican

The Cameroon Grassfields, home to three ethnic groups - the Grassfields societies, the Mbororo, and the Hausa – provides a valuable case study for the anthropological examination of ethnicity and interethnic relations.

New in Paperback

Postwall German Cinema

Postwall German Cinema

History, Film History and Cinephilia
Mattias Frey

 “…a highly inspirational and very readable book.”  ·  H-Soz-u-Kult

New in Paperback

Socialist Escapes

Socialist Escapes

Breaking Away from Ideology and Everyday Routine in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989
Edited by Cathleen M. Giustino, Catherine J. Plum, and Alexander Vari

“This engaging, uniformly well-written and remarkably coherent edited volume uses the category of ‘socialist escapes’ as a way to explore the challenges, pleasure and paradoxes of life under Communism in Eastern Europe.”  ·  Slavonic & East European Review

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Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War

Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War

Goals, Expectations, Practices
Edited by Marina Cattaruzza, Stefan Dyroff & Dieter Langewiesche

“…richly deserves to be read by experts in the field as it provides an excellent survey of the latest work on Eastern, Central, and Southern European history in the modern period.”  ·  H-Soz-u-Kult

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Screen Bodies: Expanding the horizons of research and thought in how we view and display bodies on screen

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces. It investigates the private experiences of portable and personal devices and the institutional ones of medical and surveillance imaging. Screen Bodies addresses the portrayal, function, and reception of bodies on and in front of screens from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, feminism and masculinity, trans* studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cyborg studies, and dis/ability 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

Ethics in the Field

Series: Studies of the Biosocial Society

Volume: 7

Ethics in the Field

Contemporary Challenges
Edited by Jeremy MacClancy and Agustín Fuentes

“This book will be informative and helpful for anyone planning to do fieldwork in the social sciences. It is particularly appropriate for environmental or ecological anthropologists because of the often inter- and trans-disciplinary nature of their work and because it covers ethical and methodological issues similar to those they may encounter. Although not an introductory book on field ethics, it would be valuable for advanced undergraduate or graduate students who have previously been introduced to these issues, or as a valued addition to other more basic materials on the subject.”  ·  Journal of Ecological Anthropology

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