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Monthly Archives August 2014

Energy Cultures and Practices: Special Issue of Nature + Culture

The below is a special guest post written by Ana Horta, special issue editor of Nature + Culture Volume 9, Issue 2. The story of this special issue is the beginning of the story of the Energy & Society Network.    

Venice Film Festival Kicking Off the Fall Movie Festival Season

The 71st Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, opens today and runs through September 6th 2014, on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Twenty films will be competing for the Golden Lion prize, and several dozen more will wrestle for the attention of critics and audiences.   The Venice Film […]

The Political Backdrop of French Film

Fifty years of French cinema get their close-up in Hugo Frey’s Nationalism and the Cinema in France: Political Mythologies and Film Events, 1945-1995, published in July. Following, the author offers readers a new angle on the volume, which is itself a fresh perspective on French film against a nationalistic backdrop.   ____________________________   Why did […]

Mentoring: Doing and Theorising

The below is a special guest post written by Ann Smith, the Managing Editor of Girlhood Studies – An Interdisciplinary Journal.   While we work with many leading scholars and well-established authors, we also encourage new and inexperienced writers to contribute to Girlhood Studies so, as the managing editor, I see my task as necessarily including a great […]

Simulated Shelves: Browse August’s New Books

We are delighted to present a selection of our newly published, and soon to be published, August titles from our core subjects of Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History and Politics, along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles. ———————————————————————————————————   BLOOD AND FIRE Toward a Global Anthropology of Labor Edited by Sharryn Kasmir and […]

Unmasking the Visages of Ukrainian Women

A look into the life of post-Soviet Ukrainian women, Mapping Difference: The Many Faces of Women in Contemporary Ukraine is now available in paperback. This book uncovers the virtues of women that sometimes lie just beneath negative gender stereotypes. Following, editor of the collection, Marian Rubchak, gives readers a deeper look into the volume via […]

Cinematic Gazing ‘Beyond the Looking Glass’

Ana Salzberg’s newly published monograph, Beyond the Looking Glass: Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era Hollywood, takes a closer look into the private and public personas of classic Hollywood’s female stars. Following, the authors shares more about her subject and offers a fresh glimpse of the “narcissism” of the female star.   _________________________________     […]

Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Releases for July

Anthropology of the Middle East Volume 8, Issue 2 This issue was an open-theme issue but, amazingly, all the articles are concerned in one way or other with ethnicity. Focaal Voume 2014, Issue 69 This special issue is titled Seeds—Grown, Governed, and Contested. Introducing: FocaalBlog The blog aims to accelerate and intensify anthropological conversations beyond what […]

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 tremendous health benefits, providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases […]

A Vehicle for Ideas

Vehicles: Cars, Canoes and other Metaphors of Moral Imagination, edited by David Lipset and Richard Handler, offers insight into the vehicle as an object that can move not only people, but also ideas. Following, the editors weigh in on the metaphor of the vehicle in contemporary culture.   _______________________________________   Take a moment to consider […]