American Studies Music Philosophy Religion Gay and Lesbian Studies
For additional books this week,
go to chronicle.com/books
The following list has been compiled
from information provided by the publishers. Prices and number of pages are sometimes approximate. Some publishers offer
discounts to scholars and to people who
order in bulk.
A COLD WAR STATE OF MIND: BRAINWASHING AND POSTWAR AMERICAN SOCIETY, by Matthew W. Dunne (University
of Massachusetts Press; 304 pages; $80
hardcover, $27.95 paperback). Traces the cultural history and impact of brainwashing as a
concept, in and beyond any notion of Communist mind control.
HUMANITARIAN VIOLENCE: THE U.S. DE-PLOYMEN T OF DIVERSITY, by Neda Atana-soski (University of Minnesota Press; 260
pages; $75 hardcover, $25 paperback). Draws
on literary, cinematic, and other realms in
a discussion of U.S. militarism during the
Vietnam War, the Soviet-Afghan war, and
the 1990s Balkan conflict.
PRECARIOUS JAPAN, by Anne Allison
(Duke University Press; 246 pages; $84.95
hardcover, $23.95 paperback). Explores insecurity in Japanese daily life and society in
the wake of persistent recession, natural and
manmade disasters, and other stresses.
RHINESTONES, RELIGION, AND THE
REPUBLIC: FASHIONING JEWISHNESS IN
FRANCE, by Kimberly A. Arkin (Stanford
University Press; 306 pages; $65). Examines
the liminal identity of Jewish youth of North
African origin in France.
YUPIK TRANSITIONS: CHANGE AND SURVIVAL AT BERING STRAIT, 1900-1960, by
Igor Krupnik and Michael Chlenov (
University of Alaska Press; 391 pages; $60). Combines anthropology and history in a study of
the Chukotka Yupic people.
TEL DAN IN ITS NORTHERN CULTIC
CONTEXT, by Andrew R. Davis (Society
of Biblical Literature; 209 pages; $47.95
hardcover, $32.95 paperback). Links data
from a temple complex in northern Israel
to the texts of 1 Kings 18 and the Book of
ART AND ARCHITECTURE
DREAMLAND OF HUMANISTS: WARBURG,
CASSIRER, PANOFSK Y, AND THE HAMBURG
SCHOOL, by Emily J. Levine (University of
Chicago Press; 444 pages; $45). Sets the art-historical and other innovations of Aby Warburg, Ernst Cassirer, and Erwin Panofsky in
the wider historical context of a new university in post-World War I Hamburg.
INVEN TING FALSEHOOD, MAKING
TRU TH: VICO AND NEAPOLITAN PAINT-
ING, by Malcolm Bull (Princeton University
Press; 144 pages; $24.95). Explores paintings
as a form of “epistemological experiment” in
a study of links between late Baroque art and
Giambattista Vico’s New Science.
THE PAIN TED CLOSET OF LADY ANNE
BACON DRURY, by H.L. Meakin (Ashgate
Publishing Company; 328 pages; $129.95).
Discusses a tiny painted room with panels
depicting biblical and other themes in the
country house of an English aristocrat (1572-
ELEC TRONIC IRAN: THE CULTURAL
POLITICS OF AN ONLINE EVOLU TION, by
Niki Akhavan (Rutgers University Press;
147 pages; $75 hardcover, $23.95 paperback).
Discusses the “Iranian Internet” as a transnational and contested online and offline
THE HIS TORY OF THE KISS: THE BIRTH
OF POPULAR CULTURE, by Marcel Danesi
(Palgrave Macmillan; 196 pages; $90 hardcover, $27 paperback). Draws on art, literature, cinema, and other realms in a study of
the kiss and its representation.
RECURSIVE MODELS OF DYNAMIC LINEAR ECONOMIES, by Lars Peter Hansen and
Thomas J. Sargent (Princeton University
Press; 399 pages; $45). Topics include different ways of aggregating heterogeneous
households’ preferences into a representative
CONNECTED PLAY: T WEENS IN A VIRTUAL WORLD, by Yasmin B. Kafai and Deborah A. Fields (MIT Press; 195 pages; $25).
Explores play by children ages 9 to 12 in the
virtual world of Whyville.
EVOLVING PARADIGMS IN INTERPRETER
EDUCATION, edited by Elizabeth A. Win-ston and Christine Monikowski (Gallaudet
University Press; 209 pages; $70). Topics include the study of medical interpreting from
an applied linguistic perspective.
MIGRAN T TEACHERS: HOW AMERICAN
SCHOOLS IMPORT LABOR, by Lora Bartlett
(Harvard University Press; 187 pages; $35).
Focuses on California and Filipino educators
in a study of the growing trend of imported
labor for U.S. schools, particularly in such
areas as math and science.
WATER 4.0: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND
FUTURE OF THE WORLD’S MOST VITAL
RESOURCE, by David Sedlak (Yale University Press; 332 pages; $28.50). Discusses three
revolutions in urban water systems since
ancient times and considers the resource’s
MAKING PERSONAS: TRANSNATIONAL
FILM STARDOM IN MODERN JAPAN, by
Hideaki Fujiki (Harvard University Asia
Center, distributed by Harvard University
Press; 408 pages; $49.95). Traces the emergence of the Japanese star system from the
early 1910s to the early 1930s; topics include
the actor-narrators known as benshi, and the
popularity of such American stars as Clara
GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES
VIRTUAL INTIMACIES: MEDIA, AFFECT,
AND QUEER SOCIALITY, by Shaka McGlot-ten (State University of New York Press; 170
pages; $75). Explores sexuality and technology through discussion of do-it-yourself pornography, the gay smartphone app Grindr,
and other phenomena.
THE COMPAN Y AND THE SHOGUN: THE
DUTCH ENCOUNTER WITH TOKUGAWA
JAPAN, by Adam Clulow (Columbia University Press; 330 pages; $55). A study of the
Dutch East India Company and its retreats
in clashes with the Tokugawa state.
EMPIRE OF VINES: WINE CULTURE IN
AMERICA, by Erica Hannickel (University
of Pennsylvania Press; 298 pages; $39.95).
Traces grape cultivation and winemaking’s
expansion from New York to the Midwest
before flourishing in California.
EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE EARLY ENGLISH
CARIBBEAN: IRISH, AFRICANS, AND THE
CONS TRUCTION OF DIFFERENCE, by Jenny
Shaw (University of Georgia Press; 259
pages; $74.95 hardcover, $24.95 paperback).
Focuses on Barbados and the Leeward Islands in a study of the daily lives of two mar-ginalized groups: Irish Catholics (indentured
and free) and enslaved Africans.
A FOREIGN KINGDOM: MORMONS AND
POLYGAMY IN AMERICAN POLITICAL
CULTURE, 1852-1890, by Christine Talbot
(University of Illinois Press; 262 pages; $85
hardcover, $30 paperback). Topics include
how the Mormon adherence to plural marriage challenged American social categories
of public and private.
THE FOUNDERS: THE ORIGINS OF THE
ANC AND THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRA-C Y IN SOU TH AFRICA, by André Odendaal
(University Press of Kentucky; 569 pages;
$40). Traces the African National Congress
from its pre-origins in activism in the 1860s
through and beyond its founding in 1912.
IRISH POLITICAL PRISONERS, 1920-1962:
PILGRIMAGE OF DESOLATION, by Seán
Mc Conville (Routledge; 1,147 pages; $240).
Draws on archival and interview data in a
study of political imprisonment in Ireland
(united and divided); documents how punishment shaped nationalist consciousness.
THE KNIGHTS ERRAN T OF ANARCH Y:
LONDON AND THE ITALIAN ANARCHIST
DIASPORA (1880-1917), by Pietro di Paola
(Liverpool University Press, distributed
by University of Chicago Press; 244 pages;
$99.95). A study of the anarchist exile com-
munity and its creation of an international
LLEWELLYN CAS TLE: A WORKER’S COOPERATIVE ON THE GREAT PLAINS, by Gary
R. Entz (University of Nebraska Press; 279
pages; $50). Traces the history and political
afterlife of the Workingmen’s Cooperative
Colony, a collective founded in Nemaha
Colony, Kan., by six working-class radical
families from London.
MARCHING INTO DARKNESS: THE WEHRMACHT AND THE HOLOCAUS T IN BE-LARUS, by Waitman Wade Beorn (Harvard
University Press; 314 pages; $39.95). Offers
five microhistories documenting the role of
Wehrmacht, or regular German Army, units
in the mass murder of Jews.
MAXIMILIAN AND CARLOTA: EUROPE’S
LAST EMPIRE IN MEXICO, by M.M. McAllen (Trinity University Press; 521 pages;
$29.95). Examines the short reign (1864-67)
of a married Austrian archduke and Belgian
princess appointed by France’s emperor Napoleon III to rule Mexico.
THE SOCIALIST PEOPLE’S CAR: AU TO-MOBILES, SHORTAGES, AND CONSENT ON
THE CZECHOSLOVAK ROAD TO MASS PRODUCTION, by Valentina Fava (Amsterdam
University Press, distributed by University of
Chicago Press; 194 pages; $39.95). A history
of Skoda Auto.
WELLINGTON: THE PATH TO VICTORY,
1769-1814, by Rory Muir ( Yale University
Press; 728 pages; $38). First book in a two-volume biography of the British soldier and
WHEN ART MAKES NEWS: WRITING
CULTURE AND IDENTIT Y IN IMPERIAL
RUSSIA, by Katia Dianina (Northern Illinois
University Press; 399 pages; $48). Focuses
on the 19th century and the visual arts in a
study of the construction of the Russian cult
THE WORLD OF A TIN Y INSEC T: A MEMOIR OF THE TAIPING REBELLION AND ITS
AFTERMATH, by Zhang Daye, translated
by Xiaofei Tian (University of Washington
Press; 200 pages; $75 hardcover, $30 paperback). Translation of a 19th-century memoir
that depicts a childhood experience of the
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
SHIFTING STANDARDS: EXPERIMENTS IN
PARTICLE PH YSICS IN THE T WEN TIETH
CENTURY, by Allan Franklin (University
of Pittsburgh Press; 302 pages; $50). Traces
changes in experimental physics from 1894
to 2009 through an analysis of papers published in Physical Review, the journal of the
American Physical Society.
LIVES IN THE BALANCE: AS YLUM ADJUDICATION BY THE DEPARTMEN T OF HOMELAND SECURITY, by Andrew I. Schoenholtz,
New Scholarly Books
Compiled by NINA C. AYOUB