Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema: Spaces, Bodies, Memories reviewed in latest edition of Contact Zones

Andrea Virginás' edited book Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema: Spaces, Bodies, Memories has been reviewed in the online journal Contact Zones: Studies in Central and Eastern European Film and Literature. The full review is available open access below. In the introduction, the volume’s editor, Andrea Virginás, describes the collection as a … Continue reading Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema: Spaces, Bodies, Memories reviewed in latest edition of Contact Zones

Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star reviews Nature and Life: Essays on Deep Ecology and Applied Ethics

The Bangladeshi daily The Daily Star has published a superb open access review of Md. Munir Hossain Talukder's book Nature and Life: Essays on Deep Ecology and Applied Ethics. The review is available open access here, and an indicative excerpt is below: "How is a philosophical worldview of nature and life (in the sense of its totality) possible? … Continue reading Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star reviews Nature and Life: Essays on Deep Ecology and Applied Ethics

Book review: Heinz-Uwe Haus on Culture and Politics

In this book, Heinz-Uwe Haus charts the development of the unification and democratization processes, providing a unique narrative of the context before German unification, unification itself, and the aftermath of unification across the decades since. Furthermore, he widens the context from post-unification Germany to encompass issues of broader current relevance, such as Europe, America and … Continue reading Book review: Heinz-Uwe Haus on Culture and Politics

Book Review: ‘And there’ll be NO dancing’: Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007

'And there'll be NO dancing': Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007 has been reviewed in the the Pacific Journalism Review by Dr Bonita Mason of Curtin University, Perth. A sharp and incisive review, it is available here (requires subscription), and an indicative excerpt is below: "The 14 chapters present a well-structured, readable and compre­hensive collection of … Continue reading Book Review: ‘And there’ll be NO dancing’: Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007

Book Review: Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality

We are happy to share news that Carmen M. Cusack's book Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality has been reviewed in the 2018 issue of the Journal of Law and Social Deviance by Jessica T. Bracho. The full review is available open access here, and an indicative excerpt from … Continue reading Book Review: Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality

Book review: Traditional Songs and Music of the Korçë Region of Albania

When I visited Albania for the first time, I was surprised when I heard wonderful Greek bouzouki rebetiko songs renowned in Greece, from a pair of heavy loudspeakers  in the central square  of Korce - an Albanian  street seller  had put them on. It was only after reading Eno Koço’s book that I realised how … Continue reading Book review: Traditional Songs and Music of the Korçë Region of Albania

Book review: Travelling around Cultures: Collected Essays on Literature and Art

Zsolt Győri and Gabriella Moise's book, Travelling around Cultures: Collected Essays on Literature and Art, has been reviewed in the latest issue of Pro&Contra by Eszter Krakkó. Eszter's review is extremely positive, and can be read in full here. Please see below for an indicative excerpt. "Although the subtitle humbly suggests that this volume is a “mere” … Continue reading Book review: Travelling around Cultures: Collected Essays on Literature and Art

Book review: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Africa: Lessons and Opportunities

Researchers, academics and students of conflict and peace will find this book beneficial and its disposition meticulous. The volume’s strength is its exploration of the subjects of conflict and peace from various dimensions.  One can compare this volume with other illustrious books in the field of conflict and its obvious strength is its focus on … Continue reading Book review: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Africa: Lessons and Opportunities

Book Review: The Contemporary Arab Contribution to World Culture: An Arab-Western Dialogue

Magdi Youssef's new book with Cambridge Scholars, entitled The Contemporary Arab Contribution to World Culture: An Arab-Western Dialogue, has been reviewed by the publisher of the Middle East’s oldest newspaper: the daily Al-Ahram, on their website. The full text of the article can be read below, and the book itself can be published directly from Cambridge Scholars … Continue reading Book Review: The Contemporary Arab Contribution to World Culture: An Arab-Western Dialogue

Book review: Queer Stories of Europe

Queer Stories of Europe, edited by Kārlis Vērdiņš and Jānis Ozoliņš and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2016, has been reviewed by Uku Lember of Tallinn University, Estonia, in the Journal of Baltic Studies. The full review requires subscription (click here), but here is an excerpt from the first paragraph: "This is a great survey of … Continue reading Book review: Queer Stories of Europe