Reviews

Author: 
Aomar Boum
Reviewer: 
Andrea Smith

Smith on Boum, 'Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco'

Aomar Boum. Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013. 240 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8851-9.

Reviewed by Andrea Smith (Lafayette College) Published on H-SAE (May, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

From "Indigenous" to "Other": Moroccan Jews and Postcolonial Morocco

Author: 
Michael Stewart
Reviewer: 
Enkelejda Sula Raxhimi

Sula Raxhimi on Stewart, 'The Gypsy "Menace": Populism and the New Anti-Gypsy Politics'

Michael Stewart. The Gypsy "Menace": Populism and the New Anti-Gypsy Politics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. xxxviii + 382 pp. $37.57 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-80127-0; $47.75 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70428-1.

Reviewed by Enkelejda Sula Raxhimi (Université de Montréal) Published on H-SAE (May, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Populism, or Playing Extremism by Democratic Rules

Author: 
David Picard, Sonja Buchberger, eds.
Reviewer: 
Anastasiya Astapova

Astapova on Picard and Buchberger, 'Couchsurfing Cosmopolitanisms: Can Tourism Make a Better World?'

David Picard, Sonja Buchberger, eds. Couchsurfing Cosmopolitanisms: Can Tourism Make a Better World? Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2013. 192 pp. EUR 25.80 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-2255-3.

Reviewed by Anastasiya Astapova (University of Tartu) Published on H-SAE (April, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

How Couchsurfing Succeeds. And Fails

Author: 
María Pía Lara
Reviewer: 
Kim Shively

Shively on Lara, 'The Disclosure of Politics: Struggles over the Semantics of Secularization'

María Pía Lara. The Disclosure of Politics: Struggles over the Semantics of Secularization. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. xiii + 235 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16280-7.

Reviewed by Kim Shively (Kutztown University) Published on H-SAE (March, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Thinking about Secularization: A Meta-Methodological Study

Author: 
Tryfon Bampilis
Reviewer: 
Yuson Jung

Jung on Bampilis, 'Greek Whisky: The Localization of a Global Commodity'

Tryfon Bampilis. Greek Whisky: The Localization of a Global Commodity. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. xvii + 228 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-877-3; ISBN 978-0-85745-878-0.

Reviewed by Yuson Jung (Wayne State University) Published on H-SAE (March, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

A Greek Fetish? The Social Life of Whisky

Author: 
Leonidas Donskis
Reviewer: 
Jonathan L. Larson

Larson on Donskis, 'Yet Another Europe after 1984: Rethinking Milan Kundera and the Idea of Central Europe'

Leonidas Donskis. Yet Another Europe after 1984: Rethinking Milan Kundera and the Idea of Central Europe. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. x + 223 pp. $65.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-420-3543-0.

Reviewed by Jonathan L. Larson (Grinnell College) Published on H-SAE (February, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Translating Central Europe and the Anthropology of Europe

Author: 
Jonathan L. Larson
Reviewer: 
Heidi Bludau

Bludau on Larson, 'Critical Thinking in Slovakia after Socialism'

Jonathan L. Larson. Critical Thinking in Slovakia after Socialism. Rochester Studies in East and Central Europe Series. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2013. 248 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-437-6.

Reviewed by Heidi Bludau (Monmouth University) Published on H-SAE (February, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Rethinking Revolution and Critical Thinking in Postsocialism

Author: 
Andrew Deruchie
Reviewer: 
Nick Poulakis

Poulakis on Deruchie, 'The French Symphony at the Fin de Siècle: Style, Culture, and the Symphonic Tradition'

Andrew Deruchie. The French Symphony at the Fin de Siècle: Style, Culture, and the Symphonic Tradition. Eastman Studies in Music Series. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2013. viii + 294 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-382-9.

Reviewed by Nick Poulakis (University of Athens) Published on H-SAE (February, 2014) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Music, Culture, and the History of the Modern French Symphony

Author: 
Jerome I. Hodos
Reviewer: 
Gary W. McDonogh

McDonogh on Hodos, 'Second Cities: Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia'

Jerome I. Hodos. Second Cities: Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xiii + 246 pp. $69.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4399-0231-8; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4399-0232-5.

Reviewed by Gary W. McDonogh (Professor, Growth and Structure of Cities, Bryn Mawr College) Published on H-SAE (December, 2013) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Author: 
Tom Cheesman, ed.
Reviewer: 
Andrew Brandel

Brandel on Cheesman, 'German Text Crimes: Writers Accused, from the 1950s to the 2000s'

Tom Cheesman, ed. German Text Crimes: Writers Accused, from the 1950s to the 2000s. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. 242 pp. $70.20 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-420-3690-1.

Reviewed by Andrew Brandel (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-SAE (November, 2013) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Text Crimes: Between Culture and Creativity in Late Twentieth-Century Germany

Author: 
Marvine Howe
Reviewer: 
Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar

Rogozen-Soltar on Howe, 'Al-Andalus Rediscovered: Iberia's New Muslims'

Marvine Howe. Al-Andalus Rediscovered: Iberia's New Muslims. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. v + 289 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70274-4.

Reviewed by Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (University of Nevada, Reno) Published on H-SAE (September, 2013) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Is Iberia Different? Islam and Migration in Spain and Portugal

Author: 
Amy Harris
Reviewer: 
Katharine A. Keenan

Keenan on Harris, 'Siblinghood and Social Relations in Georgian England: Share and Share Alike'

Amy Harris. Siblinghood and Social Relations in Georgian England: Share and Share Alike. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. xiv. + 205 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8737-0.

Reviewed by Katharine A. Keenan (Columbia University) Published on H-SAE (September, 2013) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Share and Share Alike: A Case for Sibling Equality in Georgian England

Author: 
Brian LaPierre
Reviewer: 
Jessica Mason

Mason on LaPierre, 'Hooligans in Khrushchev’s Russia: Defining, Policing, and Producing Deviance during the Thaw'

Brian LaPierre. Hooligans in Khrushchev’s Russia: Defining, Policing, and Producing Deviance during the Thaw. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012. 264 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-28744-3.

Reviewed by Jessica Mason (University of Wisconsin - Madison) Published on H-SAE (August, 2013) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Hooliganism as a Window into the Contradictions of the Khrushchev Era

Author: 
Jacques Le Goff
Reviewer: 
Rory Naismith

Naismith on Le Goff, 'Money and the Middle Ages: An Essay in Historical Anthropology'

Jacques Le Goff. Money and the Middle Ages: An Essay in Historical Anthropology. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012. vi + 178 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-5298-6; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-5299-3.

Reviewed by Rory Naismith (University of Cambridge) Published on H-SAE (July, 2013) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Money and Medieval Mentalités

Author: 
Joshua Arthurs
Reviewer: 
Eleanor Chiari

Chiari on Arthurs, 'Excavating Modernity: The Roman Past in Fascist Italy'

Joshua Arthurs. Excavating Modernity: The Roman Past in Fascist Italy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. Illustrations. 232 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4998-7.

Reviewed by Eleanor Chiari (University College London) Published on H-SAE (June, 2013) Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Excavating a Fascist Future: A New Study of the Fascist Idea of "Romanità"

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