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2017/07/06 | Gary Wilson
Book Review: A New History of the Holocaust
Drawing on 25 years of research, 'The Holocaust: A New History' offers a new major treatment of the Holocaust that traces events in their entirety from their origins to their horrifying conclusions. Gary Wilson praises Laurence Rees for this eminently readable account, which offers definitive insight into this appalling history.
2017/07/05 | Maria Zhivitskaya
Book Review: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World’s Most Important Number
In 'The Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World’s Most Important Number,' Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch offer a multidimensional journalistic account of the Libor scandal, drawing on interviews, court testimony and legal evidence. With the book unraveling like an engaging detective story and full of lively portraits of key characters, Maria Zhivitskaya only wishes that it was longer.
2017/04/26 | Amal Shahid
Book Review: Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States
In Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States, editor Sari K. Ishii brings together contributors to explore new and emerging patterns of transnational marriage migration in East and Southeast Asia. This book is a valuable contribution to research that complicates many existing assumptions – such as the perception that it is mainly women from poorer countries who move to marry men in the more prosperous north – and highlights the need for greater legal protection for marriage migrants and their families, finds Amal Shahid.
Book Review: Queer/Tongzhi China: New Perspectives on Research, Activism and Media Cultures
In Queer/Tongzhi China: New Perspectives on Research, Activism and Media Cultures, Elisabeth L. Engebretsen and William F. Schroeder offer a volume of essays that explores queer activist communities in China, traversing such themes as media representation, queer filmmaking and film festivals and autoethnographic methodologies.