Tag Archives: UCLA

Urban Slavery in Colonial Puebla (Mexico)

A review of Urban Slavery in Colonial Puebla de los Ángeles, 1536-1708, by Pablo Sierra. This dissertation is an excellent study of an interior Mexican…

Rock Music in Post-Liberalization Bangalore

A review of Rock Bands/Rock Brands: Mediation and Musical Performance in Post-liberalization Bangalore, by Chloe Louise Coventry. In Rock Bands/Rock Brands, Coventry addresses the manifold…

Korean Buddhism in the Twentieth Century

A review of Buddhist Propagation and Modernization: The Significance of P’ogyo in Twentieth-Century Korean Buddhism, by Mark Andrew Nathan.  When I was asked to review…

Mimesis & Realness in Media Contexts

A review of Acting Real: Mimesis and Media in Performance, by Lindsay Brandon Hunter. In a culture where humans are surrounded with different forms of…

Formation of a Muslim Community in 15C Gujarat

A review of Texts, Tombs and Memory: The Migration, Settlement, and Formation of a Learned Muslim Community in Fifteenth-Century Gujarat, by Jyoti Gulati Balachandran. The…

Socialist Realist Science in the Soviet Union

A review of Socialist Realist Science: Constructing Knowledge about Rural Life in the Soviet Union, 1943-1958, by Maya Haber. Neglected for years before the Second…