Tag Archives: University of Chicago

Sport, Culture & Politics in Puerto Rico

A review of Playing the Nation in a Colonial Island: Sport, Culture, and Politics in Puerto Rico, by Antonio Sotomayor Carlo. The end of the…

The Sino-Korean Border in History

A review of My Land, My People: Discourses and Practices in the Tumen River Demarcation, 1860s to 1910s, by Nianshen Song. Nianshen Song’s dissertation critically…

The Ottoman Learned Class, 1300-1600

A review of The Formation of the Ottoman Learned Class and Legal Scholarship (1300-1600), by Abdurrahman Atçıl. In this dissertation Abdurrahman Atçıl tackles two issues,…

Silent Films of Ozu Yasujiro

A review of Reflecting Hollywood: Mobility and Lightness in the Early Silent Films of Ozu Yasujiro, 1927-1933, by Yuki Takinami. Contrary to the conventional view…

Eve of the Qurʾan, Eve of the Bible

A review of Imagining the Primal Woman: Islamic Selves of Eve, by Catherine Bronson. Imagining the Primal Woman explores the disjuncture between the Eve of…

Asperger’s Syndrome, Biomedicine & Identity

A review of The Machine Within: An Ethnography of Asperger’s Syndrome, Biomedicine, and The Paradoxes of Identity and Technology in the Late Modern United States,…

Medicine & Citizenship in Venezuela

A review of Vital Politics: Medicine and Citizenship in Venezuela, by Amy Ellen Cooper. Civic participation in the administration of public healthcare in contemporary Venezuela…