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Hansen’s Disease & Japanese Literature
A review of Through the Hospital Gates: Hansen’s Disease and Modern Japanese Literature, by Kathryn Tanaka. Kathryn Tanaka’s dissertation examines the...
Neo-Aristotelian Natural Rights & Human Nature
A review of (Post)Human Flourishing: Neo-Aristotelian Natural Rights and the Challenge to Human Nature, by Victor Cole. Many discussions of human enha...
Eugenics in Britain, Germany & the US
A review of British, German, and American Eugenicists in Transnational Context, c. 1900-1939, by Bradley W. Hart. Bradley Hart’s British, German, and ...
Technology, Labor & Bodies in Victorian Culture
A review of The Body Machinic: Technology, Labor, and Mechanized Bodies in Victorian Culture, by Jessica Kuskey. Using a historical materialist approa...
Governance of HIV/AIDS in China
A review of Opportunistic Infections: The Governance of HIV/AIDS in China, by Elsa Fan. In her dissertation, Elsa Fan explores a contemporary health c...
Climate & Culture in Colombia
A review of The Greenhouse Gaze: Climate and Culture in Colombia (1808-1928), by Felipe Martínez-Pinzón. The field of ecocriticism emerged in literary...
William Harvey, Soul Searcher
A review of William Harvey, Soul Searcher: Teleology and Philosophical Anatomy, by Benjamin I. Goldberg. In the preface to his 1655 De Corpore, arch-m...
Kennedy Administration & Herbicides in Vietnam
A review of Into the Wind: The Kennedy Administration and the Use of Herbicides in South Vietnam, by Evelyn Krache Morris. At the crossroads of...
Gender, Occult & Afterlife in North America
A Review of In the Laboratory of the Spirits: Gender, Embodiment and the Scientific Quest for Life Beyond the Grave, 1918-1939, by Beth A. Robertson.....
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 befo...
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5 Archives on the Modern Metaphysical
5 Archives in which to explore the Modern Metaphysical Increasingly, scholars have been exploring the modern metaphysical — what has been considered o...
Dinosaurs: Assembling an Icon of Science
A review of Dinosaurs: Assembling an Icon of Science, by Lukas Benjamin Rieppel. Lukas Rieppel leads us on a gallivanting romp through turn-of-the-twe...