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episode 504: Jeremy Black, "War and its Causes" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019)


Black argues for an important new typology of conflict between and within civilisations, cultures and states, and, while addressing the limitations of commentary and analysis, observes patterns across history that make sense of recent conflicts – and those that may be about to begin...


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episode 270: Maren A. Ehlers, "Give and Take: Poverty and the Status Order in Early Modern Japan" (Harvard U Asia Center, 2018)


Ehler examines the ways in which ordinary subjects—including many so-called outcastes and other marginalized groups—participated in the administration and regulation of society in Tokugawa Japan...


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Mark D. White, "Batman and Ethics" (Wiley Blackwell, 2019)


White focuses on the comic book character Batman, particularly from the early 1970s through 2011, exploring Batman’s motivations, his mission, aspects of the mission that do not always work together, and how Batman implements and executes his mission...


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episode 95: In a world where heritage, culture, creativity, and the capacity to imagine are themselves commodified and sold under the banner of neoliberal freedom, (how) can art be harnessed for anti-capitalist agendas?


In a world where heritage, culture, creativity, and the capacity to imagine are themselves commodified and sold under the banner of neoliberal freedom, (how) can art be harnessed for anti-capitalist agendas? At a time when scholars along all points of the political spectrum seem to agree that expressing their creativity is good for oppressed groups, whether because creativity makes them entrepreneurial or because creativity is an inherent challenge to capitalism, Dia Da Costa offers a...


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episode 194: Gökçe Günel, "Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi" (Duke UP, 2019)


Gökçe Günel explores the United Arab Emirates’s planned Masdar City, an experimental attempt at designing an emissions-free society.


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episode 507: Adrian Goldsworthy, "Hadrian's Wall" (Basic Books, 2018)


For centuries the purpose of Hadrian’s Wall, and the life of those who built it and lived near it, were shrouded in archaeological mystery...


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episode 269: Jinhua Dai (ed. Lisa Rofel), "After the Post-Cold War: The Future of Chinese History" (Duke UP, 2018)


Dai interrogates the truly historic events unfolding in today’s China to ask what these mean for history itself...


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episode 269: Jinhua Dai (ed. Lisa Rofel), "After the Post-Cold War: The Future of Chinese History" (Duke UP, 2018)


Dai interrogates the truly historic events unfolding in today’s China to ask what these mean for history itself...


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episode 348: Gwendoline M. Alphonso, "Polarized Families, Polarized Parties: Contesting Values and Economics in American Politics" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2018)


Alphonso demonstrates how regional ideas about family in the 20th century shaped, not only Republican and Democratic policy and ideological positions concerning race and gender, but also their ideals concerning the economy and the state...


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episode 42: Sandra Mendiola García, "Street Democracy: Vendors, Violence, and Public Space in Late Twentieth-Century Mexico" (U Nebraska Press, 2017)


Garcia analyzes independent union activism among street vendors facing state repression and the displacing forces of neoliberalism...


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