The Twilight of Mainstream Historical Narratives: a review of David Graeber and David Wengrow’s The Dawn Of Everything

The Twilight of Mainstream Historical Narratives: a review of David Graeber and David Wengrow’s The Dawn Of Everything Sébastien Doubinsky Under Review:The Dawn of Everything. David Graeber & David Wengrow. Farrar, Straus and Giraux, October 2021. It is a sad and touching irony that David Graeber’s last book should have “Dawn” in the title. Graeber … Continue reading The Twilight of Mainstream Historical Narratives: a review of David Graeber and David Wengrow’s The Dawn Of Everything

A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft

A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft Eric Stein Under Review:Spacecraft. Timothy Morton. Bloomsbury Academic, September 2021. Published as part of the Object Lessons series from Bloomsbury, philosopher and ecologist Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft (2021) is a slim, lively study of the fantastic vessels of science fiction, and in particular those of the … Continue reading A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft

Roses Are Red and Socialism Is, Too: Review of Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit

Roses Are Red and Socialism Is, Too: Review of Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit Sébastien Doubinsky Under Review: Orwell's Roses. By Rebecca Solnit. Viking, October 19, 2021. Rebecca Solnit is a well-known and respected writer and essayist who focuses on topics such as feminism, the environment, and human rights. As the title clearly indicates, her … Continue reading Roses Are Red and Socialism Is, Too: Review of Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit

Into the Blue Again: Postmillennial Dissolution, Academic Remnants, and Sarah Wasserman’s The Death of Things

Into the Blue Again: Postmillennial Dissolution, Academic Remnants, and Sarah Wasserman’s The Death of Things Rachele Dini Under Review: The Death of Things. By Sarah Wasserman. University of Minnesota Press, October 2020. In early June 2021, the London School of Economics blog published a piece by British sociologist David Beer titled “In Defence of Writing … Continue reading Into the Blue Again: Postmillennial Dissolution, Academic Remnants, and Sarah Wasserman’s The Death of Things

Sabotage and Strike!: Review of Breaking Things at Work by Gavin Mueller

Sabotage and Strike!: Review of Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right about Why You Hate Your Job by Gavin Mueller Madi Simcock-Brown Under Review: Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right about Why You Hate Your Job. By Gavin Mueller. Verso, February 2021 With an issue as central and controversial within left … Continue reading Sabotage and Strike!: Review of Breaking Things at Work by Gavin Mueller

New Town, Black Utopia: Review of Soul City by Thomas Healy

New Town, Black Utopia: Review of Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia by Thomas Healy Joe P. L. Davidson Under Review: Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia. By Thomas Healy. Metropolitan Books, February 2, 2021. When Thomas More was imagining his utopia in … Continue reading New Town, Black Utopia: Review of Soul City by Thomas Healy

Robot Pontiffs and Alien Pilgrims: Review of Science Fiction and Catholicism by Jim Clarke

Robot Pontiffs and Alien Pilgrims: Review of Science Fiction and Catholicism: The Rise and Fall of the Robot Papacy by Jim Clarke Anna McFarlane Under Review: Science Fiction and Catholicism. By Jim Clarke. Gylphi, 2019. Debates surrounding the origins and nature of science fiction have long dominated academic discussions of speculative fiction, with Brian Aldiss … Continue reading Robot Pontiffs and Alien Pilgrims: Review of Science Fiction and Catholicism by Jim Clarke

A Spectre Haunting Stephen King’s America: Review of Stephen King and American Politics by Michael J. Blouin

A Spectre Haunting Stephen King’s America: Review of Stephen King and American Politics by Michael J. Blouin Shawn Gilmore Under Review: Stephen King and American Politics. By Michael J. Blouin. University of Wales Press, 2021. Stephen King—prolific author of popular fiction and household name for nearly fifty years—is a daunting writer to contend with. King’s … Continue reading A Spectre Haunting Stephen King’s America: Review of Stephen King and American Politics by Michael J. Blouin

Scientizing White Supremacy: Review of Possessing Polynesians by Maile Arvin

Scientizing White Supremacy: Review of Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai`i and Oceania by Maile Arvin Gregory Pōmaikaʻi Gushiken Under Review: Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai`i and Oceania. Maile Arvin. Duke University Press. 2019. Native Hawaiian feminist scholar Maile Arvin’s history of social science and its … Continue reading Scientizing White Supremacy: Review of Possessing Polynesians by Maile Arvin

Sorry, the Robot Uprising Is Not Coming: Review of More Than Machines? by Laura Voss

Sorry, the Robot Uprising Is Not Coming: Review of More Than Machines?: The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology by Laura Voss Liz W. Faber Under Review: More Than Machines?: The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology. Laura Voss. Columbia University Press/Transcript Publishing, April 2021. For lovers of science fiction, the image of robots and … Continue reading Sorry, the Robot Uprising Is Not Coming: Review of More Than Machines? by Laura Voss