Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo Sam Botz Under Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful. By Nghi Vo. Tordotcom, June 6, 2021. Jordan Baker has a gift for listening, for drawing out others’ secret truths like spun sugar, but rarely is she told a story with … Continue reading Wayward Lives and Paper Hearts: Review of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

Golem of Memory: Revolutionary Interruptions, Railway Imaginaries, and China Miéville’s Bas Lag

Golem of Memory: Revolutionary Interruptions, Railway Imaginaries, and China Miéville’s Bas Lag Nandini Ramachandran I. Trains of Thought The railroad has been an icon of orderly progress for two centuries. Tracking commentary on it is like reading a greatest hits album put out by the Patriarchs of Social Theory—Marx, Weber, Foucault, Latour—for all of whom … Continue reading Golem of Memory: Revolutionary Interruptions, Railway Imaginaries, and China Miéville’s Bas Lag

Review Copy Received: Maile Arvin’s Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai’i and Oceania

ARB regularly posts updates about review copies—print and digital—received by the editors and available for review. We receive this as a result of editor-direct outreach to presses to inquire about specific books and topics, as well as via our page describing review copy policy, available here. Update (9.22.2020): A reviewer has been secured for this … Continue reading Review Copy Received: Maile Arvin’s Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai’i and Oceania