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28.09.2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Review of Two Books

Cambridge University Press, 2021, 718 pp., ISBN: 978-1108470162 …

verfasst von:
Charles Townshend

Open Access 28.09.2022 | REVIEW ESSAY

Not Quite Enough: How the Pandemic Failed to Save Europe

Luuk van Middelaar, Pandemonium: Saving EuropeAgenda Publishing, 2021, 199 pp. ISBN:978-1788214230
verfasst von:
Wolfgang Streeck

22.09.2022 | Commentary

The State of Exception Between Schmitt and Agamben: On Topographies of Exceptionalism and the Constitutionality of COVID Quarantine Measures (with Examples from the Irish Context)

According to political philosopher Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), the emergency or State of Exception (Ausnahmezustand) is the ultimate test of political power and reveals in whom that power is vested. The State of Exception determines who is truly …

verfasst von:
Rachel MagShamhráin

21.09.2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Michael Hill, Funny Business: The Legendary Life and Political Satire of Art Buchwald

Random House, 2022, 307 pp., ISBN: 9780593229514
verfasst von:
Sophia A. McClennen

21.09.2022 | SYMPOSIUM ARTICLE: MARKING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF LIONEL TRILLING’S SINCERITY AND AUTHENTICITY

The Anxiety of Selfhood

A history implies that an era or event has so sufficiently concluded in the past that the facts of its occurrence—though by no means its entire significance and outcome—can be coherently and definitively narrativized. Sincerity and Authenticity was …

verfasst von:
Eoghan Smith

20.09.2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Michael Hill, Funny Business: The Legendary Life and Political Satire of Art Buchwald

New York: Random House, 2022, 336 pp., ISBN: 978-0593229514
verfasst von:
Graham McCann

20.09.2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Pragmatist Philosophy for Our Times: Reviewing Rorty’s Legacy

(University of Virginia Press, 2016 ), 96 pp., ISBN: 978-0813939339 …

verfasst von:
Richard Shusterman

20.09.2022 | SYMPOSIUM MARKING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF LIONEL TRILLING’S SINCERITY AND AUTHENTICITY

Editor’s Introduction: A Complex Humanism

verfasst von:
Johnny Lyons

20.09.2022 | SYMPOSIUM ARTICLE: MARKING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF LIONEL TRILLING’S SINCERITY AND AUTHENTICITY

Trilling’s Strategic Ambivalence

verfasst von:
William E. Cain

20.09.2022 | SYMPOSIUM ARTICLE: MARKING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF LIONEL TRILLING’S SINCERITY AND AUTHENTICITY

Sincerity: The Impossible but Necessary Project

Was anyone in England sincere before the 1530s—when the word “sincere” in English was first recorded? Perhaps not, if the nature and existence of moral and psychological qualities depend on their being conceptually formulated (as some believe).

verfasst von:
Jane O’Grady

18.09.2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Gary Gerstle, The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era

Oxford University Press: 2022. 406 Pp., ISBN:978–0–19–751964–6
verfasst von:
Michael Laver

15.09.2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Orlando Patterson, The Sociology of Slavery: Black Society in Jamaica, 1655–1838

Polity Press, Cambridge 2022, pp. lxii + 314. (First published in 1967)

To those, like me, who are interested in the history of ideas, another important part of Patterson’s introduction is his recounting of those who influenced him in his student years in London. Born in and educated up to first-degree level in …

verfasst von:
Robin Cohen

13.09.2022 | Book Review

Vladislav M. Zubok, Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet System

Yale University Press, 2021, 535 pp., ISBN: 978-0-300-25730-4
verfasst von:
Neil Robinson

08.09.2022 | Original Article

Community Building and Exclusion: The Role of Food in University Hostels in New Delhi

In this paper, I seek to explore the social nature of food in university hostels in India’s capital city of New Delhi. With the increasing migration of students from smaller cities and towns to bigger cities searching for employment and education …

verfasst von:
Rituparna Patgiri

06.09.2022 | Original Article

Once Accessing the Internet, Less Trusting of Local Officials?

Evidence from A Panel Survey in China

While the Internet has been profoundly changing how people participate in politics and is reshaping their political expressions in authoritarian countries, its exact effects remain ambiguous. This paper studies how Internet access and use …

verfasst von:
Yu You, Sha Yu, Shukang Xiao

02.09.2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Ulrich Gutmair, The First Days of Berlin: The Sound of Change, trans. by Simon Pare

Polity, 2022, pp. 212+xix. ISBN: 9781509547302
verfasst von:
Karen Leeder

31.08.2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Richard Boyd (editor), The Cambridge Companion to Democracy in America

Cambridge University Press, 2022, pp. xxv + 474. ISBN: 978-1-316-63943-6
verfasst von:
Raymond Hain

25.08.2022 | Original Article

The Continuity of the Social Sciences During COVID-19: Sociology and Interdisciplinarity in Pandemic Times

I argue that the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for sociologists and other social scientists to focus their scholarship on this apparently new event, while applying theoretical and methodological traditions that were established during …

verfasst von:
Mathieu Deflem

24.08.2022 | Book Review

Richard Hofstadter, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, The Paranoid Style in American Politics, Uncollected Essays 1956-1965, edited by Sean Wilentz

New York: The Library of America, 2020. 1000 pp., ISBN: 978-1598536591
verfasst von:
Michael J. Brown

24.08.2022 | Book Review

Terry Eagleton, Critical Revolutionaries: Five Critics Who Changed the Way We Read

Yale University Press, 2022, 323 pp., ISBN: 978-0300264487
verfasst von:
Emer Nolan