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Winning Women’s Hearts and Minds: Selling Cold War Culture in the US and USSR / Diana Cucuz

Friday, 12 January, 2024

Thomas Ellis reviews Diana Cucuz's book on women, gender, and the politics of selling U.S. consumer culture and domesticity during the early Cold War through "polite propaganda."

The Politics of Biography in Africa: Borders, Margins, and Alternative Histories of Power / ed. Anaïs Angelo

Thursday, 9 November, 2023

Rebecca Martin reviews this 'important collection' showing how biographical narratives can shed light on alternative, little known or under-researched aspects of state power in African politics.

Milk / eds. Honor Beddard, Marianne Templeton

Saturday, 30 September, 2023

Charlie Taverner reviews a 'thorough and stimulating' major exhibition exploring our relationship with milk and its place in global politics, society, and culture.

Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family / Laura Arnold Leibman

Friday, 25 August, 2023

Hannah Holtschneider reviews a compelling exploration of changing ideas about race, of human relationships in colonial empires, of Jewish minorities in slave societies, of religious identity and belonging, and of migration across the Anglophone Atlantic from the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century.