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Milk

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

Last Weapons: Hunger Strikes and Fasts in the British Empire, 1890–1948

Aidan Forth reviews Last Weapons: Hunger Strikes and Fasts in the British Empire, 1890–1948, by Kevin Grant, a ‘thoroughly researched, and conceptually sophisticated study’ of how British transimperial networks helped the international spread of hunger strikes as a form of protest.

Animal City: The Domestication of America

Thomas Almeroth-Williams reviews an “insightful study” which, in 2020, is “all the more powerful in the wake of events which expose myriad failings of government, regulation, public health, policing and justice; the far-reaching effects of social inequality; and alarming global developments in human–animal relations.”

Empire and epidemic

Amina Marzouk Chouchene looks at two histories of imperial policy and colonial reactions and where they intersect.