January 24, 2017

Ethnic stereotypes can be rooted in empirical reality, but that reality can be war, peace, and immigration policy. The stereotype of Asian Americans as high academic achievers is directly traceable to US immigration policy, say Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou in "The Asian A...

January 21, 2017

While research on Politics  + [Movies / Literature / Music] is common, where is the work on Politics + [Sports] James Dorsey’s “The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer” begins filling this huge gap.  He argues soccer stadiums train sports fans to become activists,...

January 10, 2017

Flâneuse-ing is the feminine art of traveling to see, not to be seen; to tell, and not be hold, as we learn from Lauren Elkin’s Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, Tokyo, Venice and London. Each chapter centers on a different woman’s voice.  Paris is where Elkin gr...

January 2, 2017

Ebook sales don’t affect the hardcover sales of most books and, further, delaying ebook release reduces ebook sales as much as 40%, Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang show us in their new book Streaming, Sharing, and Stealing.  Ebooks aren’t substitutes for physical boo...

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