Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production is the essential reader for today’s creative leaders and cultural practitioners, including original contributions by artists, scholars, activists, critics, curators and writers who examine the historical precedent of South Africa; the current cultural boycott of Israel; freedom of speech and self-censorship; and long-distance activism. It is about consequences and causes of cultural boycott.
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A Review of Noisy Bug Sing-Along by John Himmelman and What’s in the Garden? by Marianne BerkesKids will delight in hearing readers make funny noises as they “sing” along with the insects featured in Noisy Bug Sing-Along (Dawn Publications) written and illustrated by John Himmelman. The book introduces a wealth of rarely featured bugs from […]
A Review of This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology by Will AndersonIn This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology (Earth Books), author Will Anderson, founder of greenvegans.org, lays out the hard numbers: 67 billion farm animals used to produce meat; 700 million people worldwide depending on farmed animals […]
A Review of The Efficiency Trap: Finding a Better Way to Achieve a Sustainable Energy Future by Steve HallettIn The Efficiency Trap: Finding a Better Way to Achieve a Sustainable Energy Future (Prometheus Books), author Steve Hallett challenges the almighty quest for efficiency, asking “What if the virtuous Prius driver consumes more energy than the […]
A Review of Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines by Michael MannThe “hockey stick” is a line graph that’s become a superstar. The diagram is embedded at the center of the war between climate change believers and deniers. The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines […]
A Review of The Inquisition of Climate Science by James Lawrence PowellThe climate change quagmire illuminates the violent intersection of politics and science. James Lawrence Powell’s book The Inquisition of Climate Science (Columbia University Press) addresses the question “Why, when the scientific evidence for global warming is unequivocal, does only half the public accept the […]
© Stockbye A Review of What We Know About Climate Change by Kerry EmanuelAuthor and atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel is a rare animal—a conservative who believes humans have induced climate change. The second edition of What We Know About Climate Change (MIT Press) explains the central issues in the arguments about climate change including greenhouse […]