Books

Gitelman’s Paper Knowledge and Kafka’s The Demon of Writing

Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents
Duke University Press, 2012, 224 pages

by Lisa Gitelman

 

The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork
Zone Books, 2012, 208 pages

by Ben Kafka

 

Ben Kafka and Lisa Gitelman, colleagues at New York University, have both written books about the intricate nature of paper as a medium. While …

Books

Anne Allison’s Precarious Japan

Precarious Japan

by Anne Allison

Duke University Press, 2013. 246 pages

 

The March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear disaster in Northern Japan illuminated and deepened a sense of vulnerability for people across the nation that, as Anne Allison argues in Precarious Japan, significantly predated this “triple disaster.” Author of three other major books on the cultural …

Web Roundups

Transcriptions – Broadsheets – November 2012

Welcome to this November Broadsheets, summarizing recent news-making after the 2012 AIDS Conference. I have once again categorized trending stories, using the previous Broadsheets themes because they continue to be useful for organising circulating topics.  Categories have also been modified to better fit emerging stories.

Expansions

Where do things stand with PrEP?
Previous Broadsheets covered the U.S. FDA’s approval of …