The lead for a story on the Ebola outbreak is, by now, familiar: on the 22nd of March, the Guinean Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Ebola, the first ever in the region. The virus has since spread through the countryside and across its borders: west to Sierra Leone, south to Liberia, and most recently, north into Senegal. Cases …
Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents
Duke University Press, 2012, 224 pages
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 …
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 …
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.
Where do things stand with PrEP?
Previous Broadsheets covered the U.S. FDA’s approval of …