Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Michelle Tea at Food For Thought Books

Michelle Tea browsing at Food For Thought Books - we love this photo.

Friday, June 17, 2011

James Scott on The Art of Not Being Governed

Excellent talk by the author of the amazing and provocative The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia.

We need more historians willing to re-vision the tired tropes of royal agency and the magic of the state. History doesn't need to follow the centralized lines of formal political organization and, as Scott shows, it misses so much when it does.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Book Porn

For those of you who not only love books for what they contain, but books themselves as objects of beauty and artistic expression, please check out the extraordinary online collection: Publishers Bindings, 1815-1930: The Art of Books.

Everything from slave narratives to suffragists, art deco to rococo revival. A feast of beautiful book design!

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