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February Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations from our editorial collective.

July Reading Recommendations: Pride 2022!

On the occasion of Pride Month, here is a set of gender themed recommendations from us, at the JHI blog.

April Reading Recommendations

This April on Russian histories and futures, on veneral diseases and sexualities, and on the decolonial feminist theories of violence.

Spring Reading Recommendations

This spring: on Freud and Moby Dick, Latin American print culture, philosophy of baseball, Mrs Chippy, and spring themed poetry.

January Reading Recommendations

This month: on visions of socialism, object-oriented history, American meat production, French Decadence, Wharton’s feminism, and Arendt’s relation to interwar Marxism.

Winter Reading Recommendations

This month: on Kurt Vonnegut and war violence, cross-cultural histories of the Heart Sutra, and the psychosexual dimensions of working-class family life.

October Reading Recommendations

Our editors read David Edgerton on British decline narratives, Martin Jay on synoptic intellectual history, and Priyamvada Gopal on decolonization and the university.

September Reading Recommendations

This month: on myths of revolt, the social biography of the Führer, the intellectual hegemony of Christianity, Anglophone views on party realignments, and the fall of man.

Reading Recommendations: Back to School Edition

This month: on writing well, the craft of research, new paths in American intellectual history, and exploring non-Anglocentric lifeworlds.

July Reading Recommendations

This month: on value, the homo economicus and the “unquantifiable aspects of life”, revolutionary politics in French art, left-wing ideologies, capitalism, masculinity, and the commodification of romance.

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