Books for review

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Books for review

Post by JohnMorgan »

Every so often, the Agricultural History Review is sent books for review that I find difficult to place with reviewers. This is usually because the books cover subjects I am unfamiliar with, rather than because they are uninteresting. Below is a list of books I have received and would like to find reviewers for.

If you would like to nominate yourself or somebody else as a reviewer for one of the below, please contact me using the details here: I would be grateful for a couple of lines of introduction, outlining the nature of your interest in the subject of the book you would like to review. I will use my discretion in responding to requests, and will always prioritise placing books with reviewers who have an active research interest in their subject.
  • Julian Agyeman and Sydney Giacalone (eds), The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor and Identity in North America (The MIT Press, 2020). xii + 330 pp. $45 / free open access.
  • Vijaya Ramadas Mandala, Shooting a Tiger: Big-Game Hunting and Conservation in Colonial India (Oxford University Press, 2018). 452 pp. 21 illus. £55.
  • Robyn Metcalfe, Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating (The MIT Press, 2019). 208 pp. £20.
  • Catherine Zabinski, Amber Waves: The Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, from Wild Grass to World Megacrop (The University of Chicago Press, 2020). 216 pp. $24.
Reviews are to be 800-1,000 words long, and are due within three months of receiving the book.

I will keep the list above updated by editing this post so do check back periodically if this is something that might interest you.

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