From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement by Andrea A. Burns, reviewed by Ethelene Whitmire. The author of From Storefront to Monument, Andrea A. Burns, is an assistant professor of history at Appalachian State University. Her well-written and compelling book focuses on the creation of four African American neighborhood museums by tracing their beginnings in the 1960s, influenced by the Black Power Movement, to today... Read more.
Social Reading: Platforms, Applications, Clouds and Tags by José-Antonio Cordón-Garcia, Julío Alonso-Arévalo, Raquel Gómez-Díaz, and Daniel Linder, reviewed by Paula L. Webb. The influx of technology intertwined with reading has changed the way information is input, viewed, and applied. This book is the authors’ attempt to approach all aspects of how social media has influenced the ways we read, and, as a result, the ways we absorb information... Read more.
The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order, by Kate Eichhorn, reviewed by Kate Collins. In The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order, Kate Eichhorn examines the cultural output of feminists who came of age in the early and mid-1990s, and the migration of this material into libraries and archives at academic institutions. The book is centered on case studies of three different institutions that hold material related to Riot Grrrl... Read more.
Archives and Societal Provenance: Australian Essays by Michael Piggot, reviewed by Morgan Gieringer. Michael Piggott has assembled a career’s worth of essays, speeches, and papers on the development of Australian archives and has illuminated each entry with a new examination of the developments through the framework of societal provenance... Read more.
Arguments that Count: Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949-2012, by Rebecca Slayton, reviewed by Paul N. Edwards. Arguments that Count is an original, deeply researched, and clearly written account of debates about the role of software in US missile defense both during and after the Cold War. Read more.
Perspectives on Women’s Archives, edited by Tanya Zanish-Belcher with Anke Voss, reviewed by Wendy Korwin. In their introduction to Perspectives on Women’s Archives, Tanya Zanish-Belcher and Anke Voss explain how they reconceptualized this edited volume, whose original aim was to collect and contextualize “all previously published archival literature on women’s archives and collections”. Read more.