Volume 9
2023

Sophie Chao, 2022, In the Shadow of the Palms: More-than-Human Becomings in West Papua. Durham: Duke University Press, 336 pp. ISBN  978-1478018247.

In the Shadows of the Palm explores how the Marind people in West Papua – colonised by the Indonesian state – experience, conceptualise and contest the social and environmental transformations provoked by deforestation from oil palm expansion. This is a pressing subject in the current moment of global planetary environmental crises as commercial oil palm […]

Carl Rommel, 2021, Egypt’s football revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics, University of Texas Press, 312pp., ISBN 978-1-47732-317-5

Keywords: Politics, Revolution, Egypt, Emotions, Masculinity In Egypt’s football revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics, Carl Rommel lays out the recent history and rapid changes to the world of football in Egypt. Through detailed analysis of media, sports fans and revolutionary change, the reader follows the trajectory of the ‘national game’ from its peak of […]