Still shocking

A new issue of MedieKultur is out. Josh Hendrickson (Mississippi), Thomas L. Hogan (Troy), and William J. Luther (Kenyon): The Political Economy of Bitcoin. Derek Alderman (Tennessee): The Historical Geography of Racialized Landscapes. Desmond S. King (Oxford) and Rogers M. Smith (Penn): ‘‘Without Regard to Race’’: Critical Ideational Development in Modern American Politics. Biological sexual politics: Ivan Crozier reviews The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organization of Knowledge by Donna J Drucker and How Sexual Desire Works: The Enigmatic Desire by Frederick Toates. Stewart Patrick on Machiavelli, still shocking after 5 centuries: His distinction between the public and private sphere of morality remains jarring. Sarah Mesle interviews Lisa Duggan on fun, fury, and the American Studies Association. The American government is funding human trafficking: Jessica Schulberg on the ugly business of how military contractors find their workers. “Being homeless is better than working for Amazon”: Nichole Gracely has a master’s degree and was one of Amazon’s best order pickers — now, after protesting the company, she’s homeless. Civil rights lawyer Margo Schlanger explains why Obama's immigration order is an even bigger deal than it seems. Julia Ioffe is immigrant in America thanks to executive action, just like many of your ancestors were: What conservatives don't understand about immigration “law”. Despite its perils — just ask Anthony Weiner, Geraldo Rivera, or hacking victims such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton — the selfie is here to stay. Why C.E.O.s are growing beards: Stephen Mihm on a dialectical theory of facial hair and capitalism. And from Bookforum’s 20th anniversary issue, Astra Taylor reviews Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman.

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