John Feather. A History of British Publishing. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. 2nd edition. Most of my primary sources, so far, are books; this will help me understand the economics and the ideologies of the book publishing industry.

Corey Robin. Fear: The History of a Political Idea. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. On the political uses of fear, from an American perspective. I like the titles of the first three chapters: "Fear", "Terror", "Anxiety".

2 thoughts on “Acquisitions

  1. Brett Holman

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    I liked Bourke's book, lots of interesting examples in it. Robin's take on the subject seems more general and theoretical, perhaps, than Bourke's, so they will probably complement each other nicely.

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