The following books were reviewed in the December issue of Choice (requires subscription):
"[R]equired reading for anyone directly concerned with Jewish survival, and for everyone interested in the state of institutional religion and personal spirituality in the US today. ...Highly recommended."
"[A]n assortment of excellent figures, e.g., drawings and reconstructions of fossils and wonderful photos of fieldwork and nearly all of the major Mesozoic mammal researchers. ...Highly recommended."
"Thompson analyzes identity discourses through cinematic arts—films, documentaries, television programs, videos—consumed (whether or not produced) in Zimbabwe. ... Beside bringing issues of race, financing, ethnicity, and language to the discussion, she also considers the 2001 Broadcasting Services Act, which was meant to liberalize the field and stem Western influence. ...Recommended."
"Loimeier's impressive book presents a critical assessment of scholarship on the 1,300 years of the historical development and evolution of Muslim societies in Africa. ...Highly recommended."
"The author shows how competing historical narratives have been invoked in contemporary struggles over resources; she highlights growing conflicts over who belongs and who is stranger in the current climate of economic scarcity. This significant study enhances understanding of the dynamics of rural societies across the continent. ...Highly recommended."