Monday, September 21, 2009

The World Readers Go Global

Duke University Press recently started an expansion of its World Readers series:
Building on the success of the popular Latin America Readers, this new series will provide vivid, thought-provoking introductions to the history, culture, and politics of countries, cities, and regions around the world, including images and carefully selected texts about a specific location, each volume will feature many perspectives, including those of scholars, journalists, activists, novelists, poets, and politicians: historical and contemporary figures, men and women, racial and ethnic minorities, residents providing first-hand accounts and outsiders looking in. Much of the material will be translated into English for the first time. The World Readers are intended for travelers, scholars, and students alike.
Sounds pretty interesting. The expanded coverage starts with The Indonesia Reader and The Alaska Native Reader.

1 comment:

Zibilee said...

I am interested in taking a look at this series. I am not sure if these books will be a good fit for me, since I don't do a lot of travel reading, but they do look interesting, and I am going to try and scout them out. Thanks for posting this!