Book Reviews, Summer 2021

We are pleased to announce the following recently published book reviews for the upcoming issue, Volume 55 Number 3:

Documentarity: Evidence, Ontology, and Inscription, by Ronald E. Day
Reviewed by Brian Justie
"A historical-conceptual account of the different genres, technologies, modes of inscription, and innate powers of expression by which something becomes evident." (MIT Press)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Reluctant Power: Networks, Corporations, and the Struggle for Global Governance in the Early 20th Century, by Rita Zajácz 
Reviewed by Jasmine E. McNealy
"How early twentieth-century American policymakers sought to gain control over radiotelegraphy networks in an effort to advance the global position of the United States." (MIT Press)
 

 

 

 

 

 

How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person, by Colin Koopman
Reviewed by Rebecka Taves Sheffield
"Colin Koopman excavates early moments of our rapidly accelerating data-tracking technologies and their consequences for how we think of and express our selfhood today." (University of Chicago Press)