anthology of essays edited by Antoinette Burton
Historical analysis by a dozen figures, wide-ranging in focus but each engaging in some way with Ann Stoler’s article on the "tense and tender ties" associated with intimacy and empire. A fascinating range of topics well-organized and benefitting from an effective introduction. It will be a pleasure and use to those who like that sort of thing, and demonstrates the continued prominence of excellent historical scholarship.
Better than: Gender Relations in German History ed. by Elizabeth Harvey
Worse than: Dwelling in the Archive by Antoinette Burton