Review? Review


I’d like to start this month’s newsletter section of ‘Review? Reviewed.’ by thanking all the many SAHANZ Newsletter readers who wrote to me interested in reviewing specific titles and more broadly for Fabrications. Id also like to thank those of you who write suggesting titles. Your ideas are contributing to a terrific list of future books for the journal. Keep an eye out next month!

For those of you who missed the launch of this newsletter section, I am the Book Reviews Editor for Fabrications, the journal of the SAHANZ Community. ‘Review? Reviewed.’ is a new section in the regular SAHANZ Newsletter.

We all enjoy reading book reviews. These short, but valuable critiques are part of the process of peer recognition and academic discourse. Book Reviews can also outline progress in the field, highlighting new areas of research and offer guidance to novice scholars.

In the spirit of great book reviews, each month I will be listing books we currently have available for review. For reviewers, the benefit is a free copy of the book. If you would like to review on of the books below, just send me an email. I will contact the publisher for a free copy of the book. In return, I’ll ask for a thoughtful review of around 1000 words. Due date negotiable.

  • Australia Modern by Hannah Lewi, Philip Goad, 2019.
  • Is the Tehran Bazaar Dead? Foucault, Politics, and Architecture by Farzaneh Haghighi, 2018.
  • Complexity and Contradiction at fifty: Studies toward an Ongoing Debate, edited by Martino Stierli, 2019.
  • The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific, by Kapila Silva, 2020.
  • Capital Designs: Australia House and Visions of an Imperial London by Eileen Chanin, 2018.

I am also seeking the SAHANZ Community’s suggestions for books you would like to have reviewed in Fabrications. Whether you fancy reviewing it yourself, or just think it should be reviewed, please send me new titles that are key to our field.

I look forward to many emails, till next month,