Edge Effects is currently looking for reviews of scholarly monographs and trade nonfiction books that address environmental issues, capaciously defined.
We aim to publish generous and engaging reviews (~1000–1500 words) that will be of interest to academics, students, and members of the general public. Instead of traditional academic reviews that describe books and evaluate their contributions, we’re interested in creative reviews that tell us something about why you think this book matters now. We’re particularly excited to read reviews that:
- Include moments of personal narrative and/or reflection on the reviewer’s reading experience in ways that meaningfully contribute to the reviewer’s take on the book;
- Place the book’s interventions, themes, and import in context of current events;
- Pair the book under review with a new streaming series, film, album, game, or other cultural production.
If you are interested in writing a review for Edge Effects, we want to hear from you!
Please email reviews editor Addie Hopes with the book title, a short bio, and a brief explanation (~250 words) of why you’d like to review it for Edge Effects. If it’s a good fit, we will arrange to send you a review copy. Graduate students, early career scholars, and independent academics are especially encouraged to get in touch.
While we welcome you to contact us about books you’d like to write about, we are actively seeking reviews of the following books.
- Ada Smailbegović, Poetics of Liveliness: Molecules, Fibers, Tissues, Clouds (Columbia University Press, 2021)
- Cajetan Iheka, African Ecomedia: Network Forms, Planetary Politics (Duke University Press, 2021)
- Candace Fujikane, Mapping Abundance for a Planetary Future: Kanaka Maoli and Critical Settler Cartographies in Hawai’i (Duke University Press, 2021)
- Dina Gilio-Whitaker, As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock (Beacon Press, 2020)
- Heather Davis, Plastic Matter (Duke University Press, 2022)
- Hillary Angelo, How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens (University of Chicago Press, 2020)
- Martín Arboleda, Planetary Mine: Territories of Extraction under Late Capitalism (Verso, 2020)
- Max Liboiron, Pollution is Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2021)
- Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place (Oxford University Press, 2020)
- Petra Kuppers, Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters (Minnesota University Press, 2022)
- Ron Broglio, Animal Revolution (Minnesota University Press, 2022)
- Sophie Chao, In the Shadow of the Palms: More-Than-Human Becomings in West Papua (Duke University Press, 2022)