- The current issue of the International Journal of Comparative Sociology has a special issue on trade and travel. In it, sociologists apply network analysis in domains familiar to international-relations scholars. I haven’t read the articles yet, but I thought the cross-disciplinary dimension was interesting enough to ask SAGE to make the contents available. You can download them through July.
- I’m about halfway through Aliette de Bodard‘s Obsidian and Blood trilogy, and am enjoying it immensely. If the concept of Tenochtitlan Noir Fantasy isn’t enough to interest you, then I’m not sure why you’re reading the Duck of Minerva.
- Paul Mullin’s post on “Performing Fan Culture” is a bit over a week old, but that’s no reason not to check it out.
- Steve Coll’s review of The Dispensable Nation in the New York Review of Books (via).
- Nour Youssef examines how anti-Mori sources view pro-Morsi demonstrators.
- Edward Hugh on the Czech economy.
- What’s the deal with China’s membership on the Arctic Council?
- Sheena Chestnut Greitens and Caitlin Talmadge assess the future of the US-Japanese alliance.
- Joshua Foust: Snowden and the “Geek Awakening.”
But the Aztec duck… if you dare.