PhD candidate Miriam F. Lipton has been busy reviewing newly published academic books related to her own research. Recently, Lipton reviewed the following works: Pharmapolitics in Russia: Making Drugs and Rebuilding the Nation and The Environment and International History.
Pharmapolitics in Russia
Lipton’s review of Pharmapolitics in Russia: Making Drugs and Rebuilding the Nation by Olga Zvonareva appeared in The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs vol. 35:2. Lipton claims that while the work takes more of a sociological approach, it had relevant connections to her own research.
“My research focuses on Soviet pharmaceutical history, and this book helped to frame the role Soviet politics played into shaping the current state of the Russian pharmaceutical industry. Reading about my topic from a different discipline was helpful for me to place the subject within a broader context.”
Environment and International History
Lipton’s review of The Environment and International History by Scott Kaufman appears in The Journal of Contemporary History vol. 56: 3. As Lipton’s research is broadly related to the ties between environmental history and international politics, this book complimented her research interests nicely.
“It helped place major events in environmental history in context, and having this broad based understanding can provide me with a good foundation when analyzing my source material, especially ones from international institutions, such as the WHO.”
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