Weekly Book List, May 24, 2013

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AMERICAN STUDIES

Radiance From Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science by Paul Eli Ivey (University of Minnesota Press; 320 pages; $75 hardcover, $25 paperback). Describes the synergy of science and religion at Halcyon, a utopian theosophical community founded in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., in 1903.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Communities of Complicity: Everyday Ethics in Rural China by Hans Steinmuller (Berghahn Books; 276