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Book Review: The Religion of the Central Luo by Okot p’Bitek

Rose Deller , May 12th, 2022


LSE Professor Tim Allen reflects on the profound impact that Ugandan poet Okot p’Bitek‘s The Religion of the Central Luo had on his own approach to fieldwork among…


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Book Review: Underdogs: Social Deviance and Queer Theory by Heather Love

Rose Deller , April 29th, 2022


In Underdogs: Social Deviance and Queer Theory, Heather Love explores how queer theory was shaped by the Cold War-era world of deviance research. Presenting a careful, close reading of deviance studie…


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Book Review: Genre Publics: Popular Music, Technologies, and Class in Indonesia by Emma Baulch

Rose Deller , March 17th, 2022


In Genre Publics: Popular Music, Technologies, and Class in Indonesia, Emma Baulch explores the interconnections between the Indonesian public sphere and popular music. This is a rich contribution to…


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Book Review: The Migrant’s Paradox: Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain by Suzanne Hall

Rose Deller , March 9th, 2022


In The Migrant’s Paradox: Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain, Suzanne M. Hall draws on interviews with migrant shopkeepers in five UK cities to explore the formation of street…


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Book Review: Tradition in the Frame: Photography, Power and Imagination in Sfakia, Crete by Konstantinos Kalantzis

Rose Deller , February 25th, 2022


In Tradition in the Frame: Photography, Power and Imagination in Sfakia, Crete, Konstantinos Kalantzis explores the experiences of Sfakians in Crete to reflect on how tradition is made meaningful…


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Book Review: White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s ‘An American Dilemma’ and the Making of a White World Order by Maribel Morey

Rose Deller , February 24th, 2022


In White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order, Maribel Morey explores the story behind the production of the influential study on US…


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Book Review: Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge edited by Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal

Rose Deller , February 23rd, 2022


In Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge, editors Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal bring together contributors to explore different experiences of forced migration at local, regional and glob…


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Book Review: The Digital Disconnect by Ellen Helsper

Rose Deller , January 31st, 2022


In The Digital Disconnect, Ellen Helsper explores how digital and social inequalities are interlinked and what we might do to prevent them. Utilising an intersectional perspective and showing careful…


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Book Review: Data Practices: Making Up a European People by Evelyn Ruppert and Stephan Scheel

Rose Deller , January 19th, 2022


In Data Practices: Making Up a European People – available open access – Evelyn Ruppert and Stephan Scheel explore how statisticians and policymakers use statistical methods and data practices to &#82…


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Book Review: Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys Across Disciplines edited by Elena F. Qasmiyeh

Rose Deller , January 18th, 2022


In Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys Across Disciplines, editor Elena F. Qasmiyeh brings together contributors to offer an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexitie…


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Book Review: The Return of Inequality: Social Change and the Weight of the Past by Mike Savage

Rose Deller , January 17th, 2022


In The Return of Inequality: Social Change and the Weight of the Past, Mike Savage explores how inequality has surfaced as a pressing cause for concern over the past…


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Book Review: Western Privilege: Work, Intimacy, and Postcolonial Hierarchies in Dubai by Amélie Le Renard

Rose Deller , December 13th, 2021


In Western Privilege: Work, Intimacy, and Postcolonial Hierarchies in Dubai, Amélie Le Renard explores the organisation of social life in Dubai, focusing on the experiences of mobile Western passport…


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Book Review: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid during the Covid-19 Crisis edited by Marina Sitrin and Colectiva Sembrar

Rose Deller , November 25th, 2021


In Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid during the Covid-19 Crisis, Marina Sitrin and Colectiva Sembrar explore how communities in different areas of the world mobilised to help one another during the…


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Book Review: Veganism: Politics, Practice and Theory by Eva Haifa Giraud

Rose Deller , November 17th, 2021


In Veganism: Politics, Practice and Theory, Eva Haifa Giraud examines current vegan practice to unpack the emerging and complex forces at play for the vegan movement. The book’s navigation of…


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Book Review: Decay edited by Ghassan Hage

Rose Deller , November 11th, 2021


In Decay, Ghassan Hage brings together contributors to explore the mechanisms, conditions and temporalities of social and material decay in a variety of settings across the globe. Encouraging…


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(Re)Understanding Human Need: Writing the Revised Edition

Rose Deller , November 9th, 2021


Hartley Dean discusses the intellectual journey that influenced the writing of his revised edition of Understanding Human Need. (Re)Understanding Human Need: Writing the Revised Edition I suspect that…


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Book Review: The Daily Lives of Muslims: Islam and Public Confrontation in Contemporary Europe by Nilüfer Göle

Rose Deller , August 19th, 2021


In The Daily Lives of Muslims: Islam and Public Confrontation in Contemporary Europe, Nilüfer Göle explores the everyday experiences of Muslims in a number of European countries. While commending…


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Book Review: Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment by Aliya Hamid Rao

Rose Deller , August 9th, 2021


In Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment, Aliya Hamid Rao offers a new addition to sociological research on unemployment, delving into the ways that gender beliefs unequally shape men…


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Book Review: Expanded Visions: A New Anthropology of the Moving Image by Arnd Schneider

Rose Deller , July 23rd, 2021


In Expanded Visions: A New Anthropology of the Moving Image, Arnd Schneider explores the generative potential of experimental film as and through anthropology. Highlighting the significance of meaning…


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Book Review: The Public and their Platforms: Public Sociology in an Era of Social Media by Mark Carrigan and Lambros Fatsis

Rose Deller , July 21st, 2021


In The Public and their Platforms: Public Sociology in an Era of Social Media, Mark Carrigan and Lambros Fatsis explore the discipline of sociology at a time when public…


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Book Review: The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race and the Gentrifying City by Tyler Denmead

Rose Deller , July 15th, 2021


In The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race and the Gentrifying City, Tyler Denmead reflects on his role in founding New Urban Arts, an arts and humanities programme primarily for young people…


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Book Review: How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness: Innovations That Work by Linda Gibbs, Jay Bainbridge, Muzzy Rosenblatt and Tamiru Mammo

Rose Deller , July 5th, 2021


In How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness: Innovations That Work, Linda Gibbs, Jay Bainbridge, Muzzy Rosenblatt and Tamiru Mammo explore some of the key challenges faced by urban…


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Book Review: Michael Young, Social Science and the British Left, 1945-1970 by Lise Butler

Rose Deller , June 29th, 2021


In Michael Young, Social Science and the British Left, 1945-1970, Lise Butler explores the relationship between social science and public policy in left-wing politics through the figure of social…


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Book Review: What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Social Mobility? by Lee Elliott Major and Stephen Machin

Rose Deller , June 10th, 2021


In What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Social Mobility? Lee Elliott Major and Stephen Machin give an account of the long experience of social mobility in the…


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