Tag: Architecture and Urban Studies book reviews

Book Review: The Urban Gardens of Havana: Seeking Revolutionary Plants in Ideologized Spaces by Ola Plonska and Younes Saramifar

Rose Deller , November 8th, 2019


In The Urban Gardens of Havana: Seeking Revolutionary Plants in Ideologized Spaces, Ola Plonska and Younes Saramifar explore the poetics of gardening and narrate everyday life under the gaze of…


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Book Review: Athens and the War on Public Space: Tracing a City in Crisis by Klara Jaya Brekke, Christos Filippidis and Antonis Vradis

Rose Deller , February 19th, 2019


In Athens and the War on Public Space: Tracing a City in Crisis, Klara Jaya Brekke, Christos Filippidis and Antonis Vradis merge textual and visual material to focus on Athen’s…


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Book Review: The Sage Handbook of the 21st Century City edited by Suzanne Hall and Ricky Burdett

Rose Deller , October 31st, 2018


In The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City, Suzanne Hall and Ricky Burdett bring together contributors to explore the conditions that have emerged or intensified since the…


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Book Review: Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears

Rose Deller , September 27th, 2018


In Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste, authors Diane Coffey and Dean Spears propose that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious goal to introduce toilets…


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Book Review: Callous Objects: Designs Against the Homeless by Robert Rosenberger

Rose Deller , September 18th, 2018


In Callous Objects: Designs Against the Homeless, Robert Rosenberger explores the growth of ‘hostile architecture’ and reflects on what it suggests about society’s attitudes towards …


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Book Review: Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey by Begüm Adalet

Rose Deller , August 21st, 2018


In Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey, Begüm Adalet offers an account of the historical construction of the ‘Turkish Model’ as a manufactured …


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Book Review: Reclaiming the Discarded: Life and Labor on Rio’s Garbage Dump by Kathleen M. Millar

Rose Deller , July 2nd, 2018


In Reclaiming the Discarded: Life and Labor on Rio’s Garbage Dump, Kathleen M. Millar offers a new ethnographic study of Jardim Gramacho, the biggest waste dump in Latin America until its…


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Book Review: Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy by Richard E. Ocejo

Rose Deller , May 14th, 2018


In Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy, Richard E. Ocejo explores four traditionally working-class jobs – barbering, bartending, distilling and butchery – that have been…


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Book Review: Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In by Roger Keil

Rose Deller , April 18th, 2018


Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In, authored by Roger Keil, emerges out of an eight-year research programme on global suburbanisms to explore the diversity…


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LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Reading List: 7 Recommended Reads on Housing and Urban Development

Rose Deller , February 21st, 2018


Image Credit: Mumbai, India, 2010 (Sunghwan Yoon CC BY SA 2.0) 75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb…


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Book Review: Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman

Rose Deller , February 20th, 2018


In Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence, Rachel Sherman undertakes 50 in-depth interviews with rich New Yorkers to consider how they navigate their anxieties and the negative connotations surroun…


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