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REVIEW: The intimate life of dissent

Céline Eschenbrenner , October 4th, 2022


The Intimate Life of Dissent examines practices of refusal and resistance through the friendships, kinships and solidarities which withstand and obstruct them. The authors of this edited volume…


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Book Review: The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Racialized Modernity and the Global Color Line by José Itzigsohn and Karida L. Brown

Rose Deller , October 3rd, 2022


In this post celebrating the start of Black History Month in the UK, Mohamad el-Harake reviews The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Racialized Modernity and the Global Color Line by José…


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Book Review: Tigers are our Brothers: Anthropology of Wildlife Conservation in Northeast India by Ambika Aiyadurai

Rose Deller , September 23rd, 2022


In Tigers are our Brothers: Anthropology of Wildlife Conservation in Northeast India, Ambika Aiyadurai offers an ethnographic study of wildlife conservation in Northeast India, examining the relations…


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Book Review: Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang by Lukas Ley

Rose Deller , September 6th, 2022


In Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang, Lukas Ley offers a new ethnography exploring how people in Semarang, Indonesia, deal with the everyday threat of…


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Book Review: They Eat Our Sweat: Transport Labor, Corruption, and Everyday Survival in Urban Nigeria by Daniel E. Agbiboa

Rose Deller , August 22nd, 2022


In They Eat Our Sweat: Transport Labor, Corruption, and Everyday Survival in Urban Nigeria, Daniel E. Agbiboa challenges simplistic understandings of corruption by offering a captivating study of Lago…


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Book Review: Driving With Strangers: What Hitchhiking Tells Us about Humanity by Jonathan Purkis

Rose Deller , August 18th, 2022


In Driving With Strangers: What Hitchhiking Tells Us about Humanity, Jonathan Purkis argues that the nature of hitchhiking and its place in the world has important things to tell…


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Book Review: The Digital Border: Migration, Technology, Power by Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou

Rose Deller , August 15th, 2022


In The Digital Border: Migration, Technology, Power, Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou explore how digital technologies are shaping experiences of migration today, focusing particularly on the 2015…


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Book Review: Remaindered Life by Neferti X. M. Tadiar

Rose Deller , August 2nd, 2022


In Remaindered Life, Neferti X. M. Tadiar examines ‘remaindered life’ that goes beyond the binary understanding of productive and disposable life propagated under global capitalism. This c…


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Book Review: ‘Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia’ (2009) by Megan Warin

The Familiar Strange , July 31st, 2022


From screens and tabloids, we are fed images of slender bodies. For decades sleek and angular silhouettes were said to be icons of style, fashion, beauty, youth, and…


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Book Review: COVID-19 Collaborations: Researching Poverty and Low-Income Family Life during the Pandemic edited by Kayleigh Garthwaite, Ruth Patrick, Maddy Power, Anna Tarrant and Rosalie Warnock

Rose Deller , July 19th, 2022


In COVID-19 Collaborations: Researching Poverty and Low-Income Family Life during the Pandemic, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Ruth Patrick, Maddy Power, Anna Tarrant and Rosalie Warnock bring together contribu…


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Book Review: The Richer, The Poorer: How Britain Enriched the Few and Failed the Poor by Stewart Lansley

Rose Deller , July 8th, 2022


In The Richer, The Poorer: How Britain Enriched the Few and Failed the Poor, Stewart Lansley explores how public policy has shaped economic inequality in Britain since the nineteenth century….


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Review: To Boldly Grow

foodanthro , June 3rd, 2022


Haspel, Tamar (2022) To Boldly Grow. Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 231 pp. Ellen Messer (Tufts University) How many…


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Book Review: Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography by Sander Hölgens

Rose Deller , May 25th, 2022


In Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography, Sander Hölgens immerses body, board and camera lens in Seoul’s skateboarding scene to explore local variants of the ethos of authenticity that s…


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New Book Review: Citizenship, Democracy, and Belonging in Suburban Britain: Making the Local by David Jeevendrampillai

Rose Deller , May 19th, 2022


In Citizenship, Democracy, and Belonging in Suburban Britain: Making the Local – available open access from UCL Press – David Jeevendrampillai explores how inclusiveness and citizen participation can …


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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: ‘Ethnicity and Democracy in the Eastern Himalayan Borderland’

The Familiar Strange , May 8th, 2022


In the book Ethnicity and Democracy, Mona Chettri offers a rich ethnography originating from fieldwork conducted in three EH borderland areas: Darjeeling (India), Sikkim (India), and Ilam in…


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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: Joanne Limburg’s Letters to My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism by Cinzia Greco

Cinzia Greco , April 25th, 2022


Letters to My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism Joanne Limburg Atlantic Books, 2021. 262 pages. Although feminist and gender perspectives have been employed to analyse a number…


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Book Review: The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Mélissa Bernard , April 6th, 2022


Durand, P. (2020). The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death. University of Chicago Press. All bolded terms are defined at the bottom of this post. Durand is an…


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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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