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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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#A future history of water: Andrea Ballestero’s response

Andrea Ballestero , October 10th, 2021


When encountering the generosity of brilliant colleagues, one can only start with gratitude. Add to that a historical moment when a virus has reconfigured the languages, spaces, and…


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#A future history of water: Strange thing full of water – Alberto Corsin-Jimenez’s comments

Alberto Corsin-Jimenez , October 7th, 2021


Andrea Ballestero (2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. As I write these lines, my home city, Madrid, is covered in a thick blanket of snow….


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#A future history of water: Maura Finkelstein’s comments

Maura Finkelstein , October 6th, 2021


Andrea Ballestero,(2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. I have an exercise I like to assign to my students, one that I have adapted from Donna…


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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: Lohmann’s “Haunted Pacific”

Rex , August 3rd, 2021


It’s the end of the summer so I have a variety of updates to make to keep up with all the things I’ve been publishing. First up is…


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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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#BookReview: Digital Divisions

Charissa Dechène , July 23rd, 2021


In the search to close the digital divide, which has been even more exposed since the COVID-19 pandemic, the insights about technological use within schools given in Matthew…


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#Book Review: Digital Divisions

Jess Auerbach , July 22nd, 2021


In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic the optimism of the early days of the world wide web appears to have completely abated. The pandemic has proven justification…


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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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#BookReview: Being a parent in the field

Konstanze N’Guessan , July 17th, 2021


Ethnographic fieldwork resembles a dance on the wire between distance and closeness, seesawing between participant immersion and analytical retreat that turns the anthropologist into a tool of data…


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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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#Bookreview: Dying to Eat

Rituparna Patgiri , July 15th, 2021


Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife (2018), edited by Candi K. Cann, is an interdisciplinary study that cuts across various approaches, including the…


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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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Wanted: Book Reviews

Alissa Whitmore , June 16th, 2021


By Alissa Whitmore, Book Reviews Editor Ah, summer. There are few things better than relaxing with a good book in the park, on the beach, or inside under…


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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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#BookReview: Me, Not You

One Pusumane , May 26th, 2021


In Me, Not You, Alison Phipps uses the #MeToo Movement as a backdrop to her work to illustrate how privileged white women using mainstream feminism as a conduit,…


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