Tag: Development Studies book reviews

Book Review: There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince by Greg Beckett

Rose Deller , July 11th, 2019


In There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince, Greg Beckett offers a richly detailed, decade-long ethnography of Haiti that digs into how it feels to endure…


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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: 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: Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World by Crystal Biruk

Rose Deller , August 16th, 2018


In Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World, Crystal Biruk offers an analysis of the production of data within HIV-AIDS quantitative survey research conducted in Malawi. This…


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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: Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey

Rose Deller , June 21st, 2018


In Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India, authors Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey offer a compendious account of waste in India, exploring its implication in questions of economic…


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Book Review: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context edited by Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu

Rose Deller , February 27th, 2018


In Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context, editors Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu bring together contributors to explore women’s lives and livelihoods during…


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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: Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change by Shakuntala Banaji

Rose Deller , February 8th, 2018


In Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change, Shakuntala Banaji draws on extensive fieldwork research to offer a rich and textured account of the place of…


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Book Review: Borrowing Together: Microfinance and Cultivating Social Ties by Becky Yang Hsu

Rose Deller , January 16th, 2018


In Borrowing Together: Microfinance and Cultivating Social Ties, Becky Yang Hsu draws upon two microfinance projects in rural China in order to explore the social relations and cultural…


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