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Q and A with Professor Tim Newburn on Orderly Britain

Rose Deller , November 14th, 2022


We speak to Professor Tim Newburn about his new co-authored book, Orderly Britain, written with Andrew Ward, which explores facets of daily life  – dog mess, smoking, drinking, parking, queuing,…


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Beveridge Revisited: Why does poverty still stalk the UK?

Rose Deller , November 10th, 2022


On the 80th anniversary of the Beveridge report, the five ‘giants’ he sought to slay are alive and well and stalking this green and pleasant land. A new book…


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Book Review: Violent Utopia: Dispossession and Black Restoration in Tulsa by Jovan Scott Lewis

Rose Deller , October 31st, 2022


In Violent Utopia: Dispossession and Black Restoration in Tulsa, Jovan Scott Lewis explores the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in the city’s Greenwood neighbourhood (known colloquially as ‘Black…


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Book Review: The Everyday Practice of Valuation and Investment: Political Imaginaries of Shareholder Value by Horacio Ortiz

Rose Deller , October 25th, 2022


In The Everyday Practice of Valuation and Investment: Political Imaginaries of Shareholder Value, Horacio Ortiz explores the social institutions and practices that produce and regulate stock pricing a…


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Book Review: Horizon Work: At the Edge of Knowledge in an Age of Runaway Climate Change by Adriana Petryna

Rose Deller , October 20th, 2022


In Horizon Work: At the Edge of Knowledge in an Age of Runaway Climate Change, Adriana Petryna explores ‘horizoning’ as a conceptual device that sets up new ranges and circumstances for…


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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: Serious Money: Walking Plutocratic London by Caroline Knowles

Rose Deller , August 23rd, 2022


In Serious Money: Walking Plutocratic London, Caroline Knowles takes readers on a journey through London to discover how it has become a haven for plutocrats and the super-rich. Full 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: 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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Responsibility for refugee education: Education by the state but not for the state?

Rose Deller , June 20th, 2022


Monday 20 June is World Refugee Day. Sarah Dryden-Peterson draws from her recent book, Right Where We Belong: How Refugee Teachers and Students Are Changing the Future of…


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Q and A with Professor Diane Enns on Thinking Through Loneliness

Rose Deller , June 13th, 2022


13-17 June 2022 is Loneliness Awareness Week in the UK. We speak to Professor Diane Enns about her new book, Thinking Through Loneliness, touching on topics such as…


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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: 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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