Tag: Media and Cultural Studies book reviews

Book Review: Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media by Sarah T. Roberts

Rose Deller , November 25th, 2019


In Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, Sarah T. Roberts explores the work conditions and experiences of people employed in ‘commercial content moderation’…


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Book Review: Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology by Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Rose Deller , July 17th, 2019


In Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology, Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer argues that speculative fiction offers a rich vein to theorise catastrophe and crisis in ways t…


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Book Review: Heading Home: Motherhood, Work and the Failed Promise of Equality by Shani Orgad

Rose Deller , March 19th, 2019


In Heading Home: Motherhood, Work and the Failed Promise of Equality, Shani Orgad draws on interviews with educated, London-based women to explore their decision to leave their successful careers to…


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Author Interview: Q&A with Rachel O’Neill on Seduction: Men, Masculinity and Mediated Intimacy

Rose Deller , February 22nd, 2019


In this author interview, we speak to Rachel O’Neill about her recent book, Seduction: Men, Masculinity and Mediated Intimacy, which offers an ethnographic study of the ‘seduction industry…


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Book Review: Seduction: Men, Masculinity and Mediated Intimacy by Rachel O’Neill

Rose Deller , February 14th, 2019


In Seduction: Men, Masculinity and Mediated Intimacy, Rachel O’Neill examines the construction of intimacy under neoliberalism through an ethnographic exploration of the contemporary ‘seduction …


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LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2018 (Part Two)

Rose Deller , December 20th, 2018


Image Credit: (Pixabay CC0) What were you reading in 2018 on LSE Review of Books? Following Part One, which counted down from 12-7, in Part Two we reveal the 6…


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Book Review: Female Football Players and Fans: Intruding into a Man’s World edited by Gertrud Pfister and Stacey Pope

Rose Deller , September 21st, 2018


In Female Football Players and Fans: Intruding into a Man’s World, editors Gertrud Pfister and Stacey Pope offers a collection that examines women’s experiences of playing and being fans of…


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Book Review: Personal Style Blogs: Appearances That Fascinate by Rosie Findlay

Rose Deller , February 15th, 2018


In Personal Style Blogs: Appearances That Fascinate, Rosie Findlay analyses the development of personal style blogs from their early origins, situating this sub-genre of fashion blog within a ‘l…


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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: Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime by Federico Varese

Rose Deller , November 23rd, 2017


In Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime, Federico Varese journeys into the everyday lives of members of different mafia groups across the globe,…


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