Tag: Philosophy and Religion book reviews

Book Review: When the State Winks: The Performance of Jewish Conversion in Israel by Michal Kravel-Tovi

Rose Deller , November 26th, 2019


In Israel, Jewish conversions by first and second generation repatriates from the former Soviet Union are often depicted in public discourse as ‘wink-wink’ conversions, whereby converts an…


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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: Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan by Mathijs Pelkmans

Rose Deller , April 11th, 2018


In Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan, Mathijs Pelkmans offers an ethnography of everyday life in a former mining town in southern Kyrgyzstan that focuses on the…


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Book Review: Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair by Emma Tarlo

Rose Deller , December 8th, 2017


In Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair, Emma Tarlo explores the hidden networks through which human hair circulates around the world, tangling together the local and the global through diverse…


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