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Book Review: Anatomies of Revolution by George Lawson

Rose Deller , December 9th, 2019


In Anatomies of Revolution, George Lawson offers a new account of how revolutions begin, unfold and end through a dynamic amalgam of in-depth sociological theory, multiple historical narratives and po…


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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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Book Review: Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

Rose Deller , August 16th, 2019


In Janesville: An American Story, Amy Goldstein uses ethnographic interviews to provide first-hand accounts of the impact of the closure of the General Motors (GM) plant on the people of…


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Book Review: The Politics of Land edited by Tim Bartley

Rose Deller , July 29th, 2019


In The Politics of Land, editor Tim Bartley brings together contributors to highlight the significance of the neglected issue of land to political sociology. This is a highly informative volume…


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Book Review: Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain by Mohan Ambikaipaker

Rose Deller , January 23rd, 2019


In Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain, Mohan Ambikaipaker offers a new ethnographic study using an ‘activist anthropology’ approach that draws on his longstanding association with …


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Book Review: Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain by Mohan Ambikaipaker

Rose Deller , January 23rd, 2019


In Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain, Mohan Ambikaipaker offers a new ethnographic study using an ‘activist anthropology’ approach that draws on his longstanding association with …


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Book Review: Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Rose Deller , January 14th, 2019


In Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, Arlie Russell Hochschild explores the ‘deep story’ behind the rise of the Tea Party and Donald Trump…


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Book Review: Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Rose Deller , January 14th, 2019


In Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, Arlie Russell Hochschild explores the ‘deep story’ behind the rise of the Tea Party and Donald Trump…


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

Rose Deller , December 19th, 2018


Image Credit: (Pixabay CC0) What were you reading in 2018 on LSE Review of Books? In Part One of our review of the year, we count down the 12…


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Feature Essay: The Case of Brexit, Expertise and Linguaphobia: Cosmopolitanism, Language and the Politics of Value by Sarah Burton

Rose Deller , December 11th, 2018


In this feature essay, The Case of Brexit, Expertise and Linguaphobia: Cosmopolitanism, Language and the Politics of Value, Sarah Burton argues that the heightened expression of antipathy towards lang…


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Reading List: 15 Recommended Reads on Colonial Histories, Colonial Legacies

Rose Deller , November 15th, 2018


Image Credit: African and Caribbean War Memorial, Windrush Square, Brixton, London (Kelly Foster CC BY SA 4.0) In this reading list, we recommend fifteen books previously reviewed on the…


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Book Review: Race Women Internationalists: Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles by Imaobong D. Umoren

Rose Deller , October 1st, 2018


In Race Women Internationalists: Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles, Imaobong D. Umoren traces the lives of three black women activist-intellectuals—Una Marson, Paulette Nardal and Es…


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Book Review: Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain by Daniel Edmiston

Rose Deller , September 17th, 2018


In Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain, Daniel Edmiston offers insight into how austerity and inequality impact upon citizen identities, showing …


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Book Review: White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal

Rose Deller , August 22nd, 2018


In White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society, Kalwant Bhopal draws on statistics and interview-based case studies to explore how Black and Minority Ethnic people in the UK and…


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Book Review: Race, Education and Citizenship: Mobile Malaysians, British Colonial Legacies and a Culture of Migration by Sin Yee Koh

Rose Deller , July 17th, 2018


In Race, Education and Citizenship: Mobile Malaysians, British Colonial Legacies and a Culture of Migration, Sin Yee Koh offers a study of the migratory trajectories of tertiary-educated mobile Malays…


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Book Review: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks

Rose Deller , July 2nd, 2018


In Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, Virginia Eubanks outlines the life-and-death impacts of automated decision-making on public services in the USA throu…


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Book Review: Social Theory Now edited by Claudio E. Benzecry, Monika Krause and Issac A. Reed

Rose Deller , June 25th, 2018


With Social Theory Now, editors Claudio E. Benzecry, Monika Krause and Issac A. Reed bring together contributors to provide an outlook on the current state of social theory and…


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Book Review: Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility by Jo Littler

Rose Deller , June 4th, 2018


In Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility, Jo Littler offers a rich analysis that intricately teases out the grasp ‘merit’ and ‘meritocracy’ have on everyday…


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Book Review: When the State Meets the Street: Public Service and Moral Agency by Bernardo Zacka

Rose Deller , May 15th, 2018


In When the State Meets the Street: Public Service and Moral Agency, Bernardo Zacka draws on eight months of fieldwork working as a receptionist in an anti-poverty agency to…


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Long Read Review: Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain by Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

Rose Deller , March 15th, 2018


In Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain, Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu contribute to analyses of the political effects of austerity by looking at…


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Reading List: 12 Recommended Reads on Immigration, Refugee Rights and Asylum

Rose Deller , March 13th, 2018


Image Credit: Mural, Paris, 2017 (Jeanne Menjoulet CC BY 2.0) In this new reading list, we recommend 12 books authored or edited by women whose scholarship delves into the…


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LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Feature: Introducing 5 Key Items in LSE Library Exhibition ‘A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State’ (8 January – 13 April 2018)

Rose Deller , February 22nd, 2018


Image Credit: A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State exhibition, LSE Library, 8 Jan – 13 Apr 2018 (© London School of Economics and Political Science) In…


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LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: The Five Giants by Nicholas Timmins

Rose Deller , February 17th, 2018


75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2018) offers a week of public engagement activities exploring the ‘Five Giants’…


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