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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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Book Review: Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment by Aliya Hamid Rao

Rose Deller , August 9th, 2021


In Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment, Aliya Hamid Rao offers a new addition to sociological research on unemployment, delving into the ways that gender beliefs unequally shape men…


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Book Review: The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race and the Gentrifying City by Tyler Denmead

Rose Deller , July 15th, 2021


In The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race and the Gentrifying City, Tyler Denmead reflects on his role in founding New Urban Arts, an arts and humanities programme primarily for young people…


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Book Review: How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness: Innovations That Work by Linda Gibbs, Jay Bainbridge, Muzzy Rosenblatt and Tamiru Mammo

Rose Deller , July 5th, 2021


In How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness: Innovations That Work, Linda Gibbs, Jay Bainbridge, Muzzy Rosenblatt and Tamiru Mammo explore some of the key challenges faced by urban…


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Author Interview: Q and A with Dr Aliya Hamid Rao on Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment

Rose Deller , October 8th, 2020


We speak to Dr Aliya Hamid Rao about her new book Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment, which draws on interviews with college-educated unemployed individuals and their…


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Book Review: Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West by Justin Farrell

Rose Deller , August 12th, 2020


In Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West, Justin Farrell examines the lives of the ultra-wealthy who make Teton County, Wyoming, the richest county…


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Book Review: The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea by Hannah Appel

Rose Deller , August 11th, 2020


In The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea, economic anthropologist Hannah Appel closely examines the operations of US oil companies in Equatorial Guinea, not only…


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Book Review: The City by Robert E. Park and Ernest W. Burgess

Rose Deller , May 13th, 2020


Andrew Karvonen revisits the classic urban studies book The City by Robert E. Park and Ernest W. Burgess, originally published in 1925, and argues that contemporary scholars can…


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Book Review: Decolonizing Ethnography: Undocumented Immigrants and New Directions in Social Science by Carolina Alonso Bejarano, Lucía López Juárez, Mirian A. Mijangos García and Daniel M. Goldstein

Rose Deller , April 28th, 2020


In Decolonizing Ethnography: Undocumented Immigrants and New Directions in Social Science, Carolina Alonso Bejarano, Lucía López Juárez, Mirian A. Mijangos García and Daniel M. Goldstein present colla…


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Book Review: Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change by Alison Kenner

Rose Deller , April 1st, 2020


In Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change, Alison Kenner uses a multi-sited ethnography to examine the myriad infrastructures and material practices of care in the…


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Book Review: Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room by Daniel Beunza

Rose Deller , November 29th, 2019


In Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room, Daniel Beunza analyses how the use of economic models and the moral disengagement this has created…


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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: 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: 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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Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Rose Deller , January 29th, 2019


In The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran studies the crucial role that financial structures have played in creating and maintaining racial inequalities in the…


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Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Rose Deller , January 29th, 2019


In The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran studies the crucial role that financial structures have played in creating and maintaining racial inequalities in the…


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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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Book Review: Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography by Laura Vaughan

Rose Deller , January 10th, 2019


In Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography – available to download here for free – Laura Vaughan offers an analysis of how maps have both described and shaped social…


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Book Review: Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States by Jules Naudet

Rose Deller , November 26th, 2018


In Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States, Jules Naudet draws on interviews with individuals in these three nations to…


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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: 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: 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: The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Rose Deller , July 30th, 2018


In The End of Policing, Alex S. Vitale offers an indictment of contemporary policing in the US, condemning not only the roles and actions of the US police, but…


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