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In this episode, we walk through London’s Chinatown with Rosemary Sales and Xia Lin, researchers at Middlesex University, to discuss identities in the area and meanings of home for Chinese immigrants. Listen to more podcasts.

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“This is a call for ‘prefigurative research’ that starts by imagining what research might look like in a revolutionary world-to-come, bringing those forms, methods, ideas and orientations ‘back’ into the present”

Paul Gilbert on The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity by Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish

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1. Feminist Edges of the Qur’an by Aysha A Hidayatullah
Reviewed by Elaine Housby


2. The Social Order of the Underworld: How prison gangs govern the American penal system by David Skarbek
Reviewed by Tim Newburn

3. “I’m Sorry For What I Have Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies by M. Catherine Gruber
Reviewed by Sarah Morley