Our guide to the perfect books for Christmas 2014

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We recommend books for urbanists, economists, sociologists, feminist scholars, historians, political scientists, artists and philosophers. Browse our guide.

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1. Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve
Reviewed by Jonathan Gray


2. Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State by Cass Sunstein
Reviewed by Mark D. White


3. The New Extractivism: A Post-Neoliberal Development Model or Imperialism of the Twenty-First Century? edited by Henry Veltmeyer and James Petras
Reviewed by Jason Hickel


Book of the month

“This is a fantastically thought-provoking and well-written book, covering many conflicts and concepts. It will appeal to readers in history, photography, cultural studies, aesthetics, communications and human rights.”

Alexis Bushnell on The Violence of the Image: Photography and International Conflict edited by Liam Kennedy and Caitlin Patrick




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