Review of Books Awards180

To mark our first birthday and to celebrate all the excellent contributions we’ve received this year, the LSE Review of Books held an awards ceremony on 16 May 2013, in the Shaw Library at LSE.

Here’s the full list of winners with their winning reviews, and you can see some photos from the day on our Facebook page. Thank you to all of our contributors, and a special congratulations to all the winners. Thank you also to our publisher sponsors for their generosity and support.

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The Policy Press Prize for Most-Read Review in Sociology and AnthropologyMargherita Margiotti

For the review of The Subject of Anthropology: Gender, Symbolism and Psychoanalysis by Henrietta L. Moore, published by Polity Press

 

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The Palgrave Macmillan Prize for Most-Read Review in PoliticsIoannis Papagaryfallou

For the review of The Power of Ideology: From the Roman Empire to Al-Qaeda by Alex Roberto Hybel, published by Routledge

 

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The Allen Lane Prize for Most-Read Review in Philosophy: Deborah Lupton

For the review of Why Have Children? The Ethical Debate by Christine Overall, published by MIT Press

 

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The Biteback Prize for Most-Read Review in Media and Cultural StudiesCasey Brienza

For the review of Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World, edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Izumi Tsuji, published by Yale University Press

 

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The SAGE Prize for Most-Read Review in Methodology and ResearchFlora Cornish

For the review of Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis, edited by Bent Flyvbjerg, Todd Landman and Sanford Schram, published by Cambridge University Press

 

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The Zed Books Prize for Most-Read Review in Gender Studies: Sarah Burton

For the review of The Invention of Heterosexual Culture by Louis-Georges Tin, published by MIT Press

 

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The Routledge Prize for Most-Read Review in War and Conflict Studies: Imani Perry

For the review of A New Generation Draws the Line: Humanitarian Intervention and the “Responsibility to Protect” Today by Noam Chomsky, published by Paradigm Publishers

 

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The I.B. Tauris Prize for Most-Read Review in Arts and LiteratureJade Montserrat

For the review of Adorno Reframed by Geoffrey Boucher, published by I.B. Tauris

 

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The Polity Prize for the Most-Read Review in Environment and Climate Change StudiesBaran Doda

For the review of The New North: Our World in 2050 by Laurence C. Smith, published by Profile Publishing

 

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The Verso Prize for Most-Read Review in Law and Human Rights: Tara O’Leary

For the review of Criminalisation and Advanced Marginality: Critically Exploring the Work of Loïc Wacquant, edited by Peter Squires and John Lea, published by Policy Press

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The Oxford University Press Prize for Most-Read Review in EconomicsTing Xu

For the review of When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order by Martin Jacques, published by Penguin

 

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The Princeton University Press Prize for Most-Read Review in International DevelopmentJanet Hunter

For the review of Why Nations Fail: the Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson, published by Crown Business

 

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bencampkinThe Ashgate Prize for Most-Read Review in Architecture and Urban StudiesBen Campkin

For the review of City, Street and Citizen by Suzanne Hall, published by Routledge

 

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The MIT Press Prize for Most Prolific Reviewer: Paul Brighton

 

 

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We would like to thank the following publishers for generously supporting the LSE Review of Books Awards 2013:

 

   

    

       

 

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5 minutes with Katie Metzler from SAGE: “It’s true that some people’s reading habits are changing, though nothing beats the simple beauty and utility of a book for me”
Katie Metzler, Senior Commissioning Editor for Research Methods at SAGE, kicks off our series of blog posts from academic publishers, covering more details about the award SAGE is sponsoring and how integral Research Methods is to their publishing ethos. Read more…

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5 minutes with Sam Burridge from Palgrave Macmillan: “The huge impact that academic research makes in our everyday lives fascinates me”
Sam Burridge, Managing Director of Palgrave Macmillan, continues our series of blog posts from academic publishers, covering more details about the award Palgrave Macmillan is sponsoring and how integral the study of Politics is to their publishing ethos. Read more…

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Policy Press BW - 085 minutes with Kathryn King from The Policy Press: “Digital publishing gives us the opportunity to offer content in ways impossible in print”
Kathryn King, Marketing Manager at The Policy Press, continues our series of blog posts from academic publishers, covering more details about the award Policy Press is sponsoring and how integral the study of Sociology is to their publishing history. Read more…

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5 minutes with Valerie Rose from Ashgate: “we take an interdisciplinary approach and explore how architecture impacts on society, politics, economics, and other art forms” 
Valerie Rose, Publisher for the Ashgate geography, architecture, planning and landscape lists, continues our series of blog posts from academic publishers, covering more details about the award Ashgate is sponsoring and how integral the study of architecture is to their publishing ethos. Read more…

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5 minutes with Thomas Abbs from I.B. Tauris: “Most people now read blogs… that’s why we launched our own offering our authors a platform to share their research”
Thomas Abbs, online editor and digital marketing executive at I.B. Tauris, continues our series of blog posts from academic publishers, covering more details about the award I.B. Tauris is sponsoring and how integral the study of arts and literature is to their publishing ethos. Read more…

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