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    Book Review: Deconstructing Dirty Dancing by Stephen Lee Naish

Book Review: Deconstructing Dirty Dancing by Stephen Lee Naish

In Deconstructing Dirty Dancing, Stephen Lee Naish unpacks the enduring popularity of the film Dirty Dancing, released to mixed […]

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    Book Review: Talking Donald Trump: A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse and Political Identity by Jennifer Sclafani

Book Review: Talking Donald Trump: A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse and Political Identity by Jennifer Sclafani

In Talking Donald Trump: A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse and Political Identity, Jennifer Sclafani offers a sociocultural linguistic analysis of […]

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    LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2017 (Part Two)

LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2017 (Part Two)

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What were you reading in 2017 on LSE Review of Books? Following Part One, […]

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    LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2017 (Part One)

LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2017 (Part One)

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What were you reading in 2017 on LSE Review of Books? In Part One […]

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    Book Review: Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume 6: From Blair to Brown, 2005-2007 by Alastair Campbell

Book Review: Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume 6: From Blair to Brown, 2005-2007 by Alastair Campbell

In the sixth volume of his published diaries, From Blair to Brown, 2005-2007, Alastair Campbell outlines the difficult transition in […]

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    Book Review: Legislation at Westminster: Parliamentary Actors and Influence in the Making of British Law by Meg Russell and Daniel Gover

Book Review: Legislation at Westminster: Parliamentary Actors and Influence in the Making of British Law by Meg Russell and Daniel Gover

In Legislation at Westminster: Parliamentary Actors and Influence in the Making of British Law, Meg Russell and Daniel Gover offer a […]

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    Book Review: Ethnic Mobilization, Violence and the Politics of Affect: The Serb Democratic Party and the Bosnian War by Adis Maksić

Book Review: Ethnic Mobilization, Violence and the Politics of Affect: The Serb Democratic Party and the Bosnian War by Adis Maksić

In Ethnic Mobilization, Violence and the Politics of Affect: The Serb Democratic Party and the Bosnian War, Adis Maksić offers […]

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    Book Review: Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class edited by Nathan Connolly

Book Review: Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class edited by Nathan Connolly

Inspired by the collection The Good Immigrant, Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class […]

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    Book Review: The Violence of Austerity edited by Vickie Cooper and David Whyte

Book Review: The Violence of Austerity edited by Vickie Cooper and David Whyte

In The Violence of Austerity, editors Vickie Cooper and David Whyte bring together contributors to explore the negative impact […]

Book Review: Guilty Men: Brexit Edition by Cato the Younger

Brexit is as big and dangerous a mistake as that of appeasement in the 1930s. So argues Cato the […]

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    Book Review: The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity edited by Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe

Book Review: The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity edited by Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe

In The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity, editors Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe bring […]

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    Book Review: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap by Yuen Yuen Ang

Book Review: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap by Yuen Yuen Ang

In How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, Yuen Yuen Ang drills down into the details of China’s economic rise, challenging […]

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    Book Review: Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe by Dimitar Bechev

Book Review: Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe by Dimitar Bechev

In Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe, Dimitar Bechev offers a nuanced and cool-headed account that challenges dominant narratives […]

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    Book Review: Analysing Corruption: An Introduction by Dan Hough

Book Review: Analysing Corruption: An Introduction by Dan Hough

In Analysing Corruption: An Introduction, Dan Hough offers a new textbook that particularly underscores the difficulties of defining, measuring […]

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    New: Introducing the LSE ‘Reviews in Translation’ Project (LSE Language Centre/LSE Review of Books)

New: Introducing the LSE ‘Reviews in Translation’ Project (LSE Language Centre/LSE Review of Books)

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September is #NationalTranslationMonth and LSE Language Centre and LSE Review of Books are excited to present the results of a collaboration […]

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