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    Book Review: Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia by Tomas Matza

Book Review: Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia by Tomas Matza

In Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia, Thomas Matza offers an ethnographic account that explores the rise […]

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    Book Review: Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears

Book Review: Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears

In Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste, authors Diane Coffey and Dean Spears propose that […]

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    Book Review: Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors edited by Yaniv Hanoch, Andrew J. Barnes and Thomas Rice

Book Review: Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors edited by Yaniv Hanoch, Andrew J. Barnes and Thomas Rice

In the collection Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors: Key Concepts and Current Research, edited by Yaniv Hanoch, Andrew J. […]

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    Book Review: Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1876-1903 by Aidan Forth

Book Review: Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1876-1903 by Aidan Forth

In Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1876-1903, Aidan Forth presents a history of the concentration camp during the late nineteenth […]

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    Book Review: Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food edited by Mathilde Cohen and Yoriko Otomo

Book Review: Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food edited by Mathilde Cohen and Yoriko Otomo

In Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food, editors Mathilde Cohen and Yoriko Otomo assemble […]

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    LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: The Five Giants by Nicholas Timmins

LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: The Five Giants by Nicholas Timmins

75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2018) […]

LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 Preview: The Doctor’s Dilemma

75 years after the publication of the Beveridge report, LSE Festival Beveridge 2.0 (Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2018) […]

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    Book Review: Ghostbodies: Towards a New Theory of Invalidism by Maia Dolphin-Krute

Book Review: Ghostbodies: Towards a New Theory of Invalidism by Maia Dolphin-Krute

In Ghostbodies: Towards a New Theory of Invalidism, Maia Dolphin-Krute explores depictions of chronic illness, proposing the idea of the […]

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    Book Review: Food, Power and Agency by Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon

Book Review: Food, Power and Agency by Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon

In Food, Power and Agency, editors Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon bring together contributors to explore how food, power and agency contribute […]

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    Book Review: Pharmocracy: Value, Politics and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine by Kaushik Sunder Rajan

Book Review: Pharmocracy: Value, Politics and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine by Kaushik Sunder Rajan

In Pharmocracy: Value, Politics and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine, Kaushil Sunder Rajan examines the dominance of big pharma over […]

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    Book Review: U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life) by Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter

Book Review: U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life) by Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter

In U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life), Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter draw upon their popular […]

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    Book Review: Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia by Megha Amrith

Book Review: Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia by Megha Amrith

In Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia, Megha Amrith examines the personal narratives, experiences and aspirations of […]

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    Long Read Review: Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors were Duped, Patients got Hooked and Why it’s So Hard to Stop by Anna Lembke

Long Read Review: Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors were Duped, Patients got Hooked and Why it’s So Hard to Stop by Anna Lembke

In Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors were Duped, Patients got Hooked and Why it’s So Hard to Stop, Anna […]

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    Book Review: How Soon is Now? From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation by Daniel Pinchbeck

Book Review: How Soon is Now? From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation by Daniel Pinchbeck

In How Soon is Now? From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation, Daniel Pinchbeck presents his argument for the need […]

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    Book Review: The Conversational Firm: Rethinking Bureaucracy in the Age of Social Media by Catherine J. Turco

Book Review: The Conversational Firm: Rethinking Bureaucracy in the Age of Social Media by Catherine J. Turco

In The Conversational Firm: Rethinking Bureaucracy in the Age of Social Media, Catherine J. Turco offers a ethnographic study […]

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