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    Book Review: Human Capital in Gender and Development by Sydney Calkin

Book Review: Human Capital in Gender and Development by Sydney Calkin

In Human Capital in Gender and Development, Sydney Calkin engages with contemporary debates in feminist political economy by critiquing human capital theory […]

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    Book Review: Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate by Andrew Paxman

Book Review: Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate by Andrew Paxman

In Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate, Andrew Paxman offers a biography of William […]

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    Book Review: Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka by Rajesh Venugopal

Book Review: Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka by Rajesh Venugopal

In Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka, Rajesh Venugopal offers a fresh look at how colonial legacies, nationalist ideology and […]

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    Book Review: Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya by Nanjala Nyabola

Book Review: Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya by Nanjala Nyabola

In Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya, Nanjala Nyabola challenges existing scholarship on ‘tech in Africa’ […]

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    Book Review: The Sage Handbook of the 21st Century City edited by Suzanne Hall and Ricky Burdett

Book Review: The Sage Handbook of the 21st Century City edited by Suzanne Hall and Ricky Burdett

In The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City, Suzanne Hall and Ricky Burdett bring together contributors to explore […]

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    Book Review: Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World by Daniel Stokols

Book Review: Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World by Daniel Stokols

In Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World, Daniel Stokols offers a comprehensive account of social […]

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    Book Review: The Quito Papers and The New Urban Agenda by UN-Habitat, Richard Sennett with Ricky Burdett and Saskia Sassen, in dialogue with Joan Clos

Book Review: The Quito Papers and The New Urban Agenda by UN-Habitat, Richard Sennett with Ricky Burdett and Saskia Sassen, in dialogue with Joan Clos

Emerging out of UN Habitat III, The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda, authored by Richard Sennett, Ricky […]

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    Book Review: Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World by Snigdha Poonam

Book Review: Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World by Snigdha Poonam

In Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World, Snigdha Poonam seeks to understand the values, motivations and worldviews of young […]

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    Book Review: Handbook of Gentrification Studies edited by Loretta Lees with Martin Phillips

Book Review: Handbook of Gentrification Studies edited by Loretta Lees with Martin Phillips

In the Handbook of Gentrification Studies, Loretta Lees with Martin Phillips bring together contributors to explore different types of gentrification […]

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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: Modern India: A Very Short Introduction by Craig Jeffrey

Book Review: Modern India: A Very Short Introduction by Craig Jeffrey

In Modern India: A Very Short Introduction, Craig Jeffrey summarises India’s political developments from the seventeenth-century beginnings of colonial […]

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    Book Review: The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche and the New Capitals of Asia by Natalie Koch

Book Review: The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche and the New Capitals of Asia by Natalie Koch

In The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche and the New Capitals of Asia, Natalie Koch critically explores the ‘spectacular urbanism’ that […]

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    Book Review: Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey by Begüm Adalet

Book Review: Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey by Begüm Adalet

In Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey, Begüm Adalet offers an account of the […]

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    Book Review: Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World by Crystal Biruk

Book Review: Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World by Crystal Biruk

In Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World, Crystal Biruk offers an analysis of the production of data […]

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    Book Review: Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia by Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Book Review: Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia by Shenila Khoja-Moolji

In Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia, Shenila Khoja-Moolji offers a detailed historical […]

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