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    Book Review: The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century by Helena Rosenblatt

Book Review: The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century by Helena Rosenblatt

In The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century, Helena Rosenblatt gives an account of how […]

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    LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2018 (Part Two)

LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2018 (Part Two)

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What were you reading in 2018 on LSE Review of Books? Following Part One, which counted down from […]

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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 […]

Reading List: 10 Recommended Books Published in Translation

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Between 10 and 14 December 2018, the LSE Review of Books blog has been running a Translation and […]

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    Reading List: 5 Recommended Reads for the Armistice Day Centenary

Reading List: 5 Recommended Reads for the Armistice Day Centenary

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11 November 2018 is the centenary of the […]

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    Book Review: 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto by Brian Massumi

Book Review: 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto by Brian Massumi

In 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto, Brian Massumi offers a short yet intricate economic, cultural and […]

Book Review: Nihilism and Technology by Nolen Gertz

In Nihilism and Technology, Nolen Gertz aims to circumvent the binary discussions that characterise contemporary popular discourses surrounding technology, instead […]

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    Book Review: Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies by Courtney Freer

Book Review: Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies by Courtney Freer

In Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies, Courtney Freer explores the complex history of the Muslim […]

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    Book Review: The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation by Ravish Kumar

Book Review: The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation by Ravish Kumar

The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation, journalist Ravish Kumar presents an incisive critique of the contemporary state of […]

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    Book Review: Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation by Shari Tishman

Book Review: Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation by Shari Tishman

In Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation, Shari Tishman underscores the importance of slow looking. […]

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    Long Read Review: ‘From the Anthropocene to the Anthropo-scene’ by Leslie Sklair

Long Read Review: ‘From the Anthropocene to the Anthropo-scene’ by Leslie Sklair

In recent years, the term ‘Anthropocene’ has travelled from its birthplace in the Earth sciences into the social sciences, […]

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    Book Review: Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto by Bryan W. Van Norden

Book Review: Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto by Bryan W. Van Norden

In Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto, Bryan W. Van Norden challenges the Western and Eurocentric domination of philosophy curricula […]

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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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    Book Review: Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic by Emily Apter

Book Review: Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic by Emily Apter

In Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic, Emily Apter investigates and offers a vocabulary for ‘the microphenomenology of political […]

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    Book Review: On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis edited by George Yancy

Book Review: On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis edited by George Yancy

In On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis, George Yancy brings together scholars to reflect on how race […]

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