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    Book Review: The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State by Iza R. Hussin

Book Review: The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State by Iza R. Hussin

In The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State, Iza R. Hussin […]

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    Book Review: Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared by Trinh T. Minh-ha

Book Review: Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared by Trinh T. Minh-ha

In Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared, the feminist filmmaker and postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha offers a lyrical and […]

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    Book Review: Dalit Studies edited by Ramnarayan S. Rawat and K. Satyanarayana

Book Review: Dalit Studies edited by Ramnarayan S. Rawat and K. Satyanarayana

Dalit Studies, edited by Ramnarayan S. Rawat and K. Satyanarayana, is a new collection of essays which revolve around challenging existing […]

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    Book Review: Veiled Threats: Representing the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses by Naaz Rashid

Book Review: Veiled Threats: Representing the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses by Naaz Rashid

In Veiled Threats: Representing the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses, Naaz Rashid explores how Muslim women are represented […]

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    The Materiality of Research: Sinking into the Sand: Explorations of the Coast in Sociology by Nick Osbaldiston

The Materiality of Research: Sinking into the Sand: Explorations of the Coast in Sociology by Nick Osbaldiston

In this feature essay, Nick Osbaldiston proposes the notion of a sociology of the coast, linking pre-modern divisions between […]

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    Book Review: Kropotkin and the Anarchist Intellectual Tradition by Jim Mac Laughlin

Book Review: Kropotkin and the Anarchist Intellectual Tradition by Jim Mac Laughlin

In Kropotkin and the Anarchist Intellectual Tradition, Jim Mac Laughlin revisits the work of influential anarchist philosopher Peter Kropotkin, […]

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    Book Review: Cultural Turns: New Orientations in the Study of Culture by Doris Bachmann-Medick

Book Review: Cultural Turns: New Orientations in the Study of Culture by Doris Bachmann-Medick

In Cultural Turns: New Orientations in the Study of Culture, Doris Bachmann-Medick offers an overview of the emergent ‘cultural […]

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    Long Read Review: Redesigning Life: How Genome Editing Will Transform the World by John Parrington

Long Read Review: Redesigning Life: How Genome Editing Will Transform the World by John Parrington

In Redesigning Life: How Genome Editing Will Transform the World, John Parrington traces a history of genetic engineering, focusing […]

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    Book Review: No Need for Geniuses: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine by Steve Jones

Book Review: No Need for Geniuses: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine by Steve Jones

In No Need for Genuises: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine, Steve Jones explores Revolutionary Paris as […]

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    Book Review: Leibniz: On God and Religion: A Reader edited by Lloyd Strickland

Book Review: Leibniz: On God and Religion: A Reader edited by Lloyd Strickland

In Leibniz: On God and Religion: A Reader, Lloyd Strickland brings together the philosopher’s writing on God and religion, […]

Book Review: Culture by Terry Eagleton

In Culture, literary and cultural critic Terry Eagleton turns his attention to defining and pinpointing the role that culture […]

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    Reading List: 8 Must-Read Books on Religion and the Public Sphere

Reading List: 8 Must-Read Books on Religion and the Public Sphere

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Last month, June 2016, the LSE Religion and the Public Sphere blog launched, exploring the […]

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    Book Review: Muted Modernists: The Struggle over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia by Madawi Al-Rasheed

Book Review: Muted Modernists: The Struggle over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia by Madawi Al-Rasheed

In Muted Modernists: The Struggle Over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia, Madawi Al-Rasheed challenges monolithic understandings of official and […]

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    Book Review: Power Shift: On the New Global Order by Richard Falk

Book Review: Power Shift: On the New Global Order by Richard Falk

In Power Shift: On the New Global Order, Richard Falk examines the challenges and changes to global politics since […]

Book Review: Intoxication by Jean-Luc Nancy

What is the relationship between philosophy, poetry and intoxication and should we expect ‘a sober or drunk discourse’ on […]

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