Browse the latest book reviews in Sociology and Anthropology

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    Reading List: immigration rights and challenges around the world

Reading List: immigration rights and challenges around the world

As instability in the Middle East and North Africa continues, thousands of migrants a month are attempting to reach Europe via unsafe […]

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    Book Review: Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location by Hannah Jones and Emma Jackson

Book Review: Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location by Hannah Jones and Emma Jackson

Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging brings together work from cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholars researching home, migration and belonging, using their original research […]

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    Book Review: Waging Gendered Wars: U.S. Military Women in Afghanistan and Iraq by Paige Whaley Eager

Book Review: Waging Gendered Wars: U.S. Military Women in Afghanistan and Iraq by Paige Whaley Eager

Waging Gendered Wars aims to examine how US military women have impacted and been affected by the wars in Iraq […]

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    Book Review: On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman

Book Review: On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman

Tim Newburn is impressed by Alice Goffman’s book On The Run: a look at the lives of the young African […]

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    Book Review: The Muslims Are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani

Book Review: The Muslims Are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani

The Muslims Are Coming! contains a wealth of research into and analysis of particular cases of counter terrorist activity and […]

Reading List: cycling, football, and sport in society

With the Wimbledon finals now played, the Tour de France heading to London today, and the 2014 World Cup happening […]

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    Book Review: From Popular Culture to Everyday Life by John Storey

Book Review: From Popular Culture to Everyday Life by John Storey

This book aims to present a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study […]

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    Book Review: Green Consumption: The Global Rise of Eco-Chic edited by Bart Barendregt and Rivke Jaffe

Book Review: Green Consumption: The Global Rise of Eco-Chic edited by Bart Barendregt and Rivke Jaffe

Green lifestyles and ethical consumption have become increasingly popular strategies in moving towards environmentally-friendly societies and combating global poverty. […]

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    Book Review: Rights of Way to Brasília Teimosa: The Politics of Squatter Settlement by Charles J. Fortin

Book Review: Rights of Way to Brasília Teimosa: The Politics of Squatter Settlement by Charles J. Fortin

The site of Recife’s Brasília Teimosa favela emerged as a flash point of economic and political interests in the 1930s […]

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    Book Review: The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters: Gender, Secrecy, and Fraternity in Italian Masonic Lodges by Lilith Mahmud

Book Review: The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters: Gender, Secrecy, and Fraternity in Italian Masonic Lodges by Lilith Mahmud

The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters is a compelling and vibrant ethnography which grants an insight into the esoteric world […]

Book Review: What is a Social Movement? by Hank Johnston

Focusing on movement organizations and networks, what they do, and how they articulate their ideas of justice and collective […]

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    Book Review: Olympic Housing: A Critical Review of London 2012′s Legacy by Penny Bernstock

Book Review: Olympic Housing: A Critical Review of London 2012′s Legacy by Penny Bernstock

With chapters on London’s housing legacy, regeneration along Stratford High Street, and the experiences of those who were moved […]

Book Review: Going Viral by Karine Nahon and Jeff Hemsley

In Going Viral, Karine Nahon and Jeff Hemsley look to uncover the factors that make tweets, videos, and news stories go […]

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    Book Review: Community Gardening as Social Action by Claire Nettle

Book Review: Community Gardening as Social Action by Claire Nettle

In this accessible read, Claire Nettle looks to provides a new understanding of community gardening by applying a contextual framework that […]

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    Book Review: Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing by Didier Fassin

Book Review: Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing by Didier Fassin

During the time of the 2005 riots, Didier Fassin carried out an ethnographic study in one of the largest […]