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    Book Review: “I’m Sorry For What I Have Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies by M. Catherine Gruber

Book Review: “I’m Sorry For What I Have Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies by M. Catherine Gruber

This book examines 52 apologetic allocutions produced during federal sentencing hearings, and analyses how words and phrases can influence […]

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    Book Review: Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime by Eric Tagliacozzo and Wen-Chin Chang

Book Review: Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime by Eric Tagliacozzo and Wen-Chin Chang

This volume looks to explore the life stories of ordinary Burmese by drawing on the narratives of individual subjects […]

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    Reading List: 7 must-read books on music festivals and carnival culture

Reading List: 7 must-read books on music festivals and carnival culture

With the Notting Hill Carnival and Reading and Leeds music festivals seeing out summer 2014 last weekend, these books […]

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    Book Review: Sing The Rage: Listening to Anger After Mass Violence by Sonali Chakravarti

Book Review: Sing The Rage: Listening to Anger After Mass Violence by Sonali Chakravarti

What is the relationship between anger and justice, especially when so much of our moral education has taught us […]

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    Book Review: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse

Book Review: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse

As author Carol Dyhouse covers in her book, Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women, despite massive […]

Reading List: policing, violence and racism

As protests escalate over the shooting by police of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in the US state of […]

Reading List: families, marriage and policy

David Cameron is seeking to put families at the heart of new government policies, in a change of both […]

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    Book Review: Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making by Nadia E. Brown

Book Review: Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making by Nadia E. Brown

In 2013, out of 7,776 female state legislators serving across the USA, 364 are women of colour; of these […]

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    Book Review: Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing our Lives, edited by Mark Graham and William H. Dutton

Book Review: Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing our Lives, edited by Mark Graham and William H. Dutton

This book brings together research that addresses some of the most significant cultural, economic, and political roles of the […]

Book Review: The Rhetoric of Pregnancy by Marika Seigel

In The Rhetoric of Pregnancy, Marika Seigel uses rhetorical analysis to deconstruct pregnancy manuals while also identifying ways to improve communication about pregnancy […]

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    Book Review: Endgame for ETA: Elusive Peace in the Basque Country by Teresa Whitfield

Book Review: Endgame for ETA: Elusive Peace in the Basque Country by Teresa Whitfield

Endgame for ETA offers a compelling account of the long path to ETA’s declaration of a definitive end to […]

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    Book Review: Conscientious Objectors in Israel: Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty by Erica Weiss

Book Review: Conscientious Objectors in Israel: Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty by Erica Weiss

Based on long-term fieldwork, Erica Weiss’ ethnography chronicles the personal experiences of two generations of Jewish conscientious objectors as […]

Reading List: immigration and refugee rights

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 […]