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    Book Review: On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West

Book Review: On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West

Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects. Susan Marie Martin finds […]

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    Book Review: Moroccan Fashion: Design, Culture and Tradition

Book Review: Moroccan Fashion: Design, Culture and Tradition

Moroccan garment design and consumption have experienced major shifts in recent history, transforming from a traditional craft-based enterprise to […]

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    Book Review: Mutuality: Anthropology’s Changing Terms of Engagement

Book Review: Mutuality: Anthropology’s Changing Terms of Engagement

In this volume, seventeen distinguished anthropologists draw on personal and professional histories to describe avenues to mutuality through collaborative […]

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    Book Review: Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism

Book Review: Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism

In Pressed for Time, Judy Wajcman explains why we immediately interpret our experiences with digital technology as inexorably accelerating everyday […]

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    Book Review: Biopolitics of Security: A Political Analytic of Finitude

Book Review: Biopolitics of Security: A Political Analytic of Finitude

Taking its inspiration from Michel Foucault, this volume of essays integrates the analysis of security into the study of […]

Book Review: Protest: A Cultural Introduction to Social Movements

Protest: A Cultural Introduction to Social Movements shows why we can’t understand our world at all without grasping the […]

Book Review: Elites: A General Model

Elites: A General Model applies looks at three distinctly different societies – ancient India, Classical Athens, and the contemporary United […]

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    Book Review: Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday

Book Review: Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday

Ethnographers of contemporary Internet-infused societies consequently find themselves facing serious methodological dilemmas: where should they go, what should they […]

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    Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organisation Studies

Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organisation Studies

This volume aims to strengthen ties between organisation studies and contemporary sociological work at a time when there are […]

Book Review: El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth

The Venezuelan youth orchestra programme known as ‘El Sistema’ has attracted much attention internationally through its claims to use […]

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    Book review: On the State: Lectures at the College de France 1989-1992 by Pierre Bourdieu

Book review: On the State: Lectures at the College de France 1989-1992 by Pierre Bourdieu

What is the nature of the modern state? How did it come into being and what are the characteristics […]

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    Book Review: Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the Identities of Contemporary Black Men edited by Brittany C. Slatton and Kamesha Spates

Book Review: Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the Identities of Contemporary Black Men edited by Brittany C. Slatton and Kamesha Spates

Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? does the important work of addressing some of the myths and stereotypes that plague black men, […]

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    Book Review: American Conspiracy Theories by Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent

Book Review: American Conspiracy Theories by Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent

The book itself invites more exploration of American conspiracy theories while, at the same time, its theoretical framework can […]

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    Book Review: Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, gender and social science by Ann Oakley

Book Review: Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, gender and social science by Ann Oakley

For many aspiring young female sociologists, Ann Oakley’s writing has been inspirational and reassuring. Her new book explores her own life […]

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    Book Review: Celebrity Capital: Assessing the Value of Fame by Barrie Gunter

Book Review: Celebrity Capital: Assessing the Value of Fame by Barrie Gunter

For readers interested in the ways that celebrities can be used to add value to products, brands or campaigns […]