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    Book Review: Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change: Uncomfortable Positions in Local Government by Hannah Jones

Book Review: Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change: Uncomfortable Positions in Local Government by Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones aims to explore how multiculturalism, inequality and belonging are understood in the day-to-day thinking and practices of […]

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    Book Review: The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis: Diverse Perspectives on the Psychosocial, edited by Lynn Chancer and John Andrews

Book Review: The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis: Diverse Perspectives on the Psychosocial, edited by Lynn Chancer and John Andrews

Why have sociologists tended to overlook the work of their colleagues in the field of psychology? This collection aims to consider the […]

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    Book Review: Workers Unite! The International Working Men’s Association 150 Years Later, edited by Marcello Musto

Book Review: Workers Unite! The International Working Men’s Association 150 Years Later, edited by Marcello Musto

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the International Working Men’s Association, this book pulls together essays and resources […]

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    Our guide to the perfect podcasts for social scientists to listen to through Christmas 2014

Our guide to the perfect podcasts for social scientists to listen to through Christmas 2014

Podcasts have seen a revival this year thanks to initiatives like Serial and the Radiotopia network. At LSE Review of Books, […]

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    Book Review: Food Waste: Home Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life by David Evans

Book Review: Food Waste: Home Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life by David Evans

Using ethnographic material to explore global issues, Food Waste seeks to unearth the processes that lie behind the volume […]

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    Book Review: The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea by Robert Wald Sussman

Book Review: The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea by Robert Wald Sussman

In The Myth of Race, Robert Sussman aims to explore how race emerged as a social construct from early biblical […]

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    Book Review: Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research edited by Donatella della Porta

Book Review: Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research edited by Donatella della Porta

This collection aims to offer a practical, how-to approach to researching social movement studies, with each author writing on a method […]

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    Our guide to the perfect books for Christmas 2014: picks for historians, political scientists, artists and philosophers

Our guide to the perfect books for Christmas 2014: picks for historians, political scientists, artists and philosophers

This is the second part of our guide to the perfect books for Christmas 2014, based on some of the most popular […]

Our guide to the perfect books for Christmas 2014

2014 has been a wonderful year for new and exciting social science books, with popular releases across the disciplines […]

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    Book Review: Gentrification: A Working-Class Perspective by Kirsteen Paton

Book Review: Gentrification: A Working-Class Perspective by Kirsteen Paton

Focusing on the working-class experience of gentrification, this book re-examines the enduring relationship between class and the urban. Harriet […]

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How do you use LSE Review of Books? Tell us and win £100 worth of books

Every month over 40,000 readers use LSE Review of Books to find out about the latest social science books. As […]

Book Review: Imagining Women’s Careers by Laurie Cohen

This book is about women’s careers, how women think about and enact their working lives, and how these patterns change, […]

Book Review: Psychology in the Bathroom by Nick Haslam

The toilet is a focus of intense emotions, unseemly interests, strange afflictions and earthy humour. Psychology in the Bathroom looks […]

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    Book Review: Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society edited by Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski and Kirsten A. Foot

Book Review: Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society edited by Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski and Kirsten A. Foot

Across 13 chapters, scholars from media studies and science and technology studies offer insights into how we can see media […]

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    Book Review: Moral Encounters in Tourism edited by Mary Mostafanezhad and Kevin Hannam

Book Review: Moral Encounters in Tourism edited by Mary Mostafanezhad and Kevin Hannam

Key themes in this new book include the moral consumption of tourism experiences, embodiment in tourism encounters, environmental moralities […]