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    Book Review: Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens by Christina Slade

Book Review: Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens by Christina Slade

What are Arab Europeans watching on television and how do programmes affect their identities as Europeans? In Watching Arabic Television […]

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    Book Review: When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923, edited by Vally Lytra

Book Review: When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923, edited by Vally Lytra

When Greeks and Turks Meet attempts to demonstrate how the nationalist view of relations between the two peoples is a […]

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    Book Review: The New Pirates: Modern Global Piracy from Somalia to the South China Sea by Andrew Palmer

Book Review: The New Pirates: Modern Global Piracy from Somalia to the South China Sea by Andrew Palmer

Andrew Palmer’s new contribution to the field is less academically rigorous but nonetheless important as he brings in a […]

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    Book Review: The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen: Janeites at the Keyboard by Kylie Mirmohamadi

Book Review: The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen: Janeites at the Keyboard by Kylie Mirmohamadi

Jane Austen’s novels are constantly re-imagined on page and screen. The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen explores the fascinating realm […]

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    Book Review: Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines by Andrea McDonnell

Book Review: Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines by Andrea McDonnell

Celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions of issues each week. What attracts us to these magazines? And why do […]

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    Book Review: The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett

Book Review: The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett

The Dark Net aims to examine the most innovative and dangerous online subcultures: trolls and pornographers, drug dealers and hackers, political […]

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    Book Review: Consumption in China: How China’s New Consumer Ideology is Shaping the Nation by LiAnne Yu

Book Review: Consumption in China: How China’s New Consumer Ideology is Shaping the Nation by LiAnne Yu

In this lively and accessible book, LiAnne Yu discusses how consumerism has replaced traditions and given people upward mobility in […]

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    Book Review: Favela Digital: The Other Side of Technology by David Nemer

Book Review: Favela Digital: The Other Side of Technology by David Nemer

Leonardo Custódio finds that Favela Digital is a book to be celebrated for the way it reaches audiences in […]

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    Book Review: AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria by Daniel Jordan Smith

Book Review: AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria by Daniel Jordan Smith

Sharon Jackson finds that  Daniel Jordan Smith’s AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face should draw readers from anthropology, sociology, international development, global […]

The Great British Bake Off Reading List

With the final of the fifth series of the Great British Bake Off now approaching, this week’s Reading List […]

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    Book Review: Backroads Pragmatists: Mexico’s Melting Pot and Civil Rights in the United States by Ruben Flores

Book Review: Backroads Pragmatists: Mexico’s Melting Pot and Civil Rights in the United States by Ruben Flores

Through deep archival research and ambitious synthesis, Backroads Pragmatists aims to illuminate how nation-building in post-revolutionary Mexico unmistakably influenced the civil […]

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    Book Review: Football’s Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game by Ellis Cashmore and Jamie Cleland

Book Review: Football’s Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game by Ellis Cashmore and Jamie Cleland

In Football’s Dark Side, Ellis Cashmore and Jamie Cleland draw together the views of thousands of football fans on the game […]

3 ways podcasting can make you a more engaged academic

National Podcast Day is 30th September and is a day dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public […]

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    Book Review: Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey by Ryan Gingeras

Book Review: Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey by Ryan Gingeras

Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey explores the history of organized crime in Turkey and the roles […]