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    Book Review: From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century

Book Review: From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century

With full diplomatic relations restored yesterday between the U.S. and Cuba, we review From Cuba with Love, which dives into the […]

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    Book Review: Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals

Book Review: Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals

In Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals, Marcus Morgan and Patrick Baert yield key […]

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    Book Review: The Happiness Industry: How Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being

Book Review: The Happiness Industry: How Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being

Sociologist William Davies authors a book that is an interesting, if over-negative, survey of the ‘politics of well-being’. Jules […]

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    Book Review: Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order

Book Review: Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order

The Long Gilded Age considers the interlocking roles of politics, labour, and internationalism in the ideologies and institutions that […]

Book Review: Muslim Citizens in the West

The integration of Muslim communities into Western societies is a difficult and strained subject, with myth and misunderstanding rife. […]

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    Book Review: Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China

Book Review: Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China

Little Emperors and Material Girls discusses the sexual behaviour of young women in Beijing and Shanghai, and tries to […]

Book Review: The Relevance of Political Science

A new collection engages directly with how political science can achieve wider relevance as a discipline. Matt Wood finds […]

Book Review: Being German, Becoming Muslim

Being German, Becoming Muslim is the result of the author, Esra Özyürek’s research on converts to Islam in Germany, […]

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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 […]