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    Book Review: Social Theory for Alternative Societies by Matt Dawson

Book Review: Social Theory for Alternative Societies by Matt Dawson

In Social Theory for Alternative Societies, Matt Dawson shows how alternatives have been a feature of sociological thinking since its […]

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    Book Review: Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters by Les Back

Book Review: Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters by Les Back

Presenting a collection of diary-style entries as though from a single academic year, Les Back chronicles three decades of […]

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    Book Review: Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge by Marcus Morgan

Book Review: Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge by Marcus Morgan

In Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge, Marcus Morgan positions sociology not as a science […]

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    Book Review: The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of our Ordinary Lives by Helen Pearson

Book Review: The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of our Ordinary Lives by Helen Pearson

Authored by Helen Pearson, The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of our Ordinary Lives concerns British birth cohort studies: a […]

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    Book Review: Fractured Identities: Changing Patterns of Inequality by Harriet Bradley (2nd Edition)

Book Review: Fractured Identities: Changing Patterns of Inequality by Harriet Bradley (2nd Edition)

With inequality one of the pressing concerns of the contemporary moment, a new edition of Fractured Identities: Changing Patterns of […]

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    Book Review: Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis edited by Ruth Lupton et al

Book Review: Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis edited by Ruth Lupton et al

Launched at LSE by CASE, in Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis editors Ruth Lupton […]

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    Book Review: Religion, Gender and Citizenship: Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism by Line Nyhagen and Beatrice Halsaa

Book Review: Religion, Gender and Citizenship: Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism by Line Nyhagen and Beatrice Halsaa

In Religion, Gender and Citizenship: Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism,  Line Nyhagen and Beatrice Halsaa explore lived experiences […]

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    Book Review: Bisexuality: Identities, Politics and Theories by Surya Monro

Book Review: Bisexuality: Identities, Politics and Theories by Surya Monro

Authored by Surya Monro, Bisexuality: Identities, Policies and Theories is an accessible book that identifies and analyses key aspects of […]

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    Book Review: Presumed Intimacy: Para-Social Relationships in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture by Chris Rojek

Book Review: Presumed Intimacy: Para-Social Relationships in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture by Chris Rojek

What kind of relationships are fostered by contemporary network society and celebrity culture? In Presumed Intimacy: Para-Social Relationships in […]

Book Review: The Philosophy of Design by Glenn Parsons

In The Philosophy of Design, Glenn Parsons provides a well-structured discussion of the philosophy of design, drawing upon his […]

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    Book Review: Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases edited by Limor Samimian-Darash and Paul Rabinow

Book Review: Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases edited by Limor Samimian-Darash and Paul Rabinow

How might we consider danger, risk and uncertainty from an anthropological perspective and as modes of inquiry? In the […]

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    Book Review: Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership edited by Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi

Book Review: Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership edited by Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi

In new edited collection Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership, Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi […]

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    Book Review: The American Myth of Markets in Social Policy: Ideological Roots of Inequality by Debra Hevenstone

Book Review: The American Myth of Markets in Social Policy: Ideological Roots of Inequality by Debra Hevenstone

In The American Myth of Markets in Social Policy: Ideological Roots of Inequality, Debra Hevenstone seeks to provide a […]

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    Book Review: How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future by Neil Pollock and Robin Williams

Book Review: How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future by Neil Pollock and Robin Williams

How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future explores how industry analysts have come to wield authority over technological innovation […]

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    Book Review: Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum by Hannah Lewis, Peter Dwyer, Stuart Hodkinson and Louise Waite

Book Review: Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum by Hannah Lewis, Peter Dwyer, Stuart Hodkinson and Louise Waite

Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum offers a groundbreaking examination of the forced labour experienced by migrants and […]

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