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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 […]

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    Book Review: Ethnographies of Breastfeeding: Cultural Contexts and Confrontations, edited by Tanya Cassidy and Abdullahi El Tom

Book Review: Ethnographies of Breastfeeding: Cultural Contexts and Confrontations, edited by Tanya Cassidy and Abdullahi El Tom

Ethnographies of Breastfeeding is an ideal text for specialists who wish to explore the cultural fringes of the world of […]

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    Book Review: Racism, Class and The Racialized Outsider by Satnam Virdee

Book Review: Racism, Class and The Racialized Outsider by Satnam Virdee

Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider aims to offer an original perspective on the significance of both racism and anti-racism […]

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    Book Review: Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? Edited by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole

Book Review: Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? Edited by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole

Seventeen essays from distinguished scholars take on the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and consider a variety […]

Book Review: The Social Life of Money by Nigel Dodd

Nigel Dodd’s The Social Life of Money is an original and comprehensive contribution, finds Philipp Degens. It is a must-read […]

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    Book Review: Yaya’s Story: The Quest for Well-being in the World by Paul Stoller

Book Review: Yaya’s Story: The Quest for Well-being in the World by Paul Stoller

Combining memoir, ethnography, and philosophy through a series of interconnected narratives, Paul Stoller aims to tell a story of remarkable […]

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    Reading List: 8 books that help us understand why #NoMorePage3 is important

Reading List: 8 books that help us understand why #NoMorePage3 is important

In response to a long campaign against the sexist and offensive portrayal of women in the media, The Sun newspaper are considering scrapping Page […]

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    Book Review: Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations: Feminist Criminology and Corrections by Alana Van Gundy and Amy Baumann-Grau

Book Review: Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations: Feminist Criminology and Corrections by Alana Van Gundy and Amy Baumann-Grau

With chapters covering medical abuse, sexual abuse, and pregnancy in prison, this an important book so far as it affords […]

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    Free event: LSE Literary Festival discussion: Digital Personhood and Identity

Free event: LSE Literary Festival discussion: Digital Personhood and Identity

 
LSE Literary Festival discussion: Digital Personhood and Identity
Date: Saturday 28 February 2015
Time: 1-2.30pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Luke Dormehl, Aleks […]

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    Book Review: Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies by Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb

Book Review: Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies by Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb

Based on analyses from twenty-one research teams in fourteen countries, this contribution explores what it takes to wield the emancipatory […]