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    Book Review: Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920 by Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Book Review: Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920 by Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

In Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa shows that as different ‘entangled anxieties’ surrounding womanliness, […]

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    Book Review: Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China’s Borderlands by Judd C. Kinzley

Book Review: Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China’s Borderlands by Judd C. Kinzley

In Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China’s Borderlands, Judd C. Kinzley tracks Xinjiang’s transformation from a disregarded ‘wasteland’ […]

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    Book Review: Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation by Imani Perry

Book Review: Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation by Imani Perry

In Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation, Imani Perry offers a powerful historical analysis of patriarchy and domination that draws on […]

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    Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

In The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran studies the crucial role that financial structures […]

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    Book Review: Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side by Nandini Bagchee

Book Review: Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side by Nandini Bagchee

In Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side, Nandini Bagchee shifts our focus from the public spaces of New […]

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    Long Read Review: Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews

Long Read Review: Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews

In Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century, Kehinde Andrews offers a new critical history of Black radical politics, […]

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    Book Review: Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography by Laura Vaughan

Book Review: Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography by Laura Vaughan

In Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography – available to download here for free – Laura Vaughan offers an analysis […]

  • Permalink This medal was issued by the French ministry of finance to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It depicts an allegorical figure of Currency minting coins while the reverse shows the grounds of the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower was built for the fair and served as the entrance arch to the grounds. The building on the far left is the Galerie des machines, the longest interior space in the world at the time. It was destroyed in 1910.Gallery

    Book Review: The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century by Helena Rosenblatt

Book Review: The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century by Helena Rosenblatt

In The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century, Helena Rosenblatt gives an account of how […]

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    LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2018 (Part Two)

LSE RB Year in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2018 (Part Two)

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What were you reading in 2018 on LSE Review of Books? Following Part One, which counted down from […]

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    Book Review: Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate by Andrew Paxman

Book Review: Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate by Andrew Paxman

In Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate, Andrew Paxman offers a biography of William […]

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    Book Review: Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka by Rajesh Venugopal

Book Review: Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka by Rajesh Venugopal

In Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka, Rajesh Venugopal offers a fresh look at how colonial legacies, nationalist ideology and […]

Reading List: 10 Recommended Books Published in Translation

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Between 10 and 14 December 2018, the LSE Review of Books blog has been running a Translation and […]

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    Feature Essay: Language Movements and Democracy in India by Mithilesh Kumar Jha

Feature Essay: Language Movements and Democracy in India by Mithilesh Kumar Jha

In this feature essay, Language Movements and Democracy in India, Mithilesh Kumar Jha draws on his recent book Language Politics […]

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    Feature Essay: Translating Frantz Fanon Across Continents and Languages by Kathryn Batchelor, Sue-Ann Harding and Christina Kullberg

Feature Essay: Translating Frantz Fanon Across Continents and Languages by Kathryn Batchelor, Sue-Ann Harding and Christina Kullberg

Les Damnés de la terre (The Wretched of the Earth) remains one of Frantz Fanon’s most significant works, written […]

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    Interview: Introducing the ‘Penguin European Writers’ series: Q&A with assistant editor Isabel Wall

Interview: Introducing the ‘Penguin European Writers’ series: Q&A with assistant editor Isabel Wall

In April 2018, Penguin launched their new ‘Penguin European Writers’ series, which features forgotten twentieth-century classics by authors of […]

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