Gurpinder Lalli

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    Book Review: Food, Power and Agency by Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon

Book Review: Food, Power and Agency by Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon

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In Food, Power and Agency, editors Jürgen Martschukat and Bryant Simon bring together contributors to explore how food, power and agency contribute to the formation of ‘culinary capital’ around the world. This is a rich and invigorating account of the forces shaping our everyday food and eating practices, both historically and in the present day, finds Gurpinder Lalli. 

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    Book Review: The Sociology of Food: Eating and the Place of Food in Society by Jean-Pierre Poulain

Book Review: The Sociology of Food: Eating and the Place of Food in Society by Jean-Pierre Poulain

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In The Sociology of Food: Eating and the Place of Food in Society, Jean-Pierre Poulain offers an account of how food has emerged as a new field within sociological research. With the book also addressing the challenges of establishing a sociology of food as a single discipline, it gives a timely and insightful narrative to readers interested in finding out more […]

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    Book Review: Protest: A Cultural Introduction to Social Movements

Book Review: Protest: A Cultural Introduction to Social Movements

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Protest: A Cultural Introduction to Social Movements shows why we can’t understand our world at all without grasping the profound impact of protest. Gurpinder Lalli thinks this book is particularly suited to activists who appreciate the dedication towards social movements and also those who are involved in policymaking.

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    Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organisation Studies

Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organisation Studies

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This volume aims to strengthen ties between organisation studies and contemporary sociological work at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Gurpinder Lalli recommends this book to scholars and students whom either design specific courses or study anthropology and culture.

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