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    Book Review: Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form by Sianne Ngai

Book Review: Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form by Sianne Ngai

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In Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form, Sianne Ngai explores a pervasive and relatable aspect of everyday life under late capitalism: the ubiquity of the gimmick as a form that both seduces and repels. Tracing the gimmick through close readings of theory and case studies drawn from literature, art and film, this book is an incredible resource for […]

2020 in US politics and policy – what’s in store 

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With 2019 now behind us, it’s now time to look ahead to the coming year in US politics and policy. USAPP Managing Editor, Chris Gilson gives a glimpse of what we’re likely to see this year.

Welcome to 2020! It’s an election year, so the already frenetic political atmosphere in the US will soon be kicking into an even higher gear. Here, I’ll be looking at […]

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Happy New Year 2020 from LSE USAPP!

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We’d like to thank all of our readers for reading LSE USAPP in 2019, our sixth full year of publishing commentary on US politics and policy. We’ve had more than 380,000 visitor sessions this year! Read our ten most popular posts from 2019 here.

Over 4,500 of you now follow us on Twitter (but there’s always room for more!) and we have more […]

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2019 in review: round up of our ten most popular posts

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This year, we published more than 380 articles covering the entire range of United States politics, policy, and society. Here’s a count-down of our ten most popular articles from this year:

10. Why declaring a national emergency to build a border wall could set Donald Trump on the road to impeachment
Although some critics have floated the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, […]

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    Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2020!

Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2020!

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We’d like to wish our readers all the best for the festive season, and we look forward to bringing you even more analysis and commentary on American politics, economics, culture, and society in 2020!

If you’d like to be part of the conversation at USAPP then you can:

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    The El Paso shooting must be seen in a broader context of racial violence at the US-Mexico border

The El Paso shooting must be seen in a broader context of racial violence at the US-Mexico border

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The recent shooting at the Cielo Vista Walmart in El Paso has been depicted as a tragedy for local people, reigniting well-practiced debates about gun control, video games, mental health, and “lone wolf” extremism. But this framing not only underplays the impacts on connected communities like Ciudad Juárez across the border, it also fails to acknowledge this massacre’s place […]

Happy New Year 2019 from LSE USAPP!

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We’d like to thank all of our readers for reading LSE USAPP in 2018, our fifth full year of publishing commentary on US politics and policy. We’ve had more than 336,000 visitor sessions this year!

Over 4,200 of you now follow us on Twitter (but there’s always room for more!) and we have more than 1,100. Facebook ‘likes’. Many have signed up to receive one […]

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    2018 in review: round up of USAPP’s ten most popular posts this year

2018 in review: round up of USAPP’s ten most popular posts this year

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In 2018, we published more than 350 articles covering the entire range of United States politics, policy, and society. Here’s a count-down of the ten most popular articles we published this year.

10. Why “sex” may not be the best way to understand the gender gap in political behavior (1,489 pageviews)

Election coverage often refers to a “gender gap”, meaning different vote choices […]

December 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2019!

Happy holidays from LSE USAPP to all our readers and best wishes for 2019!

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We’d like to wish our readers all the best for the festive season, and we look forward to bringing you even more analysis and commentary on American politics, economics, culture, and society in 2019!

If you’d like to be part of the conversation at USAPP then you can:

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Happy 4th of July from USAPP and the LSE US Centre!

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The USAPP blog team and everyone at the LSE US Centre would like to wish you a very happy 4th of July!
We’re now on Instagram!
Today we launch the US Centre’s Instagram. Please give us a follow for all things United States at the LSE and in London! You can follow us here.


The Ballpark is back!
We’ve also just released the […]

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