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Book Review: Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction by Tony Schirato with Mary Roberts

Review by Andrea Lizama Bourdieu: A critical introduction by Tony Schirato with Mary Roberts was published by Allen & Unwin in April 2018. Tony Schirato was formerly Professor & HOD of Communication at the University of Macau. He researches and writes in the areas of critical theory, gender, cultural politics, and sport. He is currently writing a […]

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Book Review: Realising the City edited by Camilla Lewis & Jessica Symons

Review by Sharleen Estampador-Hughson Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester, edited by Camilla Lewis and Jessica Symons, was published by Manchester University Press in December 2017.   Camilla Lewis is a researcher in the department of Sociology at the University of Manchester. Her interdisciplinary research centres on the themes of ageing, inequalities, housing, belonging and community […]

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Book Review: The Fire Now edited by Johnson, Joseph-Salisbury & Kamunge

Review by Sara Salem The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence, edited by Azeezat Johnson, Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Beth Kamunge, was published by Zed Books in November 2018. Remi Joseph-Salisbury is a Presidential Fellow in Ethnicity and Inequalities at the University of Manchester. He is the author of ‘Black Mixed-Race Men’, a […]

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Book Review: Digital Food Activism by Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan and Stanley Ulijaszek

Review by Rebecca Sandover Digital Food Activism by Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan and Stanley Ulijaszek was published byRoutledge in 2018. Digital Food Activism is an important and emerging field within the social sciences that has had little detailed consideration by scholars. The authors of Digital Food Activismstate in their introduction “This is the first volume to […]

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Book Review: Towards Corporeal Cosmopolitanism by Anjana Raghavan

Review by Senthorun Raj Dr. Anjana Raghavan is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Her work is located at the interstices of decolonial and queer feminisms, political philosophies and critical theory-praxis. She has published work on “corporeal cosmopolitanism”, […]

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Book Review: Experimental Practice by Dimitris Papadopoulos

Review by Nicholas Beuret Dimitris Papadopoulos is Professor of Science, Technology and Society and Director of the Institute for Science and Society at the University of Nottingham. His work in science and technology studies, social theory and social change has been published in numerous journals and in several books. He is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow working […]

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Book Review: Shell Shocked: The Social Response to Terrorist Attacks by Gérôme Truc

Review by Dr Anne Eyre Gérôme Truc is a sociologist and tenured research fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and member of the Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique, based at the University Paris Nanterre and the ENS Paris-Saclay. His work focuses primarily on social reactions to terrorist attacks and their memorialisation, and more generally on […]

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Book Review: The Urban Politics of Squatters’ Movements edited by Miguel A. Martinez Lopez

Review by Rhiannon Craft Miguel A. Martinez Lopez is Professor of Sociology at the IBF-Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University (Sweden). He was previously affiliated with the City University of Hong Kong and the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2009 he is a member of the activist-research network SqEK (Squatting Everywhere Kollective). He […]

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Book Review: Happy Abortions by Erica Millar

Review by Gillian Love Erica Millar’s work focuses on the cultural, social and legal dimensions of reproduction. She has published widely on the biopolitics of reproduction, on the relationship of cultural representations of abortion to broader structural inequities, and on the emotions that are attached to abortion in a variety of public discourses. She is currently a […]

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Book Review: Factories for Learning by Christy Kulz

Review by Anna Bull Christy Kulz is currently a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education working on a three-year research project that explores how schools and their subjects are governed through the education market and social mobility dreamscapes. She completed her ESRC-funded PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths College […]

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Book Review: Metric Power by David Beer

Review by Rolland Munro David Beer is Reader in Sociology at the University of York and is a co-editor at Theory, Culture & Society. Metric Power is now available in paperback (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and his next book, The Data Gaze, will be published by Sage later in 2018. This week I advised my son, a Head Chef in […]

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Book Review: Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities by Ruth Sheldon

Review by Mathew Guest Ruth Sheldon is a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She is an ethnographer whose research focuses on exploring ethical, political and theological encounters within public institutions and everyday life. Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities (2016) is published by Manchester University Press. […]

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Book Review: The Cynical Educator by Ansgar Allen

Review by Gary Peters Ansgar Allen is a lecturer in education at the University of Sheffield, UK, and is the author of Benign Violence: Education in and beyond the Age of Reason (2014, Palgrave), The Cynical Educator(2017, Mayfly), and Education and Philosophy: An Introduction (2017, Sage) with Roy Goddard. On the very day that I write this review of Ansgar […]

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Book Review: Down’s Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics by Gareth Thomas

Review by Priscilla Alderson Gareth Thomas is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. He is a sociologist interested in medicine, disability, stigma, reproduction, and place. His first research monograph – Down’s Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics: Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic – was published by Routledge in March […]

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Book Review: Nakedness, Shame, and Embarrassment by Barbara Górnicka

Review by Norman Gabriel Dr Barbara Górnicka currently lectures in the School of Sociology at University College Dublin. She is the Associate Editor of Human Figurations Journal, and the Editor of Figurations, the newsletter of the Norbert Elias Foundation. Her research interests range from all things ‘bodily’ (especially matters relating to sexuality and emotions such […]

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