Books and Blogs
Recent books, blogposts and more by some of our academic staff, visitors and students. For more publications, including articles in scholarly journals and our blog Researching Sociology @ LSE, see our webpages: lse.ac.uk/sociology.
Books and Blogs
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22 October 2015: Mike Savage on class and inequality in Britain today.
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The ‘class ceiling’ and the new class war
Fifty years before his death in 2013, Nelson Mandela stood before Justice de Wet in Pretoria’s Palace of Justice and delivered one of the most spectacular and liberating statements ever made from a dock.This volume returns to the Rivonia courtroom to engage with Mandela’s masterful performance of resistance and the dramatic core of that transformative event. Editor Awol Allo is Fellow in Human Rights at LSE.
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The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance
A fresh take on social class from the experts behind the BBC's 'Great British Class Survey'. Social class has re-emerged as a topic of enormous scholarly and public attention. In this book, Mike Savage and the team of sociologists responsible for the Great British Class Survey report their definitive findings and propose a new way of thinking about social class in Britain today. Available from 5 November 2015
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Social Class in the 21st Century by Mike Savage
Sociology as a martial art - the latest in a series of blogposts on the theme 'Why Sociology?' by MSc student, Jalal Movaghary-Pour. Read them all on our Researching Sociology blog.
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Sociology as a martial art
Bad apples or rotten barrels? How sociological thinking can help address financial misconduct. A key issue for financial regulators facing the misconduct scandals plaguing the banking industry is deciding whether to use a more agent-centric approach that targets individual behaviour or to implement more structural solutions aimed at wider culture... Read blogpost by LSE Sociology research student Siân Lewin.
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'Same Same But Randomly Different' A board of Google Reverse Image Search images based on a single 'seed' image. See the board at http://pinterest.com/deyzel/
GMO Apples Rejected By McDonald's, and Gerber As Washington Labeling Defeat Neared
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Bad apples or rotten barrels? How sociological thinking can help address financial misconduct.
July 2015: Putting the T in Sociology. This first in a series of blog posts on the theme of Why Sociology? is from Mira Buerger, an MSc student in the Department of Sociology at LSE.
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24 June 2015: Harris Academies students visit LSE to find out more about research, with workshops led by Dr Suzi Hall, Dr Sam Friedman and PhD researcher Mona Sloane from LSE Sociology.
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Harris Academies students visit LSE for closing event of LSE Research Festival 2015
This new book by LSE Fellow Dr Jesse Potter explores how we make sense of ourselves when work is precarious and intrinsically alienating. Based on the narratives of men and women who underwent extraordinary work–life changes, Crisis at Work (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2015) examines how we negotiate greater meaning and fulfilment when our productive lives fail to sustain and satisfy.
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Crisis at Work
March 2015: The first event of LSE Research Festival 2015 featured Dr Suzanne Hall, assistant sociology professor at LSE, presenting the LSE Cities ‘Ordinary Streets’ research project to sixth form students from Harris Academies in Peckham. Students got the opportunity to engage directly with research about an area they were very familiar with, and provided thoughtful and considered comments on Suzanne’s work.
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Suzanne Hall visits Harris Sixth Form as LSE Research Festival 2015 hosts its first event
Focus: Migration 2015. This special issue of Discover Society, edited by Suzi Hall, focuses on immigration in the UK within broader realities of increased global migration.
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'The estate we’re in: how working class people became the ‘problem’': Lisa Mckenzie talks about the background to her new book 'Getting By' in this Guardian article 21 January 2015.
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Lisa McKenzie: My study of St Ann’s in Nottingham where I lived for many years shows how pernicious the idea of the feckless poor has become. I will continue to fight against these stigmatising views
The estate we’re in: how working class people became the ‘problem’
Lisa McKenzie on St Ann's estate, Nottingham
'Getting By: estates, class and culture in austerity Britain' by Dr Lisa Mckenzie, Research Fellow at LSE Sociology, is published in paperback by Policy Press on 14 January 2015.
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Getting By (Paperback) - published by The Policy Press
Professor Ricky Burdett (LSE Cities/LSE Sociology) contributes an essay to Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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Uneven Growth : tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities / by Pedro Gadanho http://encore.fama.us.es/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2641534?lang=spi
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We are all affected by light, with both its presence and its absence able to influence how we feel and how we act. Yet academic exploration of light and its impact has largely been ignored by social scientists. Dr Don Slater and Mona Sloane from LSE Sociology explain why the Configuring Light programme is looking to change this, in their article for the Winter 2014 issue of LSE's Connect magazine.
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LSE Connect Winter 2014
LSE Sociology's Dr Lisa McKenzie on 'The Revolution: Is being Televised, Blogged, Tweeted, You-Tubed and Stood Up', for the Researching Sociology blog.
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Leading sociologist of money Professor Nigel Dodd on 'Why money costs more when you're poor' for Discover Society Dec 2014.
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So true. I believe this was what Native American cultures were/still are trying to teach. Sharing in common.
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LSE Sociology research student Katharina Hecht explains 'Why sociologists should research the increase in top income and wealth inequality' in her article for Discover Society Dec 2014.
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It has been revealed that some special anniversary editions of the popular capitalistic board game Monopoly contain real money in place of the fictitious fake paper notes normally used. One set contains over 20,000 euros.
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Feb 7 - 1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
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Professor Mike Savage guest edits the latest edition of online journal Discover Society (Dec 2014) with John Holmwood on the topic of elites, wealth and inequality, follow link to his article: 'Social change in the 21st century: the new sociology of ‘wealth elites’
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Most expensive home in the world is in Mumbai, India. 1 BILLION dollars. For this 27 floor thing for a family of 6.
This house is currently the world's most expensive home owned by one person. It's a 27-floor personal home in South Mumbai, India. A full-time staff of 600 maintains the residence. (Cost: Officially USD $ 1 billion - 2 billion). Details: http://post.ly/A2wUI
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Antilla, Mumbai, India, is the world's most expensive home costing one Billion dollars making it the world's first billion dollar house.
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Antilla Mumbai ($1 Billion) - the world's most expensive home. Antilla Mumbai is the most expensive house in the world costing $1 Billion. A custom-build 27 story towering mansion, Antilla in Mumbai is the home of the world’s 5th richest man called Mukesh Ambani, head of Indian petro-chemical giant Reliance Industries, which is India’s most valuable firm by market capitalization. #World'sMostExpensiveHomes
Antilia is the name of a twenty-seven floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to businessman Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire Chairman of Reliance Industries. There will be 600 full-time staff to maintain the residence, which was reported in the Indian Media to be the most expensive home in the world. It has been described as the "Taj Mahal of 21st century India". Don't know if I "love" this but thought it was interesting enough to share.
Antilia is a 27-floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to businessman Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries.A full-time staff of 600 maintains the residence, reportedly the most expensive home in the world. The building is named after the mythical Atlantic island of Antillia The structure was designed by American architects, Perkins & Will, using principles of Vaastu Shastra to maximize “positive energy”. No two floor plans are alike.
Antilia (Mumbai, India) -the world's most expensive home
Report on Reconstructing Sarajevo publication by editors Sofia Garcia and Bronwyn Kotzen, graduates of the MSc City Design and Social Science 2014, for the LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe blog. 'Reconstructing Sarajevo: negotiating socio-political complexity' is introduced by Professor Fran Tonkiss and includes contributions from MSc City Design graduates, alumnus Gruia Badescu and Bosnian architects and researchers.
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LSE Cities: 'Reconstructing Sarajevo' report
Do you like belly laughs, or does giggling 'contaminate the aesthetic experience'? Academic research finds audiences torn betweeen low and high culture. Guardian article by Brian Logan on Sam Friedman's book Comedy and Distinction.
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Are you a comedy snob?
Book - Ulrich Beck - Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoil. Ulrich Beck is Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at LSE.
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What does it mean to belong in a place, or more than one place? Dr Suzanne Hall, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and LSE Cities Research Fellow, contributes a chapter on 'Emotion, location and urban regeneration: the resonance of marginalised cosmopolitanisms.'
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LSE Review of Books – Book Review: Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location by Hannah Jones and Emma Jackson
Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location (Paperback) - Routledge
‘Configuring Light / Staging the Social’ is a multidisciplinary research programme of social science interventions into the configuration of light, led by Dr Don Slater, Mona Sloane (both of London School of Economics) and Dr Joanne Entwistle (Kings College). Sarah Adams, illumni’s European Editor, talks to Don and Mona about the ideas behind it, the aims of the programme, and its deliverables. Image of Medellin by Don Slater.
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Forthcoming book, Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation (NYU Press, Jan 2015), edited by Michael McQuarrie (LSE Sociology) with Caroline W. Lee and Edward T. Walker. Foreword by Craig Calhoun (Director, LSE).