Profile for Deb > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Deb
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,990,732
Helpful Votes: 67

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Deb

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media
Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media
by David Edwards
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it me, or are things just getting worse!!!, 18 Feb. 2006
READ THIS BOOK!!! What a fabulous, and scary, read. If like myself, you have turned to the Guardian or Independant for a better picture of world events - you will be amazed at some of the evidence brought up in this book. Now, I am not an intellectual but found this really easy to read (and rivetting, couldn't put it down). I found the references given in the text were much more useful than trawling through the back of the book for them and overall can say this publication offers a succinct and straight talking approach to a subject most of us wish wasn't happening. All trainee journos should read as part of their training! It won't disappoint, essential reading.


Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World
Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World
by Niall Ferguson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a journey, 14 July 2005
As someone that didn't spend a lot of time paying attention in History, this was a joy to read. For anyone else finding themselves in the same position I would seriously suggest you read this book. I'd been puzzled about why such a small island had such a big attitude but now I know about the history of the Empire it makes more sense. Highly recommended.


Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour
by Kate Fox
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So that's the problem then......, 14 July 2005
This author seems to have really captured the English in this book. I laughed out loud at many examples that I could relate to, as of course I would because the English are the kings of irony and humour is the best way to cover embaressment. Absolutely brilliant, should be an essential read not only for the lay reader but for the professionals that seem to have so much trouble crossing class boundaries. If you are English it will make you squirm, if you aren't, it will answer a lot of questions!
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 15, 2011 9:02 PM GMT


Happiness: Lessons from a New Science
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science
by Richard Layard
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last a bit of co-operation!, 14 July 2005
For anybody that's feeling particularly poor, this is a wonderful book. Easy to read and a real 'page-turner', I couldn't put it down. I was really impressed that so may disciplines had been referenced throughout, psychology, sociology, economics etc, and think it's high time that professionals stopped trying to guard their particular corners and worked together. A publication that could be read alongside 'The Rebel Sell - How counterculture became consumerculture', as another indicator of society's
growing disillusion with money being the answer to all problems. Highly recommended.


Origins and Growth of Sociology (Pelican)
Origins and Growth of Sociology (Pelican)
by J.H. Abraham
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good grounding for budding sociologists, 14 July 2005
My first book of primary sources when I started my studies and an excellent introduction to the roots of sociological theory.


The Disneyization of Society
The Disneyization of Society
by Alan Bryman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The shape of the future?, 14 July 2005
The message here seems to be that if McDonaldization doesn't get you, then Disneyization will! On one hand the idea that, those with money, can look forwards to a future of single destination/all needs encompassing areas has a sinister feeling of separating the 'haves' from the 'have-nots', though the idea of emotional labour, insisting that those who deal with the public should be able to muster a genuine sense of care for them, can't be a bad thing! All-in-all , another attack on the consumer culture and another dig at people that have more money than sense. Highly recommended.


The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (Penguin Social Sciences)
The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (Penguin Social Sciences)
by Thomas Luckmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So you think you know what's going on........, 12 April 2005
Thought this book was absolutely wonderful as an introduction to sociology as a subject. On a personal level it was really interesting to discover where I stood in the whole grand scheme of things and even jargon such as universe-maintenance mechanisms was not off-putting. His thoughts on secondary socialization will offer comfort to any other 'mature' students feeling overwhelmed by entering academia after a long absence!


Page: 1