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Mysteries and Conspiracies: Detective Stories, Spy Novels and the Making of Modern Societies
Mysteries and Conspiracies: Detective Stories, Spy Novels and the Making of Modern Societies
by Luc Boltanski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

1.0 out of 5 stars The real mystery is why, 25 Jun. 2015
Plodding and unimaginative, the sort of thing that gives sociology a bad name. How one can write about this topic without mentioning Raymond Chandler, and without addressing the specialist literature in this field, is beyond me.


The Battle for Europe: How an Elite Hijacked a Continent - and How we Can Take it Back
The Battle for Europe: How an Elite Hijacked a Continent - and How we Can Take it Back
by Thomas Fazi
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is the best relatively short account of the financial crisis and who ..., 9 May 2015
this is the best relatively short account of the financial crisis and who is now benefiting from it. Everyone should read this smart and incredibly well-written book.


Autobiography of a Corpse (New York Review Books Classics)
Autobiography of a Corpse (New York Review Books Classics)
by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great to have this forgotten classic available in such a ..., 7 Jan. 2015
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great to have this forgotten classic available in such a nice edition. NYRB books - better than anything English publishers can manage


Revolution
Revolution
by Russell Brand
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the publicity given to this 9I have heard masters students recommending it) sad reflection on the state of public culture in, 7 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Revolution (Hardcover)
one star is one too many for this gibberish on stilts. the publicity given to this 9I have heard masters students recommending it) sad reflection on the state of public culture in Britain


A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory And Social Complexity
A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory And Social Complexity
by Manuel Delanda
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deleuze was a great philosopher but he knew nothing about social relations, 4 Dec. 2014
the collective madness that has descended on so-called social theorists (the people today who are wholly uneducated in the history of the subject) is embodied/disembodied in this sort of book, a veritable internal monologue signifying nothing. Deleuze was a great philosopher but he knew nothing about social relations. As for Guattari, he wasn't even the first.
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Arrow In The Blue
Arrow In The Blue
by Arthur Koestler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars spendildy engrossing. what a fascinating man koestler was, ..., 30 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Arrow In The Blue (Paperback)
spendildy engrossing. what a fascinating man koestler was, as well as deeply difficult,


Inside the Brotherhood
Inside the Brotherhood
by Hazem Kandil
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 30 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Inside the Brotherhood (Hardcover)
poor quality run through, no proper analysis. certainly not political sociology which is supposed to be the author's job.


The Rule of Law and the Measure of Property (The Hamlyn Lectures)
The Rule of Law and the Measure of Property (The Hamlyn Lectures)
by Jeremy Waldron
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars crystal clear, 11 Dec. 2013
Brilliant. Exemplary lectures: clear, concise, no waffle and no short cuts either. And there is a powerful argument that continues his earlier one about the dignity of legislation.


Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age
Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age
by Manuel Castells
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars unreadable, 30 Nov. 2013
a lot of sound and not much fury here. Is it saying anything that one could not deduce from reading the newspapers? No. The emperor not only has no clothes, he is parading naked in front of us. Ridiculous


The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
by Alex Ross
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.88

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars like listening to berlioz, 2 Feb. 2013
what is going on? I heard about this book today and started reading it. Never have I read a book containing so many empty generalisations, redundant sentences. meaningless judgements.
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