Bookreviews

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Bookreviews

This page is currently under contruction and we hope to have some exciting new developments here in near future.

In the meantime, why not take a look at some of the book reviews that are currently available online through SAGE publications.

Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai, authored by Anand Nikhil and reviewed by Usmaan M Farooqui.

From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool Through Malay Lives, authored by Tim Bunnell and reviewed by Nihal Perera.

 

We have the new book review essay by Herman Mark Schwartz entitled "Houses on FIRE: Three views on the Great Crash of 2008" which is now available online.

The review covers the following 3 books:

The Great Debt Transformation

Fuller Gregory W , The Great Debt Transformation, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke and New York, NY, 2016; 309 pp.: 978-1-137-54872-6, £71.00/US$105.00 (hbk)

Preventing the Next Mortgage Crisis: The Meltdown, the Federal Response, and the Future of Housing in America

Immergluck Dan , Preventing the Next Mortgage Crisis: The Meltdown, the Federal Response, and the Future of Housing in America, Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD, 2015; 200 pp.: 978-1-4422-5313-1, £24.95/US$40.00 (hbk)

Foreclosed America

Martin Isaac William & Niedt Christopher , Foreclosed America, Stanford University Press: Stanford, CA, 2015; 112 pp.: 978-0-8047-9513-5, US$12.99 (pbk)

You can download and read the full article here.

We also have another 2 new book reviews available online

Stavrides Stavros , Common Space: The City as Commons, Zed Books: London, 2016; 320 pp.: 978-1-7836-0327-5, £16.99 (pbk) reviewed by Matina Kapsali and Maria Karagianni

 

Anjaria Jonathan Shapiro , The Slow Boil: The Street Food, Rights and Public Space in Mumbai, Stanford University Press: Stanford, CA, 2016; 232 pp.: 978-08047-9937-9, £18.99/US$25.95, reviewed by Kasi Eswarappa