Book Reviews

Take a look at the latest book reviews available online through SAGE publications.


The following book reviews can be found in the October 2018 issue (Vol 55, Issue 13):

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Book review symposium: Key Thinkers on Cities authored by Regan Koch and Alan Latham and reviewed by Heather McLean, CS Ponder, Felipe Magalhães & Lauren Wagner


McLean, Ponder, Magalhães and Wagner and book editors Koch and Latham reflect on questions of canon-making, plurality, mapping and gender in this review symposium for Key Thinkers on Cities.

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Book review: The Dead City: Urban Ruins and the Spectacle of Decay authored by Paul Dobraszczyk and reviewed by Pablo Arboleda


"Since the sites studied in this book have long been characterised by ruination, the most interesting feature in Dobraszczyk’s thought is his emphasis on incorporating architectural decay – as a representative, cultural value – into any envisaged project."

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Book review: Austerity and Democracy in Athens: Crisis and Community in Exarchia authored by Monia Cappuccini and reviewed by Georgia Alexandri


Interested in community and democracy in times of urban austerity and crisis? Read Alexandri's review of Cappuccini's Austerity & Democracy in Athens: Crisis and Community in Exarchia.