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Karen Shook is Books Editor at Times Higher Education.
New monographs explore sudden sight loss, stoicism, botanical beauty, a Buddhist take on the dismal science, and tough women
Economics, modernised; remembering Bob Crow; the emergence of globalisation from a war-torn world; Big Brother; and a history of squatting
Story time for social scientists; tax owed is not tax loathed; the mighty river of free-flowing curiosity; and the truth, short and sweet
Why you need a ‘No’ hat, rethinking the economic wisdom of ‘necessary luxuries’, restoring financial power to the people, and lessons learned from teaching prisoners to read
Africa’s 17th-century warrior queen; the modern equivalent of tinkering in your shed; mergers and acquisitions in the world of HE; and what tax havens really do to the economy
Philosophical Gallic charm, modern slavery, top tips for managing research projects, when man meets machine and the loss of hope
A study of racism, where texture ends and taste begins, an oral history of Cuba, higher education’s place, and journalism today
Guide for a scientific career, suitable for ages 8 and up; the cultural temperature of ‘climate’; on why gender inequality is still with us; and the Russian Revolution from below
With wit and frankness, rebel scientist Tommaso Dorigo has spent a dozen years telling it like it is in his blog about research life. He speaks to Karen Shook
Timely lessons from the AV club; what’s on Dante’s mind; Europe’s research powerhouse; and stripteases and naked protests