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Neil Badmington
Emma Mason

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The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory provides a narrative bibliography of published work, recording significant debates and issues of interest across a broad range of research in the humanities and social sciences …

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The Year’s Work of Reading the Reviewer

By James Gifford

"More and more, I think the praise or condemnation are the least important parts of the book review. Instead I think of its connections, its links, its introduction of an interpretive schema before the reading starts, and its junk pile of interchangeable clippings for administrative and professional uses by authors and presses. These are the review’s real service work."

YWES contributor and chapter editor James Gifford has recently written a blog examining the role of the reviewer and the importance of book reviews generally.

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