Monday, April 16, 2012

Fictions of the City Reviewed in Textual Practice

Fictions of the City has been reviewed in Textual Practice by Richard Hornsey, who seems to have enjoyed the book while also raising some very interesting criticisms.
Taunton provides a refreshing engagement with issues of housing policy, in particular, and while some of his chosen novels and films might seem a little familiar, he synthesizes his component analyses well. The result is a useful cartography of the wider social tensions both within and between the various housing forms he looks at.
You can read the whole review here. As I promised a while ago, I will post a response to all the reviews once they are in - I'm going to continue to defer this, though, as they still seem to be trickling in.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Free Trade Nation

My review of Frank Trentmann's Free Trade Nation: Commerce, Consumption and Civil Society in Modern Britain (OUP) is published in the new issue of Critical Quarterly (55.1). You can read the review here.