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Congratulations to Professor Jack Veugelers for winning the ASA’s Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award!

Professor Jack Veugelers’ new book recently received this year’s ASA Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award in the Political Sociology section. The book is titled “Empire’s Legacy: Roots of a Far-Right Affinity in Contemporary France.” Professor Jack Veugelers is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on right-wing extremism and … Read More

Professor John Hannigan’s new book “Rise of the Spectacular: America in the 1950s” in press for July 2021

Professor John Hannigan has a new book coming out in July 2021 titled “Rise of the Spectacular: America in the 1950s”. This book is billed as a prequel to an earlier book titled “Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis.” Professor Hannigan is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He … Read More

‘Generalizing the Regression Model: Techniques for Longitudinal and Contextual Analysis’ – new book by Professor Blair Wheaton and Professor Marisa Young

Professor Blair Wheaton and Professor Marisa Young’s newly published book, Generalizing the Regression Model: Techniques for Longitudinal and Contextual Analysis (2020, Sage Publishing) occupies a unique niche in the  huge literature on quantitative methods. It is written as a second course overview of the most prevalent techniques used in sociology and related disciplines. The intention … Read More

“Brewing Resistance”: New book by Professor Kristin Plys

Brewing Resistance: Indian Coffee House and the Emergency in Postcolonial India (Cambridge University Press, 2020) uncovers the little known story of the movement against the Emergency as seen through New Delhi’s Indian Coffee House based on new archival evidence and oral histories with the men who led the movement against the Emergency. Created by British plantation owners to … Read More

“Home Care Fault Lines”: New Book by Dr. Cynthia Cranford

Dr.Cynthia Cranford is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Professor Cynthia Cranford studies inequalities of gender, work and migration, and collective efforts to resist them.. Dr. Cranford includes a brief description of the book in the biography listed on her contact page:   Dr. Cranford’s book, Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions … Read More

Empire’s Legacy: New Book by Professor Jack Veugelers

Professor John W.P. Veugelers’ newly published book, Empire’s Legacy: Roots of a Far-Right Affinity in Contemporary France, analyzes the local politics and historical context to explain the emergence of far-right support for the National Front in Toulon. Veugelers examines the extent of far-right power at the local level and how the government can pose barriers … Read More

“Syndicate Women”: New Book by Professor Chris Smith

Professor Chris Smith’s newly published book, “Syndicate Women,” illuminates the blind spot created by women’s erasure from organized crime history.  The book details the organizational change around gender and power that occurred in Chicago in the early 1900s, providing an insightful lens for exploring the social processes that these women navigated within the criminal economies … Read More

Politics of Empowerment: New Book by Professor David Pettinicchio

Why are decades-old disability rights policies like the ADA facing political threats which undermine their ability to help people with disabilities? Professor David Pettinicchio’s newly published book, “Politics of Empowerment: Disability Rights and the Cycle of American Policy Reform” aims to answer this question. In addition, he states that it offers a timely explanation for … Read More

Scholars’ Conversations: Clayton Childress, Under the Cover

Professor Clayton Childress was recently interviewed as part of the “Scholar’s Conversations” series on the American Sociology Association’s Consumers and Consumption area website. Professor Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto with undergraduate teaching responsibilities at UTSC. The Scholar’s Conversations series consists of graduate students or other scholars in the … Read More

Congratulations to Professor Clayton Childress on the 2018 Mary Douglas Prize from the ASA!

Congratulations to Professor Clayton Childress whose book, Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel, was recently awarded the 2018 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture. Professor Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His research focuses on the creation, production, … Read More

Retirement and its Discontents: New Book by Professor Michelle Pannor Silver

Why do people avoid retiring? Professor Michelle Pannor Silver has recently published a new book “Retirement and its Discontents: Why We Won’t Stop Working, Even if We Can” that seeks to understand why people with highly accomplished careers  resist retirement or are unhappy when they do retire. Silver is an Assistant Professor at the University … Read More

The Annex Sociology podcast hosts Professor Neda Maghbouleh on Iranian-Americans and Whiteness

The Annex Sociology podcast recently hosted Professor Neda Maghbouleh in which they talked about the Oscars, issues around defining generations, and about her recent book, The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race. The Annex is a weekly academic “sociology-themed podcast” hosted by sociologists from CUNY, Georgetown and UCLA. Professor Maghbouleh … Read More

Professor Neda Maghbouleh on how place makes race

A chapter from Professor Neda Maghbouleh’s recently published book, The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race, was recently featured in a blog post on the Standford University Press Blog. The chapter explores how race becomes constructed through one’s ties to certain places. Professor Maghbouleh teaches at the UTM campus and studies … Read More

Professor Clayton Childress looks under the cover in his new book on book publishing

Professor Clayton Childress has recently published Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel, a book that goes behind the scenes of the literary world by following the life course of a single work of fiction from its beginnings in an author’s creative process through its transformation in the publishing process and … Read More

Professor Neda Maghbouleh’s new book asks what “whiteness” means for Iranian Americans

Professor Neda Maghbouleh has recently published a book exploring the racialization of Iranian Americans. The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race draws on ethnographic and archival research that Professor Maghbouleh began in her dissertation and postdoctoral research projects to show how Iranians navigate ambiguous identities in the American racial landscape. The book’s publisher, … Read More

Professor Ellen Berrey’s new book puts employment civil rights litigation on trial

Professor Ellen Berrey and two co-authors have recently published a book showing how employment civil rights litigation in the United States works to reinforce the systems of privilege that the laws had set out to eliminate.  Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality uncovers the various obstacles in the legal system that disadvantage … Read More

Professor Phil Goodman’s new book takes the long view in criminal justice reform

Professor Phil Goodman and his co-authors have recently published a book that challenges the commonly held view that the history of criminal justice in the US can be understood as a pendulum. While the pendulum perspective argues that social attitudes and policy swing back and forth from lenient to strict policies, Goodman, Page and Phelps … Read More

Criminal Defense in China

Professor’s Sida Liu’s new book shows how defense lawyers in China interweave politics and practice in their everyday work. Sida Liu is a faculty member at the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, teaching at the Mississauga campus. Currently he is also a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a Faculty Fellow … Read More

Fathoming the New Frontier

Professor John Hannigan’s new book, The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans, was recently reviewed in the Irish Times. The full review is available online here. The following is an excerpt: The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans review: fathoming the new frontier John Hannigan’s highly readable survey of mankind and the oceans tackles deep-sea mining, superpower rivalries, global … Read More

Mapping the Urban Scenescapes

Congratulations to Professor Dan Silver for his new publication Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life co-authored with Terry Nichols Clark. The book was published by the University of Chicago Press, which describes the book as such: Let’s set the scene: there’s a regular on his barstool, beer in hand. He’s watching a young … Read More