New Books in Sociology

Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books

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episode 45: Melanie A. Madeiros, "Marriage, Divorce, and Distress in Northeast Brazil: Black Women’s Perspectives on Love, Respect, and Kinship" (Rutgers UP, 2018)

Medeiros explores the women’s rich stories of desire, love, respect, suffering, strength, and transformation...



episode 105: Chandra Russo, "Solidarity in Practice: Moral Protest and the US Security State" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

Russo explores how solidarity activists contest the practices of the US security state both within its borders and abroad. Russo follows three social movement organizations...



episode 78: Joseph C. Sternberg, "The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future" (PublicAffairs, 2019)

Melennials have experienced much trauma in the last decade, especially as a result of the Great Recession of 2008.



episode 147: Amira Mittermaier, "Giving to God: Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times" (U California Press, 2019)

Mittermaier conducts a dazzling and at many times moving ethnography of an Islamic economy of giving and charity in Egypt..



episode 126: Thomas S. Mullaney, “The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China” (Stanford UP, 2019)

Contributors combine narrative analysis, visualized data, and dynamic maps with exceptional ease to introduce readers to infant burial practices in late imperial China, grave and cemetery relocation in Shanghai from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and grave relocation during the contemporary period...



episode 12: Alexander Garvin, "The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century" (Island Press, 2019)

Downtowns are more than economic engines: they are repositories of knowledge and culture and generators of new ideas, technology, and ventures. They are the heart of the city that drives its future...



episode 36: Long T. Bui, "Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory" (NYU Press, 2018)

Long T. Bui examines the complicated relationship between the Vietnamese diasporic community and its home country, the former South Vietnam...



episode 353: Abigail De Kosnik and Keith P. Feldman, "#Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation" (U Michigan Press, 2019)

De Kosnik and Feldman bring together a broad array of chapters that dive into multiple perspectives on social media engagement, especially around hashtag activism and the ways that individuals think about and interact with others via Twitter in regard to social movements and political involvement...



episode 19: Safet HadžiMuhamedović, "Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape" (Berghahn Books, 2018)

HadžiMuhamedović takes readers through intimate encounters and syncretic moments as he and his interlocutors wait for Elijah’s Day...



episode 33: Jeevan Sharma, "Crossing the Border to India: Youth, Migration, and Masculinities in Nepal" (Temple UP, 2018)

Sharma sheds light on the migration decisions and experiences of young Nepali men from the western district of Palpa who migrate to India to take up jobs as security guards, domestic workers, or restaurant and hotel workers...