New Books in Sociology

Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 51m. Bisher sind 871 Folge(n) erschienen.

episode 417: Ismail K. White and Chryl N. Laird, "Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior" (Princeton UP, 2020)

White and Laird explore the political behavior of African American voters in the United States...



episode 49: Great Books: Denis Hollier on Lévi-Strauss' "Tristes Tropiques"

Ostensibly a travelogue and ethnographic account of a European's fieldwork among indigenous people in mid-20th century Brazil, it is a work of impassioned curiosity...



episode 160: Anna Bull, "Class, Control, and Classical Music" (Oxford UP, 2019)

What is the relationship between inequality and classical music?



episode 133: J. S. Hirsch and S. Khan, "Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus" (Norton, 2020)

"Sexual Citizens" is based on years of research interviewing and observing college life—with students of different races, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds...



Owen Whooley, "On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Politics of Not Knowing" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

Whooley’s book is no anti-psychiatric screed; instead, he reveals a field that has muddled through periodic reinventions and conflicting agendas of curiosity, compassion, and professional striving.



episode 136: Marco Z. Garrido, "The Patchwork City: Class, Space and Politics in Metro Manila" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

Synthesizing literature in political sociology and urban studies, Garrido shows how experiences along the housing divide in Manila constitute political subjectivities and shape the very experience of democracy in contemporary Philippines...



episode 60: Katharina Pistor, "The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality" (Princeton UP, 2019)

Pistor explains how even though law is a social good it has been harnessed as a private commodity over time that creates private wealth, and plays a significant role in the increasing disparity of financial outcomes...



episode 60: Jatin Dua, "Captured at Sea: Piracy and Protection in the Indian Ocean" (U California Press, 2019)

Dua describes a tale that is not often told: how piracy works in the everyday lives of those involved in its grip...



episode 53: V. Hudson, D. Bowen, P. Nielsen, "The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide" (Columbia UP, 2020)

The authors show that when steps are taken to reduce the hold of inequitable laws, customs, and practices, outcomes for all improve....



episode 157: Gerald R. Gems, "Sport and the Shaping of Civic Identity in Chicago" (Lexington Books, 2020)

Gems provides readers with an extensive overview of how the diverse stakeholders of the metropolis have "used" sport in their neighborhoods (as well as the broader community) to claim their share of athletic life in the Windy City...