New Books in Sociology

Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books

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episode 74: David Ray Papke, "Containment and Contagion: Law and the Oppression of the Urban Poor" (Michigan State UP, 2019)


The law does things, writes David Ray Papke, and it says things...


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   31m
 
 

episode 142: Justine Howe, “Suburban Islam” (Oxford UP, 2018)


Howe examines the social and spiritual contexts of Muslims living outside of Chicago...


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   1h8m
 
 

episode 7: Caleb Simmons, "Nine Nights of the Goddess: The Navaratri Festival in South Asia" (SUNY Press, 2018)


This work maps manifestations of the festival across historical periods and local celebrations over the regions of West Bengal, Odish...


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   42m
 
 

episode 258: Jieun Baek, "North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society" (Yale UP, 2016)


Based on interviews with North Koreans who have settled in the South, Baek shows how everything from television programs to foreign affairs coverage and fashion has made its way into the country from the outside world....


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   1h3m
 
 

episode 31: Jessica Trisko Darden, Alexis Henshaw, and Ora Szekley, "Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars" (Georgetown UP, 2019)


Darden, Henshaw, and Szekley investigate the mobilization of female fighters, women’s roles in combat, and what happens to women when conflicts end...


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   54m
 
 

episode 43: Thomas Patton, "The Buddha’s Wizards: Magic, Protection, and Healing in Burmese Buddhism" (Columbia UP, 2018)


Thomas Patton examines the weizzā, a figure in Burmese Buddhism who is possessed with extraordinary supernatural powers, usually gained through some sort of esoteric practice...


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   1h10m
 
 

episode 179: Jonathan Birch, "The Philosophy of Social Evolution" (Oxford UP, 2017)


It seems to go against evolutionary theory for an individual to give up its own chances at reproducing in order to increase the fitness of others...


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   1h3m
 
 

episode 124: Peter Hopsicker and Mark Dyreson, "A Half Century of Super Bowls: National and Global Perspectives on America's Grandest Spectacle" (Routledge, 2018)


The Super Bowl is a singular spectacle in American culture. More than just a championship football game...


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   39m
 
 

episode 19: David J. Puglia, "Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore 'Hon': The Folk in the City" (Lexington Books, 2018)


In Baltimore, the word "hon" has a particular salience and is often associated a certain type of blue-collar woman who sports a beehive hairdo and cat-eye glasses...


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   39m