New Books in Sociology

Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books

https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/sociology/

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episode 109: Suraj Yengde, "Caste Matters" (India Viking, 2019)


At once a reflection on inequality and a call to arms, Caste Matters argues that until Dalits lay claim to power and Brahmins join hands against Brahminism to effect real transformation, caste will continue to matter...


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episode 8: Projectland: Life in a Lao Socialist Model Village with Associate Professor Holly High


High argues that socialism remains an important consideration in understanding “the politics of culture and the culture of politics” in Laos...


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episode 150: Andrea Jain, "Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality" (Oxford UP, 2020)


Jain examines the interconnectedness between global spirituality and neoliberal capitalism through an examination of the global yoga and self-care industries...


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episode 151: Elizabeth Son, "Embodied Reckonings: 'Comfort Women,' Performance, and Transpacific Redress" (U Michigan Press, 2018)


In a bustling city-center of Seoul, women in yellow vests protesting over the “final” resettlement between the Japanese and Korean governments every Wednesday is an iconic sight, testifying to the strength and resilience of the “comfort women” movement...


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episode 65: Chris Richardson, "Batman and the Joker: Contested Sexuality in Popular Culture" (Routledge, 2020)


Richardson presents a cultural analysis of the ways gender, identity, and sexuality are negotiated in the rivalry of Batman and The Joker...


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episode 84: Dwaipayan Banerjee, "Enduring Cancer: Life, Death, and Diagnosis in Delhi" (Duke UP, 2020)


Banerjee explores the efforts of Delhi's urban poor to create a livable life with cancer as patients and families negotiate an overextended health system unequipped to respond to the disease...


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episode 164: Ellen Lamont, "The Mating Game: How Gender Still Shapes How We Date" (U California Press, 2020)


Lamont offers an in-depth analysis of how gender shapes dating practices...


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episode 195: Ani Maitra, "Identity, Mediation, and the Cunning of Capital" (Northwestern UP, 2020)


The politics of identity have played center stage in many political debates in the last few years, and is often seen somewhat pejoratively as an epiphenomenal manifestation of the dynamics of capitalism....


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episode 163: George Musgrave, "Can Music Make You Sick?: Measuring the Price of Musical Ambition" (U Westminster Press, 2020)


The authors propose that whilst making music is therapeutic, making a career from music can be traumatic...


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Paulina O. Espejo, "On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place" (Oxford UP, 2020)


When are borders justified? Who has a right to control them? Where should they be drawn?


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