New Books in Sociology

Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books

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

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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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episode 194: Peter Mandler, "The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Britain's Transition to Mass Education Since the Second World War" (Oxford UP, 2020)


Mandler charts the tension between demands for democracy and the defence of meritocracy within both elite and public discourses, showing how this tension plays out in Britain’s complex and fragmented education system...


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   38m
 
 

episode 108: Amit S. Rai, "Jugaad Time: The Pragmatics of Everyday Hacking in India" (Duke UP, 2019)


In India, the practice of jugaad—finding workarounds or hacks to solve problems—emerged out of subaltern strategies of negotiating poverty, discrimination, and violence but is now celebrated in management literature as a disruptive innovation...


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episode 65: Emily J. H. Contois, "Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture" (UNC Press, 2020)


Contois argues that the figure of The Dude was invented (or perhaps only capitalized on) by marketing and advertising firms to combat “gender contamination” and sell what may be perceived as “feminine” foods to men...


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   1h6m
 
 

episode 16: A. Kanna et al., "Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula" (Cornell UP, 2020)


The authors explore how the exceptionalizing discourses that permeate Arabian Peninsula studies spring from colonialist discourses still operative in anthropology and sociology more generally...


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   52m
 
 

episode 64: Sujatha Fernandes, "Cuban Hustle: Culture, Politics, Everyday Life" (Duke, UP 2020)


Fernandes presents an array of strategies not just for survival but for the invention of expressive practices and community-building spaces...


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episode 4: L. L. Paterson and I. N. Gregory, "Representations of Poverty and Place: Using Geographical Text Analysis to Understand Discourse" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)


Paterson and Gregory explores a novel methodological approach which combines analytical techniques from linguistics and geography to bring fresh insights to the study of poverty....


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episode 75: Arlene Davila, "Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, and Politics" (Duke UP, 2020)


Davila draws on numerous interviews with artists, dealers, and curators to explore the problem of visualizing Latinx art and artists....


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episode 9: Katja M. Guenther, "The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals" (Stanford UP, 2020)


Guenther takes us inside one of the country's highest-intake animal shelters....


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