New Books in Sociology

Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books

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episode 99: Kelly Underman, "Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training" (NYU Press, 2020)

Underman gives us a look inside these gynecological teaching programs, showing how they embody the tension between scientific thought and human emotion in medical education...



episode 222: Julia S. Charles, "That Middle World: Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing" (UNC Press, 2020)

Charles highlights how mixed-race subjects invent cultural spaces for themselves—a place she terms that middle world...



episode 49: Lisa Adkins, et al., "The Asset Economy" (Polity, 2020)

Inheritance, they claim, is no longer a 19th-century-style transmission of property titles after death but a “strategically timed transfer of funds that need to be leveraged and put to work in the speculative logic of the asset economy”....



episode 82: James Staples, "Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian: The Everyday Politics of Eating Meat in India" (U Washington Press, 2020)

Bovine politics exposes fault lines within contemporary Indian society, where eating beef is simultaneously a violation of sacred taboos, an expression of marginalized identities, and a route to cosmopolitan sophistication...



episode 162: Steven M. Ortiz, "The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work" (U Illinois Press, 2020)

Ortiz offers an in-depth analysis of and perceive insight into what is means to be an athlete’s wife in a male-dominated institution of professional sports...



episode 73: Caroline Starkey, "Women in British Buddhism: Commitment, Connection, Community" (Routledge, 2019)

Based on detailed ethnographic research, this book explores the varied experiences of women who have converted to Buddhism in contemporary Britain....



episode 56: John Durham Peters, "Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History" (U Chicago Press, 2020)

Cmiel and Peters provides a genealogy of the information age from its early origins up to the reign of Google...



episode 80: Kathryn A. Mariner, "Contingent Kinship: The Flows and Futures of Adoption in the United States" (U California Press, 2019)

Mariner offers an ethnography of adoption processes in the United States through the inner workings of a private adoption agency in Chicago, IL...



episode 193: Silvie Jacobi, "Art Schools and Place: Geographies of Emerging Artists and Art Scenes" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020)

The book draws on ethnographic research in Manchester and Leipzig, comparting and contrasting two nations, two educational systems, and two cities, to show the different approaches to training and supporting contemporary culture...



episode 101: Cynthia Miller-Idriss, "Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right" (Princeton UP, 2020)

A startling look at the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people.