Category Archives: Book Review

Pru Hobson-West’s Review of “Calling the Shots” by Jennifer A. Reich #sssi #sociology #bookreview

Despite a plentiful of scientific evidence a considerable number of parents object the vaccination of their children. In recent book “Calling the Shots” Jennifer A. Reich pursues the question why parents reject vaccination. The book has been reviewed by Pru Hobson-West. The … Continue reading

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N. Sugrue on Putnam’s ‘Our Kids’ #sssi #sociology #bookreview

We have just published Noreen Sugrue’s review of Robert Putnam’s ‘Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis’. In her review titled “No, It Is Not Naive to Think Communities Matter” Sugrue argues that “Putnam’s concern, fear even, for our children is a … Continue reading

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New on Early View- Chris Conner’s review of Monaghan/Atkinson’s “Challenging Myths of Masculinity” #sssi #sociology #masculinity

Chris Conner writes that Monaghan and Atkinson’s “Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical Cultures “is a highly sophisticated use of the interactionist perspective that challenges the taken for granted assumptions about gender and its performance”. Members can access his review of the … Continue reading

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On Early View “Social Media and Media Logics Shape Policing in the Digital Age” Julie Wiest’s review of Chris Schneider’s book “Policing and Social Media”

With the growing pervasiveness of social media in everyday life it is not surprising that the work of the police has been influenced by this new form of communication. It may however be surprising that until now  sociological research has largely … Continue reading

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Looking for Reviewers books on Migration #sssi #symbolicinteraction #sociology

I have 2 books related to the topic of migration. I look for one or two scholars with expertise in the area who will review the book for Symbolic Interaction. Please get in touch with me at dirk.vom_lehn@kcl.ac.uk

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New on Early View: Jeffrey Nash’s review of Leslie Irvine’s “My dog always eats first” #sssi #sociology

Happy New Year to you all. We begin 2017 with the publication of Jeffrey Nash’s review of Leslie Irvine book “My Dog Always Eats First” in which the author explores the relationship between homeless people and their dog companions. Members … Continue reading

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New on Early View: “Constructing Hybridized Authenticities in the Gourmet Food Truck Scene” by Cate Irvin #article #sssi #authenticity

There currently is great interest in authenticity in various social scientific disciplines, including sociology, marketing, and consumer studies. With her recent article “Constructing Hybridized Authenticities in the Gourmet Food Truck Scene” Cate Irvin contributes to these debates. Irvin’s analysis particularly highlights … Continue reading

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