Category Archives: Book Review

P. Sormani’s Review of “Deconstructing Ethnography” on Early View #sssi #sociology

“Deconstructing Ethnography” uses ethnomethodology to critically discuss the field of system design and its reliance on versions of technological determinism. Philippe Sormani has written a very interesting and insightful review of the book by Graham Button, Andy Crabtree, Mark Rouncefield … Continue reading

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Review of Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” #sssi #sociology

In his review, Chris Conner describes Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s book “The Color of Love” as  “an excellent ethnographic project examining how race is constituted and affects the everyday lives of Afro-Brazilian family members.” By making an important contribution to our understanding of the … Continue reading

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Review of Tim Highfield’s “Social Media and Everyday Politics” on Early View #sssi #sociology

Today we are all the more aware that Twitter is used by politicians and for political purposes. As Rituparna Patgiri writes in her review,  Tim Highfield “very beautifully highlights the role that social media plays in organizing or helping movements and protests. … Continue reading

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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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