Latest Titles in Sociology
The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice
Call Number: HN 90 .C6 H87 2016 (AAC)
This book discusses the current demographic shifts of blacks, Latinos, and other people of color out of certain strong-market cities and the growing fear of displacement among low-income urban residents. It documents these populations' efforts to remain in their communities and highlights how this leads to community organizing around economic, environmental, and social justice.
Marginality and Modernity
Call Number: HM1136 .G527 2016
This book traces the major stages in the evolution of the sociological concept of marginality, highlighting in particular the contribution made by Gino Germani. Its purpose is to analyze, starting with the sociological theory of the early 1960s, the progressive maturation of the scientific status of the concept of marginality, and to test the theoretical premise that gave rise to Germani's theory of marginality.
The Sociology of Childhood
Call Number: HQ 767.9 .C675 2015
William A. Corsaro's groundbreaking work, The Sociology of Childhood, is widely acclaimed as the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective--providing in-depth coverage of social theories of childhood, the peer cultures and social issues of children and youth, and children and childhood within the frameworks of culture and history.
The Colour of Class
Call Number: LC2771 .R65 2015 (AAC)
Drawing on rich qualitative data from nearly 80 in-depth interviews with Black Caribbean middle-class parents, this book sheds light on the complex, and relatively neglected relations, between race, social class and education, and in addition, poses wider questions about the experiences of social mobility, and the intersection of race and class in forming the identity of the parents and their children.
Call Number: E185.86 .B76 2015 (AAC)
In Dark Matters Simone Browne locates the conditions of blackness as a key site through which surveillance is practiced, narrated, and resisted. She shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing black life under slavery, such as branding, runaway slave notices, and lantern laws.