Book Review: Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food by Michaela DeSoucey

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Review of Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food (Princeton, 2016) by Michaela DeSoucey,  2017 Culture section book award co- winner Reviewed by: Nino Bariola UT, Austin Some readers may at first deem foie gras—that French delicacy made of the liver of ducks or geese fattened by force-feeding—a trivial or frivolous … Continue reading Book Review: Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food by Michaela DeSoucey

Book Review: Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Review of Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court (Stanford, 2017) by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, the 2017 Culture section book award co- winner. Reviewed by: Teresa Irene Gonzales, PhD Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell. Crook County, one of the winners of the section’s 2017 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, … Continue reading Book Review: Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Interview with Dustin Stoltz

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. The Newsletter editors interview the graduate assistant to the editors and the newsletter typesetter Dustin Stoltz (PhD Candidate, Notre Dame) What first brought you to sociology? Montana raised me. My parents worked in heavy highway construction for most of my childhood, and we hopped around the state. The long stretches of … Continue reading Interview with Dustin Stoltz

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: The Philadelphia Negro: W.E.B. Du Bois and Community-based Research

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. Uriel Serrano1 UC, Santa Cruz In the 1996 reprint edition of W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, sociologist Elijah Anderson—the 2018 recipient of the ASA W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award—writes: [I]t is an important study that deserves to be read by students of sociology … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: The Philadelphia Negro: W.E.B. Du Bois and Community-based Research

Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: A Du Boisian Cultural Sociology

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 1. José Itzigsohn Brown University Karida Brown UC, Los Angeles Is Du Bois’ work relevant for cultural sociology? Our answer is: Sure, it could be. However, to do so would require building a critical cultural sociology—one that addresses social exclusions, social reproduction, and social change—drawing from his work. To do so, we … Continue reading Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois: A Du Boisian Cultural Sociology

Four Questions For Diane Vaughan

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol. 30 Issue 2. Dustin Stoltz (Univ. of Notre Dame) interviews Diane Vaughan (Columbia University) on the past, present, and future of cultural analysis and sociology Dustin Stoltz: How did you become interested in sociology and the study  of culture? Diane Vaughan: I had started as a freshman at Ohio State spring quarter, 1970, … Continue reading Four Questions For Diane Vaughan