Books, special issues, and doctoral theses : Announcements forwarded by Culture Section members, by publication (or defense) date


Lauren Rivera, Pedigree: How Elite Students get Elite Jobs. Princeton University Press, Sept 2015.

Peggy Levitt, Artifacts and Allegiances. How Museums put the Nation and the World on Display. University of California Press, July 2015.

Corey M. Abramson, The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years
, Harvard University Press, June 2015.

Vanina Leschziner, At the Chef’s Table: Culinary Creativity in Elite Restaurants. Stanford: Stanford University Press, June 2015.

Ellen Berrey, The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice, University of Chicago Press, May 2015.

Eviatar Zerubavel, Hidden in Plain Sight: The Social Structure of Irrelevance, Oxford University Press, April 2015.

Jessi Streib, The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages, Oxford University Press, February 2015.

Michael Kennedy,  Globalizing Knowledge: Intellectuals, Universities, and Publics in Transformation, Stanford University Press, January 2015.

Lidia K.C. Manzo ed., Culture and Visual Forms of Power: Experiencing Contemporary Spaces of Resistance, Common Ground Publishing, January 2015.


Julia Rothenberg, Sociology Looks at the Arts. Routledge, Dec 2014.

Victoria Reyes, Global Borderlands: A Case Study of Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines, Doctoral Thesis, Princeton Dec 2014.

Paromita Sanyal, Credit to Capabilities: A Sociological Study of Microcredit Groups in India, Cambridge University Press, Dec. 2014.

Marie Sarita Gaytán, ¡Tequila!: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico, Stanford University Press, Dec. 2014.

Richard E. Ocejo, Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City Princeton University Press, Dec. 2014.

Karen Cerulo ed., What Should a Sociology of Culture and Cognition Look Like, December issue of Sociological Forum, with essays by Karen Cerulo, Karen Danna, Gabe Ignatow, Omar Lizardo, Victoria Pitts Taylor, and Hana Shepherd.

Amin Ghaziani, There goes the Gayborhood? Princeton University Press, November 2014.

Thomas DeGloma, Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery, University of Chicago Press, Nov. 2014.

Fatma Gocek, Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and Collective Violence against Armenians, 1789-2009 Oxford University Press, November 2014.

Stephen Kalberg, Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy: Max Weber’s Analysis of a Unique Political CUlture, Past, Present and Future, Paradigm Publishers, Sept 2014.

Geoff Harkness, Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class, U. of Minnesota Press, Sept 2014.

James Joseph Dean, Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture, NYU Press, Aug 2014.

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson, Word of Mouth: What we talk about when we talk about food, University of California Press, July 2014.

Anna Korteweg and Gökçe Yurdaku, The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging, July 2014.

Aaron Panofsky, Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics, University of Chicago Press, July 2014.

Eugene Halton. From the Axial Age to the Moral Revolution: John Stuart-Glennie, Karl Jaspers, and a New Understanding of the Idea. Palgrave Macmillan, July 2014.

Dustin Kidd, Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society, Westview, July 2014. (See also

Betsy Leondar-Wright, Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Movement Groups, Cornell University Press, 2014.

C. Lee Harrington, Denise D. Bielby, and Anthony R. Bardo eds., Aging, Media, and Culture, Rowman & Littlefield, June 2014.

William G. Holt ed., From Sustainable to Resilient Cities: Global Concerns/Urban Efforts, Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2014. (see esp. William G. Holt, “Do you know what it means to rebuild New Orleans? : cultural sustainability after disaster”)


Anna Sun, Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities, Princeton UP.

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