Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison, “The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged” (Policy Press, 2019)
Who gets in to top professions? In The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be privileged (Policy Press, 2019), Drs Sam Friedman, an associate professor of sociology at LSE, and Daniel Laurison, an assistant professor of sociology at Swarthmore College, explore the dominance of social elites in top professions. The book... Read More
Marcia Morgan, “Black Women Prison Employees: The Intersectionality of Gender and Race” (Edwin Mellen Press, 2018)
With prison reform a topic of international conversation and debate, Marica Morgan’s Black Women Prison Employees: The Intersectionality of Gender and Race  offers an in-depth and unique analysis of a population largely lost in these debates and discussions: black women. By centering their experiences, Morgan offers and intersectional and psychodynamic... Read More
Katie Beswick, “Social Housing In Performance: The English Council Estate On and Off Stage” (Methuen Drama, 2018)
How has the council estate been represented on stage? In Social Housing In Performance: The English Council Estate On and Off Stage (Methuen Drama, 2018),  Dr. Katie Beswick, a lecturer in drama at the University of Exeter, explores this question using a mixture of dramatic and social theory, along with examples from... Read More
Arnika Fuhrmann, “Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai Cinema” (Duke UP, 2016)
Since the late 1990s Thai cinema has come to global attention with movies like the famous ghost film, Nang Nak, and more recently the evocative films of director Aphichatpong Weerasethakul, who won a Palme D’Or award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. A perennially popular theme in Thai cinema is... Read More
Clarence Taylor, “Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City” (NYU Press, 2018)
In his newest book, Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City (NYU Press, 2018), Clarence Taylor, dean of the history of the civil rights movement in New York, looks at black resistance to police brutality in the city, and institutional efforts to hold the NYPD... Read More
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