Sociology

Betting on Macau: Casino Capitalism and China’s Consumer Revolution Betting on Macau Casino Capitalism and China’s Consumer Revolution Tim Simpson 2023 Spring
A comprehensive look into how Macau’s recent decades of gambling-related growth have produced one of the wealthiest territories on the planet
Against the Commons: A Radical History of Urban Planning Against the Commons A Radical History of Urban Planning Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago 2022 Fall
An alternative history of capitalist urbanization through the lens of the commons
Webbed Connectivities: The Imperial Sociology of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Webbed Connectivities The Imperial Sociology of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Vrushali Patil 2022 Fall
Constructing a new approach for centering empire in productions of racialized, gendered, and sexualized difference
Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Fearing the Immigrant Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Parastou Saberi 2022 Fall
A fascinating deep dive into one city’s urban policy—and the anxiety over immigrants that informs it
Showroom City: Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World Showroom City Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World John Joe Schlichtman 2022 Spring
A unique and engaging account of local urban decision-making within the globalizing world
On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography On the Rural Economy, Sociology, Geography Henri Lefebvre Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton, Editors 2022 Spring
A collection of previously untranslated writings by Henri Lefebvre on rural sociology, situating his research in relation to wider Marxist work
The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China The End of the Village Planning the Urbanization of Rural China Nick R. Smith 2021 Spring
How China’s expansive new era of urbanization threatens to undermine the foundations of rural life
The Migrant’s Paradox: Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain The Migrant’s Paradox Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain Suzanne M. Hall 2021 Spring
Connects global migration with urban marginalization, exploring how “race” maps onto place across the globe, state, and street
Sweetness in the Blood: Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes Sweetness in the Blood Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes James Doucet-Battle 2021 Spring
A bold new indictment of the racialization of science
Design, Control, Predict: Logistical Governance in the Smart City Design, Control, Predict Logistical Governance in the Smart City Aaron Shapiro 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at life in the “smart” city
Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy Acid Revival The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy Danielle Giffort 2020 Fall
A vivid analysis of the history and revival of clinical psychedelic science
Chasing World-Class Urbanism: Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires Chasing World-Class Urbanism Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires Jacob Lederman 2020 Fall
Questions increasingly dominant urban planning orthodoxies and whether they truly serve everyday city dwellers
Grocery Activism: The Radical History of Food Cooperatives in Minnesota Grocery Activism The Radical History of Food Cooperatives in Minnesota Craig B. Upright 2020 Spring
A key period in the history of food cooperatives that continues to influence how we purchase organic food today
Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making Deadly Biocultures The Ethics of Life-Making Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh R. Krupar 2019 Fall
A trenchant analysis of the dark side of regulatory life-making today
Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America Silent Cells The Secret Drugging of Captive America Anthony Ryan Hatch 2019 Spring
A critical investigation into the use of psychotropic drugs to pacify and control inmates and other captives in the vast U.S. prison, military, and welfare systems