Canadian Journal of Sociology

The Canadian Journal of Sociology is a quarterly journal published by the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alb., Can. Its subject is sociology and its audience are scholars, academics, students and others working in that field.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring

Books Received/Livres Recus
Adams, Jane, ed., Fighting for the Farm: Rural America Transformed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003, 360 pp., $55.00 US coth, $22.50 US paper Alford, C. Fred, Levinas, the Frankfurt School and Psychoanalysis. Middletown, CT:...
Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Clark Miller and Paul Edwards, eds., Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001, 385 pp. This book of readings argues that climate change is becoming a critical site in the shifting...
Earning and Caring. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Rod Beaujot, Earning and Caring. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2000,416 pp. In the social science of the family in general and the sociology of the family in particular, this text is like dew from above and a fresh breeze arising from the horizon....
Getting by in Hard Times: Gendered Labour at Home and on the Job. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Meg Luxton and June Corman, Getting By in Hard Times: Gendered Labour at Home and on the Job. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001, 326 pp. What has been the impact of economic restructuring on Hamilton steelworkers and their families over...
Households of Faith: Family, Gender, and Community in Canada, 1760-1969. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Nancy Christie, ed. Households of Faith: Family, Gender, and Community in Canada, 1760-1969. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002, 381 pp. This collection of essays addresses the changing relationships among family, community,...
Immigrant Women and Community Development in the Canadian Maritimes: Outsiders within? (1)
Abstract: Although immigrant women are often outsiders within Canadian communities and peripheral, at best, in the literature on community development, this paper argues that they make important contributions to community development thereby improving...
Indy Dreams and Urban Nightmares: Speed Merchants, Spectacle and the Struggle over Public Space in the World-Class City. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Mark Douglas Lowes. Indy Dreams and Urban Nightmares: Speed Merchants, Spectacle and the Struggle over Public Space in the World-Class City. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. 148pp. When representatives from Molstar Sports and Entertainment...
In Memoriam
Remembering Ellen Gee January 29, 1950 - November 3, 2002 Susan A. McDaniel Mary Catherine Bateson, the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, says in her 1990 book, Composing a Life, "...the portion of life histories that interest...
Reflexivity Contra Structuration
Abstract This paper argues that Giddens recent writings on reflexivity and modernity fundamentally contradict the underlying paradigm of agency and structure -- the duality of structure -- that he has developed since the 1970s. Whilst many critics...
Renewing Class Analysis Oxford. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Rosemary Crompton, Fiona Devine, Mike Savage and John Scott, eds, Renewing Class Analysis Oxford. UK: Blackwell Publishers, 2000, 207 pp. Despite the frequent prediction of the "death of class," class analysis remains a central element of the sociological...
Social Policy in Canada. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Ernie Lightman, Social Policy in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2003, 294 pp. For too long, social policy had to cope with sub-status as an aspect of economic policy or public policy. Social policy deals with the arrangements human beings...
Sui Generis Micro Social Structures: The Heuristic Example of Poker (1)
Abstract This article uses aspects of poker (no prior knowledge of the game is required) as a heuristic example to facilitate arguments to the following conclusions. Micro social structures have a sui generis aspect to them. Social structures are...
The Culture Cult. Designer Tribalism and Other Essays. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Sandall, Roger. The Culture Cult. Designer Tribalism and Other Essays. Boulder: Westview Press, 2001, 214 pp. This is a book which is at times polemical, entertaining and insightful, at others superficial, simplistic and frustrating. The very structure...
The Framing of Farmed Fish: Product, Efficiency, and Technology *
Abstract This paper examines the ways in which both fish farmers and environmentalists use frames to socially construct the salmon fanning industry in British Columbia. Advertisements and other promotional materials contain movement actors' justifications...
The Paradoxical Success of Canadian Jews. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Morton Weinfeld, Like Everyone Else, But Different. The Paradoxical Success of Canadian Jews. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001, 446 pp. Trying to review this comprehensive and encyclopaedic book on contemporary Jewry in Canada is no mean...
The Transformation of Partnerships: Canada, the Netherlands, and the Russian Federation in the Age of Modernity & the Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better off Financially. (Review Essay/Revue Critique)
Melinda Mills, The Transformation of Partnerships: Canada, The Netherlands, and the Russian Federation in the Age of Modernity. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Thela Thesis Population Studies Series, 2000, 278 pp. Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher,...
Uncertainty and the Environment. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Richard A. Young, Uncertainty and the Environment. Northhampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2001, 249 pp. Uncertainty and the Environment is the result of an interesting doctoral thesis on how George Shackle's ideas of uncertainty might be applied to...
Varieties of Imagination and Nothingness in the Global Village (1). (Note on Society/Reflexion Sur la Societe)
One of the most remarkable things about the events of September 11th is the extent and degree of their aestheticization. Had the weather in New York on that day been overcast we would have seen the muted television images of a silver passenger plane...
Who Cares? Women's Work, Childcare, and Welfare State Redesign. (Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus)
Jane Jenson and Mariette Sineau with seven contributing authors, Who Cares? Women's Work, Childcare, and Welfare State Redesign. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001, 289 pp. This is a nine-chapter book with contributions from nine social...