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. 34, No. 1, Winter

Books Received/livres Recus
Ayling, Julie, Lengthening the Arm of the Law: Enhancing Police Resources in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 332 pp. $US 32.99 paper (978-0-521-73259-8), $US 85.00 hardcover (978-0-521-49351-2). Best, Joel,...
Ethnic Differences in Educational Attainment among the Children of Canadian Immigrants
INTRODUCTION This article examines the ethnic differences in university education attainment in the children of immigrants, an increasingly diverse segment of Canada's population. The diversity is expanding due to large shifts over the last four...
Family Structure Histories and High School Completion: Evidence from a Population-Based Registry
Families represent one of the most important mechanisms for the transmission of human and social capital with implications for intergenerational mobility and a successful transition to adulthood (Biblarz and Raftery 1993; Musick and Mare 2004). Changes...
From Protest to Partisan Politics: When and How Collective Actors Cross the Line. Sociological Perspective on Quebec Solidaire
The main objective of this article is to examine the complex relationships between the protest and partisan fields of collective action by analyzing the emergence of a new left political party, Quebec Solidaire (Quebec solidaire), founded in Quebec...
"I Really Didn't Have Any Problems with the Male-Female Thing Until.": Successful Women's Experiences in IT Organizations
INTRODUCTION Most organizations in which men and women work are gendered: traditional gender relations, ideologies, expectations, and practices have been embedded in social institutions (Acker 1990; Adams and Welsh 2008:26; Britton 2000; Creese...
Men, Appearance, and Cosmetic Surgery: The Role of Self-Esteem and Comfort with the Body
Bourdieu (1987) theorized, in his self-reflective analysis on aesthetics and art, that the eye of the 20th century art lover is really a product of history. For Bourdieu, how people view art is a product of all they have learned about art, and the...
The Perils of Institutionalization in Neoliberal Times: Results of a National Survey of Canadian Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Centres
Asked to elaborate on the current challenges facing her sexual assault/ rape crisis centre [SAC/RCC], (2) one respondent succinctly articulated the multiple obstacles (structural, political, financial) that were expressed over and over by participants...