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. 4, Fall

Beyond Pets: Exploring Relational Perspectives of Petness
Being cannot be anything but being-with-one-another--Jean-Luc Nancy Introduction Over twenty-five years ago, Clifton Bryant accused sociologists of failing to address the "zoological component" in human interaction and social systems. Sociologists,...
Books received/Livres Recus
Adey, Peter, Mobility: Key Ideas in Geography. New York: Routledge, 2009, 288 pp. $US 39.95 paper (978-0-415-43400-3), $US 125.00 hardcover (978-0-415-43399-0) Angus, Ian, Love the Questions: University Education and Enlightenment. Semaphore Series....
Flows, Eddies, Swamps, and Whirlpools: Inequality and the Experience of Work Change
Introduction The main concern of this paper is how inequalities are implicated in the capacity individuals have to deal with changes in their work. (1) The ability to deal with change--to seek it out, go with it, benefit from it--is a central mantra...
Prioritizing Illness: Lessons in Self-Managing Multiple Chronic Diseases
Introduction Chronic disease is now the leading cause of death in developed countries. The burden of chronic illness is magnified because many chronic conditions often occur as comorbidities (Bayliss et al. 2003), which is linked with increased...
Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride: Financial Planners, Symbolic Violence, and the Control of Clients
The argument that personal financial planners control their clients may seem counterintuitive insofar as it appears clients seek out professional advice and make strategic financial decisions on their own. That said, and as Bourdieu (1998) argues in...
When Do Opportunities Become Trade-Offs for Social Movement Organizations? Assessing Media Impact in the Global Human Rights Movement
[There is] a deep awareness in the movement, that our capacity to deliver an internal environment that is consistent with our external principles needs constant nourishment, and the possibility of slipping into conflict with our own values is quite...
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