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. 30, No. 2, Spring

Asymmetrical Hybridities: Youths at Francophone Games in Canada (1)
Abstract: The purpose of this ethnographic comparative study of the Jeux de l'Acadie, the Jeux franco-ontariens and the Alberta Francophone Games is to explore further how minority youth identities are produced and manifested in Canada's francophonies....
Books received/Livres Recus
Adams, Julia, Elizabeth S. Clemens, and Ann Shola Orloff, eds., Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005, 612 pp., $34.95 US paper, $99.95 US cloth Amann, Anton and Gerhard Majce, eds., Soziologie...
Charles Tilly, the Politics of Collective Violence
Charles Tilly, The Politics of Collective Violence. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 276 pp. The title accurately captures the contents of this book. It is a sociological analysis. There is no nonsense about bad genes, poor child...
How Closed-Circuit Television Surveillance Organizes the Social: An Institutional Ethnography (1)
Abstract: Institutional ethnography is a sociological method of inquiry which problematizes social relations at the local site of lived experience, while examining how series of texts coordinate actions, consciousness, and forms of organization in...
Intellectuals in a World Made of Knowledge (1)
The idea of a "public intellectual" recently has attracted a great deal of attention. The term "intellectual" first appears during nineteenth-century Russia. On the surface, it does not seem to have any antecedent in the Hindu, Buddhist, Judaic, Greek,...
Leo Driedger, Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities
Leo Driedger, Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities, Second Edition, Don Mills ON: Oxford University Press, 2003, 318 pp. Carl E. James, Seeing Ourselves: Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Culture, Third Edition, Toronto: Thompson Educational...
Response to Simon Prideaux's "From Organisational Theory to the New Communitarianism of Amitai Etzioni"
Under most circumstances, I would not bother to respond to a thinly veiled ideological attack by the likes of Simon Prideaux. Anyone familiar with my work would immediately realize that he decided to make me into a social conservative, and grossly...
Seeing beyond the Ruins: Surveillance as a Response to Terrorist Threats
Abstract: Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, the notion that "everything has changed" became a common theme. This paper argues that one of the most important areas of change occurred in the practice of surveillance. Utilizing news articles...
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