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. 38, No. 1, Winter

Books Received/livres Recus
Adams, Vincanne, Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina. 2013, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 248 pp. $22.95 paper (978-0822354499) Aguiar, Luis and Christopher J. Schneider, eds., Researching Amongst Elites....
Buzz as an Urban Resource
In the concluding paragraphs of The Economy of Cities, Jane Jacobs J left her readers with a fanciful piece of science fiction on what she considered "one of the most pressing and least regarded" problems facing cities. I am not one who believes...
Can Breastfeeding Solve Inequality? the Relative Mediating Impact of Breastfeeding and Home Environment on Poverty Gaps in Canadian Child Cognitive Skills
Introduction Within the fields of social stratification, the sociology of education, child development, and economics, there is clear evidence that poverty is negatively correlated with cognitive skills, test scores, and other measures of intellectual...
Glasberg, Elena, Antarctica as Cultural Critique: The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change
Glasberg, Elena, Antarctica as Cultural Critique: The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change. 2012. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 174 pp. $85.00 hardcover (978-0-230-11687-0) Antarctica as Cultural Critique adds to the rapidly...
Jude McCulloch and Sharon Pickering, Eds, Borders and Crime: Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization
Jude McCulloch and Sharon Pickering, eds, Borders and Crime: Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2012, 202 pp. $ 85.00 hardcover (978-0-230-30029-3) This edited volume contributes to critical...
Manon Tremblay, David Paternotte, and Carol Johnson, Eds, the Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship
Manon Tremblay, David Paternotte, and Carol Johnson, eds, The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011, 234 pp. $99.95 hardcover (978-1-4094-1066-9) If you are interested...
Mascarenhas, Michael, Where the Waters Divide: Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in Canada
Mascarenhas, Michael, Where the Waters Divide: Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in Canada. Toronto: Lexington Books, 2012, 161 pp., $60.00 (978-0-7391-6827-1) In Where the Waters Divide, Michael Mascarenhas has provided a...
"Mr. S., You Do Have Sexual Fantasies?" the Parole Hearing and Prison Treatment of a Sex Offender at the Turn of the 21st Century
Introduction For an inmate, being paroled not only means serving the remainder of a sentence outside prison, it also represents a triumph over seemingly insurmountable institutional forces. To earn parole, inmates must face the Parole Board of Canada...
Pena, Manuel, American Mythologies: Semiological Sketches
Pena, Manuel, American Mythologies: Semiological Sketches. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 2012. 172 pp., $99.95 hardcover (978-1-4094-4274-5). Who (still) believes in myths? "Nobody" is a simple answer that comforts our scientific age; "everybody" a more...
Renwick, Chris, British Sociology's Lost Biological Roots: A History of Futures Past
Renwick, Chris, British Sociology's Lost Biological Roots: A History of Futures Past. 2012. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 264 pp. $90.00 hardcover (978-0230356160) On the surface, Chris Renwick's detailed study of the origins of sociology in Britain...
Trammell, Rebecca, Enforcing the Convict Code: Violence and Prison Culture
Trammell, Rebecca, Enforcing the Convict Code: Violence and Prison Culture. 2012. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 157 pp. $49.95 hardcover (978-1-58826-80802). Rebecca Trammell's book Enforcing the Convict Code is an insightful and valuable...

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