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Unequal Profession Housing the City by the Bay The Limits of Whiteness
Race and Gender in Tenant Activism, Civil Rights, and Iranian Americans and the
Legal Academia Class Politics in San Francisco Everyday Politics of Race
Meera E. Deo John Baranski Neda Maghbouleh
This book is the first formal, San Francisco has always had an When Roya, an Iranian American
empirical investigation into the law affordable housing problem. Start- high school student, is asked to
faculty experience using a distinctly ing in the aftermath of the 1906 identify her race, she feels anxiety
intersectional lens, examining both earthquake and ending with the and doubt. According to the federal
the personal and professional lives dot-com boom, Housing the City government, she and others from the
of law faculty members. by the Bay considers the history Middle East are white. But based on
of one proposed answer to the the treatment Roya and her family
Comparing the professional and city’s ongoing housing crisis: public receive—interactions characterized
personal experiences of women housing. John Baranski follows the by intolerance or hate—Roya is
of color professors with white ebbs and flows of San Francisco’s increasingly certain that she is
women and white men faculty public housing program: the not white.
from assistant professor through Progressive Era and New Deal
dean emeritus, Unequal Profession In The Limits of Whiteness, Neda
reforms that led to the creation Maghbouleh offers a groundbreak-
explores how the race and gender of the San Francisco Housing
of individual legal academics affects ing, timely look at how Iranians and
Authority in 1938, conflicts over other Middle Eastern Americans
not only their individual and urban renewal and desegregation,
collective experience, but also legal move across the color line. By shadow-
and the federal and local efforts ing more than 80 young people,
education as a whole. Drawing on to privatize government housing
quantitative and qualitative empirical Maghbouleh documents Iranian
at the turn of the twenty-first Americans’ shifting racial status. She
data, Meera E. Deo reveals how century. Baranski advances the
race and gender intersect to create tells for the first time the compelling,
idea that public housing remains a often heartbreaking story of how a
profound implications, presenting vital part of the social and political
unique challenges as well as white American immigrant group
landscape, intimately connected to can become brown and what such a
opportunities to improve educational the struggle for economic rights in
and professional outcomes in transformation says about race
urban America. in America.
legal education. She brings the
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mechanisms to increase diversity in race in America, period.”
within legal academia. —Porochista Khakpour,
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State-Sponsored Inequality Whither Fanon? Shifting Boundaries
The Banner System and Social Studies in the Blackness of Being Immigrant Youth Negotiating
Stratification in Northeast China David Marriott National, State, and
Small-Town Politics
Shuang Chen Frantz Fanon may be most known
for his political writings, but he was Alexis M. Silver
This book explores the social
economic processes of inequality in first a clinician, a black Caribbean As politicians debate how to
nineteenth- and early-twentieth- psychiatrist who had the improb- address the estimated eleven million
century rural China, wherein able task of treating disturbed and unauthorized immigrants residing
the state classified immigrants to traumatized North African patients in the United States, undocumented
the county of Shuangcheng into during the wars of decolonization. youth anxiously await the next
distinct categories, each associated Investigating and foregrounding the policy shift that will determine their
with different land entitlements. clinical system that Fanon devised futures. From one day to the next,
The resulting patterns of wealth in an attempt to intervene against their dreams are as likely to crumble
stratification and social hierarchy negrophobia and anti-blackness, around them as to come within
were both challenged and reinforced this book rereads his clinical and reach. In Shifting Boundaries, Alexis
by the local population. The tensions political work together, arguing that M. Silver sheds light on the currents
built into unequal land entitlements the two are mutually imbricated. For of exclusion and incorporation that
shaped the identities of immigrant the first time, Fanon’s therapeutic characterize their lives. Drawing on
groups, persisting even after unequal innovations are considered along ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth
entitlements were removed. This with his more overtly political and interview data, she finds that contra-
book also sheds light on the many cultural writings to ask how the dictory policies at the national, state,
parallels between the stratification crises of war affected his practice, and local levels interact to create a
system in nineteenth-century informed his politics, and shaped his complex environment through which
Shuangcheng and structural inequality subsequent ideas. This combination the youth must navigate. These
in contemporary China. of the clinical and political involves a constantly changing pathways shape
psychopolitics that is, by definition, their journeys into early adulthood—
“A rare and highly original contribu-
tion to the studies of community complex, difficult, and perpetually and highlight the profound resilience
formation and social stratification challenging. He details this psycho- that they develop along the way.
in human history. This book is politics from two points of view: “Alexis Silver has written a terrific
destined to become a new reference that of Fanon’s socio-therapy, its book. This extraordinary study pro-
for understanding Chinese society, diagnostic methods and concepts, vides a fresh perspective on immigrant
past and present.” and that of Fanon’s cultural theory incorporation and the importance of
—Wang Feng, more generally. place during political instability.”
University of California, Irvine
—Roberto G. Gonzales,
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A Place to Call Home Citizens in Motion Contraceptive Diplomacy
Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Emigration, Immigration, Reproductive Politics and
Belonging in New York, Paris, and Re-migration Across Imperial Ambitions in the
and Barcelona China’s Borders United States and Japan
Ernesto Castañeda Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci
As immigrants settle in new More than 35 million Chinese This book turns to the history of the
places, they are faced with endless people live outside China, but this birth control movement in the United
uncertainties that prevent them from population is far from homogenous, States and Japan to interpret the
feeling that they belong. They are and its multifaceted national affili- struggle for hegemony in the Pacific
constantly navigating shifting and ations require careful theorization. through the lens of transnational
contradictory expectations both to This book unravels the multiple, feminism. Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci
assimilate to their new culture and to shifting paths of global migration in follows the relationship between
honor their native one. In A Place to Chinese society today, challenging two iconic birth control activists,
Call Home, Ernesto Castañeda offers a unilinear view of migration by Margaret Sanger in the United States
a uniquely comparative portrait presenting emigration, immigration, and Ishimoto Shizue in Japan, as
of immigrant expectations and and re-migration trajectories that well as other intellectuals and
experiences. Drawing on fourteen are occurring continually and policy-makers, to make sense of the
years of ethnographic observation simultaneously. Drawing on complex transnational exchanges
and hundreds of interviews with interviews and ethnographic observa- occurring around contraception. By
documented and undocumented tions conducted in China, Canada, telling this story in a transnational
immigrants and their children, Singapore, and the China–Myanmar context, Takeuchi-Demirci draws
Castañeda finds that subjective border, Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho considers connections between birth control
understandings, local contexts, the complex patterns of migration activism and the history of eugenics,
national and regional history, and that shape nation-building and racism, and imperialism.
religious institutions are all factors citizenship, both in origin and “A fascinating study of transnational
that profoundly impact the personal destination countries. feminism and international policy
journey to belonging. that yields an exciting new frontier
“A pathbreaking study on contempo-
“An astounding fourteen years of pains- rary migrations to and from China. for transnational histories.”
taking fieldwork provide a one-of-a- [It] is a must-read for specialists of —Barbara Molony,
kind look at the lives of undocumented China, migration, and racial ethnic Santa Clara University
and documented immigrants.” studies across disciplines.”
—Victor M. Rios, —Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, 336 pages, January 2018
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Black Power and Palestine Race and Upward Mobility
Transnational Countries of Color Seeking, Gatekeeping, and Other
Michael R. Fischbach Class Strategies in Postwar America
Elda María Román
The 1967 Arab–Israeli War Anchor Babies and the
rocketed the question of Israel In recent decades, Mexican Challenge of Birthright
and Palestine onto the front pages American and African American
of American newspapers. Black
cultural productions have seen a
Power activists saw Palestinians as proliferation of upward mobility Leo R. Chavez
a kindred people of color, waging narratives. Surveying literature, Birthright citizenship has a deep and
the same struggle for freedom film, and television from the 1940s contentious history in the United
and justice as themselves. Soon to the 2000s, Elda María Román States, one often hard to square in a
concerns over the Arab–Israeli brings forth these narratives, country that prides itself on being
conflict spread across mainstream untangling how they present the “a nation of immigrants.” Recently,
black politics and into the heart intertwined effects of capitalism a provocative and decidedly more
of the civil rights movement itself. and white supremacy. offensive term than birthright
Black Power and Palestine uncovers citizenship has emerged: “anchor
Race and Upward Mobility examines
why so many African Americans— babies.” Leo R. Chavez counters the
how in American literature class
notably Martin Luther King, Jr., often-hyperbolic claims surrounding
and ethnicity afford people of color
Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali, this term. He considers how it is
material and symbolic wages as
among others—came to support used as a political dog whistle, how
they traverse class divisions. Román
the Palestinians or felt the need to changes in the legal definition of
traces how four character types
respond to those who did. The book citizenship have affected the children
model a distinct strategy for negoti-
reveals how American peoples of of immigrants over time, and,
ating race and class. Her comparative
color create political strategies, a ultimately, how U.S.-born citizens
analysis advances a more nuanced
sense of self, and a place within U.S. still experience trauma if they live
understanding of the class-based
and global communities. in families with undocumented
complexities of racial identity.
“Original and timely, Black Power immigrants. By examining this
and Palestine offers fascinating “A tour de force of intersectional
critique and cultural studies analysis: pejorative term in its political, his-
insight into a vital issue in the torical, and social contexts, Chavez
self-definition of the African innovative, imaginative, and an
infinitely generative book.” calls upon us to exorcise it from
American community.”
—George Lipsitz, public discourse and work toward
—Rashid Khalidi, author of How Racism Takes Place building a more inclusive nation.
Columbia University
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BRICS or Bust? Living Emergency What Is a Border?
Escaping the Middle-Income Trap Israel’s Permit Regime in the Manlio Graziano
Hartmut Elsenhans and Occupied West Bank
The fall of the Berlin Wall, symbol of
Salvatore Babones Yael Berda the bipolar order that emerged after
Once among the fastest developing In 1991, the Israeli government World War II, seemed to inaugurate
economies, growth has slowed introduced emergency legislation an age of ever fewer borders. The
or stalled in Brazil, Russia, India, canceling the general exit permit liberalization and integration of
China, and South Africa. How that allowed Palestinians to enter markets, the creation of vast free-
can governments jump-start Israel. The directive, effective trade zones, and the birth of a new
the rise of these middle-income for one year, has been reissued political and monetary union in
countries? BRICS or Bust? argues annually ever since, turning the Europe, for instance, all appeared
that economic catch-up requires Occupied Territories into a closed to point in that direction. Only
investment in the productivity of military zone. Today, Israel’s permit thirty years later, though, boundaries
ordinary citizens. Diverging from regime for Palestinians is one and borders are expanding in
the popular narrative of increased of the world’s most extreme and number and being reintroduced in
liberalization, it calls for direct complex apparatuses for population places where they had virtually been
government investment in human management. Living Emergency abolished. Is this an out-of-step,
infrastructure, policies that brings readers inside the permit deceptive last gasp of national sover-
increase wages and the bargaining regime, and offers a first-hand eignty or the victory of the weight of
power of labor, and the strategic account of how the Israeli secret history over the power of place?
use of exchange rates to encourage service, government, and military The fact that borders have made a
export-led growth. Examining civil administration control the comeback, warns Manlio Graziano,
barriers to implementation, Palestinian population. Yael Berda does not mean that they will resolve
Hartmut Elsenhans and Salvatore reconstructs the institutional any problems. His geopolitical
Babones find that the main framework of the labyrinthine history and analysis draws our
obstacle to such reforms is an permit regime, illuminating both attention to the ground shifting
absence of political will, stemming its overarching principles and its under our feet in the present and
from closely guarded elite privilege administrative practices. allows us to speculate on what might
under the current laws. 152 pages, 2017
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Waiting on Retirement NOW IN PAPERBACK The Myth of Millionaire
Aging and Economic Insecurity Broke and Patriotic Tax Flight
in Low-Wage Work Why Poor Americans Love How Place Still Matters for the Rich
Mary Gatta Their Country
Cristobal Young
As the labor market shifts to the gig
Francesco Duina
As U.S. states consider raising taxes
economy and new strains restrict Why are poor Americans so on their wealthiest residents, there
social security, the American Dream patriotic? In Broke and Patriotic, is a very real concern that these
of secure retirement becomes Francesco Duina contends that the high rollers will board their private
farther out of reach for up to half best way to answer this question is jets and fly away, taking their
of the population. Mary Gatta takes to speak directly to America’s most wealth with them. In The Myth of
the case of restaurant workers to impoverished. Spending time in Millionaire Tax Flight, Cristobal
examine the experiences of aging bus stations, Laundromats, senior Young examines a trove of data on
low-wage workers. She explores the citizen centers, homeless shelters, millionaires and billionaires and
factors shaping what it means to public libraries, and fast food distills down surprising insights.
grow old in economic insecurity as restaurants, he conducted over 60 While economic elites have the
her subjects face race- and gender- revealing interviews in which his resources and capacity to flee high-
based inequities, occupational participants explain how they view tax places, their actual migration
health hazards, and the bitter reality themselves and their country. is surprisingly limited. Ongoing
that the older they get the fewer economic potential is tied to the
This book offers a stirring portrait
professional opportunities are avail- place where the rich become
of the people left out of the national
able to them. Importantly, Gatta successful, and that success
conversation. By giving them voice,
demonstrates that these problems ultimately diminishes both the
Duina sheds new light on a sector
are pervasive, as more industries incentive and desire to migrate. This
of American society that we are
adopt the worst workplace practices important book debunks a powerful
only beginning to recognize as
of service work. She offers incisive idea that has driven fiscal policy for
a powerful force in shaping the
commentary on what can be done to years, clearing the way for a new era.
country’s future.
stave off this bleak future.
“This is superlative ethnography, “With grace, sophistication, and
“Mary Gatta provides a timely allowing voices too little heard to unprecedented data, this important
call to action, stressing that we speak for themselves, and to do so book feeds public debates on
need one fair wage and long-term with pride. Social understandings inequality, public policy, and the
economic security.” can be furthered more by this book health of American democracy.”
—Saru Jayaraman, than by any other at present in —Martin Gilens,
author of Forked the marketplace.” author of Affluence and Influence
—John A. Hall,
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Rhacel Salazar Parreñas,
Hung Cam Thai
Marcela Maxfield

This series foregrounds
Making Money Discreet Power ethnographic examination of
How Taiwanese Industrialists How the World Economic Forum daily life to address issues that will
Embraced the Global Economy Shapes Market Agendas bring tangibility to previously
abstract assertions about the
Gary G. Hamilton and Christina Garsten and
global order. It employs three
Cheng-shu Kao Adrienne Sörbom
central approaches: (1) the
Beginning in the 1950s, Tawian In Discreet Power, Christina Garsten examination of local negotiations
rapidly industrialized, becoming a and Adrienne Sörbom undertake of global forces; (2) the mapping
tributary to an increasingly “borderless”an ethnographic study of the World of everyday operations of the
East Asian economy. In this book, Economic Forum (WEF). Granted
institutions, systems, and spaces of
Gary G. Hamilton and Cheng-shu Kao access to one of the primary agenda-
show how Taiwanese businesspeople setting organizations of our day, they globalization; and (3) the analysis
have played a tremendous, unsung situate the WEF within an emerging of various mediums of global
role in their nation’s continuing ascent.system of “discretionary gover- exchanges. Books in this series
Taiwan’s contract manufacturers have nance,” in which organizations craft should underscore mutually
become the world’s most sophisticated ideas and entice formal authorities constitutive processes of the local
suppliers of consumer products the in order to garner significant sway. and global by finding unique
world over. Drawing on over 30 years Yet the WEF has no formal mandate and informative ways to bridge
of research and more than 800 inter- to implement its positions. It must macro- and microanalyses.
views, Hamilton and Kao tell these convince others to advance chosen We seek books that combine rich
industrialists’ stories. causes and enact suggestions,
theoretical and empirical treat-
The picture that emerges is one of agile rendering its position quite fragile. ments, and that can speak across
neo-capitalists, caught in the flux of a Garsten and Sörbom argue that the
various disciplines including
rapidly changing landscape, who tire- WEF must be viewed relationally as
anthropology, communications,
lessly endeavor to profit on it. Making a brokering organization that lives
Money reveals its subjects to be at once between the market and political cultural studies, environmental
producers of economic globalization spheres and that extends its reach studies, political science,
and its byproducts. through associated individuals and and sociology.
groups. They place the WEF in the
“Hamilton and Kao are the only context of a broader shift, arguing
scholars who could tell such a compre- E D I TO R I A L B OA R D
that networks across business, politics,
hensive and in-depth story about Héctor Carrillo,
Taiwan’s export-oriented manufacturing and civil society organizations are
sector. A masterful contribution.” becoming increasingly powerful Jennifer Cole,
—Ho-Fung Hung,
agents in global relations. Kimberly Kay Hoang,
Johns Hopkins University,
author of The China Boom
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The Moral Power of Money The Work of Art Behind the Laughs
Morality and Economy in the Value in Creative Careers Community and Inequality
Life of the Poor Alison Gerber in Comedy
Ariel Wilkis In The Work of Art, Alison Gerber Michael P. Jeffries
Looking beneath the surface of explores various art worlds to When comedians define success,
seemingly ordinary social interac- investigate who artists are (and who they don’t talk about money—they
tions, The Moral Power of Money they’re not), why they do the things talk about not quitting. In comedy,
investigates the forces of power and they do, and whether a sense of even big names work for free, and
morality at play, particularly among vocational calling and the need to the inequalities of race, class, and
the poor. Drawing on fieldwork in make a living are as incompatible as gender create real barriers. Yet
a slum of Buenos Aires, Ariel we’ve been led to believe. Listening comedians still believe that hard
Wilkis argues that money is a to the stories of artists from across work and talent lead to the big time.
critical symbol used to negotiate the United States, Gerber finds that
In Behind the Laughs, Michael P.
not only material possessions, but an alliance of love and money has
Jeffries brings readers into the
also the political, economic, class, become central to contemporary
world of comedy to reveal its dark
gender, and generational bonds art-making, and danger awaits
corners and share its buoyant
between people. those who fail to strike a balance
lifeblood. He draws on conversations
between the two. By explaining the
Through vivid accounts of the stark with comedians, club owners,
shared ways that artists account for
realities of life in Villa Olimpia, Wilkis bookers, and managers to show
their activities—the analogies they
proposes a new concept of moral the extraordinary social connections
draw, the arguments they make—
capital based on different kinds, or professional humor demands.
Gerber reveals the common bases
“pieces,” of money. This book builds Only performers who know the
of value artists point to when they
an original theory of the moral rules of their community are able
say: what I do is worth doing.
sociology of money, providing the to make it a career.
tools for understanding the role “Alison Gerber makes a solid con-
tribution to sociology, to economics, “This is a smart, original, highly-
money plays in social life today. readable book about the ‘show’
and to our understanding of the
“This remarkable ethnography opens practicalities of an artistic career.” and ‘business’ of comedy. A must-
a window into everyday popular read for anyone interested in the
—Howard S. Becker, interplay of culture, labor, power,
politics and solidarities, offering lessons author of Art Worlds
beyond the case of Argentina and into and inequality in the contemporary
people’s moneyworlds and moral 192 pages, 2017 culture industries.”
orders more broadly.” 9781503603820 Paper $24.95  $19.96 sale —Laura Grindstaff,
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Bernie Madoff and the Crisis The Power of Economists Movement-Driven
The Public Trial of Capitalism within the State Development
Colleen P. Eren Johan Christensen The Politics of Health and
Democracy in Brazil
Bernie Madoff ’s arrest could The spread of market-oriented
not have come at a more darkly reforms has been one of the major Christopher L. Gibson
poetic moment. In the midst of a political and economic trends of In the late twentieth and early twenty-
horrid recession, Madoff ’s story the late twentieth and early twenty- first centuries, Brazil improved the
was a media magnet, voraciously first centuries. Governments have health and well-being of its populace
consumed by a justice-seeking adopted policies that have led to more than any other large democracy
public. Bernie Madoff and the Crisis deregulation; yet, some countries in the world, declaring a striking
goes beyond purely investigative embraced these policies more than seventy percent reduction in infant
accounts to examine how and why others. Johan Christensen examines mortality rates.
Madoff became the epicenter of one major contributor to this
public fury and titillation. Rooting disparity: the entrenchment of U.S.- In Movement-Driven Development,
her argument in critical sociology, trained, neoclassical economists Christopher L. Gibson combines
Colleen P. Eren analyzes media in political institutions the world rigorous statistical methodology
coverage of this landmark case over. While previous studies have with rich case studies to argue that
alongside original interviews with highlighted the role of political this transformation is the result of a
dozens of journalists and editors, parties and production regimes, subnationally-rooted process driven
the SEC Director of Public Christensen uses comparative case by civil society actors, namely the
Affairs, and Bernie Madoff studies of New Zealand, Ireland, Sanitarist Movement. He argues
himself. Turning the mirror back Norway, and Denmark to show that their ability to leverage state-
onto society, Eren locates Madoff how the influence of economists level political positions to launch
within a broader reckoning about affected the extent to which each a gradual but persistent attack
free market capitalism. nation adopted market-oriented tax on health policy implementation
policies. He finds that, in countries enabled them to infuse their social
“A sweeping comment on our society welfare ideology into the practice of
at large, which created and upheld where economic experts held
the kill-or-be-killed finance ethos, powerful positions, neoclassical Brazil’s democracy.
and thereby produced the twenty- economics broke through with “An impeccable, multi-faceted study
first century version of a Wall Street greater force. of a uniquely successful movement of
serial killer.” public health professionals in Brazil,
“A finely tuned and deeply knowledge- [this] is a foundational contribution
—Erin Arvedlund,
author of Too Good to Be True: able account. A page-turner on tax to the evolution of social movement
The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff policy is surely an event to celebrate.” and development theory.”
—Mark Granovetter, —Peter Evans,
224 pages, 2017 Brown University
Stanford University
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The Politics of Love The Politics of Compassion Uprising of the Fools
in Myanmar The Sichuan Earthquake and Pilgrimage as Moral Protest
LGBT Mobilization and Human Civic Engagement in China in Contemporary India
Rights as a Way of Life Bin Xu Vikash Singh
Lynette J. Chua The 2008 Sichuan earthquake killed The Kanwar is India’s largest annual
The Politics of Love in Myanmar offers 87,000 people and left 5 million religious pilgrimage. Millions of
an intimate ethnographic account of homeless. In response, an unprec- participants gather sacred water
a group of LGBT activists before, edented wave of volunteers and civic from the Ganga and then carry it
during, and after Myanmar’s post- associations streamed in to help. The across hundreds of miles to dispense
2011 political transition. Lynette J. Politics of Compassion examines how as offerings in Śiva shrines. For these
Chua explores how these activists civically engaged citizens acted on devotees—called bhola, gullible or
devoted themselves to, and fell in the ground, how they understood the fools—the ordeal of the pilgrimage
love with, the practice of human rights meaning of their actions, and how is no foolish pursuit, but a means
and how they were able to empower the political climate shaped their to master their anxieties and attest
queer Burmese to accept themselves, actions and understandings. Using their good faith in unfavorable social
gain social belonging, and reform extensive data from interviews, conditions. After walking with the
discriminatory legislation and law observations, and textual materials, pilgrims of the Kanwar procession,
enforcement. Informed by interviews Bin Xu shows that the large-scale Vikash Singh highlights how the
with activists from all walks of life, civic engagement was not just a procession offers a social space
Chua details the vivid particulars of natural outpouring of compassion, where participants can prove their
the LGBT activist experience founding but also a complex social process, talents, resolve, and moral worth.
a movement first among exiles and both enabled and constrained by Uprising of the Fools shows how
migrants and then in Myanmar’s the authoritarian political context. religion today is not a retreat into
cities, towns, and countryside. This is a powerful account of how tradition, but an alternative forum
“Beautifully written and brilliantly the widespread death and suffering for recognition and resistance within
theorized, the book is highly rec- caused by the earthquake illuminates a rampant global neoliberalism.
ommended reading for scholars the moral-political dilemma faced by “Wonderfully—and disturbingly—
interested in human rights, legal Chinese citizens. rich with insights drawn from impressive
mobilization, social movements, “Xu tells a rich and moving story of ethnographic research. For
and LGBT politics.” both apathy and moral sentiments, anyone interested in theories of
—Michael McCann, powerlessness and agency. A refresh- religious practice, performance, and
University of Washington ing, cultural-sociological perspective pilgrimage, this is a must-read.”
STANFORD STUDIES IN on the politics of compassion and civil —Robert Wuthnow,
HUMAN RIGHTS society in China.” Princeton University
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Twilight Nationalism Revolution without Getting New Things Done
Politics of Existence at Life’s End Revolutionaries Networks, Brokerage, and the
Daniel Monterescu and Making Sense of the Arab Spring Assembly of Innovative Action
Haim Hazan Asef Bayat David Obstfeld
The official Jewish national tale The revolutionary wave that swept This book offers a framework that
proceeds from exile to redemption the Middle East in 2011 was marked explains how innovators use network
and nation-building, while the by spectacular mobilization, processes to broker knowledge and
Palestinians’ is one of a golden age spreading within and between mobilize action. How well they do
cut short, followed by dispossession countries with extraordinary speed. so directly influences the outcome
and resistance. The experiences of Several years on, however, it has of attempts to innovate, especially
Jaffa’s Jewish and Arab residents, caused limited shifts in structures when a project is not tied to proscribed
however, reveal lives and nationalist of power, leaving much of the old organizational routines. An entre-
sentiments far more complex. political and social order intact. In preneur launches a business. A
Twilight Nationalism shares the this book, Asef Bayat uncovers why company rolls out a new product
stories of ten of the city’s elders— this occurred, and what made these line. Two firms form a partnership.
women and men, rich and poor, uprisings so distinct from those that These instances and many more like
Muslims, Jews, and Christians—to came before. them dot today’s business landscape.
radically deconstruct these national Yet we understand little about the
myths and challenge common Revolution without Revolutionaries social dimension of these undertakings.
understandings of belonging and is both a history of the Arab Spring Disentangling brokerage from net-
alienation. Through the stories told and a history of revolution writ work structure and building
at life’s end, Daniel Monterescu and broadly. Setting the 2011 uprisings on his theoretical work regarding
Haim Hazan illuminate how national side by side with the revolutions of tertius iungens, David Obstfeld
affiliation ultimately gives way to the 1970s, particularly the Iranian explains how actors with diverse
existential circumstances. Similarities Revolution, Bayat reveals a profound interests, expertise, and skills
in lives prove to be shaped far more global shift in the nature of protest: leverage their connections to create
by socioeconomic class, age, and protestors call for reform rather than new ventures and products with
gender than national allegiance. In fundamental transformation. extraordinary results.
offering the real stories individuals “Asef Bayat is in the vanguard of a “Taking no shortcuts, Obstfeld’s scholarly
tell about themselves, this book subtle and original theorization of tour de force is eminently readable and
reveals shared perspectives too long social movements and social change truly practical.”
silenced and new understandings of in the Middle East. Essential reading.”
—Amy C. Edmondson,
local community previously lost in —Juan Cole, Harvard Business School,
University of Michigan author of Building the Future
nationalist narratives.
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SECOND EDITION Raising Global Families Choosing Daughters
Contemporary Social Parenting, Immigration, and Class Family Change in Rural China
Psychological Theories in Taiwan and the US Lihong Shi
Edited by Peter J. Burke Pei-Chia Lan China’s patrilineal and patriarchal
This text, first published in 2006, Public discourse on Asian parenting tradition has encouraged a long-
presents the most important and tends to fixate on ethnic culture standing preference for male heirs.
influential social psychological as a static value set, disguising the But a counterpattern is emerging
theories and research programs in fluidity and diversity of Chinese in rural China where a noticeable
contemporary sociology. Original parenting. Such stereotypes also proportion of young couples have
chapters by the scholars who initiated fail to account for the challenges of willingly accepted having a single
and developed these theoretical raising children in a rapidly mod- daughter. Choosing Daughters
perspectives provide full descriptions ernizing world, full of globalizing explores this critical, yet largely
of each theory and its background, values. In Raising Global Families overlooked, reproductive pattern.
development, and future. This Pei-Chia Lan examines how ethnic Lihong Shi delves into the social,
second edition has been revised and Chinese parents in Taiwan and the economic, and cultural forces
updated to reflect developments United States negotiate cultural behind these couples’ childrearing
within each theory, and in the field differences and class inequality aspirations and the resulting
of social psychology more broadly. to raise. She draws on a uniquely changes in family dynamics,
A new, original piece examines the comparative, multi-sited research gender relations, and intimate
state and trajectory of social network model with four groups of parents: parent–daughter ties. She refutes
theory. A mainstay in teaching social middle-class and working-class the conventional understanding of
psychology, this revised and updated parents in Taiwan, and middle- a universal preference for sons and
edition offers a valuable survey of class and working-class Chinese discrimination against daughters in
the field. immigrants in the Boston area. Lan China and counters claims of con-
demonstrates that class inequality tinuing resistance against China’s
“Bringing together leading sociologists,
this volume elucidates recent develop- permeates the fabric of family life, population control program.
ments in the theoretical foundations even as it takes shape in different “A persuasive, eloquent study of
of social psychology and the major ways across national contexts. changing gender roles. Full of surprises
research programs that they have and new vistas for investigation, it is
“[Lan] illuminates complex processes
inspired. It is essential reading for ethnography at its best.”
such as globalization and transna-
social psychologists and will surely
tionalism, making this a superb book —William Jankowiak,
become a staple of graduate seminars
for classroom use.” University of Nevada, Las Vegas
in the years to come.”
—Margaret Nelson, 208 pages, 2017
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Research Universities and Culture and Commerce National Matters
the Public Good The Value of Entrepreneurship in Materiality, Culture, and Nationalism
Discovery for an Uncertain Future Creative Industries Edited by Geneviève Zubrzycki
Jason Owen-Smith Mukti Khaire National Matters investigates the role
In a political climate that is skeptical Art and business are often described of material culture and materiality
of hard-to-measure outcomes, public as worlds apart, even diametric in defining and solidifying national
funding for research universities is opposites. And yet, these realms are identity in everyday practice.
under threat. But if we scale back close cousins in creative industries Examining a range of “things”—from
support for these institutions, we where firms bring cultural goods art objects, clay fragments, and broken
also cut off a key source of value to market, attaching price tags to stones; to clothing, food, and urban
creation in our economy and society. music, paintings, theater, literature, green space—the contributors to this
Research Universities and the Public film, and fashion. volume explore the importance of
Good offers a unique view of how matter in making the nation appear
Building on theories of value
universities work, what their purpose real, close, and important to its citizens.
construction and cultural production,
is, and why they are important. Symbols and material objects are
Culture and Commerce details the
themselves important factors in the
Countering recent arguments that processes by which artistic worth is
production of national ideals.
we should “unbundle” or “disrupt” decoded, translated, and converted
higher education, Jason Owen-Smith to economic value. Case studies of This volume analyzes three key aspects
argues that research universities are firms from Chanel and Penguin of materiality and nationalism: the
valuable gems that deserve support to tastemakers like the Sundance relationship between objects and
and presents numerous case studies Institute and the Pritzker Prize national institutions, the way common-
that show how research universities, illuminate how creative entrepreneurs place objects can shape a national
more than any other institution, are influence our sense of value, shiftingethos, and the everyday practices
able to innovate in response to new consumer behavior and our culture that allow individuals to enact and
problems and opportunities. in deep, surprising ways. embody the nation. In giving attention
to the agency of things, these cases
“A well-argued, data-rich defense of “In this wonderful and intellectually also challenge the methodological
the irreplaceable role of American ambitious book, Mukti Khaire
re-thinks culture at the intersection orthodoxies of cultural sociology.
research universities.”
of economics and sociology. With “Essential reading for cultural
—Kei Koizumi,
American Association for the carefully instantiated case studies, sociologists, scholars of nationalism,
Advancement of Science she leavens our understanding of how and students of material culture.”
art and culture have worked, should
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INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY IN work, and will work.” Yale University
—Rohit Deshpande, 288 pages, 2017
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Social by Nature Women in Global Science SECOND EDITION

The Promise and Peril Advancing Academic Careers Cultures@Silicon Valley
of Sociogenomics through International Collaboration J. A. English-Lueck
Catherine Bliss Kathrin Zippel Since the initial publication of
Sociogenomics has rapidly become Scientific and engineering research is Cultures@SiliconValley fourteen
one of the trendiest sciences of the increasingly global, and international years ago, much has changed in
new millennium. Practitioners view collaboration can be essential to Silicon Valley. The corporate land-
human nature and life outcomes as academic success. Women in Global scape has shifted, with tech giants
the result of genetic and social Science is the first book to consider like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn,
factors. In Social by Nature, systematically the challenges and and Twitter vying for space and
Catherine Bliss recognizes the opportunities that the globalization attention. Daily life for all but the
promise of this interdisciplinary of scientific work brings to U.S. highest echelon has been altered by
young science, but also questions academics, especially for women. new perceptions of scarcity, risk,
its implications for the future. Kathrin Zippel looks to the STEM and shortage. The second edition of
As she points out, the claim that fields as a case study, where gendered Cultures@SiliconValley brings the
genetic similarities cause groups of cultures and structures in academia story of technological saturation
people to behave in similar ways have contributed to an under- and global cultural diversity up to
is not new—and a dark history of representation of women. For U.S. the present. J. A. English-Lueck
eugenics warns us of its dangers. women in particular, international provides readers with a host of new
By exposing the shocking parallels collaboration offers opportunities ethnographic stories, documenting
between sociogenomics and older, to step outside of exclusionary the latest expansions of Silicon
long-discredited, sciences, Bliss networks at home. As Zippel argues, Valley to San Francisco and beyond.
persuasively argues for a more international considerations can be She explores how changes in
thoughtful public reception of any key to ending the steady attrition of technology impact work, family,
study that reduces human nature to women in STEM fields and developing and community life. Ultimately,
a mere sequence of genes. a more inclusive academic world. the inhabitants of Silicon Valley
illustrate in microcosm the social
“An impressive, timely, and critically “Zippel’s empirical analysis is rigorous
important book and the first scholarly and makes a significant contribution and cultural identity of the future.
work to take stock of what the genomics to the analysis of gender and racial “ J. A. English-Lueck shows us the
turn means for the social sciences.” stratification in the STEM academy Valley as it really is: risky, diverse,
—Alondra Nelson, and workforce.” cosmopolitan, and complex. Simply
Columbia University —Maria Charles, the best study of Silicon Valley’s
University of California, Santa Barbara many cultures that I know.”
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Judge and Punish How to be Sort of Happy The Poverty of Privacy Rights
The Penal State on Trial in Law School Khiara M. Bridges
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie Kathryne M. Young The Poverty of Privacy Rights makes a
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie spent years Over 40,000 new students enter simple, controversial argument: poor
sitting in on trials, watching as indi- America’s law schools each year. mothers in America are deprived
viduals were judged and sentenced Each new crop experiences of the right to privacy. The U.S.
for violent crimes. His experience startlingly high rates of depression, Constitution is supposed to bestow
led to this original reflection on the anxiety, fatigue, and dissatisfaction. rights equally, yet the poor are subject
penal state, power, and violence to invasions of privacy that are gross
that identifies a paradox in the Packed with insights from surveys demonstrations of governmental
way justice is exercised. In order and interviews with over 1,000 law power. Khiara M. Bridges investigates
to pronounce a judgment, a trial students, lawyer-turned-sociologist poor mothers’ experiences with the
must construct an individualizing Kathryne M. Young offers a very state—both when they receive public
story of actors and their acts; but in different take from previous books assistance and when they do not.
order to punish, each act between about law school survival. Instead Presenting a holistic view of how
individuals must be transformed of assuming her readers should all the state intervenes in all facets of
into an aggression against society aspire to law-review-and-big-firm poor mothers’ privacy, Bridges turns
as a whole, against the state itself. notions of success, Young teaches popular thinking on its head, arguing
Combining narratives of real trials students how to approach law that these women simply do not have
with theoretical analysis, Judge school on their own terms: how to familial, informational, and reproduc-
and Punish shows that juridical tune out the drumbeat of oppressive tive privacy rights. Further, she asserts
institutions are not merely a expectations and conventional that until we disrupt the cultural
response to crime. The criminal trial, wisdom to create a new breed of narratives that equate poverty with
a magnifying mirror, reveals our true law school experience altogether. immorality, nothing will change.
condition as political subjects. Bursting with warmth, realism, and
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“This groundbreaking work asks the meaning of the right to privacy and
equips law students with much- to end the unjust and unsupportable
big, penetrating questions that will needed wisdom for thriving during
shape the future of justice systems moral condemnation of poverty.”
throughout the Western world.” those three crucial years.
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