This week, The Annex sits down with Barry Eidlin from McGill University. Barry recently published Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada with Cambridge University Press. We discuss unions, the middle class, and comparative differences between the US and Canada. Also, we discuss sexual inequality and charges that sociology is overrun by postmodernism.
This week, The Annex sits down with Clayton Childress from the University of Toronto. Clayton wrote Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel with Princeton University Press. We discuss the process of a fiction book’s conception, development, distribution, and reception, and the degree to which the fiction publishing industry resembles our own publishing industry. […]
We went long with Vincent Roscigno from Ohio State. We save the best banter topic for a standalone bonus episode, in which we discuss the Involuntary Celibacy (or “Incel”) movement, which is said to have motivated the recent terror attack in Toronto.
This week, The Annex sits down with Vincent Roscigno of Ohio State University. Vincent is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology, former editor of the American Sociological Review, and current head of an ASA task force on scholars from working class and first-generation families. He wrote The Face of Discrimination (University of Minnesota Press) and The Voice of Southern Labor (Rowman & […]
This week, The Annex sits down with Jean Beaman from Purdue University. Jean is the author of Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France (University of California Press). We also discuss Starbucks and race, the relationship between panic and racism, and Gabriel gripes about how the opera is using his donation dollars.
This week, The Annex is thrilled to sit down with Robert Wuthnow of Princeton University. Robert just published The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America with Princeton University Press. We talk about the challenges facing small towns, the roots of their disaffect, and the politics that this distress creates.
This week, The Annex meets Benjamin Shestakofsky, a doctoral student from UC Berkeley, and soon to be faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. We discuss Benjamin’s 2017 article in Work and Occupations, “Working Algorithms: Software Automation and the Future of Work“, and the broader subject of human workers’ role in an automated future. We also […]
This week, The Annex sits down with Pat Reilly from the University of California, Irvine. Pat’s researches career development and social networks in the comedy industry, and finished a multiyear participant-observation study in Los Angeles’ comedy scene. His “The Layers of Clown: Career Development in Cultural Production Industries” was published in Academy of Management Discoveries. Pat also hosts his […]
This week, The Annex sits down with Amy Binder of the University of California, San Diego. Amy is the author of Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives with Princeton University Press. We discuss campus conservatism, politics, and professors. We also discuss economic development and Betsy DeVos.
In episode 23 of The Annex, we meet Neda Maghbouleh from the University of Toronto. Neda is the author of The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race with Stanford University Press. We also talk about the Oscars ratings dive and Pew’s recent efforts to refine “generations” theory.
There is a brand-new, terrific sociology podcast on the block: Sociologia con Acento, a Spanish-language sociology podcast hosted by Daniel Fridman from the University of Texas, Austin. It’s a very exciting project. The premiere episode features a discussion with Juan Pablo Pardo Guerra from UC San Diego.
In this week’s episode of The Annex, we talk to Becky Yang Hsu of Georgetown University. Becky recently published a new book, Borrowing Together: Microfinance and Cultivating Social Ties with Cambridge University Press. We also discuss Black Panther, spouses frustrating efforts to conspicuously display cultural capital, and sociology departments’ strategies for dealing with declining full-time faculty lines.
This week, The Annex meets Japonica Brown-Saracino from Boston University. Japonica discusses research from her new book, How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities. We also discuss housing funding and gentrification, and enrollment problems in the university industry.
This week on The Annex, we talk with Kieran Healy from Duke University. Kieran is author of the much-acclaimed 2017 theory paper “Fuck Nuance” in Sociological Theory, and the award-winning Last Best Gift (Chicago). We also talk about a new study on the human capital versus signaling debate about higher education’s value, reactions to the use of epithets in […]
This week, The Annex sits down with Aliza Luft of UCLA. Aliza authored the 2015 Sociological Theory article, “Toward a Dynamic THeory of Action at the Micro Level of Genocide: Killing, Desistance, and Saving in 1994 Rwanda” We discuss our conceptions of violence perpetration and the social factors that drive the choice to commit or fight violence during breakdowns […]
This week, it’s an Annex banter episode, with discussions about the State of the Union address, the politicization of the term chain migration in the scholarship community, the expanding meaning of “gentrification”, a CUNY investigation into scholars getting promotion and tenure through vanity publishing, and Jordan Peterson, a University of Toronto psychology professor and darling of anti-PC culture. […]
In this special episode of The Annex, we introduce the second of the three podcast pilots we developed over the break. The idea behind International Perspectives on Sociology is to showcase sociology traditions from around the world. This episode features a roundtable discussion about Canadian sociology. It features Rima Wilkes (University of British Columbia), Howard Ramos (Dalhousie University), Liam Swiss (Memorial University), and Dale Ballucci (Western). […]
This week, The Annex talks with Charles Seguin from the University of Arizona, who is working on a book about political movements to outlaw lynchings during the late-18th and early-19th centuries. Also, we discuss Aziz Ansari and DACA.