Inviting Readers to Review Books for Sociological Imagination

I would like to introduce myself as the Book Review Editor for Sociological Imagination. I am currently researching student identity in a south London school, after having taught English at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 for many years in a college in north Manchester, and a school in south London.

We are looking to expand the number of books reviewed on Sociological Imagination. If there are particular sociology related books you are interested in reviewing, or any sociological topic areas you are passionate about, we can consider you as a prospective reviewer for Sociological Imagination. Our book reviews reach a wide audience through digital publishing: the blog, email subscribers and twitter.

Guidelines for potential Reviewers:

Reviews need to

  • be between 600 and 1000 words
  • relate to the themes of sociology and social theory
  • offer a critical, vigorous and fair engagement with the ideas of the book
  • be completed within one month of receiving the book
  • usually focus solely on one book  (but can compare two books in detail)

When writing a review, you should aim to respond to some of the following:

  • the book’s principal aims/focus/argument
  • why the book is important/how it relates to current debates and trends
  • the book’s strengths
  • who would benefit from reading the book

Please send an email with your ideas, preferred book/subject areas, and CV with current contact details to Sadia Habib, Books Reviews Editor at

Categories: Reviews


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