What are your favourite Sociology books of 2015?

Taking the lead from Brain Picking’s list of the best science books of 2015, we’d like to hear from you about your favourite Sociology books of the year. Let us know in the comments box or tweet them to me @mark_carrigan and I’ll compile the list and add them into this post.


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  1. Lauren A. Rivera, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

    Doug Porpora, Reconstructing Sociology: The Critical Realist Approach

    Russell K. Schutt (ed). Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind & Society

    Alison J. Pugh, The Tumbleweed Society: Working and Caring in an Age of Insecurity

    Robert M. Emerson, Everyday Troubles: The Micro-Politics of Interpersonal Conflict

    Kimberly Kay Hoang, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work

    Ira A. Cohen, Solitary Action: Acting on Our Own in Everyday Life

    Paula Ioanide, The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness

    Waverly Duck, No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow or Poverty and Drug Dealing

    Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

    Rogers Brubaker, Grounds for Difference

    Klaus Dorre, Stephan Lessenich, and Hartmut Rosa, Sociology, Capitalism, Critique

    James S. House, Beyond Obamacare: Life, Death, and Social Policy

    Jennifer Murphy, Illness or Deviance? Drug Courts, Drug Treatment, and the Ambiguity of Addiction

    Corey A. Abramson, The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years

    Erik Schneiderhan, The Size of Others’ Burdens: Barack Obama, Jane Addams, and the Politics of Helping Others

  2. Ellis, A. (2015) Men, Masculinities and Violence: An Ethnographic Study. London: Routledge

    Horsley, M. (2015) The Dark Side of Prosperity: Late Capitalism’s Culture of Indebtedness. Farnham: Ashgate

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