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Albanese, P. 2011. “The More Things Change...The More We Need Child Care, On the Fortieth Anniversary of the Report on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women” pp. 95-98 in Reading Sociology: Canadian Persectives,L. Tepperman & A. Kalyta (eds.). Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Published in partnership with the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), this reader offers students an engaging overview of the current state of sociology in Canada. With over 60 interesting, expertly-edited selections by both well-known and up-and-coming CSA members, the reader is organized into 16 thematic parts that explore the main areas of sociological inquiry. This second edition includes a brand new cross-referencing guide to help students make conceptual connections among the readings and a new section addressing media issues exposes students to this ever-growing area of study. Covering a broad spectrum of sociological thought, Reading Sociology: Canadian Perspectives, second edition, will engage students with cutting-edge research being conducted by Canadian sociologists.

Albanese, P. 2011. “Addressing the Interlocking Complexity of Paid Work and Care: Lessons From Changing Family Policy in Quebec” pp 130-143 in A Life in Balance? Reopening the Family-Work Debate, C. Krull & J. Sempruch (eds.). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Magazine articles, talk shows, and commercials advise us that our happiness and well-being rest on striking a balance between work and family. It goes unsaid, however, that the advice is based on an outmoded and unrealistic ideal. A Life in Balance? shows that in order to truly resolve work-family issues, we must consider work and family life as overlapping aspects of a single existence, rather than as separate and competing spheres. In this volume, experts and activists from law, sociology, women’s studies, labour studies, and social work transcend prevailing myths by exploring how paid work (employment) and unpaid work (caregiving and housework) continue to be set against each other, particularly in support of neo-liberal agendas. They examine alternative approaches to integrating family and paid work -- stay-at-home fathers, family policy in Quebec, and work and care in Aboriginal communities -- which must be considered if we are to build a truly equitable national childcare policy.

Brayton, J. 2011. “Virtually Getting It On: “Sex” in Film and TV Narratives, 1992-2012” in Popping Culture, 7th ed. M. Pomerance & J. Sakeris (eds.) Boston: Pearson Education.

Long popular with students who have used it, Popping Culture presents a compilation of articles dealing with current issues in popular culture, including media violence, sexuality, social inequality, racism, and war. Some of the leading theorists in cultural studies today, including Stuart Ewen, Mark Crispin Miller, William Hoynes, Henry Giroux and Christopher Sharrett among others, take on these subjects with a critical perspective aimed at “popping” the conceptual bubbles that surround them. The articles are organized around central themes and issues in popular culture today: social class, gender, violence, ideology, and race.

Gabriele, S. and P. Moore. 2011. “Media R/Evolutions” pp. 113-134 in Intersections of Media and Communications: Concepts and Critical Frameworks, W. Straw, S. Gabriele, & I. Wagman (eds.). Toronto: Montgomery.

Emphasizing fundamental concepts and key questions, and giving close consideration to how today's students experience media, this brand new introductory text for courses in media and communications studies and sociology of media offers a fresh approach to the topic. The concise, focused chapters have been contributed by respected scholars from across Canada, resulting in an engaging and thorough exploration of this increasingly prominent aspect of modern life. Intersections explores how media affect our relationships to everything — they don't just inform and entertain us, but shape our connections to the world, and define our relationships to it.

Jamal, A. 2012. “Global Discourses, Situated Traditions, and Women’s Agency in Pakistan" in South Asian Feminisms, A. Loomba & R. Lukose (eds.). USA: Duke University Press.

During the past forty years, South Asia has been the location and the focus of dynamic, important feminist scholarship and activism. In this collection of essays, prominent feminist scholars and activists build on that work to confront pressing new challenges for feminist theorizing and practice. Examining recent feminist interventions in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, they address feminist responses to religious fundamentalism and secularism; globalization, labor, and migration; militarization and state repression; public representations of sexuality; and the politics of sex work. Their essays attest to the diversity and specificity of South Asian locations and feminist concerns, while also demonstrating how feminist engagements in the region can enrich and advance feminist theorizing globally.

Jamal, A. 2012. "Feminism and 'Fundamentalism' in Pakistan: Gender and Class in the Secular/Religious divide" in  Dispatches from Pakistan, Q. Memon & V. Prashad (eds.). New Delhi: LeftWord Books.

Writing about Pakistan is cliché-ridden. Fear is the dominant motif: mullahs, terrorists, nuclear bombs. And beneath that is victimhood: refugees from floods and military adventures, women in burqas, emaciated children. Little of the actual fabric of everyday life comes across. Nothing of the struggles against neoliberalism, nothing of the struggles against the kleptocracy of Military, Inc. Nothing of the searing poetry from Gilgit, nothing of the graffiti from Gwadar. Pakistanis are alive. Sold by governments who should save them, killed by secret agencies who should guard them, bombed by American drones, ‘structurally adjusted’ into starvation, beaten, rendered, tortured and disappeared, and yet, inscrutably, immutably, even joyously, they are still alive.Dispatches from Pakistan is an introduction to that liveliness, with sixteen original essays that take us from Balochistan to Baltistan, and poetry from Jalib and Riyaz. This collection is essential reading for anyone who is invested in the social history of transformation underway in Pakistan.
With shrewd analysis rendered in accessible language, Dispatches lays plain the complex and vitally important conditions unfolding in 21st-century Pakistan.

Jamal, A. 2012. “When Are Women’s Rights Human Rights in Pakistan?” in Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives, M. Satterthwaite & J. Huckerby (eds.). New York: Routledge.

In the name of fighting terrorism, countries have been invaded; wars have been waged; people have been detained, rendered and tortured; and campaigns for "hearts and minds" have been unleashed. Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 have assumed that men suffer the most—both numerically and in terms of the nature of rights violations endured. This assumption has obscured the ways that women, men, and sexual minorities experience counter-terrorism. By integrating gender into a human rights analysis of counter-terrorism—and human rights into a gendered analysis of counter-terrorism—this volume aims to reverse this trend. Through this variegated human rights lens, the authors in this volume identify the spectrum and nature of rights violations arising in the context of gendered counter-terrorism and national security practices. Introduced with a foreword by Martin Scheinin, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, the volume examines a wide range of gendered impacts of counter-terrorism measures that have not been theorized in the leading texts on terrorism, counter-terrorism, national security, and human rights.

Koç, M.,  R. MacRae, A. Noack & Ö. Güçlü Üstündag. 2012. “What is Food Studies?: Characterizing an Emerging Academic Field through the Eyes of Canadian Scholars” pp. 4-15 in Critical Perspectives in Food Studies, M. Koç. J. Sumner and A. Winson (eds.). Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Bringing together original contributions by Canadian scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds, this collection introduces students to the shifting interpretations, perspectives, challenges, governance issues, and future visions that shape the study of food and food issues in Canada and around the world.

Koc, M. & J.A. Bas, J.A. (2012). “Canada’s Action Plan on Food Security: The Interactions between Civil Society and the State to Advance Food Security in Canada” in Health and Sustainability in the Canadian Food System: Advocacy and Opportunity for Civil Society, R. MacRae & E. Abergel (eds.). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Civil society organizations are among the most vociferous critics of the modern food system. Yet even after decades of campaigns, governments have largely failed to address health and sustainability issues in an effective way. This volume showcases the research of experts from multiple disciplines who argue that solutions lie not just in lobbying elected officials but in initiatives at the subparliamentary level. Real change will come, they argue, when advocacy groups develop innovative strategies capable of influencing decision makers more resistant to public pressure: business lobbies well connected to government agencies, middle managers, and ministries unused to collaborating across departmental mandates.

Moore, P. 2013. “The Flow of Amusement: Early Cinema in the Red River Valley” in Beyond the Border: Tensions across the 49th Parallel. K. Conway & T. Pasch (eds.), Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s.

The idea that the American Great Plains and the Canadian Prairies are just "fly-over" country is a mistake. In the post-9/11 era, politicians and policy-makers are paying more attention to the region, especially where border enforcement is concerned. Drawing inspiration from Habermas's observation that certain modern phenomena - from ecological degradation and organized crime to increased capital mobility - challenge a state's ability to retain sovereignty over a fixed geographical region, contributors to this book question the ontological status of the Canada-US border. They look at how entertainment media represents the border for their viewers, how Canada and the US enforce the line that separates the two countries, and how the border appears from the viewpoint of Native communities where it was imposed through their traditional lands. Under this scrutiny, the border ceases to appear as self-evident, its status more fragile than otherwise imagined. 

Moore, P. and S. Gabriele. 2012. “New Media, Old Media, Intermedia: The Toronto Star’s CFCA, 1922-1933” pp. 218-36 in Cultural Industries in Canada: Problems, Policies and Prospects, M. Dorland (ed.). Toronto: Lorimer.

The central argument of this collection is that the way one approaches the cultural industries and the policies affecting them, as well as the language that one uses, is as important as the reality one imagines one is talking about, or making policy for. The Canadian discussion has historically been inflected in certain defining ways, which have been primarily defensive and introspective, with a restricted number of players huddling beneath the protection provided by the national state and calling this “culture”. The Canadian experience, once considered a model of the negative consequences of cultural dependency that other nations had to avoid at their peril, has since become an example to other countries also faced with reconciling aspects of their cultural development with the rigors of an open economy.

Moore, P. 2012. “Advance Newspaper Publicity for the Vitascope and the Mass Address of Cinema’s Reading Public” pp. 381-397 in A Companion to Early Cinema, A. Gaudreault (ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

An authoritative and much-needed overview of the main issues in the field of early cinema from over 30 leading international scholars in the field. First collection of its kind to offer in one reference: original theory, new research, and reviews of existing studies in the field. Features over 30 original essays from some of the leading scholars in early cinema and Film Studies, including Tom Gunning, Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and André Gaudreault. Caters to renewed interest in film studies’ historical methods, with strict analysis of multiple and competing sources, providing a critical re-contextualization of films, printed material and technologies

Moore, P. 2011. “The Social Biograph: Newspapers as Archives of the Regional Mass Market for Movies” pp. 269-279 in Explorations in New Cinema History, R. Maltby, D. Biltereyst & P. Meers (eds.). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Explorations in New Cinema History brings together cutting-edge research by the leading scholars in the field to identify new approaches to writing and understanding the social and cultural history of cinema, focusing on cinema’s audiences, the experience of cinema, and the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange.

Muzzatti, S. 2012. “Si Siamo Italiani: Ethno-cultural Identity, Class Consciousness and Anarchic Sensibilities in an Italian-Canadian Working Class Enclave” pp. 47-67 in Habitus of the Hood, H Skott-Myhre & C. Richardson (eds.). Toronto: Intellect Press.

Since the 1990s, popular culture the world over has frequently looked to the ’hood for inspiration, whether in music, film, or television. Habitus of the Hood explores the myriad ways in which the hood has been conceived - both within the lived experiences of its residents and in the many mediated representations found in popular culture. Using a variety of methodologies including autoethnography, textual studies, and critical discourse analysis, contributors analyze and connect these various conceptions.

Muzzatti, S. 2012. “Cultural Criminology: Burning Up Capitalism, Consumer Culture and Crime” pp. 138-150 in The Handbook of Critical Criminology, W. DeKeseredy & M. Dragiewicz (eds.). Toronto: Routledge.

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology is a collection of original essays specifically designed to offer students, faculty, policy makers, and others an in-depth overview of the most up-to-date empirical, theoretical, and political contributions made by critical criminologists around the world. Special attention is devoted to new theoretical directions in the field, such as cultural criminology, masculinities studies, and feminist criminologies.

Muzzatti, S. 2011. “Consumer Culture, Criminology and the Politics of Exclusion,” pp. 119-131 in Critical Issues of Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy and Practice, M. Maguire & D. Okada (eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

A comprehensive, provocative overview of the origins and present state of issues and perspectives in criminal justice and criminology from leading scholars in the field. In this important book, essays explore the gamut of topics in criminal justice and criminology, examining both historical and contemporary material to illustrate the past and present of each topic covered. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the book illustrates the breadth of research, policy, and practice implications in key areas of the field, such as crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections, and organizations. The coverage of concepts, insights, voices, and perspectives is geared toward students with a background in criminal justice or criminology courses to challenge them to synthesize what they have learned, to question standard interpretations, and to begin to create new directions and visions for their future careers as professionals in the field.

Noack, A. 2012. “Assembling our Toolkit: Interrogating Representations and Discourses” pp. 33-55 in Power and Everyday Practice, D. Brock, R. Raby and M. Thomas (eds.). Toronto: Nelson.

Power and Everyday Practices is a unique, contributed text: one that takes up sociological theory and methods in the approachable context of everyday objects and practices primarily through Foucaultian and Marxist lenses. Rather than focusing first on abstract concepts, many of the chapters are organized around a familiar everyday activity for students, which engages the students and seeks to "trouble" their normative assumptions about the everyday world. This text uniquely focuses on "unpacking the centre" rather than concentrating on the margins. Students are asked to explore not only why questions but also how questions; to make visible not only why things are as they are, but how they have come to be historically, socially, and culturally organized.

Neverson, N. & G. Knight. 2011. “Trash talk and reflexive “otherness”: Maurice Greene, Michael Johnson and class within race” pp. 175-194 in Sport, ‘race’ and ethnicity: Narratives of diversity and difference, D. Adair (ed.). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology (FIT).

This provocative collection brings together some of the leading historians, sociologists, political scientists, and cultural theorists on an ambitious range of topics dealing with sport, diversity and difference. The book is both diverse and inclusive, for it considered race, ethnicity and aboriginality in tandem; too often these themes are segmented into separate studies. The collection features vibrant examples from different eras, places and spaces - wherein co-themes like post-colonialism, gender and media representation are embedded.

Pomerance, M. 2011. “Baghdad Bad” pp. 39-69 in Iraq War Cultures, C. Fuchs & J. Lockard (eds.). New York: Peter Lang.

The Iraq war has produced profound changes within the United States, changes manifested by popular discontent with the war. On one hand, U.S. culture finds its own ideological reflection in the Iraq war; on the other hand, U.S. media repeatedly critique the social and political forces that produce the war. These multiple and contradictory assessments have been characterized by intensified imagery and narratives, an escalation that is in part a function of the new communications technologies used to generate them. This book examines the images and stories emerging from the Iraq war, from video games that retell its battles, the representations of Arab people in American film history, and U.S. war documentaries, to parody and memoir and photographs from Abu Ghraib.

Pomerance, M. 2011. "Amplified Discourse and Desire in sex, lies, and videotape," pp. 51-66 in The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh, S.M. Sanders & R.B. Palmer (eds.). Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.

Widely regarded as a turning point in American independent cinema, Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies, and videotape (1989) launched the career of its twenty-six-year-old director, whose debut film was nominated for an Academy Award and went on to win the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or. The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh breaks new ground by investigating salient philosophical themes through the unique story lines and innovative approaches to filmmaking that distinguish this celebrated artist.

Pomerance, M. 2011. "Some Hitchcockian Shots," pp. 237-252 in A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock, T. Leitch & L. Poague (eds.). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

The most comprehensive volume ever published on Alfred Hitchcock, covering his career and legacy as well as the broader cultural and intellectual contexts of his work. Contains thirty chapters by the leading Hitchcock scholars. Covers his long career, from his earliest contributions to other directors’ silent films to his last uncompleted last film. Details the enduring legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike.

Pomerance, M. 2011. "'Distance Does Not Exist': Méliès, le Cinéma, and the Moon," pp. 81-96 in Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination: Méliès' A Trip to the Moon, M. Solomon (ed.). Albany: State University of New York Press. 

“Best moving pictures I ever saw.” Thus did one vaudeville theater manager describe Georges Méliès’s ATrip to the Moon [Le Voyage dans la lune], after it was screened for enthusiastic audiences in October 1902. Cinema’s first blockbuster, A Trip to the Moon still inspires such superlatives and continues to be widely seen more than one hundred years later. In Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination, a number of leading film scholars examine Méliès’s landmark film in detail, demonstrating its many crucial connections to literature, popular culture, and visual culture of the time, as well as its long “afterlife” in more recent films, music videos, and television. Together, their essays make clear that Méliès should be seen not only as a major filmmaker but also as a key figure in the emergence of modern spectacle. By bringing the interdisciplinary methodologies of early cinema studies to bear on A Trip to the Moon, the book’s contributors also open up much larger questions about aesthetics, media, and modernity.

Pomerance, M. 2011. "Introduction: Why Don't You Pass the Time by Playing a Little Solitaire" and "Ashes, Ashes: Structuring Emptiness in All Fall Down”  pp. 1-9 and pp. 184-196 in A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film,M. Pomerance & R.B. Palmer (eds.). New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Think about some commercially successful film masterpieces--The Manchurian Candidate. Seven Days in May. Seconds. Then consider some lesser known, yet equally compelling cinematic achievements--The Fixer. The Gypsy Moths. Path to War. These triumphs are the work of the best known and most highly regarded Hollywood director to emerge from live TV drama in the 1950s--five-time Emmy-award-winner John Frankenheimer. Although Frankenheimer was a pioneer in the genre of political thrillers who embraced the antimodernist critique of contemporary society, some of his later films did not receive the attention they deserved. Many claimed that at a midpoint in his career he had lost his touch. World-renowned film scholars put this myth to rest in A Little Solitaire, which offers the only multidisciplinary critical account of Frankenheimer's oeuvre. Especially emphasized is his deep and passionate engagement with national politics and the irrepressible need of human beings to assert their rights and individuality in the face of organizations that would reduce them to silence and anonymity.

 
Pomerance, M. 2011. "Thirteen Ways of Looking at The Birds," pp. 267-293 inHitchcock at the Source: The Auteur as Adapter, D. Boyd & R.B. Palmer (eds.). Albany: State University of New York Press.

The adaptation of literary works to the screen has been the subject of increasing, and increasingly sophisticated, critical and scholarly attention in recent years, but most studies of the subject have continued to privilege literature over film by taking the literary sources as their starting point. Rather than examining the processes by which a particular author has been adapted into a diversity of films by different filmmakers, the contributors in Hitchcock at the Source consider the processes by which a varied range of literary sources have been transformed by one filmmaker into an impressive body of work.

Pomerance, M. 2011. "Introduction: Stardom in the 2000s" and "In the Wings" pp. 1-11 and pp. 238-242 in Shining in Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s, M. Pomerance (ed.). New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

In the 2000s, new technologies transformed the experiences of movie-going and movie-making, giving us the first generation of stars to be just as famous on the computer screen as on the silver screen. Movie Stars of the 2000s examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood's star personas sent mixed messages about Americans' identities and ideals. Disheveled men-children like Will Ferrell and Jack Black shared the multiplex with debonair old-Hollywood standbys like George Clooney and Morgan Freeman. Iconic roles for women ranged from Renee Zellweger's dithering romantics to Tina Fey's neurotic professionals to Hilary Swank's vulnerable boyish characters. And in this age of reality TV and TMZ, stars like Jennifer Aniston and "Brangelina" became more famous for their real-life romantic dramas—at the same time that former tabloid fixtures like Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. reinvented themselves as dependable leading men. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection presents a fascinating composite portrait of Hollywood stardom today.

Pomerance, M. 2012. "Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel: François Truffaut's 'Trilogy'" pp. 226-42 in Film Trilogies: New Critical Approaches, C. Perkins & C. Verevis (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Drawing on a wide range of examples, this book - the first devoted to the phenomenon of the film trilogy- provides a dynamic investigation of the ways in which the trilogy form engages key issues in contemporary discussions of film remaking, adaptation, sequelization and serialization.

Pomerance, M. 2012. "Leonardo DiCaprio: King of the 'World,'" pp. 103-22 inPretty People: Movie Stars of the 1990s, A. Everett (ed.). New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

In the 1990s, American civil society got upended and reordered as many social, cultural, political, and economic institutions were changed forever. Pretty People examines a wide range of Hollywood icons who reflect how stardom in that decade was transformed as the nation itself was signaling significant changes to familiar ideas about gender, race, ethnicity, age, class, sexuality, and nationality. Such actors as Denzel Washington, Andy Garcia, Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Antonio Banderas became bona fide movie stars who carried major films to amazing box-office success. Five of the decade's top ten films were opened by three women—Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, and Whoopi Goldberg. "Chick flick" entered the lexicon as Leonardo DiCaprio became the "King of the World," ushering in the cult of the mega celebrity. Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise defined screen masculinity as stark contrasts between "the regular guy" and "the intense guy" while the roles of Michael Douglas exemplified the endangered "Average White Male." A fascinating composite portrait of 1990s Hollywood and its stars, this collection marks the changes to stardom and society at century's end. 

Pomerance, M. 2012. "Performed Performance and The Man Who Knew Too Much" in Theorizing Film ActingA. Taylor (ed.), New York: Routledge.

This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies. Each section proposes novel ways of considering the recurring motifs in academic enquiries into film acting, including: (1) the mutually contingent problematic of description and interpretation, (2) the intricacies of bodily dynamics and their reception by audiences, (3) the significance of star performance, and (4) the impact of evolving technologies and film styles on acting traditions.

Pomerance, M. 2012. "Who Was Buddy Love?: Screen Performance and Jewish Experience" pp. 193-210 in Hollywood's Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema, D. Bernardi, M. Pomerance & H.  Tirosh-Samuelson (eds.). Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

As studio bosses, directors, and actors, Jews have been heavily involved in film history and vitally involved in all aspects of film production. Yet Jewish characters have been represented onscreen in stereotypical and disturbing ways, while Jews have also helped to produce some of the most troubling stereotypes of people of color in Hollywood film history. In Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema, leading scholars consider the complex relationship between Jews and the film industry, as Jews have helped to construct Hollywood’s vision of the American dream and American collective identity and have in turn been shaped by those representations.

Pupo, N. & A. Noack. 2011. “Dialling for Service: Transforming the Public Sector Workplace in Canada” pp. 97-112 in Working in a Global Era: Canadian PerspectivesV. Shalla (ed.). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Working in a Global Era is a unique reader that examines the world of work from a critical, Canadian perspective. Thoroughly updated and revamped to reflect current issues and debates, this second edition brings together 14 cutting-edge readings. The book is divided into seven sections that cover a wide range of topics: globalization and neo-liberalism; the reorganization of the manufacturing and service sectors; precariousness and flexibilization; racialization and migration; labour market restructuring; informal care work; and union renewal. 

Schifellite, C. 2012. “Household Refrigerators Come of Age in the 1920s” inThe Twenties in America. C. Rollyson (ed.). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

This illustrated three-volume encyclopedia is a welcome addition to Salem's award-winning "Decades" series. It covers events, movements, people, trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada.  The Twenties in America features long overviews and short entries discussing people, books, films, plays, and other important topics representative of that era. Every entry focuses on the topic or person during the 1920s in order to explore what made the decade unique. Topics that span several decades often provide some background and information on subsequent events to help place the 1920s in perspective. 

Sugiman, P.  2012. “Work and the Economy” pp. 353-75 in Sociology. A Canadian Perspective, 3rd ed.,  L. Tepperman, P. Albanese & J. Curtis (eds.). Toronto: Oxford University Press .

A comprehensive introduction to the many dimensions of social life, Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, third edition, offers a detailed overview of sociological theory and Canadian society. In this contributed text, experts from across Canada carefully weave core concepts and theory with the most up-to-date research, historical events, and life-course examples to create a rich learning experience. 

Sugiman, P. 2011. “Privilege and Oppression: The Configuration of Race, Gender, and Class in Southern Ontario Auto Plants, 1939 to 1949.”  pp. 273-81 in The Gendered Society Reader, 2nd Cdn. ed.,  M.S. Kimmel, A. Aronson & A. Kaler (eds.). Toronto: Oxford University Press.

The Gendered Society Reader introduces university students to the various discourses on gender in a wide range of disciplines, including biology, anthropology, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and sociology. Going beyond simply categorizing people as male or female, this reader explores the ideas, behaviours, and social relations that we create, regulate, and change.

Teelucksingh C.  2011. “Environmental Racialization: Linking Racialization to the Environment in Canada”  in The Environmental Justice Reader: Addressing the History, Issues, Policy and Change, S.A. Rainey-Brown & G. Johnson (eds.). Deer Park, NJ: Linus.

This Environmental justice reader challenges the dominant environmental protection paradigm that manages, regulates, and distribute risks. This paradigm institutionalizes unequal enforcement, traded human health for profit, placed the burden of proof on the "victims" and not the polluting industry, legimated human exposure to harmful chemicals, pesticides, and hazardous substances, promoted "risky" technologies such as incinerators, exploited the vulnerability of economically and politically disenfranchised communities, subsidized ecological destruction, created an industry around risk assessment, delayed cleanup actions, and failed to develop pollution prevention and precaution as the overarching and dominant strategy.

  Tyyskä, V. 2012. "Communication Brokering in Immigrant Families: Avenues for New Research" in Gender Roles in Immigrant Families, S. S. Chuang & C. S. Tamis-LeMonda (eds.). New York: Springer Science+Business Media.

The immigrant experience stands at a dynamic intersection of transition and change. Questions regarding acclimation and assimilation are often at the fore, especially when contrasting cultures confront one another on matters of gender and parenting, and when parents and children face new expectations of themselves, each other, and their new home. Gender Roles in Immigrant Families examines the complex societal, generational, and individual processes involved in constructing gender, ethnicity, and identity as families adapt to new cultural surroundings. The experiences of immigrant mothers, fathers, children, and youth provide readers with insights into coparenting, language brokering, power and responsibilities in families, and gendered aspects of development. Situations as varied as Turkish immigrants in Belgium and Mexicans in the U.S.  highlight not only similarities and differences between cultures, but also the continuing flexibility and fluidity of human behavior.