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And the Featured Books Are…

Join in the Author Meets Critics sessions that bring authors of recent important books together with discussants chosen to provide different viewpoints. The Program Committee selected eight books to be featured on this year’s program and agreed to co-sponsor one book panel with a sister association.

  • Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism (Routledge, 2004) by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Flat Broke With Children (Oxford University Press, 2004) by Sharon Hays
  • For the Common Good? American Civic Life and the Golden Age of Fraternity (Oxford University Press, 2003) by Jason A. Kaufman
  • Freedom Is an Endless Meeting: Democracy in American Social Movements (University of Chicago Press, 2004) by Francesca Polletta
  • The Minority Rights Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2004) by John D. Skrentny
  • Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration (Harvard University Press, 2003) by Richard Alba and Victor Nee
  • Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70 (Harvard University Press, 2003) by John Laub and Robert Sampson
  • Time Divide: Work, Family and Gender Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2004) by Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson
  • Interaction Ritual Chains (Princeton University Press, 2004) by Randall Collins (co-sponsored by the Association for the Sociology of Religion)

Two Sections have also organized their own book sessions this year. Their featured books are:

  • Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology (Duke University Press, 2004) edited by Julia Adams, Elisabeth S. Clemens, and Ann Shola Orloff (sponsored by the ASA Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology)
  • Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation (Cornell University Press, 2003) by Lynn Eden (sponsored by the ASA Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology)