5 thoughts on “books to look for at the asa”

  1. There are a lot of good books that came out in 2011. Aside from the ones already mentioned, here’s a few I’d highly recommend looking for at the book exhibit

    Dalia Abdelhady. The Lebanese Diaspora: The Arab Immigrant Experience in Montreal, New York, and Paris (NYU Press)

    Leonard Nevarez. Pursuing Quality of Life: From the Affluent Society to the Consumer Society (Routledge)

    Tony Roshan Samara. Capetown After Apartheid: Crime and Governancy in a Divided City (UMinnesota Press)

    Johathan R. Wynn. The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York. (UChicago Press)


  2. Victor M. Rios. 2011. Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys. (NYU Press)

    Rios, PhD (UC Berkeley), who is now an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCSB, is also a former gang member and juvenile delinquent. This book is an ethnography whereby he returns to his roots to examine the punitive social control and criminalization of young Black and Latino men in Oakland. I’m not Rios, nor do I have any connection to him–but so far, this is a great book.


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