How do modern women in developing countries experience sexuality and love? Drawing on a rich array of interview, ethnographic, and survey data from her native country of Kenya, Sanyu A. Mojola examines how young African women, who suffer disproportionate rates of HIV infection compared to young African men, navigate their relationships, schooling, employment, and finances in the context of economic inequality and a devastating HIV epidemic. Writing from a unique outsider-insider perspective, Mojola argues that the entanglement of love, money, and the transformation of girls into “consuming women” lies at the heart of women’s coming-of-age and health crises. At once engaging and compassionate, this text is an incisive analysis of gender, sexuality, and health in Africa.
|Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism (Latina/o Sociology)|
by Tanya Maria Golash-Boza (Author)
Winner, American Sociological Association Latino/a Section Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award
The United States currently is deporting more people than ever before: 4 million people have been deported since 1997 –twice as many as all people deported prior to 1996. There is a disturbing pattern in the population deported: 97% of deportees are sent to Latin America or the Caribbean, and 88% are men, many of whom were originally detained through the U.S....
|Buoyancy on the Bayou: Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization|
by Jill Ann Harrison (Author)
Over the past several decades, shrimp has transformed from a luxury food to a kitchen staple. While shrimp-loving consumers have benefited from the lower cost of shrimp, domestic shrimp fishers have suffered, particularly in Louisiana. Most of the shrimp that we eat today is imported from shrimp farms in China, Vietnam, and Thailand. The flood of imported shrimp has sent dockside prices plummeting, and rising fuel costs have destroyed the profit margin for shrimp fishing as a domestic...
|Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India|
by Sharmila Rudrappa (Author)
Winner, American Sociological Association Asia and Asian America Section Best Book on Asia/Transnational Asia
Finalist, 2015 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems
India is the top provider of surrogacy services in the world, with a multi-million dollar surrogacy industry that continues to grow exponentially, as increasing numbers of couples from developed nations look for wombs in which to grow their babies. Some...
|AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood|
by Robert Wyrod (Author)
AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, yet the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging. AIDS and Masculinity in the African City tackles this issue head on and examines how AIDS has altered the ways masculinity is lived in Uganda—a country known as Africa’s great AIDS success story. Based on a decade of ethnographic research in an urban slum community in the capital Kampala, this book reveals the persistence of masculine...
|Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (California Series in Public Anthropology)|
by Seth Holmes (Author), Philippe Bourgois (Foreword)
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes’s material is visceral and powerful. He trekked with his companions illegally through the desert into Arizona and was jailed with them before they were...
|Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law)|
by Victor M. Rios (Author)
Honorable Mention, 2014 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems
Honorable Mention, 2013 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association
2013 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award, presented by the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the American Sociological Association
2012 Best Book Award, Latino/a Sociology Section, presented by the...
|What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do|
by Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick (Author)
Deserves to be read - San Francisco Review of Books
Hard to imagine a more original or significant contribution - Doug McAdam
Such a study has always been seen as the Holy Grail - Kevin Bales
A stellar work of scholarship - Zoe Trodd
Drawing on fifteen years of work in the antislavery movement, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick examines the systematic oppression of men, women, and children in rural India and asks: How do contemporary slaveholders...
|Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare (Gender and American Culture)|
by Johanna Schoen (Author)
In August 2003, North Carolina became the first U.S. state to offer restitution to victims of state-ordered sterilizations carried out by its eugenics program between 1929 and 1975. The decision was prompted largely by a series of articles in the Winston-Salem Journal. These stories were inspired in part by the research of Johanna Schoen, who was granted unique access to summaries of 7,500 case histories and the papers of the North Carolina Eugenics Board.
In this book, Schoen...