The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Politics, Sociology

David Inglis and Anna-Mari Almila, “The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology”
Questioning the Cuban Exile Model: Race, Gender, and Resettlement, 1959-1979 by Cheris Brewer Current
The Triumph of the Gun-Rights Argument: Why the Gun Control Debate Is Over by Harry Wilson
Pietro Castelli Gattinara, “The Politics of Migration in Italy: Perspectives on local debates and party competition”
Leela Fernandes, “Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion, and Change”

David Inglis and Anna-Mari Almila, “The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology”

English | ISBN: 1446271978 | 2016 | 638 pages | PDF | 8 MB

Cultural sociology – or the sociology of culture – has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field.
The Handbook’s 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections:
Theoretical Paradigms
Major Methodological Perspectives
Domains of Inquiry
Cultural Sociology in Contexts
Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches
Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.

Questioning the Cuban Exile Model: Race, Gender, and Resettlement, 1959-1979 by Cheris Brewer Current

English | 1 July 2010 | ISBN: 1593323883 | 209 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, Current offers a fresh approach to a topic that has received a fair amount of attention. She questions traditional narratives on first and second wave Cuban immigration that construct a monolithic Cuban experience and identity.

The Triumph of the Gun-Rights Argument: Why the Gun Control Debate Is Over by Harry Wilson

English | January 16, 2015 | ISBN: 1440830355 | EPUB | 260 pages | 3 MB

Taking the bold position that the battle over gun control has already been won by the pro-gun-rights faction, this book will be equally informative to those immersed in the debate and those new to it.
• Provides a balanced look at the topic of gun control, yet is not afraid to draw conclusions
• Offers historical perspective on current gun-control-related events and policies
• Examines how gun owners and the National Rifle Association (NRA) influence elected officials
• Discusses recent Supreme Court decisions impacting gun rights
• Explains why a rash of mass and school shootings have not resulted in more gun-control legislation

Pietro Castelli Gattinara, “The Politics of Migration in Italy: Perspectives on local debates and party competition”

2016 | ISBN-10: 1138642568 | 230 pages | PDF | 60 MB

Migration represents one of the key issues in both Italian and European politics, and it has triggered EU-wide debates and negotiations, alongside alarmist and often sensationalist news reporting on the activities of government, party and social movement actors.
The Politics of Migration in Italy explores what happens when previously undiscussed issues become central to political agendas and are publicly debated in the mass media. Examining how political actors engage with the issue of migration in electoral campaigning, this book highlights how complex policy issues are addressed selectively by political entrepreneurs and how the responses of political actors are influenced by strategic incentives and ongoing events. This book studies the dynamics of the politicization of the immigration issue across three local contexts in Italy – Prato, Milan and Rome – which differ systematically with respect to crucial economic, cultural and security dimensions of immigration.
Offering an innovative exploration of party competition and migration in Italy, as well as providing the conceptual and analytical tools to understand how these dynamics play out beyond the Italian case, this book is essential reading for students, scholars and policymakers working in the areas of migration studies, agenda-setting and European politics more generally.

Leela Fernandes, “Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion, and Change”

ISBN: 1479800155, 147989530X | 2018 | EPUB | 272 pages | 455 KB

A rich set of feminist perspectives on the varied and often contradictory nature of state practices, structures, and ideologies Growing socio-economic inequality and exclusion are defining features of the twenty-first century. While debates on globalization, free trade, and economic development have been linked to the paradigm of “neo-liberalism,” it does not explain all the forms of social change that have been unfolding in comparative contexts. Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State provides a timely intervention into discussions about the boundaries, practices, and nature of the post-liberalization state, suggesting that an understanding of economic policies, the corresponding rise of socio-economic inequality, and the possibilities for change requires an in-depth reconceptualization. Drawing on original field research both globally and within the United States, this volume brings together a rich set of perspectives on the varied and often contradictory nature of state practices, structures and ideologies in the post-liberalization era. The essays develop an interdisciplinary approach that treats an understanding of historically-specific forms of inequality—such as gender, race, caste, sexuality and class—as integral to, rather than as after-effects of, the policies and ideologies associated with the “neoliberal project.” The volume also tackles central questions on the restructuring of the state, the state’s power operations, the relationship between capital and the state, and its interactions with the institutions and organizational forms of civil society in the post-liberalization era. As such, Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State examines both what is distinctive about this post-liberalization state and what must be contextualized as long-standing features of modern state power. A truly international and interdisciplinary volume, Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State deepens our understanding of how policies of economic liberalization shape and produce various forms of inequality.