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Shaonta’ E. Allen recently published an article, “Is the Black Church Dead? Religious Resilience and the Contemporary Functions of Black Christianity.” Religions 14(4):1-21. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/rel14040460).
Shaonta’ E. Allen recently published “From “We Shall Overcome” to “We Gon Be Alright:” Assessing Black Liberation Movements Through Music” in Theology and Protest Music, edited by Jonathan Harwell and Heidi Altman. MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic.
Sofya Aptekar recently published, Green Card Soldier: Between Model Immigrant and Security Threat (MIT Press).
An in-depth and troubling look at a little-known group of immigrants-noncitizen soldiers who enlist in the US military.
While the popular image of the US military is one of citizen soldiers protecting their country, the reality is that nearly 5 percent of all first-time military recruits are noncitizens. Their reasons for enlisting are myriad, but many are motivated by the hope of gaining citizenship in return for their service. In Green Card Soldier, Sofya Aptekar talks to more than seventy noncitizen soldiers from twenty-three countries, including some who were displaced by conflict after the US military entered their homeland. She identifies a disturbing pattern: the US military's intervention in foreign countries drives migration, which in turn supplies the military with a cheap and desperate labor pool-thereby perpetuating the cycle.
As Aptekar discovers, serving in the US military is no guarantee against deportation, and yet the promise of citizenship and the threat of deportation are the carrot and stick used to discipline noncitizen soldiers. Viewed at various times as security threats and members of a model minority, immigrant soldiers sometimes face intense discrimination from their native-born colleagues and superiors. Their stories-stitched through with colonial legacies, white supremacy, exploitation, and patriarchy-show how the tensions between deservingness and suspicion shape their enlistment, service, and identities. Giving voice to this little-heard group of immigrants, Green Card Soldier shines a cold light on the complex workings of US empire, globalized militarism, and citizenship.
William Cabin. 2023. “They Are Measures Without Impact”: Home Care Social Workers Criticize OASIS-E. Home Health Care Management and Practice, Accepted March 26, 2023.
William Cabin. 2023. “They Live in an Isolation Chamber”: Medicare Fails the Depressed Homebound Elderly. Home Health Care Management and Practice, Accepted March 3, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1177/10848223231165274
William Cabin was reappointed as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work for the January 1, 2023 to January 1, 2025 term.
Christopher T. Conner and David R. Dickens (forthcoming March 20, 2023). Electronic Dance Music: From Deviant Subculture to Culture Industry (Lexington Books). (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793620392/Electronic-Dance-Music-From-Deviant-Subculture-to-Culture-Industry)
Christopher T. Conner 2022. Studies in Symbolic Interaction Special Issue on Subcultures. 54(1). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishers. (https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/subcultures/?k=9781802626643)
Christopher T. Conner 2022. “The misinformation pandemic is out of control, but there’s a fix.” In CNet, Oscar Gonzalez (CNet). (https://www.cnet.com/news/misinformation-is-a-pandemic-that-doesnt-have-a-vaccine/)
Christopher T. Conner is participating in a Philosophy of Science Live Stream on Thursdays 7pm Central/8pm Eastern at www.twitch.tv/homozygoat which talks about the role and need for public scholarship. You can view previous episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDFsEViYuiI. They are an interdisciplinary group of scholars from biology, philosophy, evoloutionary sciences, sociology, information science, and others. Each week they try to have a special guest from academia, research, higher education & teaching.
Matt DelSesto recently published the book Design and the Social Imagination (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022), which explores how design, theory and research can be combined to address contemporary social problems
Kat Fuller recently published a review of the book Picciolini’s White American Youth in the Journal for Deradicalization.
Chiara Galli published a new book entitled Precarious Protections: Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum in the United States (Oakland University of California Press).
Chiara Galli published a new article “Wolves in sheep’s clothing? What unaccompanied minors know about crossing the U.S.- Mexico border" in the Journal of Borderlands Studies.
Louis Kriesberg published a book entitled Fighting Better: Constructive Conflicts in America (Oxford University Press). Find a flyer with promotional discount here.
Tanya Nieri and Justin Huft. 2023. "Contextual Factors in Ethnic-Racial Socialization in White Families in the United States.” Societies 13(5):114.
Jeff Pooley and the team at mediastudies.press have published an open access edition of Erving Goffman’s 1953 dissertation, Communication Conduct in an Island Community.
Faryal Razzaq recently published an article, ‘Enhancing Children’s Awareness of Sexual Abuse in Pakistan with Video Literacy Interventional Cartoons' in the Journal of Public Health Policy.
Andrew J. Shapiro 2022. “On Power’s Doorstep: Gays, Jews, and Liminal Complicity in Reproducing Masculine Domination. Men and Masculinities 25(5):743–64. https://doi.org/10.1177/1097184X221098365. Preprint: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/zef59/.
Jason A. Smith, Danielle C. Slakoff, and Evan C. Douglas. 2023. " White Supremacy, Revisionist History, and Masked Vigilantes: Understanding HBO’s Watchmen through the Eyes of Cultural Critics/Writers in Major Mainstream Newspapers." Howard Journal of Communications, 34(1). (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10646175.2022.2065896)
Gregory D. Squires was recently recognized as the 2023 Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award receipient (Sponsored by UAA & SAGE Publishing).
Derron Wallace recently published The Culture Trap: Ethnic Expectations and Unequal Schooling for Black Youth (Oxford University Press). Please find more information and a discount offer here.
Matthew Ward recently published "Legacies of Resistance and Resilience: Antebellum Free African Americans and Contemporary Minority Social Control in the Northeast" Social Forces
Cynthia Baiqing Zhang and Meredith L. Ille published a new book that will be released July 15, 23 Criminal Careers and Communities in the United States: An Identity Network Perspective (Lexington Books). Learn more here (page 43/56).