I tried to balance mostly recent books and articles, qualitative and quantitative, review pieces and empirical studies.
2022 Books in Review
The list of books we read is more personally revealing than a scattering of curated comments and status updates.
Review: Divorce, American Style: Fighting for Women’s Economic Citizenship in the Neoliberal Era
Suzanne Kahn offers a fascinating, thorough, and highly readable study of divorce in the history of 20th Century U.S. feminism.
Citizen Scholar: new book under contract
That's the name of the book I'm writing, now under contract at Columbia University Press.
Author meets critic: Margaret K. Nelson, Like A Family
Like A Family is a fascinating, enjoyable read, full of thought-provoking analysis and a lot of rich stories, with detailed scenarios that let the reader consider lots of possibilities, even those not mentioned in the text.
Santa’s magic, children’s wisdom, and inequality (a timeless holiday classic essay!)
Santa is harmless fun and existential comfort-food. So, consider this an attempted joyicide.
The blog’s decade
Blogging is dead. Long live the blog! At 268,000, visits to this blog are now down 37% from the peak year of 2015. At the same time, this year I had the fewest number of new posts, just 39. On the other hand, this year I had 25 million impressions on Twitter. Whatever that means.…
Tone policing: Am I allowed to put Regnerus, Wilcox, and Hitler in the same headline?
It would be unseemly of me to argue with a two-page book review instead of letting my life's work stand on its own, so here goes.
Review of Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach, with audio
I had the privilege of sitting on an author-meets-critics panel for the the book Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach, by Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Dustin Avent-Holt, at the Eastern Sociological Society meetings this weekend. The panel was organized by Steven Vallas, and included Adia Harvey Wingfield. Because two other panelists canceled, I had a lot of time…
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I read dozens of books this year and the resulting list will surprise and delight you
To help improve my Twitter-degraded attention span, I read 40 books.