Princeton’s sociology list publishes bold and original scholarship that betters our understanding of compelling social matters. It encompasses qualitative and quantitative research in such areas as cultural sociology, economic sociology, urban sociology, and computational sociology.
Featuring work that is empirically rich, theoretically significant, and methodologically innovative, the list represents some of the most important contributions to contemporary sociological thought.
Shannon Lee Dawdy on American Afterlives
Death in the United States is undergoing a quiet revolution. You can have your body frozen, dissected, composted, dissolved, or tanned.
Poverty, pandemic, and peace of mind
When COVID-19 spread around the world, I was living in the south of France, but my mind was in the U.S. south.
Book Club Pick: Very Important People
Million-dollar birthday parties, megayachts on the French Riviera, and $40,000 bottles of champagne. In today’s New Gilded Age, the world’s moneyed classes have taken conspicuous consumption to new extremes.
Taken for Granted: The Remarkable Power of the Unremarkable
Why is the term “openly gay” so widely used but “openly straight” is not? What are the unspoken assumptions behind terms like “male nurse,” “working mom,” and “white trash”?
A look inside Very Important People
A sociologist and former fashion model takes readers inside the elite global party circuit of “models and bottles” to reveal how beautiful young women are used to boost the status of men.
Listen in: Hate in the Homeland
Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right by Cynthia Miller-Idriss reveals the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people. Listen to a chapter from the audiobook.