Monthly Archives: December 2012

My book, titta på den här!

It feels like the process of getting my book published has moved at a snail’s pace. Perhaps that’s better because it allows me to appreciate each small step. For example, seeing it listed in the CUP catalogue:

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Newtown, Anytown USA

Twenty children and seven adults kids gunned down by a developmentally disabled kid who acquired access to his mom’s legally purchased assault weapons. He had hundreds of rounds on him so, in addition to acts of heroism on the part … Continue reading

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The books behind the sociologist

There are a few choice texts that brought me to sociology and shaped my empirical, methodological and theoretical approaches to my craft: (in the order they come to mind) Learning to Labour, Paul Willis The Truly Disadvantaged, William Julius Wilson … Continue reading

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Not the governor’s wife.

My mother had high hopes for my career. When I was a child she would tell me that my good looks, poise and intelligence would take me places. If I really worked hard in school and nurtured my talents, that … Continue reading

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