Network Book Reviews

The editors of Network are interested in carrying reviews of the books listed below in the next edition.

Network invites all BSA members to pick a book from the list. Please contact Tony Trueman for the next deadline for reviews.

Guidelines for book reviewing can be found here. In some cases we can carry reviews of 600 words rather than 550.

To register an interest in reviewing, or for more information, please contact Tony Trueman on 07964 023392. We will then have a copy of the book sent to you.

Please note that it is essential to let us know of your interest before beginning reviewing.


Race, Taste, Class and Cars: Culture, Meaning and Identity (21st Century Standpoints)
Yunis Alam
Policy Press

British Sociologists and French Sociologues in the Interwar Years: The Battle for Society (2019)
Baudry Rocquin
Palgrave Macmillan

Are Racists Crazy?: How Prejudice, Racism and Antisemitism Became Markers of Insanity
Sandra Gilman & James M. Thomas
NYU Press

The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress
edited by Harvey Molotch & Davide Ponzini
NYU Press

Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University
Edited by Taylor, Yvette, Lahad, Kinneret

Selfies: Why We Love (and Hate) Them
Katrin Tiidenberg

Police Corruption and Community Policing in Nigeria: A Sociological Case Study
Aminu Musa Audu

Black Mixed-Race Men
Remi Joseph-Salisbury
Emerald Publishing

The Evolution of Goth Culture
Karl Spracklen and Beverley Spracklen
Emerald Publishing

Nirbhaya, New Media and Digital Gender Activism
Adrija Dey
Emerald Publishing

The Academic Skills Handbook
Your Guide to Success in Writing, Thinking and Communicating at University
Diana Hopkins and Tom Reid

White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America
Margaret A. Hagerman
NYU Press

Why Do We Hurt Ourselves?: Understanding Self-Harm in Social Life
Baptiste Brossard
Indiana University Press

Human Trafficking: Trade for Sex, Labor, and Organs
Bandana Purkayastha, Farhan Navid Yousaf

Kevin McDonald

Social Scientific Research
Dawn Brancati

Refugees in Higher Education
Jacqueline Stevenson, Sally Baker

Kardashian Culture
Ellis Cashmore

Reality Television
Ruther Deller

The Craft of Writing in Sociology: Developing the Argument in Undergraduate Essays and Dissertations
Andrew Balmer and Anne Murcott
Manchester University Press

The Sociological Interpretation of Dreams
Bernard Lahire

The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People
Priscilla Alderson and Virginia Morrow
SAGE Publications

Imagining Society
Nehring and Kerrigan
Policy Press

Contesting Higher Education
Della Porta et al
Policy Press

Bourdieu and Affect
Steven Threadgold
Policy Press

Pioneering Social Research
Paul Thompson et al
Policy Press

Public Sociology As Educational Practice
Eurig Scandrett
Policy Press

Social Divisions 4 edition
Geoff Payne and Eric Harrison
Policy Press

Non-Binary Genders
Ben Vincent
Policy Press

Youth Migration and the Politics of Wellbeing
Elaine Chase and Jenny Allsopp
Policy Press

A Child’s Day
Killian Mullan
Policy Press

Sharing Care
Rachel Brooks and Paul Hodkinson
Policy Press

A History of Regulating Working Families: Strains, Stereotypes, Strategies and Solutions
Nicole Busby and Grace James
Hart Publishing