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

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

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

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

Imagining Society
Nehring and Kerrigan
Policy Press

Contesting Higher Education
Della Porta et al
Policy Press

Public Sociology As Educational Practice
Eurig Scandrett
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

Critical Realism for Health and Illness Research
Priscilla Alderson
Policy Press

The 9th edition of Sociology
Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton

Book Wars
John B. Thompson

You’re Paid What You’re Worth: And Other Myths Of The Modern Economy
Jake Rosenfeld
Harvard University Press

Colonialism and Modern Social Theory
Gurminder Bhambra and John Holmwood

The Racialized Social System
Ali Meghji

Public Sociology
Michael Burawoy

Academic Resilience: Personal Stories and Lessons Learnt from the COVID-19 Experience
Marian Mahat et al.
Emerald Publishing

Structure and Social Action: On Constituting and Connecting Social Worlds
John Scott
Emerald Publishing

Power, Policy and the Pandemic : A Sociological Analysis of COVID-19 Policy in England
Michael Calnan and Tom Douglass
Emerald Publishing

Family, Identity and Mixedness: Exploring 'Mixed-Race' Identities in Scotland
Mengxi Pang and Shirley Anne Tate
Emerald Publishing

Anti-Abortion Activism in the UK: Ultra-sacrificial Motherhood, Religion and Reproductive Rights in the Public Sphere
Pam Lowe and Sarah-Jane Page
Emerald Publishing

The Incel Rebellion: The Rise of the Manosphere and the Virtual War Against Women
Lisa Sugiura
Emerald Publishing

Women and the Abuse of Power: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Helen Gavin
Emerald Publishing

Pandemic Surveillance
David Lyon

Multiracism: Rethinking Racism in Global Context
Alastair Bonnett