Each month I will select and share below a Book or Video that I feel are strong contributions to scholarship of Sociology and related fields, with special attention to Gender and Sexualities. I aim to select work that is accessible for the public and any level of scholar!
The Tragedy of the Droids in Star Wars By: Popculture Detective
Netflix’s Documentary: “Disclosure”
Book: The Mating Game: How Gender Still Shapes How We Date, By Ellen Lamont, Published by: University of California Press, 2020.
Excerpt of my review: Firmly rooted in the study of gender, masculinities, sexualities, and culture, Ellen Lamont’s The Mating Game: How Gender Still Shapes How We Date provides an innovative perspective on the link between modern dating and a stalled gender revolution. Based on 105 in-depth interviews with college-educated heterosexual (62%), and LGBQ (38%) young adults about courtship, Lamont investigates how beliefs in gender difference persist and undermine modern goals of equality.
Full Book Review forthcoming in Men and Masculinities
Book: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, By: Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors, Published by: St. Martin’s Press 2018.
Netflix’s Documentary: “13th”
Book: The Fire Next Time, By: James Baldwin, 1963.
Sexual Assault of men Played for Laughs Part 1 – Male Perpetrators & Sexual Assault of Men Played for Laughs – Part 2 Female Perpetrator, By Pop Culture Detective
Book: Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School, By: C. J. Pascoe, Published by: University of California Press, 2007.
Book: Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret, By: Leila Rupp and Verta Taylor, Published By: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Book: Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights, By: Lisa Hajjar. Published by: Routledge, 2013.
Book: American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, By: Lisa Wade, Published by WW Norton & Company, 2017.
The Complicity of Geek Masculinity By: Pop Culture Detective (Jonathan McIntosh)
The Fantastic Masculinity of Newt Scamander By: Pop Culture Detective (Jonathan McIntosh)
The Case Against The Jedi Order By: Pop Culture Detective (Jonathan McIntosh)
Wall-E As Sociological Storytelling, By: Pop Culture Detective (Jonathan McIntosh)
Abduction as Romance, By: Pop Culture Detective (Jonathan McIntosh)
Book: Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, By: Jane Ward, Published by: NYU Press, 2015.
Book: McAdam, Doug. 1998. Freedom Summer. New York: Oxford University Press.
Book: Frenemies: Feminists, Conservatives, and Sexual Violence By: Nancy Whittier, Published by: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Book: Boystown: Sex and Community in Chicago, By Jason Orne, Published by: The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Excerpt of my review: “To stay gay, Boystown becomes less queer” (p.12). What is it like to exist in the periphery and watch everything around you change? What does it mean to be “queer” in a world becoming more “gay”? Boystown by Jason Orne claims to be “a book about sex” (p.9), but this complex and explicit ethnography is about much more than the role of sex or sexualities in Chicago nightlife. This is a book about community, inequality, and the ways queer sexualities struggle to survive the increasing assimilation of gays into the mainstream.
Full Book Review Forthcoming in Contexts Spring 2021 Issue
Born Sexy Yesterday, By: Pop Culture Detective (Jonathan McIntosh)
Book: Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, By Deborah Miranda, Published by Heyday, 2013.