Tag Archives: Sociology Dept

Jesuit authors

Books written by two Jesuit authors have recently been reviewed in leading Catholic magazines. University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics by Canisius Professor James F. Keenan, SJ was reviewed in US Catholic magazine. Fr. Keenan … Continue reading

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Understanding Israel/Palestine

For many, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems intractable. But in her new book, Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict (Sense Publishers, 2015), author Eve Spangler contends that a resolution is a possibility if parties are willing to approach the situation from a human … Continue reading

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Who owns national terrority?

Sociologist and author Saskia Sassen will present “Who owns national territory? Who owns the city?” on Oct. 15 at 5:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. Among her books are Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global … Continue reading

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Book award for Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Boston College Professor of Sociology  Sharlene Hesse-Biber has been honored by Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for Jesuit colleges and universities, with a 2015 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for her book, Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing … Continue reading

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Being Catholic during the Dirty War

During Argentina’s Dirty War — an attempt by the government to fight communism by eliminating subversives —15,000 people were killed, 8,000 were jailed and some 6,000 were exiled. The Catholic Church and Argentina’s Dirty War (Oxford University Press, 2015), a new … Continue reading

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Book award for Derber

Capitalism: Should You Buy It? (Paradigm Publishers, 2014) co-written by Boston College Professor of Sociology Charles Derber and Yale Magrass (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth) has been selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by the editors of Choice magazine, an … Continue reading

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Waiting for Cancer

In her new book Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer (University of Michigan Press, 2014), Boston College Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber explores the complicated emotional, social, economic and psychological … Continue reading

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Oscar winner Oliver Stone

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, authors of the book The Untold History of the United States, will speak on “Bush and Obama: The Age of Terror” at Boston College’s Robsham Theater on April 5. Stone and Kuznick have a companion TV … Continue reading

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Faith and wealth

Boston College Professor of Sociology Paul Schervish, an expert on affluence, charitable giving and spirituality, has co-written (with Keith Whitaker) a new book titled Wealth and the Will of God: Discerning the Use of Riches in the Service of Ultimate … Continue reading

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Feminized majority

BC alumna Katherine Adam (Class of 2007) had her senior thesis published as book — a rare feat for an undergraduate project. On March 15, Adam will return to campus to discuss her book, The New Feminized Majority: How Democrats … Continue reading

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