by Rebecca Elliott
Building on earlier award-winning work on “the sociology of loss,” Elliott explores how families, communities, and governments confront problems of loss as the climate changes. The book offers the first in-depth account of the politics and social effects of the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which provides flood insurance protection for virtually all homes and small businesses that require it. In doing so, the NFIP turns the risk of flooding into an immediate economic reality, shaping who lives on the waterfront, on what terms, and at what cost.
Drawing on archival, interview, ethnographic, and other documentary data, Elliott follows controversies over the NFIP from its establishment in the 1960s to the present, from local backlash over flood maps to Congressional debates over insurance reform. Though flood insurance is often portrayed as a rational solution for managing risk, it has ignited recurring fights over what is fair and valuable, what needs protecting and what should be let go, who deserves assistance and on what terms, and whose expectations of future losses are used to govern the present.
An incisive and comprehensive consideration of the fundamental dilemmas of moral economy underlying insurance, Underwater sheds new light on how Americans cope with loss as the water rises.
Knowledge Evolution and Societal Transformations: Action Theory to Solve Adaptive Problems.
By Jerald Hage
Foreword by Michael Quinn Patton
Action theory provides career possibilities for sociologists and examples provide ways of reducing educational, income, and political inequality. While it doesn't specifically deal with the virus crisis or policing, the model provides solutions to both of these problems.
The book integrates sociological theory with economic and political science theory, representing 60 years of Hage's work. The theory is grounded with comparative research in the United States and in Western Europe over 100 years. This book updates Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, making them more relevant to contemporary problems. For example, Chapter two explains why there are Trump voters.
Each chapter can be purchased separately and represent whole courses in sociology.
Chapter One: Courses on sociological theory, social change and the evolution of societies.
Chapter Two: Courses in social psychology.
Chapter Three: Courses in organizational innovation.
Chapter Four: Courses in regional sociology and for urban departments.
Chapter Five: Courses in social stratification.
Chapter Six: Courses in organizational sociology and for the theory of organizations in business schools.
Chapter Seven: Courses on networks and for schools of social work.
Chapter Eight: Courses in sociology of education and for some courses in schools of education because there are recommendations for pre-school, primary, and secondary.
Chapter Nine: Courses in economic sociology and for some courses in departments of economics.
Chapter Ten: Courses in political sociology and for some course in departments of political science.
Chapter in Book
"Habit Is Thus the Enormous Flywheel of Society”: Pragmatism, Social Theory, and Cognitive Science.
Turner, Stephen. 2020. “Habit Is Thus the Enormous Flywheel of Society”: Pragmatism. Social Theory, and Cognitive Science. In Italo Testa and Fausto Caruana (eds.). Habit: Pragmatist Approaches from Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, and Social Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 320-336.
"Response: Normativity, Practices, and the Substrate."
Turner, Stephen. 2021. Response: Normativity, Practices, and the Substrate. In Stephen Turner
and the Philosophy of the Social. Edited by Christopher Adair-Toteff. Leiden/Boston:
"Democracy, Liberalism, and Discretion: The
Political Puzzle of the Administrative State."
Turner, Stephen. 2020. Democracy, Liberalism,
and Discretion: The Political Puzzle of the
Administrative State. In Reclaiming Liberalism.
Edited by David F. Hardwick and Leslie Marsh.
London: Palgrave, 41-62.
"The Naked State: What the Breakdown of Normality Reveals."
Turner, Stephen. 2021. The Naked State: What the
Breakdown of Normality Reveals. In
Pandemics, Society and Politics: Critical
Reflections on Covid-19. Edited by Gerard
Delanty. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Deb, Nikhil. 2020. “Law and Corporate
Malfeasance in Neoliberal India.” Critical
Sociology 46(7-8):1157–1171. doi:
Deb, Nikhil. 2020. “Corporate Capitalism,
Environmental Damage, and the Rule of Law:
The Magurchara Gas Explosion in Bangladesh.”
In the Routledge International Handbook of
Green Criminology, edited by Nigel South and
Avi Brisman. London: Routledge.
Deb, Nikhil and Maya Rao. 2020. “The Pandemic
and the Invisible Poor of the Global South: Slum
Dwellers in Mumbai, India, and Dhaka,
Bangladesh.” In Social Problems in the Age of
COVID-19: Volume 2 – Global Perspectives,
edited by Muschert, Glenn, Budd, Kristen, Lane,
David, and Jason Smith. Bristol, UK: Policy
2020. “Slums provided ideal conditions for COVID-
19 to spread.” December 14th, 2020. London
School of Economics Covid-19.
Brossard, Baptiste, and Natalia Ruiz-Junco. 2020.
“On the Shoulders of Citers: Notes on the
Organization of Intellectual Deference.” The
Sociological Quarterly 61:567-587.
Blume Oeur, Freeden. 2020.
"Fever Dreams: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Racial
Trauma of COVID-19 and Lynching.” Ethnic and
Racial Studies. Special Issue: “Race and
Ethnicity in Pandemic Times.” Online First.
Erikson, Emily. 2020. “State-Merchant Relations
and Economic Thought: The Dutch Republic
and England, 1580 to 1720” Socio-Economic
Review. 03 December 2020.
Emily Erikson. 2020. “A Networked Public: Formal
and Relational Approaches to the Public
Sphere” Kybernetes. 18 November 2020.
Hallett, Tim, and Amelia Hawbaker. 2020. "The
Case for an Inhabited Institutionalism in
Organizational Research: Interaction, Coupling,
and Change Reconsidered." Theory and
Ken, Ivy, & Helmuth, Allison Suppan. 2021. "Not
Additive, Not Defined: Mutual Constitution in
Feminist Intersectional Studies." Feminist
Pula, Besnik. 2020. "Disembedded Politics:
Neoliberal Reform and Labour Market
Institutions in Central and Eastern
Europe." Government and Opposition
Pula, Besnik. 2020. "From Habitus to Pragma: A
Phenomenological Critique of Bourdieu’s
Habitus." Journal for the Theory of Social
Singh, Sourabh. 2020 "To rely or not to rely on
common sense? Introducing critical Realism's
insights to social network analysis." Journal for
the Theory of Social Behavior, 50(2): 203-222.
Singh, Sourabh. "Rethinking Political Elites' Mass
Linkage Strategies: Lessons from the Study of
Indira Gandhi's Political Habitus." Journal of
Historical Sociology (2020).
Staubmann, Helmut: C. Wright Mills’ The
Sociological Imagination and the Construction
of Talcott Parsons as a Conservative Grand
Theorist. In: The American Sociologist Vol. 52
(1) (Special Issue on Talcott Parsons and Politics,
guest editors: Victor Lidz and Helmut
Staubmann), online first published October 10,
2020. Open access
Turner, Stephen and George Mazur. 2020. What
are Democratic Values? A Neo-Kelsenian
Approach. In Πολιτεία [Politèia]. Liber Amicorum
Agostino Carrino. Edited by Carmine De
Angelis and Antonino Scalone. Milano: Mimesis,
Turner, Stephen. 2020. “The Stone in the Shoe:
Weber Today.” Max Weber Studies 20(2): 273-
Turner, Stephen. 2020. Freud in Many Contexts,
Book Review Symposium, on Howard L. Kaye
(2019) Freud as a Social and Cultural Theorist: On
Human Nature and the Civilizing Process,
Routledge, New York. Society 57(3), 269-275.
Turner, Stephen. 2021. “Polanyi’s Social Theory:
Was There One, and What Was It?” Discussion
on Gábor Bíró, The Economic Thought of
Michael Polanyi. Tradition and Discovery: The
Journal of the Polanyi Society 47(1): 10-15.
Turner, Stephen. 2020. The Philosophical Origins of
Classical Sociology of Knowledge. In Miranda
Fricker, Peter J. Graham, David Henderson,
Nikolaj Pedersen, and Jeremy Wyatt (eds.) The
Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology.
London: Routledge, pp. 31-39.
Weng, Jeffrey. 2020. “Uneasy Companions:
Language and Human Collectivities in the
Remaking of Chinese Society in the Early
Twentieth Century." Theory & Society 49(1):75–
Yang, Yuchen. 2020. "What’s Hegemonic about
Hegemonic Masculinity? Legitimation and
Beyond.” Sociological Theory 38(4): 318-333.
Zhang, Yueran. 2020. "Political Competition and
Two Modes of Taxing Private Homeownership: A
Bourdieusian Analysis of the Contemporary
Chinese State.” Theory and Society 49(4): 669-