Southern Sociological Society 2021

As pandemic throws social inequality into stark relief, Temple University Press publishes urgent and engaging research that moves sociology forward, reveals the hidden structures behind our social life, and points out new avenues for social change.

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Here'a selection of our titles from our Sociology list.  Take 30% off by using promo code TSSS21 at checkout.  Offer expires  May 31, 2021

Allies and Obstacles

Addresses the nature and history of activism by parents of people with disabilities, and its complex relationship to activism by disabled leaders Read a blog entry by the authors

Are We the 99%?

Intersectionality lessons for contemporary “big-tent” organizing

The Cost of Being a Girl

Traces the origins of the gender wage gap to part-time teenage work, which sets up a dynamic that persists into adulthood

Criminology and Public Policy

Leading scholars of crime policy address the most critical problems facing the justice system in America

Daily Labors

Examining the vulnerabilities, discrimination, and exploitation—as well as the sense of belonging and community—that day laborers experience on an NYC street corner

Degrees of Separation

How exiting ultra-Orthodox Judaism is not a single act of defiance, but an interactive process that extends for years after leaving Read a blog entry by the author

The End of White World Supremacy

How the marginalization of African Americans turned into a social phenomenon for the nation and world

The Forest and the Trees

An updated exploration of sociology as a way of thinking

The Gender Knot

A compelling approach to gender inequality that empowers both men and women to be part of the solution instead of just part of the problem

Getting Paid While Taking Time

Analyzing family leave policy in the United States—from the role of the women’s movement in the passage of paid leave to policymaking at the state level

Gone Goose

How members of a rural town in the Midwest worked to sustain their culture and community in response to climate change

Healing Our Divided Society

Examining inequality in America fifty years after the Kerner Report

Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South

Examining the connections between repression and resistance for unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Southeast

Journeys in Sociology

Twenty-two eminent retired sociologists reflect on their lives and their career choices


Challenging preconceived notions of the states that support working mothers

No More Invisible Man

Making visible the experiences of black professional men in white male-dominated occupations

Strategizing against Sweatshops

Explores how U.S. college students engaged in strategically innovative activism to help sweatshop workers across the world

Under the Knife

How the pursuit of a “naturally” beautiful body plays out in cosmetic surgery