Steve Steinberg’s critique of THE TRIPLE PACKAGE by Amy Chua and Jed Rosenfeld in the Boston Review.
News from three GC Alums!
Thomas Jordan has accepted a new position as the Executive Director of the Bronx Educational Opportunity Center effective March 24th. Thomas was working as Director of the SEEK Program at York college.
Doug Meyer has accepted a 3-year Instructor position in the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at The University of Virginia.
Elizabeth Miller, "Cultivating an Unexpected Community: Inclusivity of Immigrant Service Workers in a Wealthy Neighborhood" has been accepted in the forthcoming issue of Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Her other article "Learning to Interpret Cultural Meaning through an Etic Description of a Familiar Culture" will be released in the October, 2014, issue of Teaching Sociology. Read more
Distinguished professors Richard Alba (GC) and Nancy Foner (Hunter) of the Ph.D. Program in Sociology have been appointed to the National Academy of... Read more
New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement
(Cornell University Press, 2014)
The Graduate Center has awarded the title of Presidential Professor to sociologist Philip Kasinitz, effective January 27, 2014. Kasinitz, who has a joint appointment with the GC and Hunter, has... Read more
Alumna Julia Rothenberg (Sociology, 2006) published Sociology Looks at the Arts (2014) in Routledge’s Contemporary Sociological Perspectives series. Rothenberg is an assistant professor of... Read more
The Urban Ethnography Reader
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape
(New York University Press, 2014)
Richard Alba appeared recently on the NPR show, “On Point,” to debate the Yale law professors, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, about the highly contested thesis of their new book, The Triple Package, which claims that three cultural traits explain the extraordinary success of a few small ethnic groups in the U.S. Anyone interested can listen to the podcast, available at: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014/02/04/tiger-mom-amy-chua-triple-package. Read more
The New York Times had a write-up of the new book, New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape (NYU Press) edited by Nancy Foner, Jan Rath, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Rogier van Reekum, which also includes chapters by Phil Kasinitz and John Mollenkopf.