Sociology of Culture Research Cluster

We are pleased to welcome you to the Sociology of Culture research cluster in the Canadian Sociological Association. The research cluster will provide an institutional base within the CSA for this growing area of research, help co-ordinate Sociology of Culture … Continue reading

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2019 CSA-SCS Conference

We invite abstract submissions to the Sociology of Culture sessions taking place at the annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association.  Learn more on the Conference website.

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2017 CSA-SCS Conference

Sociology of Culture research cluster affiliated sessions Call for Abstracts

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Downplaying threats to women at UofT normalizes culture of misogyny

* This was originally posted at rabble.ca* For university students, professors and instructors in Toronto, the start of a new academic year is generally associated with excitement and some jitters, but not the threat of death. Last week, the University … Continue reading

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Film Corner: Finding Vivian Maier

By Diana Miller I’m admittedly a little late to this party – Finding Vivian Maier has been out so long that it’s sure to be on Netflix any minute now. But it’s better to discover a gem late than never, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Book Corner: Gender Failure, by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote

Welcome back to Book Corner, an irregularly scheduled feature where I (and any other Culture Cluster members who want to share what they’ve been reading) review books from off the beaten path—or at least, from outside the academy—that we might … Continue reading

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Film Corner, Hot Docs 2015 Edition: Love between the Covers and Foodies

by Diana Miller Welcome back for a special installment of Book Corner (temporarily rebranded as Film Corner), an irregularly scheduled feature that reviews sociologically engaging works from outside the academy. Toronto recently hosted the 2015 Hot Docs documentary film festival, … Continue reading

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Book Corner: The Age of the Image, by Stephen Apkon

by Diana Miller Welcome to a new and irregularly scheduled feature on the CSA Culture Cluster blog: Book Corner, where I (and any other cluster members who would like to share what they’ve been reading) will highlight interesting and sociologically … Continue reading

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The Glass Runway

*This was originally posted at Gender & Society” By Allyson Stokes Fashion design is an occupation where women far outnumber men, yet there is a widespread perception that gay men are the most successful. Scholars, journalists, and industry insiders have … Continue reading

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Women in the Culture Industries

  *This was originally posted at Work in Progress* By Allyson Stokes The Sony hacking scandal of 2014 has Americans talking about gender inequality. One of the notorious leaked emails revealed that the two female stars of the film American … Continue reading

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