A roundup of recent award-winning titles in sociology.
Congratulations are in order for our recent award-winning authors in sociology, whose books and honors are gathered below. Questions of national belonging, human rights, and the socialization of race are just a few topics addressed by these books—all of which were published within the last two years. These and other recent sociology titles are all currently 20% off when you order online using the conference discount code (S14SOC), and will also be available at the ASA conference in San Francisco this weekend.
by PAWAN DHINGRA
Indian Americans own about half of all the motels in the United States. Even more remarkable, most of these motel owners come from the same region in India and—although they are not all related—seventy percent of them share the surname of Patel. Most of these motel owners arrived in the United States with few resources and, broadly speaking, they are self-employed, self-sufficient immigrants who have become successful—they live the American dream.
Life Behind the Lobby explains Indian Americans' simultaneous accomplishments and marginalization and takes a close look at their own role in sustaining that duality.