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Introducing the New Book Review Section

Introducing the New Book Review Section 1079378 SREXXX10.1177/23326492221079378Sociology of Race and Ethnicity XX(X)Book Reviews research-article2022 Book Review Introduction Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2022, Vol. 8(2) 339 © American Sociological Association 2022 Introducing the New Book https://doi.org/10.1177/23326492221079378 DOI: 10.1177/23326492221079378 sre.sagepub.com Review Section I am thrilled to join the new editorial team led by books. Our first conversation, to appear later this J.T. Thomas and B. Brian Foster, and to reimagine year, will be with Zakiya Luna and Whitney a Book Review section guided by the need (as the Laster Pirtle, the editors of Black Feminist editors described it in their Introductory essay) to Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis (2021). We help grow the journal during a turbulent political are also excited to introduce “Our Two Cents,” a moment. I am joined by Mo Torres, a PhD, student series that brings together a group of scholars who at Harvard University and a scholar of urban poli- will offer brief, more personal comments on a tics, race, and carcerality, who will be serving as book, with a reply from the authors. Our first the journal’s new Assistant Book Review Editor. “Our Two Cents,” also scheduled to appear later Steve Garner, the journal’s founding Book Review this year, will feature Joseph C. Ewoodzie, Jr.’s Editor, helped make the transition as smooth as book Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, possible and left the section in excellent shape. I Class, and Food in the American South (2021). am grateful to Steve and am eager to build on all These two books exemplify the journal’s new that he and his team accomplished. focus on “place” and “process” as they interface The reality is that the pandemic has put a strain with racialization. on the journal review process, making it harder to Book reviews take time to complete, but the find reviewers and delaying the review process work isn’t always recognized and incentivized. overall. But we care about books and want to help We deeply appreciate the work of our reviewers. bring attention to titles that will be of interest to We are especially interested in supporting early you all. To shake things up and to help motivate career scholars and graduate students, and those people to write the reviews they want to write, we writing reviews for the first time. Students prepar- are seeking reviews that approach books from new ing for exams, reading closely for dissertation and creative angles and that do not follow standard research, and other scholars who are reading texts models for book reviews (e.g., chapter-by-chapter closely are in a great position to write reviews, but snapshots). We want reviews that take risks, bring may need additional guidance. For these scholars, in personal stories, and that will show how books I am happy to discuss ideas and answer questions can be used in classroom lessons. prior to the submission of the completed review. We hope to include more paired reviews of two We are always eager to hear from you. If you’re books, and thematic reviews of three or more books. interested in being a reviewer, if you have a book We are especially interested in reviewing books you think we should review, or if you have any published with presses that tend to receive less cov- ideas or questions: please send us an email. You erage in book reviews, and publishing reviews of can also learn more in our Book Reviews Guide on books by authors from historically underrepre- the journal website. sented backgrounds. Happy reading and reviewing! The Book Review Section is introducing two —Freeden Blume Oeur new features. The first is “Conversations,” which Book Review Editor are casual interviews with authors of noteworthy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

Introducing the New Book Review Section

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity , Volume 8 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2022

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1079378 SREXXX10.1177/23326492221079378Sociology of Race and Ethnicity XX(X)Book Reviews research-article2022 Book Review Introduction Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2022, Vol. 8(2) 339 © American Sociological Association 2022 Introducing the New Book https://doi.org/10.1177/23326492221079378 DOI: 10.1177/23326492221079378 sre.sagepub.com Review Section I am thrilled to join the new editorial team led by books. Our first conversation, to appear later this J.T. Thomas and B. Brian Foster, and to reimagine year, will be with Zakiya Luna and Whitney a Book Review section guided by the need (as the Laster Pirtle, the editors of Black Feminist editors described it in their Introductory essay) to Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis (2021). We help grow the journal during a turbulent political are also excited to introduce “Our Two Cents,” a moment. I am joined by Mo Torres, a PhD, student series that brings together a group of scholars who at Harvard University and a scholar of urban poli- will offer brief, more personal comments on a tics, race, and carcerality, who will be serving as book, with a reply from the authors. Our first the journal’s new Assistant Book Review Editor. “Our Two Cents,” also scheduled to appear later Steve Garner, the journal’s founding Book Review this year, will feature Joseph C. Ewoodzie, Jr.’s Editor, helped make the transition as smooth as book Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, possible and left the section in excellent shape. I Class, and Food in the American South (2021). am grateful to Steve and am eager to build on all These two books exemplify the journal’s new that he and his team accomplished. focus on “place” and “process” as they interface The reality is that the pandemic has put a strain with racialization. on the journal review process, making it harder to Book reviews take time to complete, but the find reviewers and delaying the review process work isn’t always recognized and incentivized. overall. But we care about books and want to help We deeply appreciate the work of our reviewers. bring attention to titles that will be of interest to We are especially interested in supporting early you all. To shake things up and to help motivate career scholars and graduate students, and those people to write the reviews they want to write, we writing reviews for the first time. Students prepar- are seeking reviews that approach books from new ing for exams, reading closely for dissertation and creative angles and that do not follow standard research, and other scholars who are reading texts models for book reviews (e.g., chapter-by-chapter closely are in a great position to write reviews, but snapshots). We want reviews that take risks, bring may need additional guidance. For these scholars, in personal stories, and that will show how books I am happy to discuss ideas and answer questions can be used in classroom lessons. prior to the submission of the completed review. We hope to include more paired reviews of two We are always eager to hear from you. If you’re books, and thematic reviews of three or more books. interested in being a reviewer, if you have a book We are especially interested in reviewing books you think we should review, or if you have any published with presses that tend to receive less cov- ideas or questions: please send us an email. You erage in book reviews, and publishing reviews of can also learn more in our Book Reviews Guide on books by authors from historically underrepre- the journal website. sented backgrounds. Happy reading and reviewing! The Book Review Section is introducing two —Freeden Blume Oeur new features. The first is “Conversations,” which Book Review Editor are casual interviews with authors of noteworthy

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