Just received a sneak-peak at the final cover of my book (which is available for pre-order on Amazon)!
Ben Penglase shares the intellectual backstory of his new book, Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela. Check it out on Anthropoliteia.
Check out this story from the BBC for some analysis of the new Pew data on gun ownership – and a sneak peak at my forthcoming book, Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline!
University of Toronto Professor (and jiu jitsu expert) Jooyoung Lee provides a microsociology of Eric Garner’s gruesome death. Check it out here.
I’m the editor for a new series on the policing blog Anthropoliteia called “Tip of the Cap:”
The series ‘tips the proverbial hat’ to the major works and big ideas that inspire established and up-and-coming scholars alike. In it, we’ll showcase these scholars and the classic works that shaped them.
The first contributor in this series is Randol Contreras, sociologist and award-winning author of The Stickup Kids. Check out his post here.
Why Don’t We Own This? just released a map of over 6,000 foreclosed properties in Detroit that you can buy – at once. It’s known as the “Blight Bundle,” and Mayor Duggan thinks this will “facilitate the demolition of severely blighted properties, the redevelopment of properties with such potential” and “provide a better process for getting [the properties] back on tax rolls.” But who is going to buy 6,000 properties scattered from the edge of Dearborn to the border of Grosse Pointe?
(Thanks to Curbed Detroit for covering this.)