What Books Inspire You? Pt. 2

Anne Bloomberg Initially, I struggled to come up with five books that inspired my sociological imagination. Then I took a step back and started with a list of my favorite books, the books whose themes have stuck with me. Those books all ended up having something in common with my dissertation– they all explore the […]

What Books Inspire You? Pt. 4

Matthew Braswell When I think about the books that have shaped my sociological imagination, my choices are influenced almost as much by the circumstances in which I encountered the books as by the books themselves. It’s not that these books’ contents are irrelevant or unenlightening; quite the contrary. But just as sociology teaches that we shouldn’t […]

What Books Inspire You?

In August last year, Julia’s Facebook feed was covered by people posting about the books that have “stayed with them.” The trend inspired us here at the 5th Floor to think about the books that have sparked our sociological imaginations over the years. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing our picks: Sarah Mosseri     […]