2023 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the American Sociological Association annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our booth (305) to say hello to Lucas Church & Peter Perez and to browse our new titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth!

We’re proud to announce two new book series launching with new books publishing this fall.

Black Food Justice

Series Editors: Ashanté Reese and Hanna Garth

The Black Food Justice series publishes new scholarship at the intersection of Black studies and critical food studies. While books may address any aspect of producing, distributing, or consuming food, the series features scholarship that explores how Blackness can be theorized and understood through the study of food and/or how the meaning of food itself is challenged and transformed when analyzed through theoretical frameworks grounded in Black thought and liberation. As ethnographers of everyday life who have been working as both food justice scholars and activists in the US and beyond for over a decade each, the series editors shaped this series with the intention to name, define, and create future visions for Black food justice scholarship that can have material implications for protecting, nourishing, and cherishing Black life.

Rural Studies Book Series

Series Editors: Conner Bailey and Jennifer Sherman

The Rural Sociological Society and the University of North Carolina Press collaborate on the Rural Studies Series to promote the scholarly study and analysis of rural social issues. We look for well-written, well-conceptualized, and accessible manuscripts on a wide range of topics of interest to a broad readership. We are especially interested in manuscripts that address the connections between the local and global, the embeddedness of social structure and social processes in the organization of social space, issues of race and ethnicity, environment and climate change, and the integration of rural places within the global system. We seek a diversity of research-based theoretical and methodological approaches and encourage scholars from all social sciences and related fields (e.g., legal scholars) to submit book proposals for possible inclusion in the Series.

Use promo code 01DAH40 to receive our 40% conference discount.

Titles on display include:

Afropolitan Projects
Redefining Blackness, Sexualities, and Culture from Houston to Accra
Anima Adjepong

Behind Crimmigration
ICE, Law Enforcement, and Resistance in America
Felicia Arriaga

Empty Fields, Empty Promises
A State-by-State Guide to Understanding and Transforming the Right to Farm
Loka Ashwood, Aimee Imlay, Lindsay Kuehn, Allen Franco, Danielle Diamond

From Here to Equality, Second Edition
Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century
William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

Making Moral Citizens
How Faith-Based Organizers Use Vocation for Public Action
Jack Delehanty

Feeding New Orleans
Celebrity Chefs and Reimagining Food Justice
Jeanne K. Firth

White Man’s Work
Race and Middle-Class Mobility into the Progressive Era
Joseph O. Jewell

Urban Specters
The Everyday Harms of Racial Capitalism
Sarah Mayorga

Beyond the Kitchen Table
Black Women and Global Food Systems
Priscilla McCutcheon, Latrica E. Best, Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley

Vodou en Vogue
Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States
Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

Precarious Constructions
Race, Class, and Urban Revitalization in Toronto
Vanessa A. Rosa

Landscapes of Care
Immigration and Health in Rural America
Thurka Sangaramoorthy

Resistance from the Right
Conservatives and the Campus Wars in Modern America
Lauren Lassabe Shepherd

Food Power Politics
The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
Bobby J. Smith II

Stop by either our in-person booth or our virtual booth to browse our titles on display! Be sure to use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout to receive our 40% conference discount. And if your order totals over $75, domestic US shipping is FREE.