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SOC prof publishes two books

Wed. Oct. 11, 2017

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Congratulations to Dr. Kimberley Ducey, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, on her recent publication of two books.

The first of her new books, Elite White Men Ruling: Who, What, When, Where, and How (Routledge, 2017), Dr. Ducey co-authored with noted sociologist Dr. Joe R. Feagin. Dr. Feagin, the Ella C. McFadden Professor in Sociology at Texas A&M University, is widely known for his study of racism and sexism.* Previously, Dr. Ducey co-authored Liberation Sociology (Routledge, 2015) with Dr. Feagin and the late Dr. Hernán Vera, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Florida.



book cover The second of Dr. Ducey’s books, Systemic Racism: Making Liberty, Justice, and Democracy Real (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017), is an anthology that she co-edited with Dr. Ruth Thompson-Miller of the University of Ohio in Dayton. “Systemic racism” is a theory introduced by Dr. Feagin and refers to the racism that exists in institutional settings such as schools, universities, the courts, etc. The volume is in honour of Dr. Feagin and his life's work in the fight for justice and equality for all; indeed, Ducey and Thompson-Miller offer it as a personal tribute to Dr. Feagin as their teacher, mentor, and friend. Each of the contributors to this volume addresses particular aspects of the theory of systemic racism and/or how it may be counteracted.

 "These two books are an admirable testimony not only to Dr. Ducey’s dedication to scholarly activity,” says Dean of Arts, Dr. Glenn Moulaison, "but also to her commitment to social justice and to righting the world.”

This summer, Ducey was invited to present, with Dr. Feagin, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Montreal. Their presentation, “The Elite White Male Dominance System: Hidden Realities”, was in keeping with the program’s theme for this year, Narratives in the World of Social Problems: Power, Resistance, Transformation.  While in Montreal, Ducey also attended the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (LINK), the theme of which was Culture, Inequalities and Social Inclusion across the Globe.

This fall, Ducey is teaching “Research Design and Qualitative Methods”, SOC-2126, and “Race, Ethnic, and Aboriginal Relations”, SOC-2105, as well as two new courses, “Gendercide”, SOC-3003, and “Liberation Sociology”, SOC-3333 - both of which she designed. In the winter, Ducey will teach another section of “Research Design and Qualitative Methods” and “Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods”, SOC-4126.

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*In addition to the many honours Dr. Joe R. Feagin has received, a book he co-authored with Harlan Hahn, Ghetto Revolts (MacMillan, 1973) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. As well, Feagin was the 91st President of the American Sociological Association.