BOOKS

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AUTHORED BOOKS 

Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame: The Rise of a Pop Star in an Age of Celebrity.
New York: Palgrave Mcmillan, 2017.
This book offers an investigation of the rise to fame of global pop sensation Lady Gaga. The study’s framework is situated at the intersection of the sociology of popular culture and music and the sociology of fame and celebrity to examine the origins of Lady Gaga's fame against the background of important transformations and a general decline of the popular music industry in recent years. 


The Policing of Terrorism: Organizational and Global Perspectives.
New York: Routledge, 2010.
This book offers an analysis of the policing of terrorism in various contexts, with an emphasis on developments since September 11, 2001. The study shows that modern counter-terrorist police efforts are conducted on the basis of professional standards regarding the means and objectives of counter-terrorism, existing alongside of other counterterrorism efforts. 


反恐警务:组织视角与全球视野 平装. Beijing, China: Chinese People’s Public Security
University Press, 2015.

《反恐警务:组织视角与全球视野》共分四编十个章节,各个章节讲述的内容分别是:第一章恐怖主义与反恐怖主义的犯罪学视角;第二章反恐警务理论要略;第三章反恐的政策与法律;第四章国土安全——联邦执法机构的作用;第五章城市与反恐——地方执法机构的作用;第六章反恐警务国际视野;第七章世界反恐警务——国际刑警组织的作用;第八章欧洲反恐警务——欧洲警察组织的作用;第九章以色列秘密反恐警务;第十章反恐与战争——伊拉克与阿富汗的警务.


Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
This book reviews the history and systematics of the sociology of law on the basis of a discussion of the major accomplishments in this sociological specialty. Drawing together both theoretical and empirical themes, the work reveals the value of the ways in which sociologists study the social structures and processes of law.


法社会学讲义:学术脉络与理论体系 (平装). Peking University Press, 2010.
Chinese translation of Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition.
Includes: "Sociology of Law: Prologue to the Chinese Edition." The exclusive prologue discusses the writing of this book and relates its themes to Chinese law and sociology of law. Available in both English and Chinese versions.


Policing World Society: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2002.
This book offers a sociological analysis of the history of international police cooperation from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, on the basis of a theoretical model of bureaucratization based on the sociology of Max Weber.
This book is now out of print and available online in pdf format!


世界警学名著译丛:警务全球化·国际警务合作的历史基础. Nanjing University Press, 2013.
Chinese translation of Policing World Society. 
《世界警学名著译丛:警务全球化·国际警务合作的历史基础》由美国南卡罗莱纳州立大学社会学系教授马修·戴弗雷姆所著,是第一部系统分析一直以来受到忽视的关于国际警察合作史这一主题的著作,提供了对19世纪中叶到二战结束这段时期国际警察合作史的社会学分析,并进行了深入的研究与分析. 



EDITED VOLUMES  

Race, Ethnicity and Law. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2017.

The chapters in this volume address a variety of aspects of law and law-related phenomena in connection with social and cultural issues of race and ethnicity. These themes are important in view of the changing yet enduring relevance of racial and ethnic concerns in many dimensions of modern law, even in today’s multi-cultural and/or post-racial context. 
Includes: Introduction: The Laws of Race, Ethnicity and Law


The Politics of Policing: Between Force and Legitimacy. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2016.

This volume addresses issues of policing with a focus on the characteristics of police power as a coercive force, one the one hand, and the need for legitimacy in a democratic social order, on the other. The book brings together a variety of scholars to discuss important topics concerning police and policing in society today.
Includes: Introduction: The Perpetual Politics of Policing


Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2015. 
This book contains chapters dealing with a variety of issues related to terrorism and counterterrorism and the study thereof, especially in relation to crime, criminal justice, law, and social control. The perspectives and analyses of the book are more than timely some fifteen years after the events of September 11 2001. 
Includes: Introduction: The Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today


This volume deals with various aspects of punishment, especially concerning incarceration and prison conditions, in a variety of countries. Analysis specifically focuses on Italy, Turkey, England and Wales, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, the United States of America, South Africa, Japan, and Hong Kong. 
Includes: Introduction: The Prison World


Music and Law. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2013. 
The chapters in this book deal with various social-science and jurisprudence issues involved with the many connections between music and law, including copyright, piracy, and deviance, in various national and international contexts. 
Includes: Introduction: The Laws of Music


Disasters, Hazards, and Law. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2012.
This collection offers social-science perspectives on various legal aspects of disasters and hazards. Especially focused on are several well-publicized and momentous disasters in recent decades, among them hurricanes Katrina and Irene in the United States, the 2010 BP oil spill, and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. 
Includes: Introduction: Disasters and Hazards in Socio-Legal Studies (pp. ix-xii).


Economic Crisis and Crime. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2011.
The chapters in this book present a broad range of criminological analyses related to economic crisis, especially the global financial crisis that set in since the Fall of 2008 and that posed a number of legal issues and crime concerns.
Includes: Introduction: Criminological Perspectives of the Crisis.


社會學家何為?-培文書系.社會科學譯叢. Peking University Press, 2010. 
Chinese edition of Sociologists in a Global Age.
本書介紹了世界各地一些成名社會學家的成長經歷 (包括成長背景、求學、思考、研究等),有助於讀者朋友瞭解真正的社會學研究是怎樣做的、國外社會學系是怎樣訓練學生的、如何在學術研究中體現社會學與社會的血肉聯繫,培養自己的"社會學的想像力". 译者:张倩 刘阳 编者


Popular Culture, Crime, and Social Control. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2010.
This volume draws together scholars discussing a variety of issues involved with the presentation of crime and crime control in a number of different forms of popular culture, such as music, movies, television, and cartoons.
Includes: Introduction: The Criminology of Popular Culture.


Surveillance and Governance: Crime Control and Beyond. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2008.
Drawn from several quarters of the world, the expert social-science contributors to this volume testify to the increasing relevance of surveillance and governance across social institutions and in many areas of the world. 
Includes: Introduction: An Eye on Surveillance and Governance.


哈贝马斯、现代性与法. Tsinghua University Press 2008.
Chinese edition of Habermas, Modernity and Law.
本书是论述哈贝马斯政治哲学和法学理论的权威性著作,内容涉及交往行为理论对于法学理论发展的重大贡献,现代社会法律的正当性基础,民主与法治的关系,以及商谈伦理学视域中的人权等重要议题。作者均是研究哈贝马斯理论的国际名家。他们从不同学科和不同视角阐释了哈贝马斯的政治哲学和法学理论,既指出了其中的重大贡献,也对哈氏的某些观点进行了商榷并提出了质疑.  


Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives. Aldershot, UK:
Ashgate Publishing, 2007.
This volume includes autobiographies by: Martin Albrow, Karin Knorr Cetina, Diane E. Davis, Pierpaolo Donati, Leon Grunberg, Horst J. Helle, Eiko Ikegami, Tiankui Jing, Hyun-Chin Lim, Ewa Morawska, Richard Münch, Saskia Sassen, Joachim J. Savelsberg, Piotr Sztompka, Edward A. Tiryakian and Ruut Veenhoven. 
Includes: Introduction: Sociologists in a Global Age


Sociological Theory and Criminological Research: Views from Europe and the United States. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006.
The contributors to this volume highlight the value of sociological theorizing for various strands in criminological research. This volume addresses theoretical issues in criminology both in the US and in Europe.  
Includes: Introduction: The Bearing of Sociological Theory on Criminological Research


Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Criminological Perspectives. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004.
This book presents criminological investigations of terrorism and counter-terrorism from various social-science viewpoints, with a special concern for crime and its control. Published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance.
Includes: Towards a Criminological Sociology of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism


Habermas, Modernity and Law. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1996.
Includes a postscript by Jürgen Habermas.
The authors in this book integrate a broad range of Jürgen Habermas's writings with his recent thoughts and theses on the place of the law in contemporary theory. Habermas himself contributes a postscript. Available in pdf format! 
Includes: Introduction: Law in Habermas’s Theory of Communicative Action.


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