“Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination” by Avery F. Gordon

"Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination" by Avery F. Gordon

"Drawing on a range of sources, including the fiction of Toni Morrison and Luisa Valenzuela (He Who Searches), Avery Gordon demonstrates that past or haunting social forces control present life in different and more complicated ways than most social analysts presume. Written with a power to match its subject, Ghostly Matters has advanced the way we look at the complex intersections of race, gender, and class as they traverse our lives in sharp relief and shadowy manifestations."