This week, The Annex sits down with Clayton Childress from the University of Toronto. Clayton wrote Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel with Princeton University Press. We discuss the process of a fiction book’s conception, development, distribution, and reception, and the degree to which the fiction publishing industry resembles our own publishing industry. We also discuss Washington University in St Louis’ plan to charge for IRB review, and what to make of the spread of junk science news items on social media.
Clayton Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of Toronto. He wrote Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel (2017 Princeton). Click here to hear other segments featuring Clayton. Twitter: @claytonchirping
Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen
Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine (2017 University of Minnesota Press).
Gabriel Rossman co-hosts The Annex. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation (2015, Princeton) Twitter: @GabrielRossman