Chong PK. How Reviewing Works: Book Reviewers in an Age when Everyone’s a Critic. (under advanced contract with Princeton University Press)


Chapters and Articles

Beljean, S, Chong, PK and Lamont, M. (2016) A post-Bourdieusian sociology of valuation and evaluation for the field of cultural production.” Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture. Hanquinet, L. and Savage, M. (eds). Routledge. 38-48


Chong, PK. (2015) Playing Nice, Being Mean, and the Space In Between: Book Critics and the Difficulties of Writing Bad Reviews In Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance. Antal, B and Hutter, M., and Stark, D. (eds). Oxford University Press. 133-146.


Johnston J., Rodney A., and Chong, PK. (2014) Making Change in the Kitchen? A study of celebrity cookbooks, culinary personas, and inequality. Poetics. 47:1-22.


Chong, PK. (2013) “Legitimate Judgment in Art, the Scientific World Reversed?: Critical Distance in Evaluation. Social Studies of Science. 43 (2): 265-281.

Richard A. Peterson Award for Best Student Paper in the Sociology of Culture, American Sociological Association (2013)
Hacker Mullins Best Student Paper Award in the Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology, American Sociological Association (2013)
Honorable mention for Daniel G. Hill Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Sociology, University of Toronto (2014)


Chong, PK. (2011)Reading Difference: How Race and Ethnicity Function as Tools for Critical Appraisal.Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts. 39 (1): 68-84.

Best Student Paper Award (Overall Prize), Canadian Sociological Association (2009)

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