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Neil McLaughlin

Professor

Faculty
Department of Sociology

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Biography

Born in Glasgow Scotland with Irish roots on the Clydeside, Neil McLaughlin grew up in Two Mountains, Quebec, and went to university on a soccer scholarship at Cleveland State University where he became an intellectual reading in the Cleveland public library and in a terrific (now defunct) interdisciplinary cluster college called "First College." He did his PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University and was educated around the circles of intellectuals at Dissent magazine and the Democratic Socialists of America. Dr. Mclaughlin publishes in sociological theory and the sociology of ideas, but his passion is non-dogmatic politics, public sociology and quality writing.

Dr.  McLaughlin's academic writing is in  the sociology of intellectuals, knowledge and ideas.  He is interested in reputations, the relationship between marginality and creativity, and the future of higher education and disciplines and the history-sociology of sociology in Canada and comparatively.  He is also interested in critical theory (particularly the work of Erich Fromm), and drawing on psychoanalytic ideas within sociology and social psychology.  He would be interested in working with graduate students on a number of projects related to these broad concerns.

Dr. McLaughlin is currently writing about the reputation of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist.   He is interested in working with graduate students with interests in political sociology with language skills in Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian, German, French and Spanish if you might be interested in working on a larger project on Soros.  He is also writing on Noam Chomsky, with James Lannigan.  He would be interested in follow up- research on Chomsky’s influence on contemporary politics.

Dr. McLaughlin is also writing on the broad issue of public intellectuals and public sociologists, in Canada and beyond.  He is presently writing on woman public intellectuals in Canada with Iga Mergler.  And he would have interest in working with an ambitious graduate student on the sociology of Canadian conservative intellectuals and their movement as well as on the sociology of anti-colonial and socialist movements.  These specific topics are shaped by Dr. McLaughlin’ agenda on collaborative circles and intellectual movements, small networks of thinkers, cultural workers and activists with new ideas they are attempting to promote. 

Dr, McLaughlin is also interested in the influence of psychoanalysis in sociology, and the ideas of psychologist Maslow and their influence on the social sciences.  And he is interested in the debate about “post-materialism” in contemporary social science. And finally he is interested in the debate about the “sex worker” rights versus Nordic model “ban on buying sex” debate, a contentious controversy that is dividing feminists and human rights activists around the world and calls for a dispassionate but morally engaged sociological analysis.

You can find more about his publications, at the following links.

https://google.academia.edu/NeilMclaughlin/Papers

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=KPX7CUMAAAAJ&hl=en

Education

Neil went to undergraduate school at Cleveland State University in Ohio on a soccer scholarship, and designed his own interdisciplinary major in an experimental cluster college there that existed at the time called First College. He took classes in history, political science, woman studies, and sociology, and learned about Latin American history, American history, intellectual history, British history, and social movements and intellectual movements such as Marxism and feminism. It was at First College that he learned to write, and developed the core intellectual interests that lead him to do an MA in history at Cleveland State. From there he moved to New York City where he did a PhD in sociology at the City University New York, a great public institution where he specialized in sociology. Outside the classroom, he was educated as an intellectual in the social circles around a left wing magazine called Dissent, the Socialist Scholars Conference in New York, and the American Democratic Socialist movement. His education resumed again when he came home to Canada in 1996 to teach at McMaster, where he learned new things about the social sciences and society in Canada influenced by Canadian intellectuals, scholars and movements.

Research

Dr. McLaughlin's academic writing is in  the sociology of intellectuals, knowledge and ideas.  He is interested in reputations, the relationship between marginality and creativity, and the future of higher education and disciplines and the history-sociology of sociology in Canada and comparatively.  He is also interested in critical theory (particularly the work of Erich Fromm), and drawing on psychoanalytic ideas within sociology and social psychology.  He would be interested in working with graduate students on a number of projects related to these broad concerns.

Dr. McLaughlin is currently writing about the reputation of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist.   He is interested in working with graduate students with interests in political sociology with language skills in Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian, German, French and Spanish if you might be interested in working on a larger project on Soros.  He is also writing on Noam Chomsky, with James Lannigan.  He would be interested in follow up- research on Chomsky’s influence on contemporary politics.

Dr. McLaughlin is also writing on the broad issue of public intellectuals and public sociologists, in Canada and beyond.  He is presently writing on woman public intellectuals in Canada with Iga Mergler.  And he would have interest in working with an ambitious graduate student on the sociology of Canadian conservative intellectuals and their movement as well as on the sociology of anti-colonial and socialist movements.  These specific topics are shaped by Dr. McLaughlin’ agenda on collaborative circles and intellectual movements, small networks of thinkers, cultural workers and activists with new ideas they are attempting to promote. 

Dr, McLaughlin is also interested in the influence of psychoanalysis in sociology, and the ideas of psychologist Maslow and their influence on the social sciences.  And he is interested in the debate about “post-materialism” in contemporary social science. And finally he is interested in the debate about the “sex worker” rights versus Nordic model “ban on buying sex” debate, a contentious controversy that is dividing feminists and human rights activists around the world and calls for a dispassionate but morally engaged sociological analysis.

You can find more about his publications, at the following links.

https://google.academia.edu/NeilMclaughlin/Papers

 

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=KPX7CUMAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Publications

Recent Articles and Chapters 

Rainer Funk and Neil McLaughlin, “Introduction.”  In Funk and McLaughlin (editors) Towards a Human Science:  The Relevance of Erich Fromm for Today, Psychosozial-Verlag
Walltorstr, 2015: 9-29.

Anthony Puddephat and Neil McLaughlin, “Critical Nexus or Pluralist Discipline?Institutional Ambivalence and the Future of Canadian Sociology,” Canadian Review of Sociology, 52:3: 2015:310-332.

Neil McLaughlin, “Escapes from Freedom: Political Extremism, Conspiracy Theories and the Sociology of Emotions,” in Lynn Chancer and John Andrews (editors) The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis, London: Palgrave, 2014.

Neil McLaughlin, “Canadian Uniqueness and Theoretical-Methodological Pluralism in Sociology, “ Canadian Review of Sociology  (Commentary on Ralph Matthews’ paper “Committing Canadian Sociology: Developing A Canadian Sociology and Sociology of Canada,”) Canadian Review of Sociology, 2014:51:2:107-127). November 2014. 

Neil McLaughlin, “The Sociology, Biography, and Politics of Alienation,” The Humanist Psychologist, 2014: 42:3: 292-297 (commentary on Daniel Burston’s essay “Cybords, Zombies, and Planetary Death,” The Humanist Psychologist (2014: 42:3: 283-291).

Neil McLaughlin and Skaidra Trilupaityte, “The International Circulation of Attacks and the Reputational Consequences of Local Context: George Soros’s Difficult Reputation in Russia, Post-Soviet Lithuania and the United States,” Cultural Sociology December 7:4:2013:431-446.

Neil McLaughlin and Eleanor Townsley“Contexts of Cultural Diffusion:  The Public Intellectual Debate in English Canada,” (The Canadian Review of Sociology 2011: 48:4:341-368.

 

 Lifetime  Contributions to Books (including chapters and monographs)

Neil McLaughlin “Comprehending the World; Edward Said and the Autonomous Global Public Intellectual,”in Cultural Autonomy: Frictions and Connections, Petra Rethmann, Imre Szeman and William D. Coleman, (editors)Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010.

Patrizia Albanese, Bruce Arai, Neil McLaughlin, Antony Puddephatt, and Lorne Tepperman) “Sociology: Its Purposes, Theories and Research Approaches,” Chapter 1 in Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese (editors) Principles of Sociology (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2009).

Neil McLaughlin and Antony Puddephatt , "Three Empirical Traditions of Sociological Theory" in Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese (editors) Sociology: Canadian Perspectives, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Neil McLaughlin, Lisa Kowalchuk and Kerry Turcotte. “Why Sociology Does Not Need to be Saved: Analytic Reflections on Public Sociologies” in Public Sociology: The Contemporary Debate, Lawrence T. Nichols (editor) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 2007: 289-313. Reprinted from The American Sociologist. 36, 3-4:2005: 133-151.

Neil McLaughlin, “George Orwell, the Academics and the Literary Intellectuals,” pp 160-178 in John Rodden (editor), Cambridge Companion to Orwell, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Neil McLaughlin, “The Canadian Sociological Imagination,” pp 19-25 in Robert Brym (editor), Society in Question Toronto: Thompson, 2006.

Neil McLaughlin and Antony Puddephatt. 2006. “The Sociology of Knowledge,” pp 239-248 in Clifton D. Bryant and Dennis L. Peck (edItors.) 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook, Volume 2. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Antony Puddephatt and Neil McLaughlin. 2006. “Sociology in Canada,” pp 69-77 in Clifton D. Bryant and Dennis L. Peck’s (editor) 21stCentury Sociology: A Reference Handbook, Volume 1. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Neil McLaughlin, “Para un renacimiento de Fromm, que debemos hacer?” in Jorge Silva-Garcia (editor), El Humanismo de Erich Fromm : actualidad del autor de El arte de amar y El miedo a la libertad.  Paidos: Mexico City, Mexico, 2006 : 16-32.

Davies, Scott, Cyril Levitt and Neil McLaughlin. 1999. Introduction: “Two Waves of Debate over Rights, Regulation and Reason.” In Cyril Levitt, Scott Davies and Neil McLaughlin (editors), Mistaken Identities: The Second Wave Over Political Correctness (1999: Peter Lang).

 

 Lifetime Journal Articles

Neil McLaughlin “¿Por qué fracasan las escuelas de pensamiento? El Neo-freudianismo como caso de estudio para la sociología del conocimiento”  (Spanish treanslation of my Journal of the History of the Behavorial Sciences article “Why Schools of Thought Fail?  Neo-Freudianiam as a Case study in the Sociology of Knowledge,” 34:2:1998: 113-134 in Apontes: De Investigacion Del Cecyp, 19: 2011 (published in Argentina) http://www.apuntescecyp.com.ar/index.php/apuntes/article/view/335

Rick Helmes-Hayes and Neil McLaughlin, “Public Sociology in Canada:  Debates, Research, and Historical Context,” Canadian Journal of Sociology 2009:34(3): 573-600.

Alex Mochnacki ,Aaron Segaert and Neil McLaughlin,“Public Sociology in Print: A Comparative Analysis of Book Publishing in Three Social Science Disciplines,” Canadian Journal of Sociology 2009:34(3):729-760.

Lisa Kowalchuk and Neil McLaughlin, “Mapping the Social Space of Opinion: Public Sociology and the Op-Ed in Canada,” Canadian Journal of Sociology 34(3) 2009: 697-728.

Neil McLaughlin, “Collaborative Circles and Their Discontents. Revisiting Conflict and Creativity in Frankfurt School Critical Theory,” in Sociologica 2/2008, doi: 10.2383/27714 http://www.sociologica.mulino.it/doi/10.2383/27714 with published comments by: Matteo Bortolini (http://www.sociologica.mulino.it/doi/10.2383/27715), Michael Farrell (http://www.sociologica.mulino.it/doi/10.2383/27716) and Neil Gross (http://www.sociologica.mulino.it/doi/10.2383/27717).

Neil McLaughlin,“Towards a Sociology of Ideas: A Response to the Comments,” in Sociologica 2/2008, doi: 10.2383/27718http://www.sociologica.mulino.it/doi/10.2383/27718

Kyle Siler and Neil McLaughlin, “The Canada Research Chair Program and Social Science Reward Structures,” The Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 45.1 2008: 93-119.

Dimitri della Faille and Neil McLaughlin, “Sociology’s Global Challenge,” Introduction to Special issue on “Globalizing Sociology” in the Canadian Journal of Sociology, 33:3:2008: 485-495.

Neil McLaughlin,“Escape from Evidence? Popper and Psychoanalytic Social Theory,” Dialogue, XLVI (2007), 761-80.

Neil McLaughlin and Kerry Turcotte ,“The Trouble with Burawoy: an analytic synthetic alternative,” Sociology 41:5:813-828:2007.

Neil McLaughlin,“Whither the Future of Canadian Sociology? Thoughts on Moving Forward,” Canadian Journal of Sociology, 31:1:2006:107-130. 

Neil McLaughin, Lisa Kowalchuk and Kerry Turcotte “Why Sociology Does Not Need to be Saved: Analytic Reflections on Public Sociologies,”The American Sociologist 36, 3-4:2005: 133-151.

Neil McLaughlin “The Global Public Intellectual; Academic Professions and the Intellectual Hero: Reflections on Edward Said,” Discourse of Sociological Practice, 7:1-2:2005:161-174.

Neil Mclaughlin “Canada's Impossible Science: Historical and Institutional Origins of the Coming-Crisis of Anglo-Canadian Sociology,” The Canadian Journal of Sociology-Cahiers Canadiens de Sociologie, 30:1:2005:1-40.

Neil McLaughlin,“A Canadian Rejoinder: Sociology North and South of the Border,” The American Sociologist, 35:1:2004:80-101.

Neil McLaughlin,“Optimal Marginality: Innovation and Orthodoxy in Fromm’s Revision of Psychoanalysis,” The Sociological Quarterly,42:2:2001:271-288.

Neil McLaughlin, “Critical Theory Meets America: Riesman, Fromm and The Lonely Crowd,” The American Sociologist, 32:1:2001:5-26.

Neil McLaughlin,“Revision from the Margins,” International Forum of Psychoanalysis,” 9:3-4:2000:241-247.

Neil McLaughlin,“Origin Myths in Social Science: Erich Fromm, the Frankfurt School and the Emergence of Critical Theory,” The Canadian Journal of Sociology, 24:1:1999:109-139.

Neil McLaughlin,“How to Become a Forgotten Intellectual: Intellectual Movements and the Rise and Fall of Erich Fromm,” Sociological Forum, 13:2:1998:215-246.

Neil McLaughlin, “Why Do Schools of Thought Fail? Neo-Freudianism as a Case Study in the Sociology of Knowledge,” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 34:2:1998:113-134.

Neil McLaughlin. “Nazism, Nationalism and the Sociology of Emotions: Escape from Freedom Revisited,” Sociological Theory, 14:3:1996:241-261.

 

 Encyclopedia Entries

Ismael Traore, Iga Mergler, “Erich Fromm and Sociology,” in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism,” 2014 (in print).

Neil McLaughlin, Iga Mergler and Ismael Traore, “Erich Fromm, 1900-1980,” in George Ritzer (editor), Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition (in print).

Iga Mergler, Neil McLaughlin and Ismael Traore, “Erich Fromm, 1900-1980,” International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 2nd Edition, Oxford; Elsevier, in press. 

Neil McLaughlin “Erich Fromm and Sociology,” in George Ritzer (editor) Encyclopedia of Sociology, Blackwell Publishers: London, 2006: 1804-1808.

Neil McLaughlin "Fromm, Erich." In Europe since 1914Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction,  John Merriman and Jay Winter (editors) Volume 1: 1153-1155. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006.                                                             

Neil McLaughlin, "Marcuse, Herbert." In Europe since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. John Merriman and Jay Winter (editors), Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, Volume 3: 2006: 1723-1725.

Neil McLaughlin, “The Global Public Intellectual: The Case of Edward Said,” Globalization and Autonomy Online Compendium, Globalization & Autonomy working paper series, May 2006, http://www.globalautonomy.ca/global1/glossary_entry.jsp?id=CO.0070

Neil McLaughlin, “Erich Fromm, 1900-1980.” Globalization & Autonomy Online Compendium. William Coleman (Academic Editor). Globalization & Autonomy Research Project, http://www.globalautonomy.ca/global1/glossary_entry.jsp?id=PR.0004

 

Public Journal Articles and Commentary

Neil McLaughlin, 'Is Mandatory Retirement Bad For Sociology? Comments on MacGregor and Klassen.' Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, November - December 2005, http://www.cjsonline.ca/soceye/mclaughlinretirement.html

Neil McLaughlin “Beyond Race Versus Class: The Politics of William Julius Wilson,” Dissent, Summer 1993, 362-367). Reprinted in Hugh Lena (Editor) Readings in Sociology, Primis (McGraw-Hill, 1995).

Neil McLaughlin “Canadian Aristocrats? Count Iggy versus Lord Black,” Hamilton Spectator, on-line, April 12, 2011. http://www.thespec.com/opinion/article/515847--our-aristocrats-count-iggy-vs-lord-black

Neil McLaughlin, “If Black wants to return, we should welcome him back: But drop the love-in and focus on what he can contribute to our national identity” Toronto Star op-ed, Tuesday August 11, 2010. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/846320--if-black-wants-to-return-we-should-welcome-him-back

Neil McLaughlin “Wilson's Economic Common Ground,” New Politics, 2:4:1990:25-30.

Neil McLaughlin “Glasnost American Style: Gus Hall Hits up Against Reality,” Dissent, Spring 1990, 258-259. 

 

Book Reviews

Neil McLaughlin, Book Review Symposium:  Michael Burawoy (ed.), Precarious Engagements:  Combat in the Realm of Public Sociology, Special Issue of Current Sociology, Monograph 1: March 2014, 62(2), in Sociology (May 13, 2015). 

Neil McLaughlin, review of Stanley Aronowitz, Taking it Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals (New York:  Columbia University Press, 2012) in Journal of the History of the Behavoiral Sciences, 51 (2), 228-231. 

Neil McLaughlin, review essay,  “Erich Fromm’s Critical Theory:  Prophetic, Scholarly or Revolutionary?” Canadian Journal of Sociology. 40:2:2015: 241-250. 

Review of Paticia Mooney Nickel (2012). Public Sociology and Civil Society: Governance, Politics and Power. (Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishers) (Forthcoming). 

Review of Stanley Aronowitz, (2012) Taking it Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals, (New York: Columbia University Press) (Forthcoming). 

Neil McLaughlin, “Evaluation, Culture, and the World of the American Professor,”.

review essay on Michèle Lamont (2009) How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (Cambridge: Harvard University Press). Sociological Forum 2012:27:2:538-547.

Neil McLaughlin, “Totalitarianism, Social Science and the Margins” review of Peter Baehr, Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010, Canadian Journal of Sociology 35, 3 (2010): 463-469.http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/CJS/article/view/8876/7324

Neil McLaughlin, “American Icons and Public Intellectuals,” review of Nancy C. Lutkehaus, Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008), and Loretta Lorance, Becoming Becky Fuller (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009), Contexts Winter:9:1: 2010: 82-83.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Daniel Geary, Radical Ambition: C. Wright Mills, the Left and American Social ThoughtAmerican Journal of Sociology, May 1, 2010: 1903-1906. 

Neil McLaughlin, “Moral Vision, Empirical Rigour,” review of Rick-Helmes Hayes, Measuring the MosaicLiterary Review of Canada, Vol 18, No 1. January/Febuary 2010.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Neil Gross, Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008) Canadian Journal of Sociology 34:4: 2009: 1156-1160.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Craig Calhoun (editor), Sociology in America: A History, Contemporary Sociology: 2008: 37:5: 417-419.

Neil McLaughlin, review of David Paul Haney, The Americanization of Social Science: Intellectuals and Public Responsibility in the Postwar United States, (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007) Canadian Journal of Sociology. 2008: 33:3. 719-727.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Peter Worsley, An Academic Skating on Thin Ice, (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008)  Canadian Review of Sociology, on-line, June 2008 http://www/csaa.ca/CRSA/BookReview/Reviews/2008REVIEWS/200806WORSLEY.htm

Neil McLaughlin, review of Randle W. Nelson, Fun and Games and Higher Education: The Lonely Crowd Revisited, Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2007 in Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, on-line 2008-04-16.http://www.csaa.ca/CRSA/BookReview/Reviews/2008REVIEWS/200801NELSEN.htm

Neil McLaughlin, review of The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties (edited by Alan Sica and Stephen Turner (University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 2005), The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Spring 2008, Vol 44(2), 181-183.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Stefan Collini, Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 2007:43:4:431-433.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Todd Gitlin, The Intellectuals and the Flag.  July - August 2007 in Canadian Journal of Sociology Online,http://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/intellectualsflag.html

Neil McLaughlin, review of Philip Manning, Freud and American Sociology (Oxford: Polity Press, 2005) The Canadian Review of Sociology, On-Line. July 2007. http://www.csaa.ca/CRSA/BookReview/Reviews/2007REVIEWS/200706MANNING.htm

Neil McLaughlin, review of Tom Hayden, Radical Nomad: C. Wright Mills and His TimesCanadian Journal of Sociology Online, March - April 2007. http://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/radicalnomad.html

Neil McLaughlin, review of Grant Blank, Critics, Ratings and Society: The Sociology of Reviews, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.  March 2007 in The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Onlinehttp://www.csaa.ca/CRSA/BookReview/Reviews/200703/200703BLANK.htm

Neil McLaughlin, review of Frank J. Lechner and John Boli, World Culture: Origins and Consequences, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.  February 2007 in The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Onlinehttp://www.csaa.ca/CRSA/BookReview/Reviews/200702/200702LECHNER.htm and reprinted in The Canadian Review of Sociology, 44:1: Feb 2007, 130-131.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Abbott Gleason, Jack Goldsmith, and Martha C. Nussbaum (editors) “On Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell and Our Future” in International Review of Modern Sociology, February 2007, Vol 33:(1), 153-155.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Steve Fuller, Kuhn vs. Popper:  The Struggle for the Soul of Science.  Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, November - December 2006.  http://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/kuhnpopper.html 

Neil McLaughlin, review of Fred Iglis, Culture, Polity Press: Cambridge, 2004 in The Canadian Journal of Sociology, June 2006, 31:2:262-264.

Neil McLaughlin, review of A. H. Halsey,  A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society. Oxford University Press, 2004, in the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Spring 2006, Vol 42:(2), 186-189.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Gary Alan Fine, Everyday Genuis, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. September-October 2005 in  The Canadian Journal of Sociology,

On-Linehttp://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/genius.html.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Krishan Kumar, The Making of English National Identity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.  May 2005 in The Canadian Review of Sociology and AnthropologyOn-Linehttp://www.csaa.ca/CRSA/BookReview/Reviews/200505/200505KUMAR.htm.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Patricia H. Thornton, Markets from Culture: Institutional Logics and Organizational decision Making in Higher Education Publishing in The Canadian Journal of Sociology On-Line, January-February 2005. http://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/marketsculture.html.

Neil McLaughlin, review of C. Fred Alford Levinas, The Frankfurt School and Psychoanalysis in The Canadian Journal of Sociology-Cahiers Canadiens de Sociologie, Winter 2005, 30 (1): 117-120.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Stathis Kouvelakis, Philosophy and Revolution: From Kant to Marx in Contemporary Sociology - A Journal of Reviews, May 2004, 33 (3): 375-376.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Bent Flyvbjerg, Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2001.  In The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology On-Line, Fall, 2003. http://www.csaa.ca/CRSA/BookReview/Reviews/200311/200311FLYVBJERG.htm

Neil McLaughlin, review of Philip Smith, Cultural Theory: An IntroductionThe Canadian Journal of Sociology 27:2:2002: 284-286.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Kevin Anderson and Richard Quinney (Editors), Erich Fromm and Critical Criminology: Beyond the Punitive SocietyJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences,  XXXVIII:2:2002: 2002-2004.

Neil McLaughin, review of Daniel Burston, The Crucible of Experience: R.D. Laing and the Crisis of PsychotherapyThe Canadian Journal of Sociology On-line May-June 2001. http://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/rdlaing.html

Neil McLaughlin, review of Randall Collins, The Sociology of Philosophies in The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 36:2:2000:171-175.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Jeffrey Goldfarb, Civility and Subversion: The Intellectual Dynamic in Democratic Society in American Journal of Sociology, November 1999, 849-851.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Routledge M. Dennis, Editor, Research in Race and Ethnic Relations Volume 10: The Black Intellectuals, Greenwich Connecticut, JAI Press, 1997. The Canadian Journal of Sociology On-Linehttp://www.ualberta.ca/~cjscopy/reviews/intellectuals.html

Neil McLaughlin, review of Niilo Kauppi, French Intellectual Nobility: Institutions and Symbolic Transformations in the Post-Sartrian Era, in Contemporary Sociology, 27:1:1998:73-74.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Daniel Burston, The Legacy of Erich FrommSociety, 29:5:1992:92-94.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Seymour Martin Lipset, Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada, “Still Tory, Still Whig,” Democratic Left, 28:6:1990:21-22.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Alan Wolfe, Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation, “Where Sociology Meets Politics,” Democratic Left, 28:2:1990:21-23.

Neil McLaughlin, review of Sylvia Ann Hewlett, A Lesser Life: The Myth of Women's Liberation in America, “The Politics of Family Policy Reform,” (with Elizabeth Cagan), Socialist Review, 18:1:1988:154-161.