Publications

November 2014
Deborah Davis

Publisher Link > Abstract Using a 2011 national survey of urban residents, irrespective of their official hukou status, and the 2000–2009 night-time light data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS), this paper goes beyond the simple dichotomy of...
September 2014

Social Science Research, Volume 48, November 2014, Pages 20–34

  Publisher Link> Abstract This study extends the theoretical and empirical literature on the relationship between education and smoking by focusing on the life course links between experiences from adolescence and health outcomes in adulthood. Differences in smoking by completed education are...
August 2014
Elijah Anderson

The Washington Post

Excerpt SWAT teams and angry protesters clashed in a small St. Louis suburb for a third day Tuesday, following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The eruption of protests and violence has been a long time coming. While I certainly do not condone rioting, examining the conditions...
July 2014
Emily Erikson

Princeton University Press

  Publisher Link Interview on The MacMillan Report, Erikson speaks about her award-winning book, ”Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757. The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring companies in history. This book locates the source...
June 2014
Scott Boorman

Acta Sociologica

  Publisher Link> Introduction This is a big book about a big topic – organizational innovation and invention. The work is panoramic, ranging over a vast array of theory, formal models, and case studies involving networks, markets, hier- archies, political systems, and still other complex...
June 2014
Deborah Davis

Modern China June 4, 2014, 0097700414536528

Publisher Link Abstract Over the past three decades, a distinctly post-socialist form of marriage with high rates of divorce as well as rising rates of marriage and remarriage has emerged as the result of a “triple turn” by the party-state in regard to the institution of marriage: a “turn toward”...
June 2014
Marcus Hunter

Comparative Sociology 13 (2014) 185–214. Brill.

  Publisher Link>> Abstract The field of urban sociology has been significantly linked to particular cities, with cities such as Chicago (IL), Los Angeles (CA), and New York City (NY) have become hallmarks reflecting both the possibilities and the limitations of the urban sociological ...
June 2014
Deborah Davis

Stanford University Press

Publisher link>> What is the state of intimate romantic relationships and marriage in urban China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan? Since the 1980’s, the character of intimate life in these urban settings has changed dramatically. While many speculate about the 21st century as Asia’s century,...
April 2014
Deborah Davis

Daedalus, Spring 2014, Vol. 143, No. 2, Pages 26-38

Publisher Link >   Abstract:  Looking into the near future, China faces immense demographic challenges. Prolonged sub-replacement fertility has created irreversible conditions for rapid aging of the population, and massive migration to cities has left many villages populated by elderly farmers...
April 2014
Nicholas Christakis

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092413

Publisher Link >> Abstract: Recent research has focused on the monitoring of global{scale online data for improved detection of epidemics, mood patterns, movements in the stock market political revolutions, box-oce revenues, consumer behaviour and many other important phenomena. However,...
April 2014
Jeffrey Alexander

Polity Press

Publisher Link> Description What is the source of Obama’s power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012...
January 2014
Philip Gorski

International Sociology, January 2014, vol. 29 no. 1 3-21

Publication Link>>   Abstract This article presents an alternative account of comparative trajectories of secularization and religious change in Europe and America. Building on (1) ‘supply-side,’ (2) neo-orthodox secularization, and (3) historicist schools, the authors develop a synthetic...
December 2013
Christopher Wildeman

Oxford University Press

  Sara Wakefield   Amazon Link >>   An unrelenting prison boom, marked by racial disparities, characterized the latter third of the twentieth century. Drawing upon broadly representative survey data and qualitative interviews, Children of the Prison Boom describes the devastating effects...
November 2013
Emily Erikson

Abstract: There is a widespread misconception in and about social network analysis that social networks are necessarily relationalist. In current social theory, relationalism has a specific definition. Relationalism is a theoretical tradition in sociology influenced by pragmatists. It rejects...
October 2013
Peter Stamatov

Cambridge University Press/Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics

Publisher Link >> “Whether lauded and encouraged or criticized and maligned, action in solidarity with culturally and geographically distant strangers has been an integral part of European modernity. Traversing the complex political landscape of early modern European empires, this book...

Pages