Publications

October 2016
Alex DiBranco

Political Research Associates, The Public Eye

In June 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas anti-abortion TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law that threatened to shutter all but a handful of the state’s clinics by requiring them to meet costly ambulatory surgical center standards and for their doctors to obtain admitting...
October 2016
Till Hilmar

Memory Studies October 2016 vol. 9 no. 4 455-470

Publisher Link Abstract A majority of today’s visitors to the Auschwitz memorial site take photos to document their stay. By calling attention to visitors’ photography on site, this article investigates the role of visual perception and visual techniques of memory for visits to memorial sites and...
August 2016
Till Hilmar

European Journal of Sociology, August 2016, 57 (2)

Publisher Link Abstract Power in sociological studies of memory is commonly understood as a function of political interests that are successfully framed as an inclusive and convincing story about selected elements of the past. By showing how negotiations of memory are driven by dynamics of...
July 2016
Sara Bastomski, Philip Smith

Sex Roles (2016), pp 1–16, Springer US

  Publisher Link Abstract Research repeatedly shows that women are frequent targets of sexual harassment in public, ranging from catcalls to sexual assault. However, we know very little about the impacts of less obviously gendered rude behavior. Using nationally representative survey data from...
July 2016
Shai Dromi

Sociological Theory

Abstract:    “Field theory has largely treated the cultural dimensions of social fields as an emergent property of objective field structures. This article reconsiders the role of culture in fields by studying the development of the logics that govern their emergence. As a study case, it examines...
March 2016
Shai Dromi

Sociological Review, Vol. 64 issue 2, pp. 79-97

Abstract: Despite the growing interest in transnational fields and their influence on national-level dynamics, existing literature has not yet addressed the processes involved in creating such fields in the first place. This article provides insight into the complexities involved in national-...
April 2015
Jonathan Endelman

Theory and Society, April 2015

Publisher Link Abstract How do colonial states make themselves known to their citizens? Drawing on sociological, post-colonial, and feminist theories, this article argues that colonial authorities make the state visible to its citizens and thereby establish its territoriality. The case of Jordan...
March 2015

Volume 50, March 2015, Pages 229–245

Publisher Link Abstract: In this study, we estimate the causal effect of college expansion on earnings using the example of South Korea in the 1990s where the college enrollment rate increased from just over thirty percent to over eighty percent over a fifteen years period. We compare the pre-...
December 2014
Kristin Plys

August 2014 vol. 55 no. 4 345-347

  Sarah Besky, The Darjeeling distinction: Labor and justice on fair-trade tea plantations in India, University of California Press: Berkeley, CA, 2014; 233 pp. ISBN: 9780520277397, $29.99 (pbk) Reviewed by: Kristin Plys, Yale University, USA The Darjeeling Distinction richly details life on...
July 2014
Shai Dromi

Sociological Inquiry 84, no.2 (2014)

  Publisher Link >> Abstract: Negotiations about reparations tend to take the language of interests and to deal primarily with monetary compensation for disadvantaged groups. In such proceedings, aggrieved claimants are likely to make a variety of claims about the use of money to represent...
June 2014
Kristin Plys

World Review of Political Economy 5(1): 24-44

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June 2014
Mustafa Yavas

Social Science Computer Review, June 2014, vol. 32, no. 3, 354-372

Publisher Link Abstract The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of homophily on diffusion over social networks. An agent-based simulation model is developed to serve as the experimental ground for this analysis. Diffusion dynamics of a nonsticky innovation is investigated by varying...
May 2014

Media, War & Conflict (Sage Journals)

Publisher Link> Abstract Mediated responses to reports of abuse during the Global War on Terror are puzzling. Few of the many revelations of abuse prompted concerted reactions (e.g. scandals), and those that did were often very similar to reports that were ignored. This article draws from...
March 2014
Joseph Klett

Cultural Sociology March 2014, 8 (1)

Publication Link>>   Abstract: In aesthetic terms, the category of ‘sound’ is often split in two: ‘noise’, which is chaotic, unfamiliar, and offensive; and ‘music’, which is harmonious, resonant, and divine. These opposing concepts are brought together in the phenomenon of Noise Music, but...
February 2014
Elisabeth Becker

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Publication Link>>   Abstract Utilizing the case study of Albanian Kosovars employed in the restaurant business in Little Italy, New York, this paper introduces the concept of assumed ethnicity. This concept describes one ethnic group strategically presenting itself as another ethnic...

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