Publications

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...
February 2014

Political Theory, February 2014, vol. 42 no. 1 3-25

Publisher Link..   Abstract Increasing interest in applying the theory and practice of deliberative democracy to new and varied political contexts leads us to ask whether or not deliberation is a universal political practice. While deliberation does manifest a universal competence, its character...
January 2014
Candas Pinar

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Volume 33, Issue 4, 2013, pages 507-520

Publication Link>>   Abstract The rise to power of the socially conservative Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002 seemed to mark a shift in religion–state relations in Turkey, away from a Kemalist agenda of laiklik. This paper seeks to analyze to what extent do the socially...
December 2013
William McMillan

Symposia 5: 1-16

Publisher link >> Abstract How is it that a conservative Protestant, Bible-believing church consistently attracts close to 6,000 people (most young professionals and artists) to its services in the heart of Manhattan every Sunday and is ostensibly thriving in one of the most liberal, secular...
September 2013
Mira Debs

Nations and Nationalism

  Publisher Link >>   Abstract: Nationalism theorists have noted the link between traumatic events and national identity, and cultural trauma theory presents a framework for understanding how these events become trauma narratives. I argue for greater consideration of how these narratives...
August 2013
Mira Debs

Nations and Nationalism

Publisher Link >> Abstract: Scholars in nationalism studies have long been aware of culture’s important role in the success of nationalism and the endurance of nations. The 2011 annual conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity of National- ism, which was on the theme of rituals...
August 2013

Nations and Nationalism

Publisher Link/Abstract:   This paper takes as its subject the question of why some nations are less willing to acknowledge past atrocities. To answer that question, it focuses on the assassination of Hrant Dink – a Turkish-Armenian journalist – and its repercussions on Turkish national identity....
August 2013
Kristin Plys, Vani Kulkarni

Global Review 3(3). (with Vani Kulkarni)

Publisher Link This past December, a physiotherapy student was gang raped in a moving bus in South Delhi and later brutally murdered. This incident stunned India,leading to massive protests in Delhi and other cities, and soon became a global headline. The question on everyone’s mind in coming to...
July 2013
Philip Gorski

Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 39: 193-210 (Volume publication date July 2013)

Publisher Link >> Abstract: Scholarly work on the nexus of religion, nationalism, and violence is currently fragmented along disciplinary and theoretical lines. In sociology, history, and anthropology, a macro-culturalist approach reigns; in political science, economics, and international...
June 2013

The European

Publisher Link >> As the protests in Turkey continue many observers ask the same question: “who are the protestors and what do they want?”. There is no simple answer to this question, as this is not an organized civil protest movement. It is rather an accidental coalition of ordinary citizens...
June 2013

Comparative Sociology, Volume 12, Issue 6: 851–862.

Publisher Link >> Abstract In a recent edition of this journal, Scott Brenton (2012) announced a refreshing perspective on the relationship between political scandal and liberal democratic institutions: though scandals are often thought anathema to democratic politics, a cause of public...
June 2013

Open Democracy

Publisher Link >> On May 28 2013, a few hundred people gathered at Istanbul’s Gezi Park. They were there to protest the demolition of Taksim’s last remaining public park. The people gathered in the park were mostly environmental activists, leftists, and a few outspoken public figures; artists...
May 2013

Symbolic Interaction, pp 1-17.

Based on two years of observations and engaging in informal conversations with passengers on Greyhound Line buses, this article describes the long-distance bus journey and the ways in which people actively disengage from others over the course of the ride. Using the Greyhound buses and stations as...
April 2013

European Sociological Review

Publisher Link >> Abstract: Fertility differences in Europe are largely due to disparities in parity progression after the first child. Postponement is recuperated to a larger extent in countries with relatively high fertility, less in countries with very low fertility. Explanations have...

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