Coming in August 2022 from Columbia Press
It is widely believed that the political problems of the Middle East date back to the era of World War I, when European colonial powers unilaterally imposed artificial borders on the post-Ottoman world in postwar agreements. This book offers a new account...
Sociological Research for a Dynaic World Volume 5: 1-14
This paper documents and estimates the extent of underrepresentation of women and people of color on the pages of Wikipedia devoted to contemporary American sociologists. In contrast to the demographic diversity of the discipline, sociologists represented on Wikipedia are...
Princeton: Princeton University Press.
The world of money is being transformed as households and organizations face changing economies, and new currencies and payment systems like Bitcoin and Apple Pay gain ground. What is money, and how do we make sense of it? Money Talks is the first book to offer a wide range of...
Princeton University Press
Was the United States founded as a Christian nation or a secular democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in American Covenant. What the founders actually envisioned was a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western...
Volumes 1-4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade...
Cornell University Press, 2015
How did four and a half decades of European colonial intervention transform Moroccan identity? As elsewhere in North Africa and in the wider developing world, the colonial period in Morocco (1912–1956) established a new type of political field in which notions about and...
The Opinion Pages, The New York Times, October, 2015.
The alienation our society has experienced over the past half century of economic and social upheaval has caused many to lose their bearings, even their sense of right and wrong. This reveals itself with distressing regularity when a deranged young man with a high-capacity gun expresses...
Political Power and Social Theory, Volume 29, pp. 207 - 218
The great chartered companies that spearheaded early modern European empire combined economic accumulation and the projection of sovereign power. They operated through networks of geographically dispersed imperial agents, experiencing bottlenecks in the long-distance flow...
Cities 49: 88-97
Although Durkheim, Simmel, and other early social theorists posited causal links between urban life and individual despair or distrust, most contemporary analyses of subjective well-being attribute variations primarily to individual characteristics. However, China’s recent warp-speed...
Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 41
Every human being in every society results from reproduction, and most American men and women will have a child at some point in their lives. Even those who do not want children must contend with strong cultural presumptions around parenthood, and if they are sexually...
Cambridge University Press
Climate change is not just a scientific fact, nor merely a social and political problem. It is also a set of stories and characters that amount to a social drama.This drama, as much as hard scientific or political realities, shapes perception of the problem. Drs. Smith and...