April 2023
Alka Menon

How Global Cosmetic Surgery Crafts New Beauty Standards

University of California Press. Cosmetic surgery was once associated with a one-size-fits-all approach, modifying patients to conform to a single standard of beauty. As this surgery has become more accessible worldwide, changing beauty trends have led to a proliferation of beauty standards for...
January 2022
Jonathan Wyrtzen

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...
July 2021
Emily Erikson

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August 2020
Rene Almeling

February 2019
Julia Adams

Sociological Research for a Dynaic World Volume 5: 1-14

Publisher Link Abstract 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...
May 2017

Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Publisher Link 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...
February 2017
Philip Gorski

Princeton University Press

Publisher link 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...
January 2016

Volumes 1-4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Publisher Link 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...
December 2015
Jonathan Wyrtzen

Cornell University Press, 2015

Publisher Link  Abstract 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...
October 2015
Elijah Anderson

The Opinion Pages, The New York Times, October, 2015.

Excerpt 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...
September 2015
Julia Adams

Political Power and Social Theory, Volume 29, pp. 207 - 218

Publisher Link Abstract 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...
August 2015
Emily Erikson

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August 2015
Deborah Davis

Cities 49: 88-97

Abstract 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...
August 2015
Rene Almeling

Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 41

Publisher Link Abstract 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...