January 2005
Philip Gorski

Stanford University Press

Camic, Charles, and David M. Trubek (eds.) Publisher Link >>   Max Weber’s Economy and Society is widely considered the most important single work in sociology and among the most important in the history of the social sciences. This volume provides a critical and up-to-date...
January 2005
Julia Adams

Durham, NC: Duke University Press

Elisabeth S. Clemens and Ann Shola Orloff Publisher Link >> A state-of-the-field survey of historical sociology, Remaking Modernity assesses the field’s past accomplishments and peers into the future, envisioning changes to come. The seventeen essays in this collection reveal the potential...
November 2004
Philip Gorski

Sociological Methodology, 34 (1): 1-33

Publisher Link >> Despite the lip service which many sociologists pay to Popper’s hypothetico-deductive model (HDM) of theory testing, few if any major social theories have been definitively falsified. The reason is that sociological explanations do not fit the deductivist model of...
March 2004
Elijah Anderson

California: Sage Publications

Douglas S. Massey Paperback/Hardcover July 2001/March 2004 Publisher link >> In 1899 the great African American scholar, W.E.B. DuBois, published The Philadelphia Negro, the first systematic case study of an African American community, in which he prophesied that the “color line” would be “...
March 2004
Jeffrey Alexander, Ronald Eyerman

University of Califoirnia Press

Bernard Giesen Neil J. Smelser Piotr Sztompka Publisher Link >> In this collaboratively authored work, five distinguished sociologists develop an ambitious theoretical model of “cultural trauma”—and on this basis build a new understanding of how social groups interact with emotion to create...
February 2004
Peter Stamatov

Theory and Society February 2004, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 31-64

  Rogers Brubaker Mara Loveman This article identifies an incipient and largely implicit cognitive turn in the study of ethnicity, and argues that it can be consolidated and extended by drawing on cognitive research in social psychology and anthropology. Cognitive perspectives provide...
January 2004
Elijah Anderson

ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 595 September: 14-31.

Publisher Link >>   Preface The initial ethnography conference that would lead to a series of conferences (which have now become something of a tradition), emphasizing the close mentoring of younger ethnographers by veteran ethnographers, was organized at the University of California, Los...
January 2004
Elijah Anderson

Publisher Link >>   As students of culture, ethnographers must have curiosity, openness, and humility - three traits vital for “getting with”people. But how do ethnographers go about developing relationships with people in the field? And how do they learn from these people so they can...
September 2003
Jeffrey Alexander

Oxford University Press

  Publisher Link >> In The Meanings of Social Life , Jeffrey Alexander presents a new approach to how culture works in contemporary societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the Holocaust, he shows how these unseen yet...
July 2003
Philip Gorski

University of Chicago Press

Publisher Link >> What explains the rapid growth of state power in early modern Europe? While most scholars have pointed to the impact of military or capitalist revolutions, Philip S. Gorski argues instead for the importance of a disciplinary revolution unleashed by the Reformation. By...
January 2003
Elijah Anderson

(2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press

  1978, 1981 288 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2003 Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries     Publisher link >> This paperback edition of A Place on the Corner marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elijah Anderson’s sociological classic, a study of street corner life at a local barroom/liquor store...
June 2002
Peter Stamatov

American Sociological Review, 67: 345-366

Publisher Link >> Abstract: The concept of interpretive activism as a relational position and a practical accomplishment is a useful analytical tool for the study of audiences conceived not as a conglomerate of individuals but as loose networks in which the ability to construct and impose...
January 2002
Ronald Eyerman

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

>Publisher link   This book explores the formation of the African-American identity through the theory of cultural trauma. The trauma in question is slavery, not as an institution or as personal experience, but as collective memory–a pervasive remembrance that grounded a people’s...
May 2001
Julia Adams

Social Politics, 8 (1): 1-23

  Abstract This paper reviews and reconstructs recent feminist work on welfare states and social policy regimes. We argue that the concept of “regime” should be stretched to incorporate the way that signs organize the relations among subjects authorized to operate on the field of power. We focus...
September 2000
Elijah Anderson

W. W. Norton & Company

Publisher link >> Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence; in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. How you dress, talk, and behave can have life-or-death consequences, with young people...