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Faculty Spotlight

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Special Interests:
Altruism and Social Solidarity; Comparative Historical Sociology; Peace, War, and Social Conflict; Political Sociology; Sociology of Religion; Social Movements and Collective Behavior

The Outsourced Self
Handbook of Gender
Rebuilding Labor: Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement
Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America
Conversations with Bourdieu
Social Connections in China
The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, Spain, and Romania, 1870-1945
Making Hispanics
Cracks in the Pavement: Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods
Prisons of Poverty
Lone Pursuit: Distrust and Defensive Individualism among the Black Poor
State and Society in the Taiwan Miracle
Urban Outcasts
Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s to 1990s
Talk of Love
Fields of Protest
Euroclash
The New Entrepreneurs of Europe and Asia: Patterns of Business Development in Russia, Eastern Europe, and China
A Theory of Fields
Commodifying Bodies
Century of Difference
Laid-Off Workers in a Workers' State
Social Movements in India
Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics
Body & Soul
Three Worlds of Relief
Punishing the Poor
Pierre Bourdieu in the Field
The Making of American Exceptionalism: The Knights of Labor and Class Formation in the Nineteenth Century
Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys
Das Janusgesicht des Ghetto
An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology
Islands in the Street: Gangs and American Urban Society
The Transformation of Corporate Control
Elite and Everyman
Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism
Cultures of Servitude
Civic Hopes and Political Realities
Still Connected: Family and Friends in America Since 1970
Repensar os Estados Unidos
Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor Movement
Les Prisons de la Misère
Simbiosi Mortale
Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character
Becoming a Citizen
The Architecture of Markets