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Faculty Spotlight

Christopher Muller's picture
Special Interests:
Inequality, Incarceration, Historical Sociology

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