Mark Chaves on how church business boomed briefly after 9/11 in DukeTODAY.
At ASA, Ed Tiryakian was presented a volume of essays, in honor of him, entitled "The Art and Science of Sociology". The festschrift has contributions from 12 world class scholars and was presented by co-editor Roland Robertson.
Univision Deportes article "What it means to compete in a hijab" cites Jen'nan Read who comments that Olympic athletes wearing the hijab helps quash misconceptions about Muslim women.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva has been elected the 109th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Eduardo will chair the 2018 Program Committee that will shape the ASA Annual Meeting program. He will also be a member of the ASA Council, which governs the association and its policies, and its chair in 2017-2018.
Tyson Brown, the newest addition to Duke Sociology, studies how inequalities along racial, gender and class lines intersect to shape wealth and health across the life course, with attention to structural and psychosocial mechanisms. He is also the co-director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research.
Editors Linda Burton and Dave Brady build a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue.
A Gedenkschrift to Randy Hodson: Working with Dignity
Lisa Keister explores the important role that dignity plays in the workplace. Dignity and self-respect are key to both worker well-being and organizational effectiveness, yet few workplaces take dignity seriously. This volume shows how dignity matters more today than ever.
Christopher Bail demonstrates how the beliefs of fanatics like Jones are inspired by a rapidly expanding network of anti-Muslim organizations that exert profound influence on American understanding of Islam.
In an era in which class divisions are becoming starker than ever, some individuals are choosing to marry across class.This book traces the lives of a subset of these individuals - highly-educated adults who married a partner raised in a class different from their own. Drawing upon detailed interviews with spouses, Jessi Streib shows that crossing class lines is not easy, and that even though these couples shared everything, each spouse was still shaped by the class of their past, and consequently, so was their marriage.
The essays in this volume provide important new details about how and why religion and inequality are related by focusing on new indicators of inequality and well-being, combining and studying mediating factors in new and informative ways, focusing on critical and often understudied groups, and exploring the changing relationship between religion and inequality over time.