Mark Chaves' new study finds that houses of worship are becoming increasingly informal and increasingly open to gays and lesbians. His study is featured in DukeTODAY and theNew York Times
Martin Ruef and Lisa Keister just published new books. Martin Ruef's book, "Between Capitalism and Slavery", evaluates the impact of the transition from slavery to capitalism. Lisa Keister's book, "Religion and Inequality in America", looks at how and why religion and inequality are related.
Scott Lynch, one of the world’s leading experts on the demography of aging, is coming to Duke from Princeton. He brings additional expertise in social epidemiology and Bayesian statistical methods to our department.
Tiantian Yang is the newest addition to Duke Sociology. She is an economic sociologist studying entrepreneurship and inequality. Her work examines the structural antecedents of entrepreneurship, and the consequences of entrepreneurship for social stratification.
Jen’nan Read is the lead author in a forthcoming article in the Qatar Medical Journal that examines migrant women’s decisions to use the Emergency Department for non-urgent health conditions over other available healthcare facilities....more
Kieran Healy and James Moody's article "Data Visualization in Sociology" as well as Lisa A. Keister's article "The One Percent" have been published in the latest Annual Review of Sociology....the highest impact publication in Sociology.
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.
This book evaluates the impact of the transition from slavery to capitalism on individuals, organizations, and communities in the American South. Through a comparative-historical approach, it identifies changes in the region’s economic institutions and highlights the enduring uncertainty that continues to affect our understanding of race and class relations today.
This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States, China and Taiwan.
Kieran Healy and James Moody's article reviews the history and current state of visualization in sociology, and discusses recent developments in ways of seeing raw data and presenting the results of statistical modeling.
Lisa Keister's article surveys current research on the one percent in the United States. Distinguishing income from wealth and showing that both are very concentrated but that the concentration of wealth, particularly financial wealth, is extremely high.