Chris Bail, the newest addition to Duke Sociology, studies how non-profit organizations and other political actors shape public opinion by analyzing text-based data collected from newspapers, television transcripts, and social media sites. He is an affiliate of the Duke Network Analysis Center (DNAC) as well as the Information Initiative at Duke (iID)
Kieran Healy, writing in the Washington Post, looks at the most recent election in the UK and discusses how the composition of parliament would change if they used Proportional representation instead of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) election system which is also used in the U.S.
Matt Dupre and Linda George recently published a paper on “Heart Attack Risks and Divorce” in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association. The paper has received international media attention, including NBC, TIME magazine, CBS, Fox News, NY Times, and the BBC.
The Organizations, Occupations, and Work section of the American Sociological Association selected Brad Fulton’s paper, “Bridging and Bonding: How Social Diversity Influences Organizational Performance” for the…
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.
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.