On November 21st, Martin Ruef was the keynote speaker at the annual Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) conference in Luxembourg. The conference is sponsored by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)
Lisa Keister, Jody Vallejo (USC), and Paige Borelli just published a paper in Social Forces on Mexican American wealth mobility. The paper shows that, despite facing considerable early life impediments to mobility, Mexican Americans achieve relatively high rates of upward wealth mobility by midlife.
Linda George’s Pearlin Award Lecture/Paper, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, integrates the life course perspective with the dynamics of mental illness onset, course, and outcome at both the individual & population levels.
The Pearlin Award is given for outstanding career contributions in the sociology of mental health.
Rebecca Bach's new DukeEngage program in SanFrancisco is in the most recent DukeToday. Participants in this program will confront urban homelessness while working with nonprofits focused on providing services.
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
Bonilla-Silva keynoted the Dec 4th Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association meeting in Brisbane, Australia. Past keynotes have been delivered by historian David Roediger (University of Illinois) and legal scholar Cheryl Harris (UCLA).
On Nov 13, 2014, Robert Freeland successfully defended his dissertation:
"Occupational Stratification and The Multidimensional Structure of Symbolic Meaning"
His committee consisted of: Lynn Smith- Lovin, Chair,…
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.