Eduardo Bonilla-Silva has been selected for the 2016Solomon Carter Award given by the American Psychiatric Assn. “This award honors a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for Black People.” He will deliver a lecture on his work at the 2016 APA Meetings in Atlanta, GA, in May.
A new report from the National Congregations Study, directed by Mark Chaves, examines many features of congregational life in the United States. DukeToday features some of the highlights of this report.
Jen’nan Read was interviewed on NPR’s Madeline Brand show discussing the Muslim vote in 2016. She commented on some of the outlandish statements made by Presidential hopefuls recently, such as the call for a Muslim registry by Donald Trump and the comparison of Syrian refugees to rabid dogs by Ben Carson.
Linda George's book Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences has just come out in its eighth edition. The bookpresents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in aging.
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.