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  1. Award Committees (2018)

    Zelizer Award for Best Book:

  2. Model Misspecification When Eliminating a Factor in Age-period-cohort Multiple Classification Models

    The impossibility of uniquely estimating all of the age, period, and cohort coefficients in age-period-cohort multiple classification (APCMC) models without imposing a constraint on the model is widely recognized. The problem results from a linear dependency in the design matrix, and this dependency involves the linear trends of age effects, period effects, and cohort effects. This article critiques the use of fit statistics to assess the overall importance of the effects of ages, periods, and cohorts in APCMC models.

  3. The Queer Work of Militarized Prides

    Contexts, Volume 16, Issue 4, Page 32-37, Fall 2017.
  4. Contesting and Differentially Constructing Uncertainty: Negotiations of Contraceptive Use in the Clinical Encounter

    Most women of reproductive age have access to highly effective contraception, and all available methods are associated with side effects. Whether a woman will experience side effects is uncertain, however, which can pose challenges for clinicians who discuss the methods with patients. In this study, we analyze 102 contraceptive counseling visits to understand how clinicians discursively construct knowledge in the context of uncertainty.
  5. Is It a Masterpiece? Social Construction and Objective Constraint in the Evaluation of Excellence

    A key question in scholarship on evaluation is the extent to which the role of social construction is constrained by objective reality. This question is addressed in an analysis of the evaluation of artistic excellence. In an online experiment, we manipulate the subjective social status (both artwork and artist) and the degree of aesthetic complexity of the artwork. The results confirm the independent role of the objective aesthetic factor in art evaluation.
  6. Revitalizing Vinyl

    Vinyl records were the dominant physical medium by which people listened to music for over half a century. They were displaced as the best-selling media format by cassette tapes in 1982, followed by the dominance of compact discs starting in 1993. Then, in1999, as digital music file formats and streaming services entered the consumer world, compact disc sales began to decline alongside the other physical formats. Since 2006, there has been a shift in this pattern: vinyl record sales in the U.S. have seen a resurgence.

  7. The Business of Egg and Sperm Donation

    The Business of Egg and Sperm Donation

  8. The Diaper Dilemma

    Just before he left office, Barack Obama proposed a $10 million federal initiative to test potential projects aimed at increasing low-income families’ access to diapers. The funding was never administered. States have tried, too: in September 2016, by a vote of 54-12, the California Assembly passed the first state-level diaper assistance bill. It would have provided $50 monthly diaper vouchers to cover the 120,000 children receiving state welfare aid, but the governor, Jerry Brown, vetoed it, citing the bill’s $120 million price tag.

  9. Trans: A Response

    I hold Iván Szelényi in the highest esteem. I was therefore surprised to find that his review of my book Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities (in the Spring 2017 issue) mischaracterized my argument

  10. Watching the Ethnographers

    Interrogating Ethnography: Why Evidence Matters by Steven Lubet Oxford University Press, 2017 216 pages