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Recent Books of Interest


DeLamater, John D., Daniel J. Myers, and Jessica L. Collett. Social Psychology, 8th Edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Rohall, David E., Melissa A. Milkie, and Jeffrey W. Lucas.  2014.  Social Psychology, 3rd Ed.  New York:  Pearson.


LaRossa, Ralph. 2011. Of War and Men: World War II in the Lives of Fathers and Their Families. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ferris, Kerry O. and Scott R. Harris. 2011. Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction. New York: Routledge.

Ulsperger, Jason S. and J. David Knottnerus. 2011. Elder Care Catastrophe: Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes-And What You Can Do About It. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.

Knottnerus, J. David. 2011. Ritual as a Missing Link: Sociology, Structural Ritualization Theory, and Research. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.


Harris, Scott R. 2010. What Is Constructionism? Navigating Its Use in Sociology. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publications.

MacKinnon, Neil J. and David R. Heise. 2010. Self, Identity, and Social Institutions. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Thye, Shane R. and Edward J. Lawler, eds. Advances in Group Processes, Volume 27. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Flaherty, Michael G. 2010. The Textures of Time: Agency and Temporal Experience. Philadelphia: Temple University Press

Varner, Monica K. and J. David Knottnerus, J. David and Bernard Phillips, eds. 2010. American Golf and the Development of Civility: Rituals of Etiquette in the World of Golf. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.


Elder, Glen H. and Janet Z. Giele. 2009. The Craft of Life Course Research. New York: Guilford Press.

Burke, Peter J. and Jan E. Stets. 2009. Identity Theory. New York: Oxford University Press.

Knottnerus, J. David and Bernard Phillips, eds. 2009. Bureaucratic Culture and Escalating World Problems: Advancing the Sociological Imagination Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.


DeLamater, John D. and Daniel J. Myers. 2007. Social Psychology, 6th Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Heise, David R. 2007. Expressive Order: Confirming Sentiments in Social Actions. New York: Springer.

Rohall, David E., Melissa A. Milkie, and Jeffrey W. Lucas. 2007. Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Shanahan, Michael J. and Ross Macmillan. 2007. Biography and the Sociological Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies. New York: W. W. Norton.

Willer, David and Henry A. Walker. 2007. Building Experiments: Testing Social Theory. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.


Burke, Peter J., ed. 2006. Contemporary Social Psychological Theories. Stanford University Press.

Fingerson, Laura. 2006. Girls in Power: Gender, Body, and Menstruation in Adolescence.

Hankiss, Elemr. 2006. The Toothpaste of Immortality: Self-Construction in the Consumer Age. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Harris, Scott R. 2006. The Meanings of Marital Equality. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Kohn, Melvin L. 2006. Change and Stability: A Cross-National Analysis of Social Structure and Personality. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.

McClelland, Kent and Thomas J. Fararo, editors. 2006. Purpose, Meaning and Action: Control Systems Theory in Sociology. Palgrave-Macmillan.

Paap, Kris. 2006. Working Construction: Why White Working-Class Men Put Themselvesand the Labor Movementin Harms Way. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Stets, Jan E. and Jonathan H. Turner. 2006. Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions. New York: Springer.

Yablonsky, Lewis. 2006. Gangs in Court. Danvers, MA: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company.


Owens, Timothy J. 2005. From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Vietnam Era. New York: Springer.

Turner, Jonathan H. and Jan E. Stets. 2005. The Sociology of Emotions. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Weiss, Robert S. 2005. The Experience of Retirement. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.


Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. 2004. Paradise Laborers: Hotel Work in the Global Economy. Cornell University Press.

Schwalbe, Michael. 2004. Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle. University Press of Mississippi.

2003 and earlier

Burke, Peter J., Timothy J. Owens, Richard T. Serpe, and Peggy A. Thoits, editors. 2003. Advances in Identity Theory and Research. New York: Kluwer/Plenum.

DeLamater, John D. 2003. Handbook of Social Psychology. New York: Kluwer/Plenum.

Berger, Joseph and Morris Zelditch, Jr., editors. 2002. New Directions in Contemporary Sociological Theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield

Chew, Sing C. and J. David Knottnerus, editors.2002.Structure, Culture, and History: Recent Issues in Social Theory.Lanham, MD:Rowman & Littlefield.

Gardner, Carol Brooks. 1995. Passing By: Gender and Public Harassment. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Handel, Gerald. 2000. Making a Life in Yorkville: Experience and Meaning in the Life-Course Narrative of an Urban Working-Class Man. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Lois, Jennifer. 2003. Heroic Efforts: The Emotional Culture of Search and Rescue Volunteers. New York: New York University Press.

Lyng, Steve and David Franks, 2002. Sociology and the Real World. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

MacKinnon, Neil J. 1994. Symbolic Interaction As Affect Control. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Mortimer, Jeylan T. 2003. Working and Growing Up in America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Mortimer, Jeylan T. and Michael J. Shanahan, editors. 2003. Handbook of the Life Course. Kluwer/Plenum.

Advances in Life Course Research. New York: Elsevier. (Series Editor Timothy J. Owens).

Owens, Timothy J., Sheldon Stryker, and Norman Goodman, editors. 2001. Extending Self-Esteem Theory and Research: Sociological and Psychological Currents . New York: Cambridge University.

Perkins, H. Wesley. 2003. The Social Norms Approach to Preventing School and College Age Substance Abuse: A Handbook for Educators, Counselors, and Clinicians. Jossey-Bass.

Reynolds, Larry T. and Nancy J. Herman-Kinney, editors. 2003. Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism. Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.

Schaie, K. Warner and Carmi Schooler, editors. 1998. Impact of Work On Older Adults. New York: Springer.

Stryker, Sheldon. 2002. Symbolic Interactionism: a Social Structural Version. Reprinted, with a new Foreword. Caldwell NJ: Blackburn Press.

Stryker, Sheldon, Timothy J. Owens, and Robert W. White, editors. 2000. Self, Identity, and Social Movements. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

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