American Sociological Association

Top Downloaded Articles of 2017

The following tables show the 10 articles that were downloaded the most from January 1-December 31, 2017, on each journal's publisher platform. 

American Sociological Review

City & Community

Contemporary Sociology

Contexts

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Social Psychology Quarterly

Society and Mental Health

Sociological Methodology

Sociological Theory

Sociology of Education

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Socius

Teaching Sociology

American Sociological Review

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Katrin Auspurg, Thomas Hinz, Carsten Sauer Why Should Women Get Less? Evidence on the Gender Pay Gap from Multifactorial Survey Experiments February 2017 6,839
Heather McLaughlin, Christopher Uggen, Amy Blackstone Sexual Harassment, Workplace Authority, and the Paradox of Power August 2012 6,773
Matthew Desmond, Andrew V. Papachristos, David S. Kirk Police Violence and Citizen Crime Reporting in the Black Community October 2016 5,328
Ruth Milkman A New Political Generation: Millennials and the Post-2008 Wave of Protest February 2017 4,954
Lauren A. Rivera Hiring as Cultural Matching The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms December 2012 4,742
Lauren A. Rivera When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring December 2017 4,676
Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Paula England, Alison C. K. Fogarty Accounting for Women’s Orgasm and Sexual Enjoyment in College Hookups and Relationships June 2012 4,508
Lauren A. Rivera, András Tilcsik Class Advantage, Commitment Penalty The Gendered Effect of Social Class Signals in an Elite Labor Market December 2016 4,491
Patrick Sharkey, Gerard Torrats-Espinosa, Delaram Takyar Community and the Crime Decline: The Causal Effect of Local Nonprofits on Violent Crime December 2017 4,420
Michael J. Rosenfeld, Reuben J. Thomas Searching for a Mate: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary August 2012 3,930

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City & Community

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Richard Florida Cities and the Creative Class January 2003 3,081
Sharon Zukin, Valerie Trujillo, Peter Frase, Danielle Jackson, Tim Recuber, Abraham Walker New Retail Capital and Neighborhood Change: Boutiques and Gentrification in New York City March 2009 1,794
Andrew V. Papachristos, Chris M. Smith, Mary L. Scherer, Meslissa A. Fugiero

More Coffee, Less Crime? The Relationship between Gentrification and Neighborhood Crime Rates in Chicago, 1991 to 2005

September 2011 1,621
Kevin Loughran

Parks for Profit: The High Line, Growth Machines, and the Uneven Development of Urban Public Spaces

March 2014 1,600
Sharon Zukin Gentrification in Three Paradoxes September 2016 1,279
Micere Keels, Julia Burdick-Will, Sara Keene The Effects of Gentrification on Neighborhood Public Schools September 2013 1,153
Loretta Lees Gentrification, Race, and Ethnicity: Towards a Global Research Agenda? September 2016 1,141
Gordon C.C. Douglas Do‐It‐Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement” Through Unauthorized Alteration September 2013 1,018
Zachary Hyde Omnivorous Gentrification: Restaurant Reviews and Neighborhood Change in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver December 2014 886
Douglas S. Massey Residential Stratification is the Linchpin of Racial Stratification March 2016 883

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Contemporary Sociology

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Arlie Russell Hochschild The Ecstatic Edge of Politics: Sociology and Donald Trump November 2016 3,326
Lane Kenworthy Why the Surge in Income Inequality? January 2017 2,662
Philip S. Gorski What is Critical Realism? And Why Should You Care? September 2013 995
Thomas B. Hoffer Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It  January 2016 750
Brayden G. King The Relevance of Organizational Sociology March 2017 524
Scott Decker From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy, and Prevention January 2016 458
Ana Campos-Holland Parental Incarceration and the Family: Psychological and Social Effects of Imprisonment on Children, Parents, and Caregivers March 2016 417
Annemarie Jutel From the Bookshelf of a Sociologist of Diagnosis: A Review Essay May 2017 392
Guobin Yang The Commercialization and Digitization of Social Movement Society March 2016 389
Claudio E. Benzecry, Mariana Heredia Sociology in Argentina January 2017 372

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Contexts

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Rebecca Schuman The Contemporary American University, In Seven Emails November 2016 4,969
Robert J. Sampson Rethinking Crime and Immigration February 2008 4,719
Miliann Kang, Katherine Jones Why do People get Tattoos? February 2007 3,054
Johanna Bockman Neoliberalism August 2013 2,869
Syed Ali Watching the Ethnographers November 2017 2,739
Stefanie Mollborn Mixed Messages about Teen Sex February 2015 2,461
Kristen Schilt, Laurel Westbrook Bathroom Battlegrounds and Penis Panics August 2015 2,449
Juliet B. Schor, Edward T. Walker, Caroline W. Lee, Paolo Parigi, Karen Cook On the Sharing Economy February 2015 2,432
Amanda M. Gengler Selling Feminism, Consuming Femininity May 2011 2,411
Gabriel Rossman Glory and Gore August 2017 2,148

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Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Peter Conrad, Kristin K. Barker The Social Construction of Illness: Key Insights and Policy Implications March 2010 10,454
Jo C. Phelan, Bruce G. Link, Parisa Tehranifar Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Health Inequalities: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications March 2010 7,675
Peggy A. Thoits Stress and Health: Major Findings and Policy Implications March 2010 6,195
Debra Umberson, Jennifer Karas Montez Social Relationships and Health: A Flashpoint for Health Policy March 2010 4,067
Peggy A. Thoits Mechanisms Linking Social Ties and Support to Physical and Mental Health June 2011 3,084
David R. Williams, Michelle Sternthal Understanding Racial-ethnic Disparities in Health: Sociological Contributions March 2010 2,245
Bernice A. Pescosolido The Public Stigma of Mental Illness What Do We Think; What Do We Know; What Can We Prove? March 2013 2,118
Dara Shifrer Stigma of a Label Educational Expectations for High School Students Labeled with Learning Disabilities December 2013 2,023
Tara McKay, Stefan Timmermans Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA March 2017 1,707
Erin York Cornwell, Linda J. Waite Social Disconnectedness, Perceived Isolation, and Health among Older Adults March 2009 1,545

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Social Psychology Quarterly

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura T. Hamilton, Elizabeth M. Armstrong, J. Lotus Seeley “Good Girls”: Gender, Social Class, and Slut Discourse on Campus June 2014 1,993
Philip S. Brenner, John DeLamater Lies, Damned Lies, and Survey Self-Reports? Identity as a Cause of Measurement Bias December 2016 1,327
Michael Hughes, K. Jill Kiecolt, Verna M. Keith, David H. Demo Racial Identity and Well-Being among African Americans March 2015 1,212
Peggy A. Thoits Resisting the Stigma of Mental Illness March 2011 1,133
Satoshi Kanazawa Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent March 2010 1,095
Diane Felmlee, Robert Faris Toxic Ties Networks of Friendship, Dating, and Cyber Victimization September 2016 1,005
Betsie Garner, David Grazian Naturalizing Gender through Childhood Socialization Messages in a Zoo September 2016 982
David S. Pedulla The Positive Consequences of Negative Stereotypes Race, Sexual Orientation, and the Job Application Process March 2014 929
Robert J. Sampson, Stephen W. Raudenbush Seeing Disorder: Neighborhood Stigma and the Social Construction of “Broken Windows” December 2004 909
Matthew M. Hollander, Douglas W. Maynard Do Unto Others . . . ? Methodological Advance and Self- Versus Other-Attentive Resistance in Milgram’s “Obedience” Experiments December 2016 879

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Society and Mental Health

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Cindy K. Malachowski, Katherine Boydell, Peter Sawchuk, Bonnie Kirsh The “Work” of Workplace Mental Health An Institutional Ethnography November 2016 880
Allan V. Horwitz Creating an Age of Depression The Social Construction and Consequences of the Major Depression Diagnosis March 2011 864
Giuseppina Valle Holway, Debra Umberson, Mieke Beth Thomeer Binge Drinking and Depression The Influence of Romantic Partners in Young Adulthood March 2017 639
Carol S. Aneshensel, William R. Avison The Stress Process: An Appreciation of Leonard I. Pearlin July 2015 589
Lena J. Jäggi, Briana Mezuk, Daphne C. Watkins, James S. Jackson The Relationship between Trauma, Arrest, and Incarceration History among Black Americans Findings from the National Survey of American Life November 2016 563
Seth Abrutyn, Anna S. Mueller When Too Much Integration and Regulation Hurts Reenvisioning Durkheim’s Altruistic Suicide March 2016 532
Maggie L. Thorsen, Jennifer Pearce-Morris Adolescent Mental Health and Dating in Young Adulthood November 2016 454
Juliet B. Schor, Edward T. Walker, Caroline W. Lee, Paolo Parigi, Karen Cook Histories of Perceived Job Insecurity and Psychological Distress among Older U.S. Adults March 2017 415
Kaitlin M. Boyle Sexual Assault and Identity Disruption: A Sociological Approach to Posttraumatic Stress July 2017 393
Peggy A. Thoits, Bruce G. Link Stigma Resistance and Well-being among People in Treatment for Psychosis March 2016 392

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Sociological Methodology

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Duane F. Alwin, Brett A. Beattie The KISS Principle in Survey Design Question Length and Data Quality August 2016 1,350
Dana Garbarski, Nora Cate Schaeffer, Jennifer Dykema Interviewing Practices, Conversational Practices, and Rapport Responsiveness and Engagement in the Standardized Survey Interview August 2016 889
Susanne Vogl Telephone Versus Face-to-Face Interviews Mode Effect on Semistructured Interviews with Children August 2013 704
Kristian Bernt Karlson, Anders Holm, Richard Breen Comparing Regression Coefficients Between Same-sample Nested Models Using Logit and Probit A New Method August 2012 661
Dennis M. Feehan, Matthew J. Salganik Generalizing the Network Scale-up Method A New Estimator for the Size of Hidden Populations August 2016 602
Samuel R. Lucas, Alisa Szatrowski Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Critical Perspective August 2014 506
Yu Xie, Jennie E. Brand, Ben Jann Estimating Heterogeneous Treatment Effects with Observational Data August 2012 382
Daniel Tumminelli O’Brien, Robert J. Sampson, Christopher Winship Ecometrics in the Age of Big Data Measuring and Assessing “Broken Windows” Using Large-scale Administrative Records August 2015 369
Christoph Stadtfeld, James Hollway, Per Block Dynamic Network Actor Models: Investigating Coordination Ties through Time August 2017 360
Paul T. von Hippel, Samuel V. Scarpino, Igor Holas Robust Estimation of Inequality from Binned Incomes August 2016 287

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Sociological Theory

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Kieran Healy Fuck Nuance June 2017 3,577
Stefan Timmermans, Iddo Tavory Theory Construction in Qualitative Research From Grounded Theory to Abductive Analysis September 2012 2,459
Omar Lizardo, Robert Mowry, Brandon Sepulvado, Dustin S. Stoltz, Marshall A. Taylor, Justin Van Ness, Michael Wood What Are Dual Process Models? Implications for Cultural Analysis in Sociology December 2016 2,100
Max Besbris, Shamus Khan Less Theory. More Description. June 2017 1, 407
Ashley Mears Puzzling in Sociology: On Doing and Undoing Theoretical Puzzles June 2017 1,003
Hae Yeon Choo, Myra Marx Ferree Practicing Intersectionality in Sociological Research: A Critical Analysis of Inclusions, Interactions, and Institutions in the Study of Inequalities June 2010 972
Joshua Wakeham Bullshit as a Problem of Social Epistemology March 2017 879
Terence E. McDonnell, Christopher A. Bail, Iddo Tavory A Theory of Resonance March 2017 785
Claudio Benzecry, Randall Collins The High of Cultural Experience Toward a Microsociology of Cultural Consumption December 2014 742
Charles Tilly Terror, Terrorism, Terrorists March 2004 726

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Sociology of Education

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Jason N. Houle, Cody Warner  Into the Red and Back to the Nest? Student Debt, College Completion, and Returning to the Parental Home among Young Adults January 2017 3,791
Shu-Ling Tsai, Michael L. Smith, Robert M. Hauser Families, Schools, and Student Achievement Inequality: A Multilevel MIMIC Model Approach January 2017 1,666
Jason N. Houle Disparities in Debt: Parents’ Socioeconomic Resources and Young Adult Student Loan Debt

January 2014

1,624
Amelia R. Branigan (How) Does Obesity Harm Academic Performance? Stratification at the Intersection of Race, Sex, and Body Size in Elementary and High School January 2017 1,532
Douglas B. Downey, Dennis J. Condron Fifty Years since the Coleman Report: Rethinking the Relationship between Schools and Inequality July 2016 1,436
Edward W. Morris, Brea L. Perry Girls Behaving Badly? Race, Gender, and Subjective Evaluation in the Discipline of African American Girls April 2017 1.373
Anthony Abraham Jack (No) Harm in Asking: Class, Acquired Cultural Capital, and Academic Engagement at an Elite University January 2016 1,361
Francis A. Pearman, Walker A. Swain School Choice, Gentrification, and the Variable Significance of Racial Stratification in Urban Neighborhoods July 2017 1,308
Heidi M. Gansen Reproducing (and Disrupting) Heteronormativity: Gendered Sexual Socialization in Preschool Classrooms July 2017 1,249
Elizabeth M. Lee, Rory Kramer Out with the Old, In with the New? Habitus and Social Mobility at Selective Colleges January 2013 1,197

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Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Tanya Golash-Boza     A Critical and Comprehensive Sociological Theory of Race and Racism April 2016 2,171
Elijah Anderson “The White Space” January 2015 1,624
Victor Erik Ray, Antonia Randolph, Megan Underhill, David Luke Critical Race Theory, Afro-Pessimism, and Racial Progress Narratives April 2017 1,613
David L. Brunsma, David G. Embrick, Jean H. Shin Graduate Students of Color: Race, Racism, and Mentoring in the White Waters of Academia January 2017 1,42E0
Evelyn Nakano Glenn Settler Colonialism as Structure: A Framework for Comparative Studies of U.S. Race and Gender Formation January 2015 1,374
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva More than Prejudice: Restatement, Reflections, and New Directions in Critical Race Theory January 2015 1,047
Brandon Andrew Robinson “Personal Preference” as the New Racism: Gay Desire and Racial Cleansing in Cyberspace April 2015 801
Hephzibah V. Strmic-Pawl More Than a Knapsack: The White Supremacy Flower as a New Model for Teaching Racism January 2015 770
Elizabeth Aranda, Elizabeth Vaquera Racism, the Immigration Enforcement Regime, and the Implications for Racial Inequality in the Lives of Undocumented Young Adults January 2015 746
Fang Gong, Jun Xu, David T. Takeuchi Racial and Ethnic Differences in Perceptions of Everyday Discrimination October 2017 675

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Socius

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Peter Hart-Brinson    The Social Imagination of Homosexuality and the Rise of Same-sex Marriage in the United States January 2016 5,334
Joseph DiGrazia The Social Determinants of Conspiratorial Ideation January 2017 4,055
Richard York, Julius Alexander McGee Does Renewable Energy Development Decouple Economic Growth from CO2 Emissions? January 2017 2,861
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Sarah Damaske, Anne E. Lincoln, Virginia Johnston White Strategies Men Use to Negotiate Family and Science January 2017 2,161
Neil Gross, Marcus Mann Is There a “Ferguson Effect?” Google Searches, Concern about Police Violence, and Crime in U.S. Cities, 2014–2016 January 2017 1,987
Steven L. Foy, Victor Ray, Ashley Hummel The Shade of a Criminal Record: Colorism, Incarceration, and External Racial Classification January 2017 1,821
Tabitha G. Wilbur, Vincent J. Roscigno First-generation Disadvantage and College Enrollment/Completion January 2016 1,640
Charles Kurzman, Ahsan Kamal, Hajar Yazdiha Ideology and Threat Assessment: Law Enforcement Evaluation of Muslim and Right-Wing Extremism January 2017 1,630
Maria Charles Venus, Mars, and Math Gender, Societal Affluence, and Eighth Graders’ Aspirations for STEM January 2017 1,535
Clem Brooks, Jeff Manza, Emma D. Cohen Political Ideology and Immigrant Acceptance January 2016 1,262

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Teaching Sociology

Author Title Publication Date Number of Downloads
Rachel E. Stein, Corey J. Colyer, Jason Manning     Student Accountability in Team-based Learning Classes January 2016 1,103
Adam Driscoll, Karl Jicha, Andrea N. Hunt, Lisa Tichavsky, Gretchen Thompson Can Online Courses Deliver In-class Results? A Comparison of Student Performance and Satisfaction in an Online versus a Face-to-face Introductory Sociology Course October 2012 1,005
Nikki Khanna, Cherise A. Harris Discovering Race in a “Post-Racial” World: Teaching Race through Primetime Television January 2015 929
Adam M. Messinger Teaching Content Analysis through Harry Potter October 2012 843
David J. Hutson Teaching Critical Perspectives on Body Weight: The Obesity “Epidemic” and Pro-Ana Movement in Classroom Discussions January 2017 832
Carol J. Auster Blended Learning as a Potentially Winning Combination of Face-to-face and Online Learning An Exploratory Study January 2016 667
Josh Packard The Impact of Racial Diversity in the Classroom: Activating the Sociological Imagination April 2013 609
       

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