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Marriage in Black: The Pursuit of Married Life among American-born and Immigrant Blacks

Despite the messages we hear from social scientists, policymakers, and the media, black Americans do in fact get married―and many of these marriages last for decades. Marriage in Black offers a progressive perspective on black marriage that rejects talk of black relationship “pathology” in order to provide an understanding of enduring black marriage that is […]


The Development Imperative: Toward a People-Centered Approach

The First Annual International Forum for Development Eric Hershberg & Christy Thornton * Introduction: Toward a People-Centered Approach to Development Deepak Nayyar & Ha-Joon Chang Part 1: Development and Globalization * Globalization, Development and Democracy José Antonio Ocampo * The Priority of Human Development Gustav Ranis & Frances Stewart * Realizing Rights: Challenges for the […]


Real World Latin America: A Contemporary Economics and Social Policy Reader

Looking for diverse perspectives to explain the profound economic and social transformations taking place in Latin America? Real World Latin America brings together the best recent reporting on the region from Dollars & Sense and NACLA Report on the Americas. Thirty-eight well-researched and clearly-written articles will give students a thorough introduction to Latin American economic […]


Dispossession Without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Since the mid-2000s, India has been beset by widespread farmer protests against land dispossession. Dispossession Without Development demonstrates that beneath these conflicts lay a profound shift in regimes of dispossession. While the postcolonial Indian state dispossessed land mostly for public-sector industry and infrastructure, since the 1990s state governments have become land brokers for private real […]


Job Opening: Post Doctoral Research Associate

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Poverty and Inequality Research Lab at Johns Hopkins University Post-Doctoral Research Associate Program Details The Poverty and Inequality Lab at Johns Hopkins University is a collaborative, mixed-methods research center focused on policy-relevant scholarship in the areas of family, education, housing and neighborhoods. We are seeking a talented post-doctoral researcher interested in working with Dr. Stefanie […]


Andrew Cherlin on Education and your Health

In a Washington Post article, “Why Education Matters to Your Health – Literally”, Professor Cherlin speculates that racial differences also might be a matter of expectation.


Ryan Calder on Protests in Iran

The demonstrations are a part of a much larger cycle of grievance by the public against Iran’s ruling elite, says Johns Hopkins University sociologist Ryan Calder, an expert in Islamic Studies who covered the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa as a journalist.


Meredith Greif on WYPR

Meredith appears on Life in The Balance to discuss “The Short Fall into Homelessness: How Society Fails our Most Vulnerable”


ASA Honorable Mention Article Award for Sahan Savas Karatasli

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Congratulations to Sahan Savas Karatasli for receiving the Sociology of Development Section of ASA Honorable Mention Article Award for 2017. “The Capitalist World-Economy in the Longue Durée: Changing Modes of the Global Distribution of Wealth, 1500–2008.” Sociology of Development 3(2):163-96.