Recent Articles


“Political Education for a Fairer Economy,” Challenge, forthcoming 2017

“The Census and Right Wing Hysteria,” New York Times (Sunday), May 5, 2017.


Racialization and Racialization Research,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2016

The National Economy and Mainstream Economics: A Sociologist’s TakeChallenge, forthcoming.

Reducing Economic Inequality: A Bottom-Up Approach,” Challenge 59, no. 2 (March 2016).

“The National Economy as an Imaginary,” Works in Progress, February 17, 2016.

“The Republican Establishment’s Overthrow Project,” Huffington Post, January 7, 2016.


“America’s Two Urban Sociologies,” City & Community 14, no. 3 (2015).

“High School Economics Texts and the American Economy,” Challenge 58, no. 3 (2015).

“Public Sociology and Its Publics,” The American Sociologist (2015).

“Jews of No Religion and the Future of American Jewry,” ejewishphilanthropy (2015).


“The American News Media in an Increasingly Unequal Society,” International Journal of Communication 8 (2014).

“The End of Late-Generation European Ethnicity in America?,”  Ethnic and Racial Studies (2014).

“Periodic News,” International Journal of Communication 8 (2014).

“Studying the Bottom of Society,”Du Bois Review (Fall 2014).

“Seeking a Political Solution to the Economy’s Problems,” Challenge 57, no. 5 (Sept-Oct. 2014).

Fixing Representative Democracy,” Logos  13, no. 1-2 (April 2014)

“The Coming Darkness of Late Generation European American Ethnicity,” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37, no. 5 (2014).

Basic Income and the Future of Joblessness,” Challenge 57, no. 2 (March-April 2014).


“Involuntary Segregation and the Ghetto: Disconnecting Process and Place,” City & Community, Vol.7, No.4, December 2008, pp. 352-357.

“Reflections on Symbolic Ethnicity: A Response to Y. Anagnostou,” Ethnicities, Vol. 9, No.1. March 2009, pp. 123-130.

“A Sociology for Public Sociology: Some Needed Disciplinary Changes for Creating Public Sociology,” in V. Jeffries, ed. Handbook of Public Sociology, Rowman and Littlefield, 2009, pp. 123-34.

“Can Popularization Help the News Media?” in B. Zelizer, ed.,Changing Faces of Journalism, Routledge, 2009, pp.17-28.

“Working in Six Research Areas: A Multi-Field Sociological Career,” Annual Review of Sociology 2009, Vol. 35, pp. 1-19.

“News and Democracy in the United States: Some Observations on Current Problems and FuturePossibilities,” in S. Allen, ed. Routledge Companion to News and Journalism Studies, Routledge 2009, pp. 95-104.

“Some Problems of and Futures for Urban Sociology: Toward a Sociology of Settlements,” City & Community, Vol.8, No.3, September 2009, pp 213-221.

“First Generation Decline: Downward Mobility among Refugees and Immigrants,” Ethnic and RacialStudies, Vol. 32, No. 9, November 2009, pp.1658-1670.

“Antipoverty Policy for the Excluded Poor,” Challenge, Vol. 52, No.6. November-December 2009, pp. 79-95.

“Public Ethnography,” Qualitative Sociology Vol. 33, No.1 March 2010, pp. 97-104.

“News and the News Media in the Digital Age: Implications for Democracy,” Daedalus, Vol. 139, No. 2, Spring 2010, pp. 8-17.

“Concentrated Poverty: A Critical Analysis,” Challenge, Vol.53, No.3, May-June 2010, pp.82-96.

“The Challenge of Multigenerational Poverty,” Challenge, Vol. 54, No.1, Jan-Feb 2011, pp. 70-81.

“Multiperspectival News Revisited: Journalism and Representative Democracy,” Journalism, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2011, pp. 3-13.

“Long-Range Policies for a Healthy Economy,” Challenge, Vol. 54, No.3, May-June 2011, pp. 80-94.

“The Moynihan Report and Its Aftermaths: A Critical Analysis,” Du Bois Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, Fall 2011, pp. 315-327.

“The Benefits of Poverty,” Challenge, Vol. 55, No. 1, Jan-Feb 2012, pp. 114-125.

“Against Culture Versus Structure,” Identities, Vol. 19, No. 2, March 2012, pp. 125-134.

“Superfluous Workers,” Challenge, Vol. 55, No. 4, July-Aug 2012, pp. 94-103.

“‘Whitening’ and the American Racial Hierarchy,” Du Bois Review, Fall 2012, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 267-279.

“An Enduring Recession,” Challenge, Jan-Feb 2013, Vol. 56, No. 1, 72-87.

“The Dismal Job Prospects in America’s Future,” Challenge, May-June 2013, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 93-100.

“Worktime Reduction: Possibilities and Problems,” Challenge, September-October 2013, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 62-73.


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