Old Favorite Articles

Some Old Favorites (of mine)

“Park Forest: Birth of a Jewish Community,” Commentary, Vol. 11, April, 1951, pp. 330-339

“The Progress of a Suburban Jewish Community,” Commentary, Vol. 22, February 1957, pp. 113-122.

“The Human Implications of Current Redevelopment and Relocation Planning,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners, Vol. 25, 1959, pp. 15-25.

“Planning and Social Life: An Evaluation of Friendship and Neighbor Relations in Suburban Communities,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners, Vol. 27, May 1961, pp. 134-140.

“The Balanced Community: An Evaluation of Homogeneity and Heterogeneity in Residential Areas,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners, Vol. 27, August 1961, pp. 176-184.

“Pluralist Aesthetics and Subcultural Programming: A Proposal for Cultural Democracy in the Mass Media,” Studies in Public Communications, No. 3, Summer 1961, pp. 27-35.

“City Planning and Urban Realities,” Commentary, Vol. 33, February 1962, pp. 170-175. (A review of Jane Jacobs, Death and Life of Great American Cities.)

“Some Proposals for Government Policy in an Automating Society,” The Correspondent, No. 30, January-February, 1964, pp. 74-82.

“The Failure of Urban Renewal: A Critique and Some Proposals,” Commentary, Vol. 39, April 1965, pp. 29-37.

“The Negro Family: Reflections on the ‘Moynihan Report,'” Commonweal, Vol. 83, October 15, 1965, pp. 47-51.

“The Positive Functions of Poverty,” American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 78, September 1972, pp. 275-289.

“Toward a Human Architecture: A Sociologist’s View of the Profession,” Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. 31, No. 2, 1978, pp. 26-31.

“Symbolic Ethnicity: The Future of Ethnic Groups and Cultures in America,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 2, January 1979, pp. 1-20.

“Sociology in America: The Discipline and the Public (American Sociological Association: The 1988 Presidential Address),” American Sociological Review, Vol. 54, February 1989, pp. 1-16.

“Deconstructing the Underclass: The Term’s Dangers as a Planning Concept,” Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 55, Summer 1990, pp. 271-277.

“Second Generation Decline: Scenarios for the Economic and Ethnic Futures of the post-1965 American Immigrants,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 15, April 1992, pp. 173-92.

“Sociological Amnesia: The Non-Cumulation of Normal Social Science,” Sociological Forum, Vol. 7, December 1992, pp. 701-10.

“Varieties of American Ideological Spectra,” Social Research, Vol. 60, Fall 1993, pp. 513-529.

“Time for an Employees’ Lobby”, Social Policy, Vol. 24, Winter 1993, pp. 35-38.

“Best Sellers by Sociologists: An Exploratory Study,” Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 26, March 1997, pp.131-35.

“Toward a Reconsideration of ‘Assimilation’ and ‘Pluralism;’ The Interplay of Acculturation and Ethnic Retention,” International Migration Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter 1997, pp. 875-92.

“What Can Journalists Actually Do for American Democracy,” Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Vol.3, No. 4 (Fall 1998), pp. 6-13.

“Participant Observation in the Era of ‘Ethnography,’” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol.28, No. 5, October 1999, pp. 540-548.

“The Sociology of Space: A User Centered View,” City & Community, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 2002, pp. 329-339.

“Acculturation, Assimilation and Mobility,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol.30, No.1, January 2007, pp.152-164.

“Everyday News, Newsworkers and Professional Journalism,” Political Communication, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 2007, pp.161-166.

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