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UNLV Sociology Faculty Publications: Introduction

Selected books, book chapters, and articles by faculty in the UNLV Sociology Department.

Sociology Faculty Research

Note: As of the Fall 2017 semester, this guide is no longer being updated.

The following guide contains links to a selection of publications - books, book chapters, and articles - by faculty in the Sociology Department, organized alphabetically by author last name. In some cases, the links take you to the abstract, Google book, or Worldcat (worldwide catalog) record, but we may not have full text access. Your liaison librarian, Heidi Johnson, is working towards buying more books by our own faculty, and you may always request a subscription to a particular journal title, if we do not currently have access. You may contact her at

Here is some information about Sociology faculty research at UNLV:

"In the last few years, UNLV sociologists have conducted research and published their work on spousal bereavement, family income trends, gender differences in small business ventures, labor and consumer culture, welfare-to-work policies, race and market dynamics, recidivism and private prisons, second-hand tobacco policies, emerging trends in the gaming industry, the politics of baseball business, the role of religion in culture wars, the transformation of self-identity in postmodern society, advertisement strategies in the hypermodern era, the white power movement, poverty patterns in heterosexual and same-sex couples, current trends in the interviewing process, interactions and identity-construction in virtual spaces, and biographical methods of research."

(From the UNLV Sociology Department website:

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