C. Wright Mills wrote of the “sociological imagination” that “its essence is the combination of ideas that no one expected were combinable…there is a playfulness of mind back of such combining as well as a truly fierce drive to make sense of the world.” The Georgia State University Sociology faculty and graduate students demonstrate the sociological imagination at work in their 2010 publications:
Ainsworth, James W. 2010. “Does the Race of Neighborhood Role Models Matter? Collective Socialization Effects on Educational Achievement.” Urban Education 45: 401-423.
Baunach, Dawn M. and Joseph F. Healey. 2010. Study Guide, The Essentials of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research. Belmont, CA.: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Baunach, Dawn M., Elisabeth Burgess, and Courtney Muse. 2010. “Southern (Dis)Comfort: Sexual Prejudice and Contact with Gay Men and Lesbians in the South.” Sociological Spectrum 30:30-64.
Cislo, Andrew M., Naomi J. Spence, and Mathew D. Gayman. 2010. “The Mental Health and Psychosocial Adjustment of Cuban Immigrants in South Florida.” Social Science & Medicine 71:1173-1181.
Elifson, Kirk W., Hugh Klein, and Claire E. Sterk. 2010. “Young Adult Ecstasy Users Who Forego Necessary Medical Care: A Fairly Common Occurrence with Important Health Implications.” Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 42:63-71.
Ghazarian, Sharon R., and Kathleen M. Roche. 2010. “Social Support and Low-Income, Urban Mothers: Longitudinal Associations with Adolescent Delinquency.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 39:1097-1108.
Konrad, Miriam. 2010. Transporting Atlanta: The Mode of Mobility Under Construction. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Langenkamp, Amy G. 2010. “Academic Vulnerability and Resilience during the Transition to High School: The Role of Social Relationships and District Context.” Sociology of Education 83:1-19.
Medley-Rath, Stephanie, and Wendy Simonds. 2010. “Consuming Contraceptive Control: Gendered Distinctions in Web-Based Contraceptive Advertising.” Culture, Health, & Sexuality 12:783-795.
Oakley, Dierdre, Erin Ruel, and Lesley Reid. “Public Housing for the Poor: Mend It, Don’t End It.” Christian Science Monitor, January 27, 2010, p. 1.
Perkins, Molly, Kirk W. Elifson, and Claire Sterk. 2010. “Drug Risk: A Cross-Sectional Exploration of the Influence of Family-of-Origin and Current Situational Circumstances.” Journal of Drug Issues 40:353-378.
Ruel, Erin, Eric N. Reither, Stephanie A. Robert, and Paula M. Lantz. 2010. “Neighborhood Effects on BMI Trends: Examining BMI Trajectories for Black and White Women.” Health & Place 16:191-198.
Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie, Mathew Gayman, et al. 2010. “The Long-Term Impact of Childhood Abuse on Internalizing Disorders among Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Self-Esteem.” Aging & Mental Health 14:489-501.
Stombler, Mindy, Dawn Baunach, Elisabeth Burgess, Denise Donnelly, Wendy Simonds, and Elroi Windsor. 2010. Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Wingfield, Adia Harvey, with Joe R. Feagin. 2010. Yes We Can?: White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign. New York: Routledge.
Wingfield, Adia Harvey. 2010. “Are Some Emotions Marked “Whites Only”? Racialized Feeling Rules in Professional Workplaces.” Social Problems 57:251-268.