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Faculty and Graduate Students’ Sociological Imaginations at Work

Sociology bannerC. 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.