Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Sociology Department faculty.


Submissions from 2018


Urbanism and Urbanization, Ranita Ray and Michael Ian Borer


The Relationship between Education and Health: Reducing Disparities Through a Contextual Approach, Anna Zajacova and Elizabeth M. Lawrence

Submissions from 2016


Nevada’s Regulated Brothels, Barbara G. Brents


Neoliberalism’s Market Morality and Heteroflexibility: Protectionist and Free Market Discourses in Debates for Legal Prostitution, Barbara G. Brents

Defining: Intersex, Georgiann Davis

Five Things You Can Do For Your Intersex Child, Georgiann Davis

Intersexuality, Georgiann Davis

Intersexy Fat, Georgiann Davis

When Medical Providers Give Sex to Trans and Intersex People, Georgiann Davis

Wrestling with Privacy, Visibility, and Legitimacy, Georgiann Davis


Giving Sex: Deconstructing Intersex and Trans Medicalization Practices, Georgiann Davis, Jodie M. Dewey, and Erin L. Murphy


Multigenerational Households, Jennifer R. Keene, Takashi Yamashita, and Anastasia Prokos


Sociological Perspectives on Sex Work and Human Trafficking, Kari Lerum and Barbara G. Brents

Bias Against Intersex Athletes Is What’s Unfair – Not These Athletes’ Bodies, Pidgeon Pagonis and Georgiann Davis


Exchange and Intimacy in the Inner City: Rethinking Kinship Ties of the Urban Poor, Ranita Ray


Pharmacists Can’t Administer Opportunity: The Role of Neuroenhancers in Educational Inequalities, Ranita Ray and Georgiann Davis

Sex Work and Prostitution, Female, Jennifer Reed and Barbara G. Brents

Sex Work and Prostitution, Male, Jennifer Reed and Barbara G. Brents

Social Marking in Memory Entrepreneurship: The Battle Over Zapata's Legacy, Tyler Schafer and David R. Dickens


Erving Goffman, Fateful Action, and the Las Vegas Gambling Scene, Dmitri N. Shalin

On Being Human in the Inhuman World: Remembering Vladimir Yadov, Dmitri N. Shalin

Special Issue of the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal: Goffman in Las Vegas: Gambling, Fatefulness, and Risk Society, Dmitri N. Shalin


Parenting as Activism: Identity Alignment and Activist Persistence in the White Power Movement, P Simi, Robert Futrell, and B F. Bubolz

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Las Vegas, Brooke M. Wagner, Jennifer M. Whitmer, and Andrew L. Spivak

Submissions from 2014

Water scarcity in the desert metropolis: how environmental values, knowledge and concern affect Las Vegas residents’ support for water conservation policy, Marko J. Salvaggio, Robert Futrell, Christie D. Batson, and Barbara G. Brents

Submissions from 2009

The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland, Barbara G. Brents, Crystal A. Jackson, and Kathryn Hausbeck

McDonaldization of the Sex Industries: The Business of Sex, Kathryn Hausbeck and Barbara G. Brents

Submissions from 2006


Symbolic interaction theory and architecture, Ronald W. Smith and Valerie Bugni

Submissions from 2003

Protest as Terrorism: The Potential for Violent Anti-Nuclear Activism, Robert Futrell and Barbara G. Brents

Submissions from 2001

Prostitution–Nevada, Kathryn Hausbeck and Barbara G. Brents

Emotion, Agency, and the Social Production of Affect. A Research Note, Dmitri N. Shalin

Submissions from 2000

Whitewashing "The Strip": The Construction of Whiteness in Las Vegas, Barbara G. Brents and Melissa J. Monson

Inside Nevada’s Brothel System, Kathryn Hausbeck and Barbara G. Brents

George Herbert Mead, Dmitri N. Shalin

Submissions from 1997

Housing Policy in Nevada, Barbara G. Brents

Submissions from 1996

Intellectual Culture, Dmitri N. Shalin

Introduction: Continuity and Change in Russian Culture, Dmitri N. Shalin

Soviet Civilization and Its Emotional Discontents, Dmitri N. Shalin

Submissions from 1995

Emotions and Democracy, Dmitri N. Shalin