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


Submissions from 2019

Family Socioeconomic Status and Early Life Mortality Risk in the United States, David B. Braudt, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Andrea M. Tilstra, Richard G. Rogers, and Robert A. Hummer

Sexual Commerce: Troubling Meanings, Policies, and Practices, Isabel Crowhurst, Nina Vuolajarvi, and Kathryn Hausbeck Korgan

The Paradox of Positionality: Avoiding, Embracing, or Resisiting Feminist Accountability, Georgiann Davis and Torisha Khonach

EXPOsing Men's Gender Role Attitudes as Porn Superfans, Crystal Jackson, Aleta Baldwin, Barbara G. Brents, and Paul J. Maginn

Racial Differences in Future Care Planning in Late Life, Eva Kahana, Boaz Kahana, Tirth Bhatta, Kaitlyn Barnes Langendoerfer, Jeong Eun Lee, and Nirmala Lekhak

The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap, Ranita Ray

Toward a Pragmatist Sociology: John Dewey and the Legacy of C. Wright Mills, Dmitri N. Shalin

Submissions from 2018

Afterword: Hunger as Performance, Pallavi Banerjee and Ranita Ray

Gendered “Long Arm” of Parental Education? Life Course Influences on Later Life Functional Limitations in India, Tirth R. Bhatta PhD, Jeffrey M. Albert PhD, Jessica Kelley PhD, and Eva Kahana PhD

The Effects of “Natural” Disasters on Older Adults in South Asia: The Case of Intersectional Identities, Tirth Bhatta, Moushumi Roy, and Nirmala Lekhak

Urbanization & Population, Michael I. Borer and Tyler S. Schafer

Whips, Chains, and Books on Campus: How Emergent Organizations With Core Stigma Gain Official Recognition, Erica H. Coslor, Brett Crawford, and Barbara G. Brents

Foreword, Georgiann Davis

Surgically Shaping Sex: A Gender Structure Analysis of the Violation of Intersex People’s Human Rights, Georgiann Davis and Maddie Jo Evans

Pediatric Participation In A Diverse Society: Accounting For Social Inequalities In Medical Decision Making, G Davis and R Ray

Response to Commentaries, Katherine Frank


In Praise of Doing Nothing, Simon Gottschalk

The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times., Simon Gottschalk

Obstetrics versus Gynecology: Which Category of Research Papers are More Highly Cited?, Abraham Ichinoe, Ian Ogurek, Kevin Choi, and David Howard


Porn Fans as Sex Tourists? Broadening Meanings of Sexual Consumption among Adult Entertainment Expo Attendees in Las Vegas, Nevada, Crystal A. Jackson, D. Sahl, and Barbara G. Brents


Wide Educational Disparities in Young Adult Cardiovascular Health, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Robert A. Hummer, Benjamin W. Domingue, and Kathleen Mullan Harris


Marital Happiness, Marital Status, Health, and Longevity, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Richard G. Rogers, Anna Zajacova, and Tim Wadsworth

Family, Peer, And School Influences On Children’s Developing Health Lifestyles, S Mollborn and E Lawrence

Residential Mobility Across Early Childhood And Children’s Kindergarten Readiness, S Mollborn, E Lawrence, and E D. Root

Residential Mobility Across Early Childhood and Children’s Kindergarten Readiness, Stefanie Mollborn, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, and Elisabeth Dowling Root

Review: Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do, Robert E. Parker

Review: What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do, Robert E. Parker


Urbanism and Urbanization, Ranita Ray and Michael Ian Borer

Envisioning a Feminist Urban Ethnography: Structure, Culture, and New Directions in Poverty Studies, Ranita Ray and Korey Tillman

Adding Third-Sex Option On Birth Certificates is a Start, Barbara Risman and Georgiann Davis

Chapter 6 Chinese Maternity Tourists and Their "Anchor Babies"? Disdain and Racialized Conditional Acceptance of Non-Citizen Reproduction, Cassaundra Rodriguez

Chapter 6 Chinese Maternity Tourists and Their "Anchor Babies"? Disdain and Racialized Conditional Acceptance of Non-Citizen Reproduction, Cassaundra Rodriguez

Latino/a Citizen Children of Undocumented Parents Negotiating Illegality, Cassaundra Rodriguez


Communication, Democracy, and Intelligentsia, Dmitri N. Shalin


Russian Intelligentsia in the Age of Counterperestroika, Dmitri N. Shalin


Selected Correspondence with Igor Kon, Dmitri N. Shalin

Literacy Activity and Health Among Older Adults in the USA, Takashi Yamashita, Jennifer R. Keene, Sheniz A. Moonie, Jay J. Shen, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Ji Won Yoo


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

Submissions from 2017

Early Origins of Later Life Psychological Well-Being? A Novel Application of Causal Mediation Analysis to Life Course Research., Tirth R. Bhatta, Jeffrey M. Albert, Eva Kahana, and Nirmala Lekhak


Re-sensing Las Vegas: aesthetic entrepreneurship and local urban culture, M Ian Borer

Review: Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life. By Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark, Michael I. Borer


Review: Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work, Barbara G. Brents

Prostitution and Sex Work: The ‘Victim and Offender and Discourse’ in the debates and policy on prostitution and sex work, Barbara G. Brents and Teela Sanders

Modeling Intersex Liberation, Georgiann Davis

Intersex and the Social Construction of Sex, Georgiann Davis and Sharon Preves

Reflecting on Intersex: 25 Years of Activism, Mobilization, and Change, Georgiann Davis and Sharon Preves

The Ongoing Fight for Intersex Rights, Georgiann Davis, Sharon Preves, and Elena Hight


The intersex kids are all right? Diagnosis disclosure and the experiences of intersex youth, G Davis and C Wakefield


Evaluating the Term ‘Disorders of Sex Development’: A Multidisciplinary Debate, Natalie Delimata PhD; Margaret Simmonds PhD; Michelle O'Brien MSc; Georgiann Davis PhD; Richard Auchus MD, PhD; and Karen Lin-Su MD


Hyperbaric Oxygen Inhibits Reperfusion-Induced Neutrophil Polarization and Adhesion Via Plasmin-Mediated VEGF Release, A Francis, S R. Kleban, L L. Stephenson, P S. Murphy, P R. Letourneau, X H. Fang, W Z. Wang, and R C. Baynosa

The “Alt-Right’s” Ideas Are Nothing New, But They Are Taking Advantage of New Opportunities, Robert Futrell

the [un]surprising alt-right., Robert Futrell

Review: The Media Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Case Studies and Prevention, Simon Gottschalk

Strange confluences: Radical feminism and evangelical Christianity as drivers of US neo-abolitionism, Crystal Jackson, Jennifer Reed, and Barbara G. Brents


Attitudes towards “disorders of sex development” nomenclature among affected individuals, E K. Johnson, I Rosoklija, C Finlayson, D Chen, E B. Yerkes, M B. Madonna, J L. Holl, A B. Baratz, G Davis, and E Y. Cheng


Response to ‘Re. Attitudes towards disorders of sex development nomenclature among affected individuals’, E K. Johnson, I Rosoklija, C Finlayson, D Chen, E B. Yerkes, M B. Madonna, J L. Holl, A B. Baratz, G Davis, and E Y. Cheng

The Effect of Work Hours and Other Policies on Sandwiched Caregivers, Jennifer R. Keene, Takashi Yamashita, and Anastasia H. Prokos


The Relationship of Education and Acculturation with Vigorous Intensity Leisure Time Physical Activity by Gender in Latinos, Erick B. Lopez and Takashi Yamashita

Review: Migrant Professionals in the City, Robert E. Parker

The Myth of Increasing Life Expectancy and Its Social Policy Implications, Robert E. Parker and Vianett Garcia Achaval

Identity of Distance: How Economically Marginalized Black and Latina Women Navigate Risk Discourse and Employ Feminist Ideals, Ranita Ray

The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City, Ranita Ray

Extended Mind and Embodied Social Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives, Dmitri N. Shalin

Extended Mind and Embodied Social Psychology: Historical Perspectives, Dmitri N. Shalin

Time Spent on Beneficial Leisure Activities Among Elder Caregivers in Their Third Age, Takashi Yamashita, Anthony R. Bardo, and Darren Liu

Impact of Life Stories on College Students’ Positive and Negative Attitudes toward Older Adults, Takashi Yamashita, Sarah J. Hahn, Jennifer M. Kinney, and Leonard W. Poon

Underlying Motivations of Volunteering Across Life Stages: A Study of Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations in Nevada, Takashi Yamashita, Jennifer R. Keene, Chi-Jung Lu, and Dawn C. Carr

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 2012

Neighborhood Connections, Physical Disorder, and Neighborhood Satisfaction in Las Vegas, Andrea Dassopoulos, Christie D. Batson, Robert Futrell, and Barbara G. Brents

'As an Inner Émigré, I Always Had to Be on Guard.' Interview with Boris Rabbot, Dmitri N. Shalin