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


Submissions from 2021

The Sanctuary of the Spectacle: Megachurches and the Production of Christian Celebrities and Consumers, Josiah Kidwell and Michael I. Borer

Intersex: Cultural and Social Perspectives, Surya Monro, Morgan Carpenter, Daniela Crocetti, Georgiann Davis, Fae Garland, David Griffiths, Peter Hegarty, Mitchell Travis, Mauro C. Grinspan, and Peter Aggleton

Goffman’s Biography and the Interaction Order, Dmitri N. Shalin

Submissions from 2020

Altruistic Attitudes Among Older Adults: Examining Construct Validity and Measurement Invariance of a New Scale, Tirth R. Bhatta, Eva Kahana, Nirmala Lekhak, Boaz Kahana, and Elizabeth Midlarsky


Are Men Who Pay for Sex Sexist? Masculinity and Client Attitudes Toward Gender Role Equality in Different Prostitution Markets, Barbara G. Brents, Takashi Yamashita, Andrew L. Spivak, Olesya Venger, Christina Parreira, and Alessandra Lanti

Controlling Images of Immigrants in the Mainstream and Black Press: The Discursive Power of the “Illegal Latino", Natalie Delia Deckard, Irene Browne, Cassaundra Rodriguez, Marisela Martinez-Cola, and Sofia Gonzalez Leal


The Persistent Southern Disadvantage in Us Early Life Mortality, 1965‒2014, Nathan T. Dollar, Iliya Gutin, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, David B. Braudt, Samuel H. Fishman, Richard G. Rogers, and Robert A. Hummer

The Politics of Losing: Trump, the Klan, and the Mainstreaming of Resentment, Robert Futrell

Accelerators, Amplifiers, and Conductors: A Model of Tertiary Deviance in Online White Supremacist Networks, Simon Gottschalk

Consent and Sexualized Leisure in Sin City: Observations from a US Pornography Expo in Las Vegas, Crystal A. Jackson, Paul J. Maginn, Aleta Baldwin, and Barbara G. Brents


The Rural-Urban Divide in Tanzania: Residential Context and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Maternal Health Care Utilization, Neema Langa and Tirth Bhatta

The Use of Online Health-Management Tools and Health Care Utilization Among Older Americans, Darren Liu, Takashi Yamashita, Betty Burston, and Jennifer R. Keene

A Gender Framework for Understanding Health Lifestyles, Stefanie Mollborn, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, and Robert A. Hummer

Deconstructing Cognitive Heterogeneity in Puerto Rican Spanish-Speaking Children With ADHD, Alicia Nunez, Liza San Miguel, Jennifer Keene, Bradley Donohue, and Daniel N. Allen


Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place. By Esther Sullivan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. Pp. xiv+264. $85.00 (cloth); 29.95 (paper)., Ranita Ray

Family Structure and Early Life Mortality in the United States, Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer, Andrea M. Tilstra, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, and Stefanie Mollborn

Greater Mortality Variability in the United States in Comparison with Peer Countries, Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer, Justin M. Vinneau, and Elizabeth M. Lawrence

Intersectional Effects of Gender, Education, and Geographic Region on Functional Health Disparities Among Older Adults in India, Moushumi Roy, Tirth Bhatta, and J. Denise Burnette

Chekhov, Intelligentsia, and the Ethics of Small Deeds: A Biocritical Essay, Dmitri Shalin

Norbert Elias, George Herbert Mead, and the Promise of Embodied Sociology, Dmitri N. Shalin

Rest in Fame: Celebrity Tourism in Hollywood Cemeteries, Marta Soligo and David R. Dickens

Submissions from 2019

Vegas Brews: Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene, Michael I. Borer

Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future, Michael Ian Borer

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

‘We Are Naked Waitresses Who Deliver Sex’: A Phenomenological Study of Circumstantial Sex Workers’ Lives, Michael G. Curtis, Carissa D'Aniello, Markie L.C. Twist, Barbara G. Brents, and Brandon Eddy

We Are Naked Waitresses Who Deliver Sex: A Phenomenological Study of Circumstantial Sex Workers’ Lives, Michael G. Curtis, Carissa D'Aniello, Markie L.C. Twist, Barbara G. Brents, and Brandon Eddy

Not Going to the Chapel? Intersex Youth and an Exploration of Marriage Desires and Expectations, Georgiann Davis and Jonathan Jimenez

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

Forgotten Founders and Others Neglected Social Theorists, David Dickens, Christopher T. Conner, and Nicholas M. Baxter

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society, Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, and Georgiann Davis

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

Maternal Educational Attainment and Child Health in the United States, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Richard G. Rogers, and Robert A. Hummer

Ecological Death Reform and Death System Change, Nick MacMurray and Robert Futrell

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

Navigating Space and Racial Microaggressions as an Undocumented Latinx Millennial, Cassaundra Rodriguez

"The Place of Asylums in Erving Goffman's Research Corpus", Dmitri Shalin

I Could Have Written My Autobiography Where I Figure as a Regime's Victim, a Successful Careerist, a Talent Not Completely Realized, and a Mediocrity that Fulfilled Its Potential to the Max, Dmitri N. Shalin

Russian Intelligentsia in the Age of Counterperestroika: Political Agendas, Rhetorical Strategies, Personal Choices, Dmitri N. Shalin

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

"You Can Publish This Interview After My Death" Interview with Igor Kon, Dmitri N. Shalin

Igor Kon: "... I Could Write My Biograghy in the Key of the Victim of the Regime, in the Key of a Successful Careerist, in the Key of Talent that has not Fully Flourished in this System, and Mediocrity that has Realized Itself to the Maximum", Dmitri Nikolaevich Shalin

The Influence of Legal Brothels on Illegal Sexual Service Purchasing Habits: The U.S. Context, Chris Wakefield and Barbara G. Brents

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

What’s the Right Way to Legalize Prostitution?: An Exchange, Barbara Brents and Julie Bindel

Dennis Hof: Showman and Industry Modernizer, Barbara G. Brents

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

Intersex People #WontBeErased, Either., Georgiann Davis


Sex and Gender Diversity is Growing Across the US, 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 A. Jackson, Jennifer J. Reed, and Barbara G. Brents

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