Articles | Department of Sociology


Select recent articles by UNT sociologists:


Seckin, G. (2015, November). Exploring the Association between Older Adults' Internet Health Information Seeking Behaviors and interactions with Health Professionals. The Gerontology Society of America. Orlando, FL.

Seward, R. R. & Rush, M. (2015). Fathers, fathering, and fatherhood across cultures: Convergence or Divergence? Working Paper Series, WP40, School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin, Belfield Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Solakogul, O. & Gurbuz, S. (2015). Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in a Developing Country: Turkey. Turkish Studies: International Periodical for the Languages, Literature and History of Turkish or Turkic. 10 (10), 771-792.

Williams, J.L., Gerling, H. and Rodeheaver, D.G. (2015). Social Space and Response to Controversial Police Homicides. American Society of Criminology (Nov. 20). Washington DC.

Yeatts, Dale, Shen, Yuying, Yeatts, Paul E., Solakoglu, Ozgur & Seckin, Gul. (2015). Shared Decision-Making in Nursing Homes: Factors Associated with the Empowerment of Direct Care Workers. Journal of Aging and Health (ahead-of-print), 8-17.

Zafirovski, M. (2015). The Weber Thesis of Calvinism and Capitalism: The Various Versions and their Fate in Social Science. Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences.

Zafirovski, M. (2015). Toward Economic Sociology/Socio-Economics? Sociological Components in Contemporary Economics. The American Sociologist.

Zafirovski, M. (2015). Any Proofs for the Calvinism-Capitalist Thesis? The Exemplars of the 'Rule' Reexamined. Politics, Religion and Ideology.


Jesmin, Syeda Sarah and Cynthia M. Cready. 2014. "Can a Woman Refuse Sex if Her Husband Has a Sexually Transmitted Infection? Attitudes towards Safer Sex Negotiation among Married Women in Bangladesh," Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care. Apr 16: 1-17.

Johnson, Lindsey A. 2014. "Can Short-Term Mission Trips Reduce Prejudice?" Journal for the Sociological Integration of Religion and Society, 4(1).

Wang, H., Liddell, C., Coates, M.,..., Moore, Ami R.,.. 2014. "Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality 1990-2013: A sys-tematic analysis." The Lancet. May 2014 Early Online Publication.

Kassebaum, N., Bertozzi-Villa, A., Coggeshall, M., …, Moore, Ami R, … 2014. "Global, regional and national levels and causes of maternal mortality, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis." The Lancet. May 2014 Early Online Publication.

Rodeheaver, Daniel G. (with J.L. Williams). 2014. "Hactivism." In: Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes (eds.). Encyclopedia of Social Deviance. Vol.8, Pp.318-321. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Seward, R. R. & Stanley-Stevens, L. 2014. "Men as fathers, fathering, and fatherhood across & within cultures." In H. Selin (Ed.), Parenting across cul-tures: Childrearing, motherhood and fatherhood in non-Western cultures (pp. 459-474). New York: Springer.

Yancey, George, and Michael O. Emerson. 2014. "Does Height Matter? An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Coupling." Journal of Family Issues.


Chaudhuri, Tanni, Dale E Yeatts, and Cynthia M Cready. 2013. "Nurse Aide Decision Making in Nursing Homes: Factors Affecting Empowerment." Journal of Clinical Nursing 22 (17-18): 2572-85.

DeWitt, Amy L., Cynthia M. Cready, and Rudy Ray Seward. 2013. "Parental Role Portrayals in Twentieth Century Children's Picture Books: More Egalitarian or Ongoing Stereotyping?" Sex Roles 69 (1-2): 89-106.

Dillman, Jennifer L, Dale E Yeatts, and Cynthia M Cready. 2013. "Geographic Distance, Contact and Family Perceptions of Quality Nursing Home Care." Journal of Clinical Nursing 22 (11-12): 1779-82.

Ignatow, Gabe, and Jessica Lynn Schuett. 2013. "Inter-Organizational Digital Divide: Civic Groups' Media Strategies in the Trinity River Corridor Project." First Monday 16 (11). Leaders of eight Dallas, TX civic organizations, interviews with Dallas journalists, information from the groups' web sites and their tax returns.

Ignatow, Gabriel, Michelle Poulin, Caazena Hunter, and Joseph Comeau. 2013. "Race and Reciprocity: Inter-Household Exchanges in a Multiracial Neighborhood." Sociological Forum 28 (1): 51-69.

Moore, Ami R. 2013. The American Dream Through the Eyes of Black African Immigrants in Texas. University Press of America.

------. "Older People Living with HIV/AIDS (OPLWHA) in Lomẻ, Togo: Personal Networks and Disclosure of Serostatus." Ageing International.

Williamson, David and George A Yancey. 2013. There Is No God: Atheists in America.

Yancey, George A. 2013. Dehumanizing Christians: Cultural Competition in a Multicultural World.

Yeatts, Dale E., Xiaomei Pei, Cynthia M. Cready, Yuying Shen, Hao Luo, and Junxin Tan. 2013. "Village Characteristics and Health of Rural Chinese Older Adults: Examining the CHARLS Pilot Study of a Rich and Poor Province." Social Science & Medicine 98: 71-78.

Zafirovski, Milan. 2013a. "'As French as Wine' -- Sociological Indicators of Original Calvinism." Journal of Ideology 35.

------. 2013b. "Beneath Rational Choice: Elements of 'irrational Choice Theory.'" Current Sociology 61 (1): 3-21.

------. 2013c. "The Sociological Core vs. The Historical Component of the Weber Thesis: Some Deviant Cases Revisited." Current Perspectives in Social Theory 31: 75-128.

Zafirovski, Milan and Daniel Rodeheaver. 2013. Modernity and Terrorism: From Anti-Modernity to Modern Global Terror. Leiden [etc.]: Brill.


Gabe Ignatow, Sarah Webb, Michelle Poulin, Ramesh Parajuli, Peter Fleming, Shikha Batra, and Diptee Neupane. "Public Libraries and Democratization in Three Developing Countries: Exploring the Role of Social Capital." Libri (forthcoming)

Gabe Ignatow and and Jessica Lynn Schuett. "Inter-organizational Digital Divide: Civic Groups' Media Strategies in the Trinity River Corridor Project." First Monday 16(11)

Michelle Poulin (with Iddo Tavory). "Sex Work and the Construction of Intimacies: Meanings and Work Pragmatics in Rural Malawi." Theory and Society.


Gabe Ignatow and Alexander T. Williams. 2011. "New Media and the 'Anchor Baby' Boom." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Gabe Ignatow. 2011. "What Has Globalization Done to Developing Countries' Public Libraries?" International Sociology 26(6): 746-768.

----------------. 2011. "National Identity and the Informational Welfare State: Turkey and Malaysia Compared." The Information Society 27(3): 158-171.

Stanley Ingman and Jesmin. 2011. "Introduction to the Special Issue: Sustainable Senior Living." Educational Gerontology 37(6): 441-449.

Syeda Jesmin, Amin and Stanley Ingman. 2011. "Aging and the Caregiving Crisis in Low- and Middle-income Countries." Indian Journal of Gerontology 25(3): 309-328.

Syeda Jesmin and Stanley Ingman. 2011. "Sustainability of Seniors in Low- and Middle-income Countries." Educational Gerontology 37(6): 548-557.

Michelle Poulin and Adamson Muula. 2011. "An Inquiry into the Uneven Distribution of Women's HIV Infection in Rural Malawi." Demographic Research 25(28): 869-902.

Zafirovski, Milan. "Weber's Sociological Elements in Mises' Economics of Human Action." Social Epistemology 24, 2, 75-98.


Tianji Cai (with Guong Guo et al.) 2010. "The Dopamine Transporter Gene, A Spectrum of Most Common Risky Behaviors, and the Legal Status of the Behaviors." PLoS ONE.

Michelle Poulin. 2010. "Reporting on First Sexual Experience: The Importance of Interviewer-Respondent Interaction." Demographic Research 23(11): 237-288.

James Swan, Keith W. Turner (with A. Gray-Graves). 2010. "Sustainability of Seniors: Disaster Risk Reduction Management ." Journal of Aging in Emerging Economies 2(2): 41-55.

James Swan, Keith W. Turner (with S. Shashidhara, D. Sanders ). 2010. "Physical Activity and Senior Centers in Texas." Texas Public Health Journal 62(2): 16-8.

George Yancey. "Who Has Religious Prejudice? Differing Sources of Anti-religious Animosity in the United States." Review of Religious Research.

Dale Yeatts, Cynthia Cready, and James Swan. 2010. "The Perception of 'Training Availability' among Certified Nurse Aides: Relationship to CNA Performance, Turnover, Attitudes, Burnout, and Empowerment." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education 31(2): 115-32.

Milan Zafirovski. 2010. "Weber's Sociological Elements in Mises' Economics of Human Action." Social Epistemology 24(2):75-98.

------------------. 2010. "The Merton Theorem Revisited and Restated: Conservatism and Fascism as Functional Analogues." The American Sociologist 41(2):142-173.

------------------. 2010. "Protestantism and Authoritarianism: Weber's Secondary Problem." Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 40(2):162-189.

------------------. 2010. "'All in the Extended Family': The Pandora's Box of Conservatism and Fascism Reopened." International Review of Sociology 20(2):189-213.

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