Publications by Type: Book

Forthcoming
Black Privilege: Modern Middle-Class Blacks with Credentials and Cash to Spend
Claytor, Cassi Pittman. Forthcoming. Black Privilege: Modern Middle-Class Blacks with Credentials and Cash to Spend. Stanford University Press.
2020
Measuring Culture
Mohr, John W., Christopher A. Bail, Margaret Frye, Jennifer C. Lena, Omar Lizardo, Terence E. McDonnell, Ann Mische, Iddo Tavory, and Frederick F. Wherry. 2020. Measuring Culture . Columbia University Press, 256. Abstract
Social scientists seek to develop systematic ways to understand how people make meaning and how the meanings they make shape them and the world in which they live. But how do we measure such processes? Measuring Culture is an essential point of entry for both those new to the field and those who are deeply immersed in the measurement of meaning. Written collectively by a team of leading qualitative and quantitative sociologists of culture, the book considers three common subjects of measurement—people, objects, and relationships—and then discusses how to pivot effectively between subjects and methods. Measuring Culturetakes the reader on a tour of the state of the art in measuring meaning, from discussions of neuroscience to computational social science. It provides both the definitive introduction to the sociological literature on culture as well as a critical set of case studies for methods courses across the social sciences.
Common-Sense Evidence: The Education Leader’s Guide to Using Data and Research
Gordon, Nora, and Carrie Conaway. 2020. Common-Sense Evidence: The Education Leader’s Guide to Using Data and Research. Harvard Education Publishing Group, 240. Abstract

Written by two leading experts in education research and policy, Common-Sense Evidence is a concise, accessible guide that helps education leaders find and interpret data and research, and then put that knowledge into action. 

In the book, Nora Gordon and Carrie Conaway empower educators to address the federal Every Student Succeeds Act mandate that schools use evidence-based improvement strategies.

The authors walk readers through the processes for determining whether research is relevant and convincing; explain useful statistical concepts; and show how to quickly search for and scan research studies for the necessary information.

The book directs readers through case studies of typical scenarios including a superintendent trying to reduce chronic absenteeism; a middle school math department chair trying to improve student performance on exams; and a chief state school officer attempting to recruit teachers for rural schools.

Common-Sense Evidence helps education leaders build capacity for evidence-based practice in their schools and

Confronting inequality: How policies and practices shape children's opportunities
Tach, Laura, Rachel Dunifon, and Douglas L. Miller, ed. 2020. Confronting inequality: How policies and practices shape children's opportunities. American Psychological Association. Abstract

All children deserve the best possible future. But in this era of increasing economic and social inequality, more and more children are being denied their fair chance at life.

This book examines the impact of inequality on children’s health and education, and offers a blueprint for addressing the impact of inequality among children in economic, sociological, and psychological domains.

Chapters examine a wide range of studies including exposure to stress and its biological consequences; the impact of federal programs offering access to nutrition for mothers and children; the impact of parental decision-making and child support systems; the effects of poverty on child care and quality of education, parental engagement with schools, parent-child interactions, friendship networks, and more.

The book concludes with commentaries from leading scholars about the state of the field, and efforts to help mitigate the effects of inequality for children in the U.S. and throughout the world.

The Voucher Promise: "Section 8" and the Fate of an American Neighborhood
Canada at a Crossroads: Boundaries, Bridges, and Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-Settler Relations.
2019
Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the Integration of Second-Generation Latinos
Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis
Einstein, Katherine Levine, David M. Glick, and Maxwell Palmer. 2019. Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis. Cambridge University Press.
Responsive States: Federalism and American Public Policy
Karch, Andrew, and Shanna Rose. 2019. Responsive States: Federalism and American Public Policy. Cambridge University Press.
Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future That Is More Star Trek Than Terminator
Remaking a Life: How Women Living with AIDS Confront Inequality
Watkins-Hayes, Celeste. 2019. Remaking a Life: How Women Living with AIDS Confront Inequality. University of California Press.
Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties
Halpern-Meekin, Sarah. 2019. Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties. New York University Press.
In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake American High Schools
Mehta, Jal, and Sarah Fine. 2019. In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake American High Schools. Harvard University Press.
The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students
Jack, Anthony Abraham. 2019. The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students. Harvard University Press.
State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States — and the Nation
On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration
Harding, David J., Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and Jessica J.B. Wyse. 2019. On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration. University of Chicago Press.
2018
The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Inequality in Diversifying America
Améliorer les appariements sur le marché du travail, by Alexandra Roulet
Roulet, Alexandra. 2018. Améliorer les appariements sur le marché du travail. Les Presses de Sciences Po.
Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Are Changing Our World
Leigh, Andrew. 2018. Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Are Changing Our World. Yale University Press.
Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top-down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn’t Work

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