Publications

Working Papers

“The Plain Person’s Guide to Plain Text Social Science.” / Abstract / PDF

“Organ Entrepreneurs.” The Cambridge Handbook of Law and Entrepreneurship, D. Gordon Smith and Christine Hurt, eds. / Abstract / PDF

“Credit Scores and the Moralization of Inequality.” / Abstract

Retired Papers

“Dealing with Awkward Relations.” / Abstract / PDF

“The Scottish Verdict.” / Abstract / PDF

“The Ecology of Open-Source Software Development.” / Abstract / PDF

Books

Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction. Princeton University Press. Buy on Amazon / Overview

Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs. University of Chicago Press. / Overview

Articles and Book Chapters

“Transformative Treatments.” Noûs 52: 320–335. / Abstract / PDF

“Visualizing the Baby Boom.” Socius 4: 1-2 / Abstract / PDF

“Public Sociology in the Age of Social Media.” Perspectives on Politics (2017), 15:771-780. / Abstract / PDF

“Foreword” to Viviana Zelizer, Morals & Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States, Legacy Edition. Columbia University Press. / Abstract / PDF

“Fuck Nuance.” Sociological Theory (2017), 35:118-127. / Abstract / PDF

“Repugnance Management and Transactions in the Body.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (2017), 107: 86-90. / Abstract / PDF

“Seeing Like a Market.” Socio-Economic Review (2017), 15:9-29. / Abstract / PDF

“Categories All the Way Down.” Historical Social Research (2017) 42:286-298, special issue on Markets and Classifications. / Abstract / PDF

“The Performativity of Networks.” European Journal of Sociology, 56:175–205. / Abstract / PDF

“Data Visualization in Sociology.” Annual Review of Sociology, 40:105–128. / Abstract / PDF

“Classification Situations: Life-Chances in the Neoliberal Era.” Accounting, Organizations, and Society, 38:559–572. / Abstract / PDF

“Custom, Contract, and Kidney Exchange.” Duke Law Journal, 62:645–670. / Abstract / PDF

“Counting and Commodifying.” Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 35: 337–347. / Abstract / PDF

“Choosing Your Workflow Applications.” The Political Methodologist, 18 (2), 9–18. / Abstract / PDF

“Social Structure, Gifts and Norms in The Story of Qiu Ju.” In Norms and Values. The Role of Social Norms as Instruments of Value Realisation, edited by Michael Baurmann, Geoffrey Brennan, Robert E. Goodin and Nicholas Southwood. Baden Baden: Nomos Verlag. / Abstract / PDF

“Sociology.” In A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Second Edition), pp90-122, edited by Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit, and Thomas Pogge. Blackwell, New York. / Abstract / PDF

“Moral Views of Market Society.” Annual Review of Sociology 33:285–311. / Abstract / PDF

“Do Presumed Consent Laws Raise Organ Procurement Rates?” DePaul Law Review 55:1017–1043. / Abstract / PDF

“Altruism as an Organizational Problem: the case of Organ Procurement.” American Sociological Review 69:387–404. / Abstract / PDF

“Sacred markets and secular ritual in the organ transplant industry.” In Frank Dobbin, editor, The Sociology of the Economy, pp336–359. Russell Sage Foundation, New York. / Abstract

“Digital Technology and Cultural Goods.” Journal of Political Philosophy / Abstract / PDF

“What’s new for Culture in the New Economy?” Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 32:86–103. / Abstract / PDF

“Wage Growth and Labor Decline in the Industrialized Democracies, 1965–1993.” Unemployment in the New Europe, edited by Nancy Bermeo. New York: Cambridge University Press, 121-144. / Abstract

“Embedded altruism: Blood collection regimes and the European Union’s donor population.” American Journal of Sociology, 105:1633–57. / Abstract / PDF

“The emergence of HIV in the U.S. blood supply: organizations, obligations and the management of uncertainty.” Theory and Society, 28:529–558. / Abstract / PDF

“Explaining the OECD wage slowdown: Recession or labor decline?” European Sociological Review, 15:233–249. / Abstract / PDF

“Conceptualising constraint: Mouzelis, Archer and the concept of social structure.” Sociology, 32:509–522. / Abstract / PDF

Essays and Reviews

“By the Numbers.” European Journal of Sociology (2017), 58:512-519 / Abstract / PDF

“How Giving Keeps on Giving.” Review of The Paradox of Generosity by Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter: 70. / Abstract

“Judgment and Distinction.” Review essay on Valuing the Unique, by Lucien Karpik. Socio-Economic Review. / Abstract / PDF

Review of After the New Economy by Doug Henwood. European Economic Sociology Newsletter, 6(3):37–38. / Abstract / PDF

Review of Heat Wave by Eric Klinenberg. Imprints, 8:283–289. / Abstract / PDF

Review of Pop Finance by Brooke Harrington. American Journal of Sociology. 115:309–12. / Abstract

“A Wealth of Notions.” Review essay on Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Sociological Forum 22: 119–125. / Abstract / PDF

“Sacred.” Entry in the International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, edited by Jens Beckert and Milan Zafirofski. Routledge, London. / Abstract / PDF

Review of An R and S-PLUS companion to Applied Regression. Sociological Methods and Research, 34:137–140. / Abstract / PDF

Review of Against Essentialism by Stephan Fuchs. Contemporary Sociology, 32:252–4. / Abstract / PDF

Review of Comparative Politics by Mark Lichbach and Alan Zuckerman. Contemporary Sociology, 27:435–441. / Abstract

Review of Theory and Progress in Social Science. Theory and Society, 27:435–441. / Abstract / PDF