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Working papers are pre-publication drafts of faculty articles. All have been through the initial stages of peer-review or have benefited from feedback at academic conferences.

Working Paper 2018-02

Eating for Taste and Eating for Change: Ethical Consumption as a High Status Practice Emily Huddart Kennedy, Washington State University Shyon Baumann, University of Toronto Josée Johnston, University of Toronto UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2018-02 March 2018 Keywords: cultural capital, food, ethical consumption Full Article Abstract Under what conditions is ethical consumption a high … Read More

Working Paper 2018-01

A Regression-with-Residuals Method for Estimating Controlled Direct Effect Xiang Zhou, Harvard University Geoffrey T. Wodtke, University of Toronto UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2018-01 March 2018 Keywords: Regression Analysis; Methods Full Article Abstract In a recent contribution, Acharya, Blackwell and Sen (2016) described the method of sequential g-estimation for estimating the controlled direct effect (CDE). … Read More

Working Paper 2017-03

The Institutionalization of Sociological Theory in Canada Cinthya Guzman, University of Toronto Daniel Silver, University of Toronto UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2017-03 November 2017 (updated January 2018) Keywords: Theory, Disciplinary Identity, Canonization, Canadian Sociology, Syllabi Full Article Abstract Using theory syllabi and departmental data collected for three academic years, this paper investigates the institutional … Read More

Working Paper 2017-02

Beyond the Manifesto: Mustafa Emirbayer and Relational Sociology Lily Liang, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sida Liu, University of Toronto UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2017-02 June 2017 Keywords: relational sociology, pragmatism, Emirbayer, Dewey, Bourdieu Full Article Abstract Mustafa Emirbayer’s “Manifesto for a Relational Sociology” calls for a process-in-time understanding of the unfolding interaction between structure and agency … Read More

Working Paper 2017-01

Regression-Based Adjustment for Time-Varying Confounders Geoff Wodtke, University of Toronto UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2017-01 May 2017 Keywords:  marginal structural models, structural nested mean models, inverse probability of treatment weighting, regression with residuals, time-varying confounders Full article Abstract Social scientists are often interested in estimating the marginal effects of a time-varying treatment on an … Read More

Working Paper 2016-04

The Shelf Life of a Socio-Technical Disaster: Post Fukushima Policy Change in the United States, France and Germany Steve G. Hoffman, University of Toronto Paul Durlak, University of Buffalo, SUNY UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2016-04 September 2016 Keywords: disaster, Fukushima, nuclear energy, policy change, risk, technology Full Article Abstract How can large-scale socio-technical disasters … Read More

Working Paper 2016-03

Sex and the Single Worker: Who’s Cynical about Work-Life Balance? John Kervin, University of Toronto Mark Easton, University of Toronto UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2016-03 June 2016 Keywords: work-life balance, gender, household structure Full Article Abstract Increasing numbers of employers are instituting policies and practices to address the problems of employees’ work-life balance (WLB), … Read More

Working Paper 2016-02

Overlapping Ecologies: Professions and Development in the Rise of Legal Services in China Sida Liu, University of Toronto UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2016-02 July 2016 Keywords: profession, development, ecology, lawyer, China Full Article Abstract The sociology of professions has derived most of its theories from the cases of professions in the Global North. Despite … Read More

Working Paper 2016-01

Does School Poverty Mediate the Effects of Neighborhood Context on Academic Achievement during Childhood? Geoff T. Wodtke, University of Toronto Matthew Parbst, University of Toronto UT Sociology Working Paper No. 2016-01 July 2016 Keywords: neighbourhoods, schools, academic achievement, poverty, mediation, childhood Full Article Abstract Theory suggests that the school environment is an important pathway through … Read More