Selected Articles

Action Theory

  • “Habit and the explanation of action.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 51: 391-411. doi:10.1111/jtsb.12273

  • “The hysteresis effect: Theorizing the regularity of mismatch in action.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 47: 164–194. doi:10.1111/jtsb.12117

  • “Beyond world images: Belief as embodied action in the world.” Sociological Theory 33:44-70. doi:10.1177/0735275115572397

  • “Is a ‘Special Psychology’ of Practice Possible? From Values and Attitudes to Embodied Dispositions.” Theory & Psychology 19: 1-15. doi:10.1177/0959354309345891

  • “‘Mirror neurons,’ collective objects and the problem of transmission: reconsidering Stephen Turner’s critique of practice theory.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 34: 375-401. doi:10.1111/j.1468-5914.2007.00340.x

  • “The cognitive origins of Bourdieu’s ‘habitus’.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 34: 375-401. doi:10.1111/j.1468-5914.2004.00255.x

Classical Theory

  • “Chance, orientation, and interpretation: Max Weber’s probabilism and the future of social theory.” Sociological Theory doi:10.1177/07352751221084712

  • Max Weber’s ideal versus material interest distinction revisited.’’ European Journal of Social Theory 21: 3–21. doi:10.1177/1368431017710906

  • Schmaus’ functionalist approach to the explanation of social facts: An assessment and critique.’’ Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43: 453-492. doi:10.1177/0048393112458491

  • “Taking representational dualism seriously: Revisiting the Durkheim-Spencer debate on the rise of individualism.” Sociological Perspectives 52: 533-555. doi:10.1525/sop.2009.52.4.533

Contemporary Theory

  • “For a probabilistic sociology: A history of concept formation with Pierre Bourdieu.” Theory and Society doi:10.1007/s11186-021-09452-2

  • “The cognitive-historical origins of conceptual ambiguity in social theory.” Pp. 607-630 in S. Abrutyn and O. Lizardo (Eds.) Handbook of Classical Sociological Theory. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-78205-4_28

  • “Deliberate trust and intuitive faith: A dual-process model of reliance.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 48: 230-250. doi:10.1111/jtsb.12160

  • “Reconceptualizing abstract conceptualization in social theory: The case of the ‘structure’ concept.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 43: 155-180. doi:10.1111/jtsb.12011

  • “Pierre Bourdieu as a post-cultural theorist.” Cultural Sociology 5: 1-22.doi:10.1177/1749975510389714

  • “Beyond the antinomies of structure: Levi-Strauss, Giddens, Bourdieu and Sewell.” Theory and Society 39: 651-688. doi:10.1007/s11186-010-9125-1

  • “Formalism, behavioral realism and the interdisciplinary challenge in sociological theory.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 39: 39-79. doi:10.1111/j.1468-5914.2008.00393.x

Cognitive Social Science

  • “Culture, cognition, and internalization.” Sociological Forum 36: 1177-1206. doi:10.1111/socf.12771

  • “What can cognitive neuroscience do for cultural sociology?” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 8: 3-28. doi:10.1057/s41290-019-00077-8

  • “What are dual process models? Implications for cultural analysis in sociology.” Sociological Theory 34: 287-310. 10.1177/0735275116675900

  • “The conceptual bases of metaphors of dirt and cleanliness in moral and non-moral reasoning.” Cognitive Linguistics 23-2: 367-394. oi:10.1515/cog-2012-0011

  • Skills, toolkits, contexts and institutions: clarifying the relationship between different approaches to cognition in cultural sociology.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 38: 204-227. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2009.11.003

Cultural and Network Dynamics

  • “Incubators or diffusers? Examining the dynamic coupling of context and social ties across multiple foci.” Social Networks doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2022.02.004

  • “Simmel’s dialectic of form and content in recent work in cultural sociology.” The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory 94:93-100. doi:10.1080/00168890.2019.1585664

  • “Cultural fragmentation or acquired dispositions? A new approach to accounting for patterns of cultural change.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 2. doi:10.1177/2378023116669726

  • “How macro-historical change shapes cultural taste: Legacies of democratization in Spain and Portugal.” American Sociological Review 78: 213-223. doi:10.1177/0003122413478816

  • “Can cultural worldviews influence network composition?” Social Forces 88: 1595-1618. doi:10.1353/sof.2010.0009

  • “How cultural tastes shape personal networks.” American Sociological Review 71: 778-807. doi:10.1177/000312240607100504

Cultural Theory

  • “Kinding culture” Working Paper (pdf)

  • “The shallowness of deep culture or the deepness of shallow culture? Six ways culture can be internalized” Working Paper (pdf)

  • “Organizations and the structure of culture.” Sociology Compass (forthcoming). doi:10.1111/soc4.13063

  • “What is implicit culture?” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour (forthcoming). doi:10.1111/jtsb.12333

  • “Improving cultural analysis: Considering personal culture in its declarative and nondeclarative modes.” American Sociological Review 82: 88-115. doi:10.1177/0003122416675175

  • “Cultural symbols and cultural power.” Qualitative Sociology 39: 199-204. doi:10.1007/s11133-016-9329-4

  • “Cultural theory.” Pp. 99-120 in Seth Abrutyn (Ed.), Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory. Springer. {doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32250-6_6

Institutions and Organization

  • “Specifying the ‘what’ and separating the ‘how’: Doings, sayings, codes, and artifacts as the building blocks of institutions.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 65(A): 217-234.

  • “How organizational theory can help network theorizing: Linking structure and dynamics via cross-level analogies.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 40: 33-56. doi:10.1108/S0733-558X(2014)0000040002

  • “Defining and theorizing terrorism: A global actor-centered approach.” Journal of World Systems Research 14: 91-118.doi:10.5195/jwsr.2008.341

  • “Can cultural capital theory be reconsidered in the light of world polity institutionalism? Evidence from Spain.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 33: 81-110. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2005.02.001

  • “The comparative analysis of organizational forms: Integrating field and ecological approaches.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 26: 117-151. doi:10.1108/S0733-558X(2009)0000026007

Measuring Culture

  • “Culture and networks.” Forthcoming in P. Carrington, J. McLevey and J. Scott (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis. Sage Publications. (pdf)

  • “Discovering micro-genre Communities in Survey Data on Cultural Tastes.” Working Paper (pdf)

  • “Institutional movement logics and the changing shape of the U.S. social movement field, 1960–1995.” Social Forces 97: 1389–1422. doi:10.1093/sf/soy122

  • “The mutual specification of genres and audiences: Reflective two-mode centralities in person-to-culture choice data.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 68: 52-71. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2018.04.003

  • “An institutional logics approach to the analysis of social movement fields.” Social Currents 2: 58-80. doi:10.1017/nws.2014.7

  • “Omnivorousness as the bridging of cultural holes: A measurement strategy.” Theory and Society 43: 395-419. doi:10.1007/s11186-014-9220-9

Sociology of Taste and Consumption

  • Bourdieu, distinction, and aesthetic consumption.” In Frederick F. Wherry and Ian Woodward (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Consumption. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190273385.013.4

  • “The end of symbolic exclusion? The rise of ‘categorical tolerance’ in the musical tastes of Americans: 1993 - 2012.” Sociological Science 3: 85-108. doi:10.15195/v3.a5

  • “Why ‘cultural matters’ matter: Culture talk as the mobilization of cultural capital in interaction.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 58: 1-17. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2016.09.002

  • “Cultural objects as prisms: Perceived audience composition of musical genres as a resource for symbolic exclusion.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 2. doi:10.1177/2378023116641695

  • “Musical taste and patterns of symbolic exclusion in the United States 1993–2012: Generational dynamics of differentiation and continuity.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2015.08.003

  • “Taste and the logic of practice in Distinction.” Czech Sociological Review 50: 335-364. doi:10.13060/00380288.2014.50.3.105

  • “Reconceptualizing and theorizing ‘omnivorousness’: Genetic and relational mechanisms.’’ Sociological Theory 30: 260-280. doi:10.1177/0735275112466999

  • “The question of culture consumption and stratification revisited.” Sociologica: Italian Online Sociological Review 2/2008. doi:10.2383/27709

  • “The puzzle of women’s ‘highbrow’ culture consumption: Integrating gender and work into Bourdieu’s class theory of taste.” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 34: 1-23. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2005.09.0011