Joel I Nelson

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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1965.


  • comparative community organization
  • consumer behavior
  • occupations
  • social stratification
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota:
  • The Case for Post-Industrial Capitalism: Nelson, Joel, Research in Stratification and Mobility, 18 39-62, 2001.
  • Out of Utopia: The Paradox of Post-Industrialization: Nelson, Joel, David Cooperman, Sociological Quarterly, 39 583-596, 1998.
  • Service Workers. Nelson, Joel, ABC Press, 1998.
  • On Mass Distribution: A Case Study of Chain Stores in the Restaurant Industry: Nelson, Joel, Journal of Consumer Culture, 1 141-160, 1997.
  • Post-Industrial Capitalism. Nelson, Joel, Sage Publications, 1995.