American Mosaic Project Publications

The American Mosaic Project is designed to contribute to our understanding of what brings Americans together, what divides us, and the implications of our diversity for our political and civic life.

2017

Edgell, Penny, Jacqui Frost, and Evan Stewart. 2017. "From Existential to Social Understandings of Risk: Examining Gender Differences in Non-religion.Social Currents. Accepted, in press. 

Frost, Jacqui and Penny Edgell. 2017. "Distinctiveness Reconsidered: Religiosity, Structural Location, and Understandings of Racial Inequality.Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Accepted, in press.

2016

Edgell, Penny, Douglas Hartmann, Evan Stewart, and Joseph Gerteis. 2016. “Atheists and Other Cultural Outsiders: Moral Boundaries and the Non-Religious in the United States.” Social Forces. 1-33.

Stewart, Evan. 2016. “The True (Non)Believer? Atheists and the Atheistic in the United States.” Pp. 137–160 in Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, edited by R. Cipriani and F. Garelli. Brill.

2015

Hartmann, Douglas. 2015. “Reflections on Race, Diversity, and the Crossroads of Multiculturalism.” The Sociological Quarterly 56(4):623–39.

Manning, Alex, Douglas Hartmann, and Joseph Gerteis. 2015. “Colorblindness in Black and White An Analysis of Core Tenets, Configurations, and Complexities.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1(4):532–46.

2011

Hartmann, Douglas, Dan Winchester, Penny Edgell, and Joseph Gerteis. 2011. "How Americans Understand Racial and Religious Differences: A Test of Parallel Items from a National Survey." Sociology Quarterly. 52(3): 323-345.

2010

Edgell, Penny and Eric Tranby. 2010. "Shared Visions? Diversity and Cultural Membership in American Life." Social Problems. 57(2): 175-204.

Torkelson, Jason and Douglas Hartmann. 2010. "White Ethnicity in Twenty-First Century America: Findings from a New National Survey." Ethnic and Racial Studies. 1:1-22.

2009

Hartmann, Douglas, Joseph Gerteis, and Paul R. Croll. 2009. "An Empirical Assessment of Whiteness Theory: Hidden from How Many?" Social Problems. 56(3): 403-424.

2008

Tranby, Eric, and Douglas Hartmann. 2008. "Critical Whiteness Theories and the Evangelical 'Race Problem': Extending Emerson and Smith's Divided by Faith." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 47(3): 341-359.

2007

Bell, Joyce, and Douglas Hartmann. 2007. "Diversity in Everyday Discourse: The Cultural Ambiguities and Consequences of 'Happy Talk'." American Sociological Review. 72(December): 895-914.

Croll, Paul R. 2007. "Modeling Determinants of White Racial Identity: Results from a New National Survey." Social Forces 86(2): 613-642.

Edgell, Penny and Danielle Docka. 2007. "Beyond the Nuclear Family? Familism and Gender Ideology in Diverse Religious Communities." Sociological Forum. 22(1): 26-51.

Edgell, Penny and Eric Tranby. 2007. "Religious Influences on Understandings of Racial Inequality in the United States." Social Problems. 54(2): 263-288.

King, Ryan D. and Melissa Weiner. 2007. "Group Position, Collective Threat, and American Anti-Semitism." Social Problems. 54(1): 57-77.

King, Ryan D. and Darren Wheelock. 2007. "Group Threat and Social Control: Race, Perceptions of Minorities and the Desire to Punish." Social Forces. 85(3):1255-1280.

2006

Edgell, Penny, Joseph Gerteis, and Douglas Hartmann. 2006. "Atheists as 'Other': Moral Boundaries and Cultural Membership in American Society." American Sociological Review. 71(2): 211-234.

2005

Hartmann, Douglas and Joseph Gerteis. 2005. "Dealing with Diversity: Mapping Multiculturalism in Sociological Terms." Sociological Theory. 23(2): 218-240. 

Hartmann, Douglas, Xeufeng Zhang, and William Wischstadt. 2005. "One (Multicultural) Nation Under God? Changing Uses and Meanings of the Term 'Judeo-Christian' in the American Media." Journal of Media and Religion. 4(4): 207-240.