Publications

Forthcoming
Moraes Silva, Graziella, Michele Lamont, and Joshua Guetzkow. Forthcoming. “Research Questions, Research Designs and Explanations: Lessons from Getting Respect ”. in The How To of Qualitative Research, edited by Janice D. Aurini, Melanie Heath, and Stephanie Howells. London: Sage. PDF
Lamont, Michele. Forthcoming. “Postface: Making Sense of Reality Together: Interdisciplinary “Ways of Seeing””. in Pragmatic Inquiry: Critical Concepts for Social Sciences, edited by John R. Bowen, Nicolas Dodier, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Anita Hardon. PDF
2020
Cousin, Bruno, and Michèle Lamont, ed. 2020. “Les nouvelles frontières de la cultural sociology”. in La morale des sociologues. Paris: Presses universitaires de France. PDF
Cousin, Bruno, and Michèle Lamont, ed. 2020. La morale des sociologues. Paris: Presses universitaires de France. Publisher's Version
Folke, Carl, et al. 2020. “Our Future in the Anthropocene Biosphere: Global sustainability and resilient societies”. in Nobel Prize Summit - Our Planet, Our Future. Stockholm, Sweden: Beijer Discussion Paper Series No. 272. Publisher's Version PDF
Lamont, Michele. 2020. “European Studies as an Intellectual Field: A Perspective from Sociology”. Pp. 9-13 in European Studies: Past, Present, Future, edited by Erik Jones. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Newcastle Helix. Publisher's Version
2019
Folsom, Raphael B. 2019. “Michèle Lamont”. Pp. 127-134 in How to Get Grant Money in the Humanities and Social Sciences. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Lamont, Michèle. 2019. “Social Solidarity”. Pp. 241-248 in Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk, edited by Eric Klinenberg, Caitlin Zaloom, and Sharon Marcus. New York: Columbia University Press. Publisher's Version
Lamont, Michèle. 2019. “From ‘Having’ to ‘Being’: Self-Worth and the Current Crisis of American Society’”. The British Journal of Sociology 70 (3):660-707. Publisher's Version PDF
Lamont, Michèle. 2019. “For a 'Sociology as a Team Sport'”. The British Journal of Sociology 70 (3):769-779. Publisher's Version PDF
Lamont, Michèle. 2019. “How to Publish, but Most Importantly, Why”. Sociologica 13 (1):33-35. Publisher's Version PDF
Lamont, Michèle, and Paul Pierson. 2019. “Inequality Generation and Persistence as Multidimensional Processes: An Interdisciplinary Agenda.”. Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 148 (3):5-18. Publisher's Version PDF
Bloemraad, Irene, Michèle Lamont, Will Kymlicka, and Leanne Son Hing. 2019. “Membership without Social Citizenship? Deservingness and Redistribution as Grounds for Equality”. Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Science 148 (3):73-104. Publisher's Version PDF
Lamont, Michèle, and Paul Pierson, ed. 2019. “Inequality as a Multidimensional Process”. Special Issue of Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Science 148 (3). Publisher's Version
2018
Lamont, Michèle, and Amy Tsang, ed. 2018. “Cultural Sociology and China”. Special Issue of The Journal of Chinese Sociology 4(15), 4(17), 4(18), 4(19), 5(7), and 5(15). Publisher's Version
Lamont, Michèle, and Amy Tsang. 2018. “How Can Cultural Sociology Help Us Understand Contemporary Chinese Society?”. The Journal of Chinese Sociology 5 (15):1-8. Publisher's Version PDF
Bilgrami, Akeel, et al. 2018. “Belonging”. Pp. 779-812 in Rethinking Society for the 21st Century: Report of the International Panel on Social Progress. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PDF
Lamont, Michèle. 2018. “Sociology’s Response to the Trump Presidency: Views from the 108th ASA President”. Sociological Forum 33 (4):1068-71. Publisher's Version PDF
Lamont, Michele. 2018. “Foreword: A Much Needed Project”. Pp. vii-ix in Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education, edited by Jal Mehta and Scott Davies. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Publisher's VersionAbstract
In recent decades, sociology of education has been dominated by quantitative analyses of race, class, and gender gaps in educational achievement. And while there’s no question that such work is important, it leaves a lot of other fruitful areas of inquiry unstudied. This book takes that problem seriously, considering the way the field has developed since the 1960s and arguing powerfully for its renewal.
The sociology of education, the contributors show, largely works with themes, concepts, and theories that were generated decades ago, even as both the actual world of education and the discipline of sociology have changed considerably. The moment has come, they argue, to break free of the past and begin asking new questions and developing new programs of empirical study. Both rallying cry and road map, Education in a New Society will galvanize the field.
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Lamont, Michèle. 2018. “Addressing Recognition Gaps: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality”. American Sociological Review 83 (3).Abstract
This Presidential Address offers elements for a systematic and cumulative study of destigmatization, or the process by which low-status groups gain recognition and worth. Contemporary sociologists tend to focus on inequality in the distribution of resources, such as
occupation, education, and wealth. Complementing this research, this address draws attention to “recognition gaps,” defined as disparities in worth and cultural membership between groups in a society. Drawing on research I have conducted, I first describe how neoliberalism promotes
growing recognition gaps. Then, drawing on research on stigmatized groups across several societies, I analyze how experiences of stigma and destigmatization are enabled and constrained by various contextual factors and actors, including institutions, cultural repertoires, knowledge
workers, and social movements activists. I conclude by proposing a research agenda for the sociology of recognition and destigmatization, and by sketching how social scientists, policy makers, organizations, and citizens can contribute in the reduction of recognition gaps.
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