Lamont, Michèle. 2012. “Generational Differences in Accounts of the Development of U.S. Cultural Sociology—Let Me Count the Ways: Response to Lizardo’s and Mische’s Comments”. Sociological Forum 27 (1):251-254. PDF
Lamont, Michèle. 2012. “Toward a Comparative Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation”. Annual Review of Sociology 38 (21):201-221. PDF
Fleming, Crystal, Michèle Lamont, and Jessica Welburn. 2012. “African Americans Respond to Stigmatization: The Meanings and Salience of Confronting, Deflecting Conflict, Educating the Ignorant and ‘Managing The Self’”. Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (3):400-417. Website PDF
Lamont, Michèle, and Nissim Mizrachi. 2012. “Introduction: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Responses to Stigmatization in Comparative Perspective”. Ethnic and Racial Studies 35 (3):365-381. Website PDF
Lamont, Michèle. 2012. “How Has Bourdieu Been Good to Think With? The Case of the United States”. Sociological Forum 27 (1):228-237. PDF
Small, Mario L., Michèle Lamont, and David J. Harding. 2011. “A Fresh Approach to Culture”. Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity (August). PDF
Lamont, Michèle, and Katri Huutoniemi. 2011. “Comparing Customary Rules of Fairness: Evaluative Practices in Various Types of Peer Review Panels”. in Social Knowledge in the Making, edited by Charles Camic, Neil Gross, and Michèle Lamont. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. PDF
Lamont, Michèle, Caitlin Daniel, and Eleni Arzoglou. 2011. “European Workers: Meaning-Making Beings”. Pp. 287-312 in Comparing European Workers Part B: Policies and Institutions. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. PDF
Lamont, Michèle, and Katri Huutoniemi. 2011. “Opening the Black Box of Evaluation: How Quality is Recognized by Peer Review Panels”. Bulletin SAGW 247-49. PDF
Lamont, Michèle, and Paul Servais. 2011. “Équité Pragmatique: Production du Sacré en Respectant les Règles”. Pp. 213-230 in L’Évaluation de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines et Sociales. Louvain-la-Neuve: Acedemia-Bruylant. PDF
Social Knowledge in the Making
Lamont, Michele, Charles Camic, and Neil Gross. 2011. Social Knowledge in the Making. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. WebsiteAbstract

Containing 13 original empirical studies of the day-to-day knowledge-making activities of social scientists and specialists in related areas, this volume represents the first comprehensive effort to bring the “turn to practice” to bear on the understanding of social knowledge. Inspired by advances in the interdisciplinary field of science studies, where over the past quarter century researchers have plumbed the inner workings of the physical and biological sciences using a variety of social and historical lenses, contributors to the volume tackle a range of previously unexplored questions about the situated practices involved in the production, assessment, and use of diverse forms of social knowledge. In so doing, authors address topics including the changing practices of historical research, anthropological data collection, and library usage; the knowledge evaluation practices of peer review panels, institutional review boards, and multi-disciplinary research consortia; and processes of knowledge production and application in private and public arenas beyond the academy, such as global banks, survey research organizations, and policy venues in national security and economic regulation. Assembling a stellar cast of senior and junior researchers from sociology, history, anthropology, and science studies, the editors bring into dialogue scholars at work on these different historical and contemporary subjects and, on this basis, propose a new research agenda for the study of the production and evaluation of social knowledge in the social sciences, the humanities, and a broad range of non-academic settings.

Lamont, Michèle, and Éloi Laurent. 2010. “Introduction: Assessing France as a Model of Societal Success”. French Politics, Culture and Society 28:66-73. PDF
Hitlin, Steven, Stephen Vaisey, and Michèle Lamont. 2010. “Introduction”. Pp. v-vii in Handbook of the Sociology of Morality . New York: Springer. PDF
Roussell, Violaine, Bleuwenn Lechaux, and Michèle Lamont. 2010. “Forward. Voicing Dissent: American Artists and the War on Iraq”. New York: Routledge. PDF
Lamont, Michèle, and Mario Small. 2010. “Cultural Diversity and Anti-Poverty Policy”. International Social Science Journal 61 (199):169-80. PDF
Lamont, Michèle. 2010. “What Makes a Society Successful?”. Perspective on Europe 40 (1):13-14. PDF
Lamont, Michèle, Mario Luis Small, and David J. Harding. 2010. “Introduction: Reconsidering Culture and Poverty”. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 629 (1):6-27.Abstract

To bridge the gap between poverty scholars and culture scholars, the editors have assembled papers around the topic "Reconsidering Culture and Poverty." Chapters concern cultural orientations concerning upward mobility, finding a job, and sexual behavior, fatherhood, civic participation, and other topics. Contributors include Nathan Fosse, Joshua Guetzkow, Biju Rao, Paromita Sanyal, Sandra Smith, Stephen Vaisey, Maureen Waller, and William Julius Wilson. We hope that this issue will demonstrate the importance of cultural concepts for poverty research, serve as a model and a resource for poverty scholars who wish to incorporate cultural concepts into their research, assist in the training of future scholars working at the nexus of poverty and culture, and identify crucial areas for future methodological, theoretical, and empirical development. Order a copy ( from the Annals or read the policy brief ( from the National Poverty Center. Read the American Sociological Association's coverage in the July/August 2010 edition of Footnotes: "Social Scientists Offer a Multifaceted Picture of Poverty’s Consequences." Response to Steinberg's Boston Review piece on our issue on Reconsidering Culture and Poverty. (


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Lamont, Michèle, Elizabeth Silva, and Alan Warde. 2010. “Looking Back at Bourdieu”. in Cultural Analysis and Bourdieu’s Legacy: Settling Accounts and Developing Alternatives. London: Routledge. PDF
Lamont, Michèle, and Bruno Cousin. 2010. “The Multiple Crises of French Universities”. Council of National Associations. Publisher's Version
Lamont, Michèle. 2009. “Responses to Racism Health, and Social Inclusion as a Dimension of Successful Societies”. Pp. 151-168 in Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health, edited by Peter A. Hall and Michèle Lamont. Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press. PDF