Selected Publications

Patterson O. The Mechanisms of Cultural Reproduction: Explaining the Puzzle of Persistence. In: John R. Hall The Handbook of Cultural Sociology. 2nd ed. Routledge ; Forthcoming.
Patterson O, Zhuo X. Modern Trafficking, Slavery, and Other Forms of Servitude. Annual Review of Sociology. Forthcoming;44.
Patterson O. Revisiting Slavery, Property, and Social Death. In: Bodel J, Scheidel W On Human Bondage: After Slavery and Social Death. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell ; 2017. pp. 265-296.
Patterson O. Freedom, Slavery, and Identity in Renaissance Florence: The Faces of Leon Battista Alberti. In: Schmidtz D, Pavel C The Oxford Handbook of Freedom. Oxford University Press ; 2017.
Patterson O. The Secret of Jamaica's Runners. The New York Times [Internet]. 2016 :SR2. Link to article
Patterson O. From One Out-In to Another: What's Missing in Wacquant's Structural Analysis. Urban Studies. 2015. pdf
Patterson O. The Real Problem with America's Inner Cities. New York Times [Internet]. 2015 :SR6. Publisher's Version
The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth
Patterson O, Fosse E. The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; 2015. Publisher's Site
Patterson O. Making Sense of Culture. Annual Review of Sociology. 2014;40 :1-30. Making Sense of Culture
Patterson O. How Sociologists Made Themselves Irrelevant. The Chronicle of Higher Education [Internet]. 2014. Publisher's Version
Patterson O. The Culture of Sports. Journal of Historical Sociology. 2011;24 (4) :549-563. The Culture of Sports [full text]

(in conversation with Alan Tomlinson and Christopher Young)

Patterson O. Trafficking, Gender & Slavery: Past and Present, in The Legal Parameters of Slavery: Historical to the Contemporary. Harvard Law School: The Hourston Institute ; 2011. trafficking_gender_slavery_12_20_11_cambria__autosaved_.pdf

Revised version.

Patterson O. The Post-Black Condition. The New York Times. 2011. The Post-Black Condition [full text]

A book review of "Who's Afraid of Post Blackness? What it Means to be Black Now." by Touré.

Patterson O. Freedom and 9/11. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. 2011;Summer 2011 (21). Freedom and 9/11 [full text]
Patterson O. The Mechanisms of Cultural Reproduction: Explaining the Puzzle of Persistence. In: Hall JR, Grindstaff L, Lo M-C Handbook of Cultural Sociology. New York: Routledge ; 2010. pp. 139-151. The Mechanism of Cultural Reproduction: Explaining the Puzzle of Persistence [full text]
Patterson O. Equality. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. 2009;Winter 2009 (11). Equality [full text]
Patterson O. Black Americans. In: Schuck PH, Wilson JQ Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation. New York: Public Affairs ; 2008. pp. 375-410. Black Americans [full text]