Sociology

Laura Desfor Edles - Recent Publications

Books 

Edles, Laura. 2002. Cultural Sociology in Practice. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2002. 

Edles, Laura. 1998. Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain: the Transition to Democracy after Franco. Cambridge University Press. 

Back, Les, Andy Bennett, Laura Desfor Edles, Margaret Gibson, David Inglis, Ron Jacobs, and Ian Woodward. 2012. Cultural Sociology: An Introduction. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. 

Alexander, Jeffrey C., Kenneth Thompson, and Laura D. Edles. 2012. A Contemporary Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Society in Transition, 2nd edition. Paradigm Publishers, 2012. 

Appelrouth, Scott and Laura Edles. 2010. Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era 2nd Ed. Sage. 

Appelrouth, Scott and Laura Edles. 2008. Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory. Sage. 

Appelrouth, Scott and Laura Edles. 2008. Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory. Sage. 

Edles, Laura and Scott Appelrouth. 2009. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era. Sage. 

Edles, Laura and Scott Appelrouth. 2004. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era. Sage. 

Journal Articles 

Edles, Laura. 2013.“Contemporary Christianity and its Symbolic Ramifications.” Cultural Sociology 7(1): 1-22. 

Edles, Laura. 2004. “Rethinking ‘Race’, ‘Ethnicity’ and ‘Culture’ in Hawaii: Is Hawaii the ‘Model Minority’ State?” Ethnic and Racial Studies 7 (1): 37-68. 

Edles, Laura. 1999. “A Culturalist Approach to Ethnic Nationalist Movements: Symbolization and Basque and Catalan Nationalism in Spain.” Social Science History 23(3): 311-355. 

Edles, Laura. 1997. “The Role of Culture in Culture Wars.” Culture (Section Newsletter), Winter.. 

Edles, Laura. 1995. “Rethinking Democratic Transition: A Culturalist Critique and the Spanish Case", Theory and Society 24: 355-384. 

Edles, Laura. 1994. “Cultural Frameworks and Growth in Idaho", Idaho Issues, Fall 5:7. 

Edles, Laura. 1993.“The Sacred and the Spanish Transition to Democracy", Social Compass 40: 399- 414. 

Book Chapters 

Edles, Laura. 2003. “Race’, ‘Ethnicity’, and ‘Culture’ in Hawaii.” Pp. 222-246 in New Faces in a Changing America: Multiracial Identity in the 21st Century, edited by Herman DeBose and Loretta Winters. Sage Publications. 

Edles, Laura. 1999. “Culture and Asian Environmental Movements”, with Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, et al. Pp. 210-229 in Asia’s Environmental Movements: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Yok-shiu Lee and Alvin So. Sharpe Publishers. 

Book Reviews 

Edles, Laura. 2008. “Review of The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture.” Cultural Sociology, 2(3): 412-4. 

Edles, Laura. 2008. “Review of Understanding Evil: Lessons From Bosnia.” Contemporary Sociology 37(2): 174-5. 

Edles, Laura. 2007. “Review of Reworking Race: the Making of Hawaii’s Interracial Labor Movement.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 30(5): 944-5. 

Edles, Laura. 2005. “Review of The Quest for Survival After Franco.” The American Historical Review 110 (3): 878-9. 

Edles, Laura. 2004. “Review of Doves of War: Four Women of Spain.” The American Historical Review 109 (4): 1318-9. 

Edles, Laura. 2004. “Review of Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 27: 341-2. 

Edles, Laura. 2003. “Review of European Socialists and Spain.The American Historical Review108 (3) : 921-2. 

Edles, Laura. 2002. “Review of Paper Liberals: Press and Politics in Restoration Spain.” The American Historical Review 107: 283-4. 

Edles, Laura. 2001. “Review of Jesus in Disneyland.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40: 557-8. 

Edles, Laura. 1987. “Review of Emile Durkheim: An Introduction to Four Major Works.” Contemporary Sociology 16: 438-9. 

Edles, Laura. 1986. “Review of The Sacred and the Subversive: Political Witch-Hunts as National Rituals.” Contemporary Sociology 15:143-4. 

Technical Reports/Projects 

Edles, Laura. 1994. "Speaking of Service...". Training video and curriculum guide, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. 

Edles, Laura. 1994. "Idaho Hispanic Workers and the Immigration Reform and Control Act", Idaho Human Rights Commission Report.