The Department of Sociology at Purdue University studies how societies are organized, and the consequences of varying forms of organization on people's lives. Purdue's Department of Sociology: produces world-class scholarship, in the books and articles it publishes; offers two undergraduate majors, one in Sociology and another in Law and Society; and delivers an exceptionally strong graduate program leading to the Ph.D. At the graduate level, the Department's research and training programs are currently organized into six areas: Family and Gender; Health, Aging, and the Life Course; Law and Society; Sociology of Religion; Social Inequality; and Social Movements and Political Sociology.

This series contains publications from the Department of Sociology at Purdue University.

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Submissions from 2022

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You are only as safe as your riskiest contact: Effective Covid-19 vaccine distribution using local network information, Alec M. McGail, Scott L. Feld, and John A. Schneider

Submissions from 2017

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Does Ideological Education in China Suppress Trust in Religion and Foster Trust in Government?, Ying Xie, Yunping Tong, and Fenggang Yang

Submissions from 2016

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Emotions and Emotional Labor at Worker-Owned Businesses: Deep Acting, Surface Acting, and Genuine Emotions, Elizabeth A. Hoffmann

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The efficacy of mobile phone-based text message interventions (‘Happy Quit’) for smoking cessation in China, Yanhui Liao, Qiuxia Wu, Jinsong Tang, Fengyu Zhang, Xuyi Wang, Chang Qi, Haoyu He, Jiang Long, Brian C. Kelly, and Joanna Cohen

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Trust at Work: A Study on Faith and Trust of Protestant Entrepreneurs in China, Joy K. C. Tong and Fenggang Yang

Submissions from 2009

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Obscured Inequalities in Mechanisms for Managing Workplace Disputes, Elizabeth A. Hoffmann

Submissions from 2007

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Open-Ended Interviews, Power, and Emotional Labor, Elizabeth A. Hoffmann