Articles/Chapters

Steensland, Brian and Eric L. Wright. 2014. “American Evangelicalism and Conservative Politics: Past, Present and Future.” Sociology Compass 8: 705-717.

Woodberry, Robert D., Jerry Z. Park, Lyman A. Kellstedt, Mark Regnerus, and Brian Steensland. 2012. “The Measure of American Religious Traditions: Theoretical and Measurement Considerations.” Social Forces 91: 65-73.

Steensland, Brian and Christi Smith. 2012. “Culture, State, and Policy.” Pp. 229-239 in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology, edited by Edwin Amenta, Kate Nash, and Alan Scott. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Steensland, Brian and Zachary Schrank. 2011. “Is the Market Moral? Protestant Assessments of Market Society,” Review of Religious Research 53: 257-277.

Steensland, Brian. 2010. “Moral Classification and Social Policy.” Pp. 455-68 in The Handbook on the Sociology of Morality, edited by Steven Hitlin and Stephen Vaisey. New York, NY: Springer.

Steensland, Brian. 2009. “Restricted and Elaborated Modes in the Cultural Analysis of Politics.” Sociological Forum. 24: 926-42. (with response and rejoinder)

Steensland, Brian. 2008. “Why Do Policy Frames Change? Actor-Idea Coevolution in Debates over Welfare Reform.” Social Forces 86: 1027-1054.

Steensland, Brian. 2006. “Cultural Categories and the American Welfare State: The Case of Guaranteed Income Policy.” American Journal of Sociology 111: 1273-1326.

  • Best Article Award from the Sociology of Culture section
  • Honorable Mention, Political Sociology Best Article Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship
  • Translated and abridged version in Claudio Benzecry (ed.), Hacia una Nueva Sociología Cultural: Mapas, Dramas y Prácticas. Buenos Aires: Quilmes University Press, 2012

Steensland, Brian. 2002. “The Hydra and the Swords: Social Welfare and Mainline Advocacy, 1964-2000.” Pp. 213-36 in The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism, edited by Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.

DiMaggio, Paul, Wendy Cadge, Lynn Robinson, and Brian Steensland. 2001. “The Role of Religion in Public Conflicts over the Arts in the Philadelphia Area, 1965-1997.” Pp. 103-138 in Crossroads: Art and Religion in American Life, edited by Alberta Arthurs and Glenn Wallach. New York, NY: The New Press.

Steensland, Brian, Jerry Z. Park, Mark D. Regnerus, Lynn D. Robinson, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Robert D. Woodberry. 2000. “The Measure of American Religion: Toward Improving the State of the Art.” Social Forces 79:291-318.

  • Best Article Award from the Sociology of Religion section