Exceptional: The Astors, The New York Elite, and the Story of American Inequality (Book Proposal/Outline)

The Practice of Research: Introduction. Chapter 4.


Selected Journal Articles:

Forthcoming    Shamus Khan, “The Counter-Cyclical Character of the Elite,” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 38

Forthcoming    Colin Jerolmack and Shamus Khan, “Talk is Cheap: Ethnography and the Attitudinal Fallacy,” Sociological Methods and Research

Forthcoming Colin Jerolmack and Shamus Khan, “Toward an Understanding of the Relationship Between Accounts and Action” Sociological Methods and Research

Forthcoming  Jennifer Elrick, Erik Schneiderhan, Shamus Khan, “Talking Like a Generation: The ‘Documentary’ Meaning of Ethnicity for Aging Minority Britons,” Sociology.

2013                Shamus Khan and Colin Jerolmack, “Saying Meritocracy and Doing Privilege,” The Sociological Quarterly, 54:8-18

2012                Shamus Khan, “The Sociology of Elites,” Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 38: 361-377

2012                Shamus Khan, Elite Identities,” Identities. Volume 19(4): 477-484

2008                Erik Schneiderhan and Shamus Khan, “Reasons and Inclusion: The Foundation of Deliberation,” Sociological Theory 26:1–24.


Selected Review Essays:

Forthcoming    Shamus Khan, “’Humans Cannot Communicate’: Unraveling the Mental Knots of Niklas Luhmann,” Contemporary Sociology

2013                Shamus Khan, “Democracy in France,” Public Books

2013                Shamus Khan, “On Chrystia Freeland’s Plutocrats” Public Books


Selected Book Chapters & Interviews:

2012                Shamus Khan, “Herbert J. Gans: An interview” Identities. Vol. 19(2): 135-148.

2010                Shamus Khan, “Getting In: Private Schools Play the College Admissions Game,” pp. 97-112 in Educating Elites, ed. Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández and Adam Howard, New York: Rowman and Littlefield

2006                Myra Marx Ferree, Shamus Khan, and Shauna Morimoto, “Assessing the Feminist Revolution: The Presence or Absence of Gender in Theory and Practice,” pp. 438-480 in Sociology in America: The American Sociological Association Centennial History, Craig Calhoun, ed., University of Chicago Press, 2006.


Selected Book Reviews:

2013                Shamus Khan, Review of Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood by Christian Smith, Kari Christoffersen, Hilary Davidson, & Patricia Snell Herzog, Contemporary Sociology, 42(4): 615-17.

2010                Shamus Khan, Review of The Sociology of Elite Distinction: From Theoretical to Comparative Perspectives by Jean-Pascal Daloz, forContemporary Sociology, 40(3): 298-9.

2010                Shamus Khan, Review of No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life by Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford, Contemporary Sociology 40(5): 580-2.