Department of Sociology

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310-825-1313  (Sociology Department)
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Department of Sociology, UCLA
264 Haines Hall

375 Portola Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551

252a Haines Hall


Curriculum vitae




The Undevelopment of Capitalism: Sectors and Markets in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009.


Reviews of The Undevelopment of Capitalism:

Lachmann, Richard. “Review of The Undevelopment of Capitalism: Sectors and Markets in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 51(3):236-238, 2010.

Mielants, Eric. “Review of The Undevelopment of Capitalism: Sectors and Markets in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany.” Contemporary Sociology 38(6):575-576, 2010.

Stern, Laura Ikins. “Review of The Undevelopment of Capitalism: Sectors and Markets in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41(1):144-146, 2010.

“What Influences Official Information? Exploring Aggregate Microhistories of the Catasto of 1427.” Pp. 199-223 in Small Worlds: Method, Meaning, and Narrative in Microhistory, edited by James F. Brooks, Christopher R. N. DeCorse, and John Walton. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press, 2008.


“Internal and External Ethnic Assessments in Eastern Europe.” (with Patricia Ahmed and Cynthia Feliciano.) Social Forces 86(1):231-255, 2007.


“The Unmaking of Markets: A Composite Visual History.” Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular 1, 2005. [Online]. Available: (click on “launch project”) (Opened at the MOCA, Los Angeles, March 3, 2005).


“Household Composition in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe.” (with first author, Patricia Ahmed). The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 25(3):9-41, 2005.


“The Great Debates: Transitions to Capitalisms.” Pp. 355-380 in Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology, edited by Julia Adams, Elisabeth Clemens, and Ann Shola Orloff. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.


“[The] Transition(s) to Capitalism(s)?: A Review Essay.” Comparative Studies in Society and History  46(1):188-198, 2004.


"Economic Interests and Sectoral Relations: The Undevelopment of Capitalism in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany." American Journal of Sociology 108(5):1075-1113, 2003.


"Property Devolution in Tuscany." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History XXXIII(3):385-420, 2003.


"Numeracy or Enumeration? The Uses of Numbers by States and Societies." Social Science History 26(4):653-698, 2002. 


"Post-Colonial Journeys: Historical Roots of Immigration and Integration." (with first author, Dylan Riley) Comparative Sociology 1:169-191, 2002.


"Theorizing Strategies: Households and Markets in 15th-Century Tuscany." The History of the Family 6:495-571, 2001.


“Review of Regions, Institutions, and Agrarian Change in European History, by Rosemary L. Hopcroft.” Contemporary Sociology 30(6):601-603, 2001.


“The Racialization and Feminization of Poverty? in Poverty, Ethnicity, and Gender in Eastern Europe During Market Transition. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001 (with second author Eva Fodór and third author Iván Szelényi). 


“Review of Capitalists in Spite of Themselves: Elite Conflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe, by Richard Lachmann. American Journal of Sociology 106(3):832-834, 2000.


"Divergent Paths of Agrarian Change: Eastern England and Tuscany Compared." The Journal of European Economic History 29(1):9-51, 2000 (with first author Rosemary L. Hopcroft).


"The Gender Division of Labor: The Case of Tuscan Smallholders." Continuity and Change 15(1):117-137, 2000.


"Forms of Property Rights or Class Capacities: The Example of Tuscan Sharecropping." Archives Europeennes de Sociologie (The European Journal of Sociology) 41(1):22-52, 2000.


"Means and Measures: Property Rights, Political Economy, and Productivity in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany." Social Forces 78(2): 461-490, 1999.


"The Length of Leases: Short-Term Contracts and Long-Term Relationships." Viator 30:345-382, 1999.


"Traces of Certainty: Recording Death and Taxes in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History XXX(II, Autumn):181-198, 1999.


"The Mystery of the Missing Middle-Tenants: The 'Negative' Case of Fixed-Term Leasing and Agricultural Investment in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany," Theory and Society 27(3):351-375, 1998.


"Labor Use and Landlord Control: Sharecroppers' Household Structure in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany," The Journal of Historical Sociology 11(1):37-73, 1998.


"Land Tenure, Household Structure, and Fertility: Aggregate Analyses of Fifteenth-Century Rural Tuscan Communities," The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 17(7/8):220-254, 1997.


"Land Tenure, Household Structure, and Age of Marriage in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany," The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 27(4):613-635, 1997.


"The Spread of Sharecropping in Tuscany: The Political Economy of Transaction Costs," The American Sociological Review 62:423-442, 1997. (Honorable Mention, Barrington Moore Prize for Best Article, Comparative and Historical Section of the American Sociological Association, 1999.) 


"The Power of Negative Thinking: The Use of Negative Case Methodology in the Development of Sociological Theory," Theory and Society 26:649-684, 1997.


"Loans and Livestock: Comparing Landlords' and Tenants' Declarations from the Catasto of 1427," The Journal of European Economic History 25(3):705-723, 1996.


“Review of Fifteen Generations of Bretons: Kinship and Society in Lower Brittany, 1720-1980, by Martine Segalen.” American Journal of Sociology 98(1):214-216, 1992. 


"Poverty and Polygyny as Political Protest: The Waldensians and Mormons," Journal of Historical Sociology 5(4):462-484, 1992.


Polygynous Fertility: Sexual Competition versus Progeny," American Journal of Sociology 94:832-855, 1989 (second author; with first author: Douglas L. Anderton).

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