Emeritus Faculty

Herbert J. Gans

Herbert J. Gans

UNI: 
hjg1
hjg1@columbia.edu
Herbert
Gans
Room: 
605 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Biographical Note: 

Herbert J Gans has replaced full time teaching with full time writing, but continues to teach the now 40 year old Field Methods course. He still writes about poverty and antipoverty policy, urban issues, the news media, and race and ethnicity, as well as about his career-long prime subject: equality and democracy.

 

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

UNI: 
ppf1
kw2510@columbia.edu
Priscilla
Ferguson
Professor
Phone: 
+1 212 854 5622
Room: 
609 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Cultural Sociology, cuisinology
Education: 

Ph.D., Columbia, 1967

Biographical Note: 

Priscilla Ferguson's work ranges from analysis of the literary field in France to studies of the post-revolutionary French novel through explorations of an emerging national culture in France over the 19th century. Her books, Literary France: The Making of a Culture (1984) and Paris as Revolution: Reading the 19th-century City (1994), focus on the institutions of French and especially Parisian culture., Accounting for Taste: The triumph of French cuisine (2004), examines the elaboration and institutionalization of cuisine and gastronomy as prime components of French identity. Word of Mouth (2014) adopts a comparative perspective to consider the many texts, from ads to literature, films and television shows, that make food so central , and so chracteristic, a concern in the 21st century.

Publications: 

Blogs etc on Word of Mouth

1.       Word of Mouth : What we talk about when we talk about food           http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520273924

2.     Pg. 99: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson's "Word of Mouth"
    <http://americareads.blogspot.com/2014/07/pg-99-priscilla-parkhurst-fergusons.html>
  * The Page 99 Test:    <http://page99test.blogspot.com/2014/07/priscilla-parkhurst-fergusons-word-of.html>              //Word  of Mouth/

3.      http://americareads.blogspot.com/2014/07/cover-story-word-of-mouth.html

       4.     Huffington Post July 2014 Consuming Country  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/priscilla-parkhurst-ferguson/consuming-country-food-on_b_5564811.html

5.     Link to NPR  interview KERA (West texas)  http://www.kera.org/2014/08/26/the-language-of-food/

       6.     Contexts  article on Competitive Eating  8/14  http://contexts.org/articles/summer-2014/inside-the-extreme-sport-of-competitive-eating/

7.     Zester Daily  “Soapbox” Cooking vs chefing   http://zesterdaily.com/?p=50465  Cooking vs chefing 9/14

Harrison C. White

Harrison C. White

UNI: 
hcw2
hcw2@columbia.edu
Harrison
White
Biographical Note: 

Harrison C. White has published both field studies and mathematical analyses of business firms and market operation. He is a founder of the joint doctoral program between sociology, psychology, and the business school at Harvard University and University of Arizona, and he has served on the board of directors of an urban system consulting firm. His current work centers on control processes through agency, and how this shapes the use of time.

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