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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
Oakland University
518 Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)
(248) 370-2420
   fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
512 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2371 

George Sanders



Associate Professor of Sociology
519 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2427

Research Interests

Sociology of religion, stratification, research methods, theory 

Selected Publications

Sanders, George. “Religious Non-Places: Corporate Megachurches and their Contributions to Consumer Capitalism.” Critical Sociology. Forthcoming.

Sanders, George. 2014. “Ironically Religious, Blandly Fashionable” [Introduction to issue.] Critical Sociology, 40(4): 495-498.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda, Graham Cassano, Dennis J. Condron, Heidi Lyons, and George Sanders. 2014. A collective effort to improve sociology students' writing skills. Teaching Sociology, 42(2), 130-139.

Sanders, George. 2012. "Help for the Soul: Pastoral Power and the Purpose-Driven Discourse," Journal of Cultural Economy, 5(3): 321-335.

Sanders, George. 2012. "Panem et Circenses: Worship and the Spectacle," Culture and Religion,13(1): 1-­18.

Sanders, George. 2010. "The Dismal Trade as Culture Industry," Poetics, 38(1): 47-68.

Sanders, George. 2009. "Late" Capital: Amusement and Contradiction in the Contemporary Funeral Industry," Critical Sociology, 35(4): 447-470.

Courses Taught

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 301 Social Stratification
SOC 305 Sociology of Religion
SOC 400 Sociological Theory