george sanders

Associate Professor of Sociology
520B Varner Hall
(248) 370-2427


Research Interests

Sociology of religion, stratification, 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

Sociological Theory
Queer Social Theory
Sociology of Gender