Eleanor Townsley Publications (prior to 2010)


Making Capitalism Without Capitalists: The New Ruling Elites in Eastern Europe (with Gil Eyal and Iván Szelényi). London: Verso. 1998.

Articles and Reviews

2009 Histories of Australian Sociologyedited by John Germov and Tara Renae McGee. Review. International Journal of Sociology.

2008 “On the Communicative Geography of Public Sociology”. Canadian Journal of Sociology 33(3):1-20. Co-authored with Ronald Jacobs.

2007 “The social construction of social facts: Using the U.S Census to examine race as a scientific and moral category”. Teaching Sociology 35(3):223-238.

2006 “The public intellectual trope in the United States”. The American Sociologist 37(3):39-66

2003 “On Irony: An Invitation to Neoclassical Sociology” Thesis Eleven. No. 73 (May): 5-41. Co-authored with Gil Eyal and Iván Szelényi.  2002 republished in German in Berliner Journal fur Soziologie.  2006 republished in Peter Beilharz, ed. Post-War American Critical Thought”. Sage Publications.

2002 Civil Society and the Professions in Eastern Europe by S. Wojciech Sokolowsk. Review. Contemporary Sociology 31(5):553-554.

2001 “The Sixties Trope”. Theory, Culture and Society. 18(6): 99-123.

2001 “The utopia of post-socialist theory and the ironic view of history in neo-classical sociology”. American Journal of Sociology 106(4): 1121-1128. (See full Review Symposium on the book in this issue). Co-authored with Gil Eyal and Iván Szelényi.

2000 “A History of Intellectuals and the Demise of the New Class: Academics and the U.S. Government in the 1960s”. Theory & Society 29(6):739-784.

1998 “‘Liberal’ Academics and the U.S. Government in the 1960's”. In Fettschrift for Iván Szelényi on his 60th birthday. Edited by Éva Fodor and Lanos Ladanyi. Budapest: Budapest University of Economics.

1998 “Wives, Husbands, and Housework Reporting: Gender, Class, and Perceptions of Social Desirability” Gender and Society Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 188-218. Co-authored with Julie Press

1997 “Capitalism Without Capitalists: The Remaking of the Economic Institutions of State-Socialism”. New Left Review 222(March/April): 60-92. Co-authored with Gil Eyal and Iván Szelényi.

1997 “Time for Life by John P. Robinson and Geoffrey Godbey”. Review. Contemporary Sociology. Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 51-52.

1995 “The Social Composition of the Communist Nomenklatura”. Theory and Society. 24(6): 723-750. Co-authored with Gil Eyal.

1994 “Gender and the Economy”. Pp. 600-619 in Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg, eds. Handbook of Economic Sociology. New York: Russell Sage and Princeton University Press. Co-authored with Ruth Milkman.

1993 “Neighborhood Politics by Robert J. Dilger." Review. American Journal of Sociology Vol. 99, No. 2, pp. 522-524