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John Wilson, Professor Emeritus

John Wilson


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John Wilson
Professor Emeritus

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Office: 263 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5622
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Curriculum Vita

Areas of Interest:

Collective Behavior/Social Movements,
Leisure/Sports Recreation
I received my PH.D. from the University of Oxford in 1966 and taught for two years at the University of East Anglia in England before joining the sociology department at Duke. I have published books on social movements, religion, leisure, sport and social theory. Currently, I am conducting a number of studies of volunteers, looking at who volunteers, for what and how much, and what effect volunteering has on the volunteer. 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    2017     I Volunteer, Therefore I am? Factors Affecting Volunteer Role Identity van Ingen, E; Wilson, J. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly , Vol. 46, No. 1,February, 2016. , 29-46

    2016     Longer-Term Volunteering Impacts on Volunteers and Association Members/Participants Wilson, J; Son, J; Smith, D; Grotz, J. Smith, D; Stebbins, R; Grotz, J. , Vol. 2 Palgrave Macmillan , 1284-1311

    2015     The Psycho-Social Processes Linking Income and Volunteering: Chronic Financial Strain and Well-Being Son, J; Wilson, J. Sociological Forum , Vol. 30, No. 4,2015. , 1059-1081

    2015     Volunteering in the United States in the Aftermath of the Foreclosure Crisis Rotolo, T; Wilson, J; Dietz, N. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly , Vol. 44, No. 5,2014. , 924-944

    2014     Social Heterogeneity and Volunteering in US Cities Wilson, J; Rotolo, T. Sociological Forum , Vol. 29, No. 2,2014. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers , 429-452


Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus


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