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David Norman Smith, Ph.D

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Sociology
Professor
Primary office:
785.864.9417
Fraser Hall, 753
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556


Summary

Teaching Interests

  • Sociological theory (classical, critical, contemporary)
  • Race and ethnicity ("race" and racism, ethnicity and ethnocentrism)
  • Social psychology (personality, prejudice, authoritarianism, ambivalence)
  • Historical sociology (capitalism, fascism, genocide, authority)

Selected Publications

Smith, D. N. 2017. “Collectivism and the Intellectuals: Svend Ranulf, Emile Durkheim, Fascism, and Resistance.” Journal Articles. Antisemitism Studies 1 (2).
Smith, David Norman. 2017. “21st Century Capital: Falling Profit Rates and System Entropy.” Book Chapters. In Twenty-First Century Inequality and Capitalism:  Piketty, Marx, and Beyond, edited by L. Langman and D. A. Smith. Leiden & Boston: Brill.
Smith, D. N. 2017. “Sharing, Not Selling: Marx Against Value.” Journal Articles. Continental Thought & Theory 1 (2).
Smith, D. N. 2017. “Deferential Worker.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Edited by B. S. Turner. Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Oxford: Blackwell.
Smith, D. N. 2017. “Theory and Class Consciousness.” Book Chapters. In The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Theory, edited by M. Thompson, 369–424. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Smith, D. N. 2016. “Capitalism’s Future:  Self-Alienation, Self-Emancipation, and the Remaking of Critical Theory.” Book Chapters. In Capitalism’s Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique, edited by D. Krier and M. Worrell, 11–62. Leiden & Boston: Brill.
Smith, D. N. 2016. “Charisma and the Spirit of Capitalism.” Book Chapters. In The Anthem Companion to Max Weber, edited by A. Sica. London, New York, & Delhi: Anthem Press.
Smith, David Norman. 2016. “Demand the Impossible: Greece, the Eurozone, and the Failure of the Utopian Imagination.” Book Chapters. In The Social Ontology of Capitalism, edited by Daniel Krier and Mark Worrell, 195–227. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Smith, D. N. 2016. “Epilogue:  Time Is Still Money.” Book Chapters. In The Hegemony of Common Sense (Revised Second Edition)., edited by D. W. Manders, 195–234. San Francisco: Looking Up Press.
Smith, D. N. 2016. “Outrageous Fortune:  Further Reflections on Austerity, Resistance, and the Utopian Imagination.” Book Chapters. In The Social Ontology of Capitalism, edited by D. Krier and M. Worrell, 228–34.
Smith, D. N. 2015. “The Adventures of Professor Piketty:  In Which We Meet the Intrepid Data-Hunter Thomas Piketty and Hear His Startling Story. A Fantasy by Tom Johnson.” Journal Articles. Edited by Illustrated by T. Johnson. Critical Sociology 41 (2): 325–34.
Smith, D. N. 2015. “Profit Maxims: Capitalism and the Common Sense of Time and Money.” Journal Articles. Current Perspectives in Social Theory 33: 29–74.
Smith, D. N. 2015. “Prometheus Unchained:  Marx’s Abolitionism.” Journal Articles. Dialectical Anthropology 39 (2): 211–14.
Smith, D. N. 2014. “Slashing at Water with a Knife?  Durkheim’s Struggle to Anchor Sociology in First Principles.” Journal Articles. Contemporary Sociology 43 (2): 165–71.
Smith, D. N. 2013. “Capitalism and Science.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Edited by A. Hessenbruch. Reader’s Guide to the History of Science. London & New York: Routledge.
Smith, D. N. 2013. “Charisma Disenchanted:  Max Weber and His Critics.” Journal Articles. Current Perspectives in Social Theory 31: 3–74.
Smith, D. N. 2011. “Mapping the Great Recession: A Reader’s Guide to the First Crisis of 21st-Century Capitalism.” Journal Articles. New Political Science 34 (4): 577–83.
Smith, D. N. 2011. “Charisma and Critique: Critical Theory, Authority, and the Birth of Political Theology.” Journal Articles. Current Perspectives in Social Theory 29 (August): 33–56.
Smith, D. N., E. Hanley , and R. McWilliams. 2011. “RWA, SDO, and Voter Choice: Short Reliable Scales. A Proposal to the American National Election Study (Available Online).” Web Publishing (article, blog, etc.).
Smith, D. N. 2011. “Sweatshops.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Edited by G. Ritzer and J. M. Ryan. The Blackwell Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology Online.
Smith, D. N. 2009. “Solidarity in Question: Critical Theory, Labor, and Anti-Semitism.” Journal Articles. Critical Sociology 35 (5): 601–28.
Smith, D. N. 2007. “Anti-Semitism.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Edited by R. T. Schaefer. The Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Smith, D. N. 2007. “Living Wage Movements.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Edited by G. L. Anderson and K. Herr. The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Smith, D. N. 2006. “Authority Fetishism and the Manichæan Vision.” Book Chapters. In The Evolution of Alienation, edited by L. Langman and D. K. Fishman, 91–114. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Smith, D. N. 2006. “Recognizing Empire: Alienation, Authority, and Delusions of Grandeur.” Journal Articles. Current Perspectives in Social Theory 24: 57–152.
Smith, D. N. 2005. “Anti-Semitism.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Edited by C. Skutsch. The Encyclopedia of the World’s Minorities. London & New York: Taylor & Francis.
Smith, D. N. 2005. “Facing Change and Danger.” Book Chapters. In Authority, Culture, and Community, edited by F. Baron, D. N. Smith , and C. Reitz, 3–25. Munich: Synchron.
Smith, D. N. 2005. “Herbert Marcuse.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Edited by J. R. Shook. The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum Press.
Smith, D. N. 2004. “The Rhetoric and Reality of ‘Mass Destruction’: How Genocide Became an International Social Problem.” Book Chapters. In Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective, edited by G. Ritzer, 368–88. Beverly Hills: Sage.
Smith, D. N. 2003. “Globalisierung Und Genozid  (Translation of Globalization and Genocide).” Book Chapters. In Das Zeitalter Der Knappheit, edited by M. N. Dobkowski and I. Walliman, 183–212. Bern: Verlag Paul Haupt.
Smith, D. N. 2002. “Accumulation and the Clash of Cultures: Marx’s Ethnology in Context.” Journal Articles. Rethinking Marxism 14 (4): 73–84.
Smith, D. N. 2002. “Globalization and Genocide: Inequality and Mass Death in Rwanda.” Book Chapters. In On the Edge of Scarcity, edited by M. N. Dobkowski and I. Wallimann , 149–72. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.
Smith, D. N. 2001. “Abolitionism and Social Theory: Slavery, ‘Wage Slavery,’ and the Visibility of Oppression.” Journal Articles. Current Perspectives in Social Theory 20: 143–81.
Smith, D. N. 2001. “Anomie, Solidarity, and Conflict: French Sociology and the Limits of Dialogue.” Journal Articles. Sociological Quarterly 42 (1): 69–78.
Smith, D. N. 2001. “The Spectral Reality of Value: Sieber, Marx, and Commodity Fetishism.” Journal Articles. Research in Political Economy 19: 47–66.
Smith, D. N. 2001. “The Stigma of Reason: Irrationalism as a Problem for Social Theory.” Book Chapters. In After the Science Wars: In the Wake of the Sokal Affair, edited by K. Ashman and P. Baringer, 151–82. London & New York: Routledge.
Smith, D. N. 2000. “Genocide.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Edited by E. F. Borgatta and R. Montgomery. Encyclopedia of Sociology. New York & San Francisco: Macmillan.
Smith, D. N., and C. W. Gunn. 1999. “Authoritarian Aggression and Social Stratification.” Journal Articles. Social Thought & Research 22 (1–2): 95–112.
Smith, D. N. 1998. “Faith, Reason, and Charisma: Rudolf Sohm, Max Weber, and the Theology of Grace.” Journal Articles. Sociological Inquiry 68 (1): 32–60.
Smith, D. N. 1998. “Postcolonial Genocide: Scarcity, Ethnicity and Mass Death in Rwanda.” Book Chapters. In The Coming Age of Scarcity, edited by M. N. Dobkowski and I. Wallimann , 220–44. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.
Smith, D. N. 1998. “The Ambivalent Worker: Max Weber, Critical Theory, and the Antinomies of Authority.” Journal Articles. Social Thought & Research 20 (3): 35–83.
Smith, D. N. 1998. “The Genesis of Genocide in Rwanda: The Fatal Dialectic of Class and Ethnicity  (Reprinted from Humanity & Society).” Book Chapters. In State Crime, edited by D.  O. Friedrichs, 1:475–91. Brookfield  : Ashgate and Dartmouth.
Smith, D. N. 1998. “The Psychocultural Roots of Genocide: Legitimacy and Crisis in Rwanda.” Journal Articles. The American Psychologist 53 (7): 743–53.
Smith, D. N. 1997. “Judeophobia, Myth, and Critique.” Book Chapters. In The Seductiveness of Jewish Myth, edited by S.  D. Breslauer, 123–54. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Smith, D. N. 1996. “The Social Construction of Enemies: Jews and the Representation of Evil.” Journal Articles. Sociological Theory 14 (3): 203–40.
Smith, D. N. 1995. “Uncivil Society: ‘Race’ and Murder in Nazi Germany.” Other. Patterns of Prejudice.
Smith, D. N. 1995. “Ascetic Virtues: Charisma and Character in Max Weber.” Journal Articles. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 31 (January): 72–80.
Smith, D. N. 1995. “The Ethnological Imagination: History and Social Structure.” Book Chapters. In Ethnohistorische Wege Und Lehrjahre Eines Philosophen, edited by D. Schorkowitz, 102–19. Bern & New York: Peter Lang Verlag.
Smith, D. N. 1995. “Ziya Gokalp and Émile Durkheim: Sociology as an Apology for Chauvinism?” Journal Articles. Études Durkheimiennes/Durkheimian Studies, New Series 1 (1): 45–51.
Smith, D. N. 1992. “The Beloved Dictator: Adorno, Horkheimer, and the Critique of Domination.” Journal Articles. Current Perspectives in Social Theory 11: 195–230.

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