Journal Articles and Book Chapters


David Yamane, “Gun Culture 2.0: Evolution and Contours of Defensive Gun Ownership in America,” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Forthcoming, February 2023).

David Yamane (2023), “Understanding and Misunderstanding American Gun Culture and Violence,” Journal of Lutheran Ethics, Volume 23, Issue 2 (April/May).


Trent Steidley and David Yamane, “Special Issue Editor’s Introduction: A Sociology of Firearms for the 21st Century,” Sociological Perspectives (February 2022).


David Yamane, Riley Satterwhite, and Paul Yamane, “A Woman’s Place in Gun Advertisements: The American Rifleman, 1920-2019,” in Craig Hovey and Lisa Fischer, eds., Understanding America’s Gun Culture, 2nd Edition (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021).

“Understanding and Misunderstanding America’s Gun Culture,” in Craig Hovey and Lisa Fischer, eds., Understanding America’s Gun Culture, 2nd Edition (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021).

David Yamane, Jesse DeDeyne, and Alonso Octavio Aravena Méndez, “Who Are the Liberal Gun Owners?” Sociological Inquiry, 91:2 (May 2021).


David Yamane, Paul Yamane, and Sebastian L. Ivory, “Targeted Advertising: Documenting the emergence of Gun Culture 2.0 in Guns magazine, 1955–2019,” Palgrave Communications 6, Article 61 (2020).


David Yamane, Sebastian L. Ivory, and Paul C. Yamane, “The Rise of Self-Defense in Gun Advertising: The American Rifleman, 1918-2017,” in Jennifer Carlson, Kristen Goss, and Harel Shapira, eds., Guns: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics, Policy, and Practice (New York: Routledge, 2019).

“’The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun’: Technologies of Concealed Carry in Gun Culture 2.0,” in Jonathan Obert, Andrew Poe, and Austin Sarat, eds., The Lives of Guns (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).


“What’s Next? Understanding and Misunderstanding America’s Gun Culture,” pp. 157-68 in Craig Hovey and Lisa Fischer, eds., Understanding America’s Gun Culture (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017).

“Sociology of Religion,” in Kathleen Korgen, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology (New York: Cambridge University Press).

“The Sociology of U.S. Gun Culture,” Sociology Compass 11:7 (July 2017). DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12497


“Awash in a Sea of Faith and Firearms: Rediscovering the Connection between Religion and Gun Ownership in America,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3 (September 2016):622-636.

“Sport,” pp. 67-87 in David Yamane, ed., Handbook of Religion and Society (New York: Springer).

“Introduction,” pp. 1-7 in David Yamane, ed., Handbook of Religion and Society (New York: Springer, 2016).


“Initiation Rites in the Contemporary Catholic Church: What Difference Do They Make?” Review of Religious Research 54:4 (December):401-420.


“Playing for Whom? Sport, Religion, and the Double-Movement of Secularization in America,” pp. 81-94 in Earl Smith, ed., Sociology of Sport and Social Theory (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics).


“Welcome to Sociology of Religion 2.0,” Sociology of Religion 70(1):1-4.


“Introduction: Habits of the Heart at 20,” for a symposium on the 20th anniversary of Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Sociology of Religion 68(2):179-87.

“Beyond Beliefs: Religion and the Sociology of Religion in America.” Social Compass 54(1):33-48.

“Civil Religion,” pp. 506-7 in George Ritzer, ed., The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Volume II. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.


“Religion in the Legislative Arena: Affiliation, Salience, Advocacy, and Public Policy-Making,” with Elizabeth Oldmixon. Legislative Studies Quarterly 31 (August):433-60.

“Course Preparation Assignments: A Strategy for Creating Discussion-Based Courses.” Teaching Sociology 34 (July):236-48.

“Religious Advocacy in the Wisconsin Statehouse,” pp. 151-76 in Edward Cleary, ed., Representing God at the Statehouse: Religion and Politics in the American States. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.


“Nuevos Pasos Hacia una Sociología de la Experiencia Religiosa: Comprensión del Significado a Través de la Narrativa,” pp. 51-72 in José Pérez Vilariño, ed., Religión y Sociedad en España y los Estados Unidos: Homenaje a Richard A. Schoenherr. Madid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas.


“Naked Public Square or Crumbling Wall of Separation? Evidence from Legislative Hearings in Wisconsin.” Review of Religious Research 42 (December):175-92.

“Narrative and Religious Experience.” Sociology of Religion 61 (Summer):171-89.


“Faith and Access: Personal Religiosity and Religious Group Advocacy in a State Legislature.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38 (December):543‑50.


“A Sociologist Comments on Sommerville: The Whole is Less Than the Sum of Its Parts,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37 (June):254-56.


“Secularization on Trial: In Defense of a Neo-Secularization Paradigm.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36 (March):107-20.

“Religious Experience,” “William James,” “Robert N. Bellah,” “Pentecostals,” “Charismatic Movement,” and 10 other entries in William Swatos, Jr., ed., Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press.

“Where Angels Fear to Tread: Richard Schoenherr (1935-1996),” with Elizabeth Park. The American Sociologist 28 (Spring):136-42.


“The Battle of the Books at Berkeley: In Search of the Culture Wars in Debates Over Multiculturalism” in James L. Nolan, Jr., ed., The American Culture Wars: Current Contests and Future Prospects. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia.

“Collaboration and Its Discontents: Steps Toward Overcoming Barriers to Successful Group Research Projects.” Teaching Sociology 24 (October):378-83.

“Life as a Seamless Garment: Richard Schoenherr (1935-1996),” with Elizabeth Park. Sociology of Religion 57 (Fall):319-21.


“Ways of Seeing Ecstasy in Modern Society: Experiential-Expressive and Cultural-Linguistic Views,” with Megan Polzer. Sociology of Religion 55 (Spring):1-25.  (Reprinted in Sociology of Religion, edited by S. Monahan, W. Mirola, and M. Emerson [Prentice‑Hall, 2000]; Nominated for Outstanding Article Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion).

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