For a chronological list of everything I have ever published, click here.


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).

David Yamane, “’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).

David Yamane, “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).

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

David Yamane, “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.


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

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

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

David Yamane, “Initiation into America’s Original Megachurch,” “Reinventing Rites of Passage in Contemporary America,” and “Easter Rite of Initiation Bring Good News for American Catholics,” OUPblog (, April 18-20, 2014.

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

David Yamane, “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).

“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.

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

“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.

“The Bishops and Politics,” Commonweal (23 May): 17-20.

“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.

“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.


David Yamane, “Thoughts on Teaching on the Occasion of Publishing a Sociology of Religion Textbook, or Textbook Pedagogy,” American Sociological Association Religion Section Newsletter 12 (Summer):6.

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

“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.

“Reply to Scheff,” Teaching Sociology 23 (January):54-55.

“Professional Socialization for What?” American Sociological Association Footnotes (March):7.

“The View from Below: A Student’s Response to Profscam,” Teaching Sociology 22 (January):81-86.