Lifestyle Diversity and Economic Inequality

About Me


Trained as a cultural anthropologist, I have also published and taught extensively in sociology. I have long been fascinated with why people and groups get involved in particular activities, and thus have written on topics such as Star Trek fans, death celebrations in Africa, and video gaming. In current research, I focus on different subcultures and subgroups, including those that are countercultural. I address some of the implications for issues of economic equality. Nonprofits provide a fascinating insight into this diversity, since they deal with it every day in their efforts against poverty and inequality.
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Forthcoming book on The Clash of Lifestyle Diversity and Economic Inequality

This book expands on the article:

The Dilemma of Equality and Diversity (Current Anthropology, 2014)


(Chapter presentations made recently to several workshops at the University of Notre Dame and Harvard University).