Publications

Books:
Abrutyn, Seth. (ed.) 2016. Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory. New York: Springer.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2014. Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology: Putting the “Institution” Back in Institutional Analysis. New York: Routledge.

Articles:
(* = Equal Authorship; underline signifies student author)

Abrutyn, Seth and Anna S. Mueller. Forthcoming “Towards a Cultural-Structural Theory of Suicide: Examining Excessive Regulation and its Discontents.” Sociological          Theory.

Binnix, Taylor, Carol Rambo, Seth Abrutyn, Anna S. Mueller. Forthcoming “The Dialectics of Stigma, Silence, and Misunderstandings in Suicidality Survival Narratives.” Deviant Behavior.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2017. What Hindu Sati Can Teach Us About the Sociocultural and Social Psychological Dynamics of Suicide.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. DOI: 10.1111/jtsb.12145

Mueller, Anna S., Seth Abrutyn, and Melissa Osborne. 2017. Durkheim’s “Suicide” in a Zombia Apocaplypse.” Contexts. 16(2):44-49.

Mueller, Anna S. and Seth Abrutyn. 2016. Adolescents under Pressure: A New Durkheimian Framework for Understanding Adolescent Suicide in a Cohesive Community.” American Sociological Review. 81(5):877-899.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2016. Why Groups Matter to Sociocultural Evolution: How Religio- Cultural Entrepreneurship Drove Political and Religious Evolution in Ancient Israel.” Comparative Sociology. 15(3):324-353.

Abrutyn, Seth, Justin Van Ness, and Marshall Taylor. 2016. Collective Action and Cultural Change: Revisiting Eisenstadt’s Evolutionary Theory.” Journal of Classical Sociology. 17(1):369-395.

*Turner, Jonathan H. and Seth Abrutyn. 2016. Returning the “Social” to Evolutionary Sociology: Reconsidering Spencer, Durkheim, and Marx’s Models of “Natural” Selection.” Sociological Perspectives. 60(3):529-556.

Abrutyn, Seth and Anna S. Mueller. 2016.When Too Much Integration and Regulation Hurts: Re-Envisioning Durkheim’s Altruistic Suicide.” Society and Mental Health. 6(1):56-71.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2015. “Money, Sacredness, and Love: Generalized Symbolic Media and the Production of Instrumental, Affectual, and Moral Reality.” Czech Sociological Review. 51(3):445-471.

Mueller, Anna S., Wesley James, Seth Abrutyn, and Martin Levin. 2015. “Suicide Ideation and Bullying Among US Adolescents: Examining the Intersections of Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity.” American Journal of Public Health. 105(5):980-985.

*Mueller, Anna S.,*Seth Abrutyn, and Cynthia Stockton. 2015. Can Social Ties be Harmful: Examining the Spread of Suicide in Early Adulthood.” Sociological Perspectives. 58(2):204-222.

Abrutyn, Seth and Justin Van Ness. 2015. “The role of agency in sociocultural evolution: Institutional entrepreneurship as a force of structural and cultural change.” Thesis Eleven. 127(1):52-77.

Mueller, Anna S. and Seth Abrutyn. 2015. Suicidal disclosures among friends: using social network data to understand suicide contagion.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 56(1):131-148.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2015. The institutional evolution of religion: innovation and entrepreneurship in ancient Israel.” Religion. DOI:10.1080/0048721X.2015.1009864

*Lawrence, Kirk and Seth Abrutyn. 2015. The Degradation of Nature and the Growth of Environmental Concern: Toward a Theory of the Capture and Limits of Ecological Value.” Human Ecology Review. 21(1):87-108.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2015.Pollution-purification, cultural memory, and the evolution of religion: How collective trauma shaped ancient Israel.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology. 3(1):123-155.

Abrutyn, Seth and Anna S. Mueller. 2014. “The Socioemotional Foundations of Suicide: A Microsociological View of Durkheim’s Suicide.” Sociological Theory. 32(4):327-351.

*Abrutyn, Seth and Michael J. Carter. 2014. The Decline in Shared Collective Conscience as Found in the Shifting Norms and Values of Etiquette Manuals.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. DOI: 10.1111/jtsb.12071

Abrutyn, Seth and Anna S. Mueller. 2014.Reconsidering Durkheim’s Assessment of Tarde: Formalizing a Tardian Theory of Imitation, Contagion, and Suicide Suggestion.” Sociological Forum. 29(3):698-719.

Abrutyn, Seth and Anna S. Mueller. 2014. Are Suicide Behaviors Contagious in Adolescence?: Using Longitudinal Data to Examine Suicide Suggestion.American Sociological Review. 79(2):221-227.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2014. “Religious Autonomy and Religious Entrepreneurship: An Evolutionary-Institutionalist’s Take on the Axial Age.” Comparative Sociology. 13(2):105-134. (lead article).

*Anderson, Eugene and Seth Abrutyn. 2014. “Religion in Human Evolution.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture. 8(1):111-127.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2013. “Reconceptualizing the Dynamics of Religion as a Macro Institutional Domain.” Structure and Dynamics. 6(3):1-21. (lead article)

Abrutyn, Seth. 2013. “Revisiting and Reinvigorating Evolutionary Sociology:
Bringing Institutions Back to Life.” Current Perspectives in Social Theory. 31:247-76.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2013. “Reconceptualizing Religious Evolution: Toward a General Theory of Macro-Institutional Change.” Social Evolution and History 12(2):5-36. (lead article)

Abrutyn, Seth. 2013. “Political Evolution, Entrepreneurship, and Autonomy: Causes and Consequences of an “Axial” Moment.” Research in Political Sociology 21:3-29. (lead article)

Abrutyn, Seth. 2013. “Teaching Sociological Theory for a New Century: Contending with the Time Crunch.” The American Sociologist 44(2):132-54.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2012. “Towards a General Theory of Institutional Ecology: The Dynamics of Macro Structural Space.” Review of European Studies 4(5):167-80.

Abrutyn, Seth and Jonathan H. Turner. 2011. “The Old Institutionalism meets the New Institutionalism.” Sociological Perspectives 54(3):283-306.

*Stephen K. Sanderson, Seth Abrutyn, and Kristopher Proctor. 2011. “Testing the Protestant Ethic Thesis with Quantitative Historical Data: A Research Note.” Social Forces 89(3):1-7.

*Abrutyn, Seth and Kirk Lawrence. 2010. “From Chiefdom to State: Toward an Integrative Theory of the Evolution of Polity.” Sociological Perspectives 53(3):419-

*Brint, Steven G. and Seth Abrutyn. 2010. “Who’s Right About the Right?: Comparing Competing Explanations of the Link Between Conservative Protestants and Conservative Politics in the United States.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49(2):328-50.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2009. “Towards a General Theory of Institutional Autonomy.” Sociological Theory 27(4):449-65.

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