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For Jim: a tribute to James Ensign Curtis.

On May 27, 2005, Sociology lost one of its most brilliant stars. Jim Curtis passed away while at work in his department at the University of Waterloo, doing what he did so well, in the place that he called home for so long. Jim's passing is deeply felt by his loving family and his countless friends both inside and outside of academia. Jim is simply irreplaceable for the professional community--for the many colleagues who were inspired by his immense scholarly achievements, and for an entire generation of students, whose careers Jim helped to launch and whose personal and academic lives he graced over the past 35 years.

I knew Jim for more than three decades. During that time, he was my teacher, mentor, colleague, and comrade. In all of these things, I have never known a better person. Jim was a truly gifted teacher, the wisest of advisors, a pure joy to work with, and a friend on whom I would stake my life.

Jim's legendary humility would make him balk at what I am about to say, but, for me, Jim Curtis was the finest Sociologist that this country has ever produced. I mean no disrespect to the many eminent scholars who have made enduring contributions to Canadian Sociology over the years, but I can think of no others who surpassed Jim in both the quantity and the quality of their work, or who were more masterful in their breadth of knowledge and their depth of understanding about our field.

It has been said that modest people sometimes have a lot to be modest about, but Jim was a humble man of truly stunning accomplishments. Book projects were not his first love, and yet Jim co-authored five monographs, while also co-editing fifteen other volumes. These works address such wide ranging topics as the Sociology of Knowledge, Social Inequality, Social Problems, the Sociology of Sport, and Comparative Social Structure. As a writer of research papers, Jim was virtually without peer in Canada. He published some one hundred articles and close to forty chapters in books. These works cover the gamut of the social sciences, appearing not only in the leading Canadian and American Sociology journals, but also in some of the most prominent journals in Political Science, Behavioural Science, Sport Science, Aging, Social Psychology, Social Philosophy, Religion, Gender Roles, International Development, and other fields. Jim's expertise was so impressive in so many areas that it is difficult to single out only a few of them. However, in Sociology, he may be best remembered for his research on social inequality, his work on the social significance of sport, and his studies comparing Canada with other countries. Jim was especially well known for his cross-national studies of voluntary association activity. Recently, an anonymous reviewer described Jim Curtis as "the foremost researcher in the world" on this subject, the person who "largely pioneered" it, and the scholar whose publications represent "the gold standard" in the area. I would only add that much the same assessment could be applied to Jim's achievements in his other major research specialties.

Another one of Jim's rare and perhaps unique qualities was his capacity not only to master a diversity of topic areas, but also to work successfully with coauthors of quite different academic backgrounds, research traditions, and personalities. In addition, Jim's collaborative research connected him not only to distinguished scholars already well established in the social sciences, but also to an array of former and current students. My rough count is that more than thirty of his students co-authored articles or book chapters with Jim, and they usually did so numerous times. It is difficult to think of anyone else in Canadian Sociology or elsewhere who has established such a record. The same can be said for Jim's efforts in supervising young social scientists. He was an advisor or committee member on close to 150 graduate theses, or more than four each year for every year of his academic career. Clearly, here was a man who gave generously of himself, and who, as busy as he always was, invariably made time to guide and assist the raft of new scholars who regularly clustered around him.

Given Jim's reputation, it is no surprise that he was constantly in demand to contribute his rare skills, experience, wisdom, and judgement to administrative affairs. He was the Chair or Associate Chair of Sociology at Waterloo on several occasions and worked on innumerable university-wide committees over the years. He held joint or adjunct appointments in other departments at Waterloo, and also at the University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University. Jim was an outstanding Editor of the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, and for many years acted as an Associate Editor for the Review, the Canadian Journal of Sociology, and other journals. His past contributions also included serving as Vice-President of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. In recognition of these and other accomplishments, Jim received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Sociology from the CSAA in 2000. The University of Waterloo honoured Jim with the Outstanding Performance Award in 2004, for his exceptional contributions to teaching and research. In 2004, Jim was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

While Jim Curtis was clearly an academic of the first rank, he was probably even more impressive as a human being. Any words that I write will fall short of what I would want to convey of the love and respect that so many people felt for this unique and wonderful man. I could relate dozens of illustrations of his quiet kindnesses and generosity to so many others, but let me simply tell a couple of "Jim" stories.

My father passed away a few years ago in St. Catharines, and it was my task to deal with his effects, including transporting some of his possessions back to my home in London. Jim knew of my father's death and, without any suggestion from me, said in that unassuming manner of his, "Ed, it's a nice day for a drive--why don't I come down to London from Waterloo, pick you up, and we'll head on to St. Catharines together and talk Sociology along the way?" This was Jim's way of doing a very special kindness, while pretending not to do very much at all. I am certain that he played this same little trick on most everyone he knew at some time or another. So, there we went, trundling down the back roads he loved, in one of his seemingly endless series of rusty old pickup trucks, those modest yet highly effective and resourceful vehicles that suited him so well. We did what had to be done and drove back to my home, although, in characteristic Jim fashion, we made a little side trip to St. Jacob's to check out a Mennonite auction. Jim had a way of making the unhappiest tasks bearable, even enjoyable, because he was there.

My second story also reveals his gentleness and kindness, even in the smallest of things. Jim' s neighbours and friends know of the menagerie of stray and frequently wild animals that populate the front yard of Penny and Jim's house in Waterloo. Jim could always be seen in the spring, out in the yard spreading feed for baby ducks, their parents, and any other animals that might wander by. But Jim had a recurring problem with neighbourhood cats coming by as well, trying to scoop up the baby ducks. Being such a kind soul, Jim was faced with the dilemma of protecting the ducklings without harming the cats that, after all, were just doing what came naturally to them. So, what was Jim to do? well, he couldn't trap the cats or even throw rocks at them, so instead he decided that he would pelt them with Timbits. That way both the cats and the ducklings would survive, and some strays could even have little treats to enjoy at some later time. Such was the man, Jim Curtis.

There are so many more stories like these that could be told. There are also many lesser known and perhaps surprising qualities in Jim that could be mentioned, including his truly excellent athletic ability and his stature as one of the most knowledgeable collectors of antiques in the country. And then there is Jim's personal courage, and what I would call his optimistic realism, about his long-standing health problems and his awareness that he would probably be short-lived. Jim never dwelt on, indeed rarely mentioned, the sarcoidosis and related infirmities that afflicted him for much of his adulthood. Instead, he remained focused on the things that really mattered--assisting and caring for others, doing superb work, and throughout it all conducting his life with exemplary honour and unwavering integrity. Anyone who knew Jim also knew that he worried much more about the people around him than he ever did about himself. Friends were aware too that, despite his love of Sociology, for Jim, family was first and foremost. No one was more special to Jim than his incomparable wife, Penny, his love match and perfect partner for more than 45 years, from the time that they were teenagers. He adored his four exceptional sons, Jim, John, Joel, and Josh, his daughters-in-law, Valery, Luanne, and Holly, his grandchildren, Jacob, Jack, Emma, and Luke, his brother-in-law, Richard, and his loving sister, Eileen.

It was my privilege to be with Jim's family and hundreds of friends and associates at his funeral service on May 31, 2005. If such an event could be described as "perfect," this was it, an occasion not to be missed. It was here that long-time colleagues, Ron Lambert and Lorne Tepperman, told warm and often hilarious tales of the Jim that they knew. It was also here that two close friends from the community, Murray Gerber and Victor Krahn, related stories of their strong bonds of friendship with Jim and his family over so many years. And it was here that Holly Curtis, wife of John, spoke with a sweet eloquence and love for Jim that I will never forget. Let none of us forget James Ensign Curtis, a man like no other.

Publications

Books, Monographs, and Edited Volumes

Sociology and Anthropology in Canada (with Desmond M. Connor). Montreal: Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1970.

The Sociology of Knowledge (edited with John W. Petras). New York: Praeger, 1970.

Social Stratification: Canada (edited with William G. Scott). Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1973; 2nd edition, 1979.

"Studies in Class and Social Stratification". Special Issue edited for the Canadian Journal of Sociology, 1984.

Region, Community Type and the Physical Activity Patterns of Canadian Adults (with Barry D. McPherson) and in French as Differences entre les habitudes d'activite physique des canadiens adultes selon les regions et les types de collectivite, Ottawa: Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, 1986.

Readings in Sociology: An Introduction (edited with Lorne Tepperman). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1988.

Understanding Canadian Society (edited with Lorne Tepperman). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1988.

The Porter Memorial Lectures (edited with C. James Richardson). Montreal: Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1988.

The Social Significance of Sport (with Barry D. McPherson and John W. Loy). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1989.

Images of Canada: The Sociological Tradition (edited with Lorne Tepperman). Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1990.

Everyday Life: Introductory Readings (edited with Lorne Tepperman). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1992; second edition, 1995.

Haves and Have-nots: International Readings in Social Inequality (edited with Lorne Tepperman). Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1994.

The Social World: A Canadian Introduction to Sociology, third edition (edited with Lorne Tepperman and Jack Richardson) Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1994.

Activity in Human Experience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (edited with Storm Russell). Commissioned by Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute and Health Canada, and published by Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1997.

Small World: International Readings in Sociology (edited with Lorne Tepperman, Al Wain and Susanah Wilson). Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1994; second edition, 1997.

Revisiting the Vertical Mosaic (edited with Rick Helmes-Hayes). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies (edited with Edward Grabb, Neil Guppy, and Sid Gilbert). Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1988; second edition, 1993; third edition, 1998; fourth edition, 2004.

Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective (with Lorne Tepperman). Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Sociology: A Canadian Perspective (edited with Lorne Tepperman). Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Regions Apart: The Four Societies of Canada and the United States (with Edward Grabb). Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Journal Articles

"The Current Literature on Social Class and Mental Disease in America" (with John W. Petras), Behavioral Science, 13, 5 (September, 1968), pp. 82-89.

"A Perspective on Rural Sociology in Canada and Some Implications" (with Desmond M. Connor), Rural Sociology, 35 (June, 1970), pp. 267-274.

"An Emergent Professional Community" (with John Harp and Desmond M. Connor), Social Science Information: Journal of the International Social Science Council, 9 (August, 1970), pp. 113-136.

"Community Power, Power Studies, and the Sociology of Knowledge" (with John W. Petras), Human Organization, 39 (Fall, 1970), pp. 204-218.

"The Development of the Sociology of Sociology" (with John W. Petras), Archiv fur Rechts-und Sozial Philosophie, 56, 3 (Winter, 1971), pp. 204-323.

"Max Weber Today" (with John W. Petras), Sociological Focus, 4,2 (Winter, 1971), pp. 15-24.

"Voluntary Association Joining: A Cross-national Comparative Note", American Sociological Review, 36, 5 (October, 1971), pp. 871-880.

"Some Lines of Inquiry in the Study of the Discipline" (with John W. Petras), The Sociological Quarterly, 13, 2 (Summer, 1972), pp. 197-209.

"A Note on 'A Bibliography in the Sociology of Sociology'" (with John W. Petras), Journal of History of the Behavioral Sciences, 8 (October, 1972), pp. 405-407.

"Nationality and Professional Activity Correlates among Social Scientists" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 10, 1 (February, 1973), pp. 62-80.

"The Sociology of Knowledge in American Sociology: Origins, Developments and Future" (with John W. Petras), Kansas Journal of Sociology, 8, 2 (Fall, 1973), pp. 181-208.

"Quebec Separatism: An Analysis of Determinants within Social Class Levels" (with Carl J. Cuneo), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 11, 1 (February, 1974), pp. 1-30.

"Social Ascription in Educational and Occupational Attainment among Urban Canadians" (with Carl J. Cuneo), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 12, 1 (February, 1975), pp. 6-24.

"Status Dissatisfaction and Out-group Rejection: Cross-cultural Comparisons within Canada" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 12, 2 (May, 1975), pp. 178-192.

"A Three Generational Approach to Trends in Occupational Mobility" (with John C. Goyder), American Journal of Sociology, 81, 1 (July, 1975), pp. 129-138.

"Educational Status and Reactions to Social and Political Heterogeneity" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 13, 2 (May, 1976), pp. 189-203.

"Voting, Political Interest and Age: National Survey Findings for French-and English-Canadians" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Journal of Political Science, 9, 2 (June, 1976), pp. 293-307.

"Occupational Mobility in Canada Over Four Generations" (with John C. Goyder), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 14, 3 (August, 1977), pp. 303-319.

"Relative Centrality of Playing Position and Leadership Recruitment in Team Sports" (with John W. Loy and John N. Sage), Exercise and Sport Sciences Review, 6 (1978), pp. 257-284.

"Race/Ethnicity and Relative Centrality of Playing Positions in Team Sports" (with John W. Loy), Exercise and Sport Sciences Review, 6 (1978), pp. 285-313.

"Positional Segregation in Professional Baseball: Replications, Trend Data and Critical Observations" (with John W. Loy), International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 13, 4 (1979), pp. 5-23.

"Social Stratification and Canadians' Reaction to American Cultural Influence: Theoretical Problems and Trend Analyses" (with Ronald D. Lambert), International Journal of Comparative Sociology 20, 3-4 (1979), pp. 175-198.

"English Canadian-American Differences in Value Orientations: Survey Comparisons Bearing on Lipset's Thesis" (with Craig Crawford), Studies in Comparative International Development, 14, 3-4 (Fall-Winter, 1979), pp. 23-44.

"Education, Economic Dissatisfaction and Nonconfidence in Canadian Social Institutions" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 16, 1 (February, 1979), pp. 47-59.

"Notes on a Sociology for Bad Times" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Alternatives: Perspectives on Society and Environment, 8, 2 (Spring, 1979), pp. 32-33, 52-53.

"Toward a Sociology of Marathoning" (with William McTeer), Journal of Sport Behavior, 4, 2 (1981), pp. 67-81.

"Social Influences in Recruitment to Marathoning" (with William McTeer), Review of Sport and Leisure, 6, 2, (1981), pp. 58-82.

"The French- and English-Canadian Language Communities and Multicultural Attitudes" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Ethnic Studies, 14, 2 (1982), pp. 43-58.

"Opposition to Multiculturalism among Quebecois and English-Canadians" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 20, 2 (May, 1983), pp. 193-207.

"French Canadian-English Canadian Value Differences: National Survey Findings" (with Douglas E. Baer), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 9, 4 (Fall, 1984), pp. 405-428.

"Quebecois and English-Canadian Opposition to Racial and Religious Intermarriage, 1968-1983" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Ethnic Studies, 16, 2 (1984), pp. 30-46.

"More on Studies of Class and Nationalism" (with Ronald D. Lambert), International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 25, 3-4 (1984), pp. 275-279.

"A Comparison of the Suicide-dip Effects of Major Sport Events and Civil Holidays" (with John W. Loy and Wally Karnilowicz), Sociology of Sport Journal, 3, 1 (1986), pp. 1-12.

"In Search of Left/Right Thinking in the Canadian Electorate" (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Journal of Political Science, 19, 3 (1986), pp. 541-563.

"Canadians' Beliefs about Differences Between Social Classes" (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 11, 4 (Fall, 1986), pp. 19-37.

"Effects of Identification with Governing Parties on Feelings of Political Trust and Efficacy" (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Journal of Political Science, 19, 4 (1986), pp. 705-728.

"Managerial Succession and Organizational Effectiveness: A Case Study of Japanese Professional Baseball" (with John W. Loy and James H. Hillen), International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 21, 4 (1986), pp. 340-351.

"Effects of Formal Structure on Managerial Recruitment: Comparisons of Japanese and North American Professional Baseball Clubs" (with John W. Loy and James M. Hillen), Sociology of Sport Journal, 4, 1 (1987), pp. 1-16.

"Size of Community of Origin and Recruitment to Professional and Olympic Hockey in Canada and the U.S." (with Jack S. Birch), Sociology of Sport Journal, 4, 3 (1987), pp. 229-244.

"Social Class, Class Orientations, and Subjective Class Voting: Analyses for Federal and Provincial Politics" (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 24, 4 (November, 1987), pp. 526-549.

"Regional Differences in the Physical Activity Patterns of Canadians: Testing Alternative Interpretations" (with Barry D. McPherson), Sociology of Sport Journal, 4, 4 (1987), pp. 363-375.

"Gender and Political Activity in Canada: 1965-84" (with Barry J. Kay, Ronald D. Lambert and Steven D. Brown), Canadian Journal of Political Science, 20, 4 (1987), pp. 851-863.

"The Social Sources of Political Knowledge" (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Journal of Political Science, 21, 2 (1988), pp. 357-374.

"Negative Effects of Leaving Competitive Sport? Comparative Findings for Elite-level Sport" (with Richard Ennis), Sociology of Sport Journal, 5, 2, (1988), pp. 87-106.

"English Canadian-American Differences in Orientations toward Social Control and Individual Rights" (with Edward G. Grabb), Sociological Focus, 21, 2 (1988), pp. 127-140.

"Feminism and the Canadian Electorate: Findings from National Election Studies, 1965-84" (with Barry J. Kay, Ronald D. Lambert, and Steven D. Brown), Women and Politics, 8, 2 (1988), pp. 1-21.

"The Left-Right Factor in Reasons for Party Identification?" (with Steven D. Brown, Ronald D. Lambert and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 13, 4 (Fall, 1988), pp. 385-406.

"In the Eyes of the Beholder: Leader Images in Canada" (with Steven D. Brown, Ronald D. Lambert and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Journal of Political Science, 22, 4 (1988), pp. 729-756.

"Affiliating with Voluntary Associations: Canadian-American Comparisons" (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 14, 2 (Spring, 1989), pp. 143-161.

"Work Activity and Leisure Physical Activities: Testing the Contrast/Congruence Hypotheses in French Canada and English Canada" (with Philip G. White and Ronald D. Lambert), Journal of Sport Behavior, 12, 1 (1989), pp. 23-42.

"On Lipset's Measurement of Voluntary Association Affiliation Differences between Canada and the United States" (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown and Barry J. Kay), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 14, 3 (Summer, 1989), pp. 383-389.

"Participation in Competitive Sport among Anglophones and Francophones in Canada: A Test of Competing Interpretations" (with Philip G. White), International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 25, 2 (1990), pp. 129-141.

"Sport Involvement and Academic Attainment in University" (with William McTeer), Psychology and Sociology of Sport, 2 (1990), pp. 177-191.

"English-French Canadian Differences in Types of Sport Participation: A Test of the School Socialization Explanation" (with Philip G. White), Sociology of Sport Journal, 7, 4 (1990), pp. 347-368.

"Physical Activity and Psychological Well-being: Testing Alternative Sociological Interpretations" (with William G. McTeer), Sociology of Sport Journal, 7, 4 (1990), pp. 329-346.

"Language Regions and Feelings toward Outgroups: Analyses for 1968 and 1984" (with Philip G. White), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 15, 4 (Fall, 1990), pp. 441-462.

"Single-Issue Interest Groups and the Canadian Electorate: The Case of Abortion" (with Barry J. Kay, Ronald D. Lambert and Steven D. Brown), Journal of Canadian Studies, 26, 2 (1991), pp. 142-154.

"Immigrant Background and Political Participation: Examining Generational Patterns" (with Tina Chui and Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 16, 4 (Fall, 1991), pp. 375-396.

"Voluntary Association Involvement in Fifteen Countries: A Comparative Analysis" (with Edward G. Grabb and Douglas E. Baer), American Sociological Review, 57, 2 (April, 1992), pp. 139-152.

"Toward a Better Understanding of the Sport Practices of Anglophone and Francophone Canadians" (with Philip G. White), Sociology of Sport Journal, 9, 4 (1992), pp. 403-422.

"Voluntary Association Activity in English Canada, French Canada and the United States: Multivariate Analyses" (with Edward G. Grabb), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 17, 4 (1992) pp. 371-388.

"Perceived Party Choice and Class Voting" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Canadian Journal of Political Science, 27, 2, 1993, pp. 274-286.

"Proximity or Regional Cultures? Patterns of Liking of Anglophones and Francophones for Each Other" (with Philip G. White), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 18, 1993, pp. 303-312.

"Sport and Physical Activities and Subjective Well-being: Analysis of Panel Data for the U.S." (with William G. McTeer), International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 28, 4 (1993), pp. 397-414.

"Religious Involvement across Societies" (with Robert A. Campbell), Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 33, 3 (1994), pp. 217-229.

"Popular Images of the Future" (with Lorne Tepperman), Futures, 27, 5 (1995), pp. 549-570.

"Respect for Authority in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, and Australia" (with Douglas Baer, Edward Grabb and William Johnston), Sociological Focus, 28, 2 (1995), pp. 177-195.

"A Life Satisfaction Scale for Use with National Adult Samples from the USA, Canada and Mexico" (with Lorne Tepperman), Social Indicators Research, 29, 4 (1995), pp. 255-270.

"The Public's Views on the Futures of Religion and Science: Cross-national Survey Results" (with Robert A. Campbell), Review of Religious Research, 37, 2 (1996), pp. 260-267.

"The Socio-economic Distribution of Sport Injuries" (with Timothy I. McCutcheon and Philip G. White), Sociology of Sport Journal, 14, 1 (1997), pp. 57-72.

"Gender and Views on Pay Entitlement: Testing for Effects of Experience with Pay" (with Serge Desmarais), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72,1 (1997),pp. 14 l- 151.

"Gender, Pay Histories, and Perceived Pay Entitlement among University Students" (with Serge Desmarais), Sex Roles, 37, 9(1998), pp. 623-42.

"Class Position of Parents and Educational Attainment of Daughters and Sons" (with M.R. Nakhaie), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 35, 4(1998), pp. 483-516.

"Intercollegiate Sport Involvement and Academic Achievement: A Follow-up Study" (with William G. McTeer), Avante, 5, 1(1999), pp. 39-55.

"Exploring Effects of School-Age Sport Experiences on Sport Participation in Later Life" (with William G. McTeer and Philip G. White), Sociology of Sport Journal, 16, 3 (1999), pp. 348-65.

"The Origins of American Individualism: Reconsidering the Historical Evidence" (with Edward Grabb and Douglas Baer), Canadian Journal of Sociology, 24, 4 (1999), pp. 509-31.

"Age and Physical Activity among Canadian Women and Men" Findings from Longitudinal National Survey Data" (with Philip G. White and Barry D. McPherson), Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 8, 1(2000), pp. 1-19.

"Defining Moments and Recurring Myths: Comparing Canadians and Americans after the American Revolution" (with Edward G. Grabb and Douglas E. Baer), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 37, 4 (2000), pp. 373-419.

"On Accuracy and Big Pictures: Reply to Lipset" (with Edward G. Grabb and Douglas E. Baer), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 38,1 (2001), pp. 100-3.

"Has Voluntary Association Activity Declined? Cross-national Analyses for Thirteen Countries" (Douglas E. Baer and Edward G. Grabb), Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 38, 3 (2001), pp. 249-74.

"Gender and Perceived Income Entitlement among Full-time Workers: Analyses for Canada at Two Points in Time" (with Serge Desmarais), Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 24, 3 (2001), pp. 157-168.

"Nations of Joiners: Explaining Voluntary Association Membership in Democratic Societies" (with Douglas E. Baer and Edward G. Grabb), American Sociological Review, 66,6 (2001), pp. 783-805.

"Do High School Athletes Earn More Pay? Youth Sport Participation and Earnings as an Adult" (with William McTeer and Philip White), Sociology of Sport Journal, 20, 1 (2003), pp. 60-76.

"Social Problems of the Future" (with Lorne Tepperman), Journal of Future Studies, 8, 1 (2003), pp. 21-38.

"Estimation des tendance de l'engagement dans les associations voluntaries an coers des dernieres deceinnies au Quebec et au Canada anglais" (with Douglas E. Baer, Edward G. Grabb and Thomas Perks), Sociologie et Societe, 35, 1 (2003), pp. 115-42.

"Why Get Involved? Comparing the Reasons for Voluntary-association Activity among Americans and Canadians." (with Monica Hwang and Edward Grabb), Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, in press.

Chapters in Books

"Canada as a Nation of Joiners". Pp. 147-164 in James E. Gallagher and Ronald D. Lambert, eds., Social Process and Institutions: The Canadian Case. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.

"Education and the Pluralist Perspective" (with Martin Kuhn and Ronald D. Lambert). Pp. 124-139 in Richard A. Carlton, Louise A. Colley and Neil J. MacKinnon, eds., Education in a Changing Canadian Society. Toronto: Gage Publishers, 1976.

"Social Status and the Active Society: National Data on Leisure-time Physical and Sports Activities in Canada" (with Brian G. Milton). Pp. 302-329 in Richard S. Gruneau and John G. Albinson, eds., Issues in Canadian Sport." Sociological Interpretations, Toronto: Addison-Wesley, 1976.

"The Substance of Social Stratification" (with William G. Scott). Pp. 1-26 in James E. Curtis and William G. Scott, eds., Social Stratification in Canada. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice-Hall, 1979.

"Culture and Social Organization" (with Ronald D. Lambert). Pp. 79-122, in Robert B. Hagedorn, ed., Sociology. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 198; pp. 31--56 in the abridged version, Essentials of Sociology. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981.

"Sex Differences in Orientations to Sport: Tests of the Hypothesis of Differential Sport Experiences" (with Nancy Theberge and Barbara Brown). Pp. 285-305 in Aidan D. Dunleavy, Andrew W. Miracle and Roger C. Rees, eds, Studies in the Sociology of Sport. Fort Worth, Texas: Texas Christian University Press, 1982.

"Age and Sport Participation: Decline in Participation with Age or Increased Specialization with Age?" (with Philip G. White). Pp. 273-293 in Nancy Theberge and Peter Donnelly, eds., Sport and the Sociological Imagination. Fort Worth, Texas: Texas Christian University Press, 1984.

"Does Running Go Against the Marriage Grain? National Survey Results on Marital Status and Running" (with Barbara Brown). Pp. 352-367 in Nancy Theberge and Peter Donnelly, eds., Sport and the Sociological Imagination. Fort Worth, Texas: Texas Christian University Press, 1984.

"Sociological Profiles of Marathoners: Results from Two Surveys" (with William McTeer). Pp. 368-384 in Nancy Theberge and Peter Donnelly, eds., Sport and the Sociological Imagination. Fort Worth, Texas: Texas Christian University Press, 1984.

"John Porter". Pp. 679-81 in Internationales Soziologenlexikon. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke Verlag, 1984.

"Isn't It Difficult to Support Some of the Notions of 'The Civilizing Process'?" Pp. 57-66 in C. Roger Rees and Andrew W. Miracle, eds., Sport and Social Theory. Champaign, III.: Human Kinetics Press, 1986.

"Culture" (with Ronald D. Lambert). Chapter 2, pp. 29-57, in Robert B. Hagedorn, ed., Sociology (second edition). Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983. Pp. 29-57, in the abridged version, Essentials of Sociology (second edition). Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983; pp. 31-61 in Sociology, third edition, 1986; pp. 33-59 in the fourth edition, 1990; pp. 57-86, in the fifth edition, 1994.

"Some Aspects of Electoral Change in 1984" (with Barry J. Kay, Steven D. Brown, Ronald D. Lambert and John M. Wilson). Pp. 429-34 in P.W. Fox and G. White, eds., Politics: Canada. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, sixth edition, 1987.

"The Racial Attitudes of Canadians" (with Ronald D. Lambert). Pp. 343-49 in Lorne Tepperman and James Curtis, eds., Readings in Sociology: An Introduction. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1988.

"Social Class and Voting" (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown and Barry J. Kay). Pp. 456-469 in James E. Curtis et al., eds., Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice-Hall, 1988.

"The Achievement Values of French Canadians and English Canadians" (with Douglas E. Baer). Pp. 476-484 in James E. Curtis et al., eds., Social Inequalities in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice-Hall, 1988.

"Studying Change and Continuity in Canadian Society" (with Lorne Tepperman). Pp. 1-35 in James Curtis and Lorne Tepperman eds., Understanding Canadian Society. Toronto: McGrawHill Ryerson, 1988.

"Introduction" (with C. James Richardson). In The Porter Memorial Lectures. Montreal: Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1988.

"Social Class". Pp. 1714-1715 in The Canadian Encyclopedia, Vol. III, Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1985; pp. 2023-2024 in the second edition, 1988; pp. 2192-2193 in The Canadian Encyclopedia: Year 2000 Edition, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2000.

"The Character of Electoral Change: A Report from the 1984 National Election Study" (with Barry J. Kay, Steven D. Brown, Ronald D. Lambert, and John W. Wilson). Pp. 283-314 in Joseph Wearing, ed., The Ballot and Its Message: Voting in Canada. Toronto: Copp-Clark Pitman, 1991.

"Ideology and Social Change" (with Ronald D. Lambert). Pp. 636-69 in Lorne Tepperman and C. Jack Richardson, eds., The Social World. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, second edition, 1991; pp. 710-750 in the third edition, 1994.

"Who Gets Involved in Politics and Community Organizations?" (with Tina Chui and Edward G. Grabb). Pp. 524-538 in James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy, eds., Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, second edition, 1993.

"Age, Human Rights, and Economic Opportunity" (with Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy). Pp. 402-415 in James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy, eds., Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice Hail, second edition, 1993.

"What Values Do People Prefer in Children? A Comparative Analysis of Survey Evidence From Fifteen Countries" (with Edward Grabb, Douglas Baer and William Johnston). Pp. 299-328 in Clive Seligman, James M. Olson and Mark P. Zanna, eds., The Psychology of Values. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 1996.

"Introduction" (with Storm Russell). Pp. 1-17 in James Curtis and Storm Russell, eds., Activity in Human Experience; Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1997.

"Progress, Potentials and Problems in the Holistic Study of Activity" (with Barry D. McPherson). Pp. 267-277 in James Curtis and Storm Russell, eds., Activity in Human Experience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1997.

"Gender and Employment and Income Experiences among Young People" (with Serge Desmarais). Pp. 59-88 in Julian Barling and E. Kevin Kelloway, eds., Young Workers: Varieties of Experience. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1998.

"Introduction" (with Rick Helmes-Hayes), Pp. 3-33 in Rick Helmes-Hayes and James Curtis, eds., Revisiting the Vertical Mosaic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

"Public Participation, Protest, and Social Inequality" (with Edward Grabb and Tina Chui). Pp. 371-86 in James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy, eds., Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, third edition, 1998.

"Involvement in the Organizational Base of New Social Movements in English Canada and French Canada" (with Edward G. Grabb), Pp. 164-81 in Douglas E. Baer, ed., An Introduction to Political Sociology. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2002.

"Comparing Central Political Values in the Canadian and American democracies" (with Edward G. Grabb). Pp. 37-54 in Douglas E. Baer, ed., An Introduction to Political Sociology. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2002.

"Social Status and Beliefs about What's Important for Getting Ahead" (with Edward Grabb). Pp. 393-409 in James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy, eds., Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, fourth edition, 2004.

"Age-Based Inequalities in Canadian Society" (with Neil Guppy and Edward Grabb). Pp. 304-14 in James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy, eds., Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, fourth edition, 2004.

"Political Involvement, Civic Engagement, and Social Inequality" (with Edward Grabb, Tina Chui, and Thomas Perks). Pp. 431-49 in James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy, eds., Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems and Policies, fourth edition, Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2004.

"What Is Sociology?" (with Lorne Tepperman). Pp. 2-31 in Lorne Tepperman and James Curtis, eds., Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2004.

"Inequality in Social and Political Participation (with Edward G. Grabb and Thomas Perks). Chapter for inclusion in Jon Kesselman and David Green, eds., Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, in press.

"Gender, Early Experiences with Social Capital, and Adult Community Participation" (with Thomas Perks). Chapter for inclusion in Richard Johnston and Fiona Kay, eds., Diversity, Social Capital and the Welfare State. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, in press.

Other Articles

"Sources of Support for Quebec Separatism and the Patti Quebecois" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Past and Present (a University of Waterloo publication), December, 1976, pp. 3-5.

"The Inheritance of Occupations over Generations" (with John C. Goyder), Past and Present, February, 1978, pp. 2-3.

"A Sociological Profile of Canadian Marathoners" (with William McTeer), Canadian Runner, September, 1980, pp. 22-26.

"Max Weber on Protestantism and Capitalism" (with Mary Kuhn), Past and Present, February, 1980, pp. 8-9.

"The Motivation for Running" (with William McTeer), Canadian Runner, January, 1981, pp. 18-19.

"Exploring Attitudes toward Multiculturalism" (with Ronald D. Lambert), Past and Present, February, 1982, pp. 4-6.

"A Marathon Survey" (with William McTeer), Canadian Runner, February, 1982, pp. 20-22.

"People in the 'Blue States' are More Like Canadians" (with Edward Grabb), Toronto Star, Sunday, November 7, 2004, p. B3.

"Placing the Bush-Martin Meetings in Perspective" (with Edward Grabb), Toronto Star, Thursday, December 2, 2004, p. A23.

Selected Other Publications

Directory of Sociologists and Anthropologists in Canada (with Desmond M. Connor). Montreal: Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1970.

The Sociology of Sociology: A Bibliography (with John Petras). Washington, D.C.: American Society for Information Services, Documents No. 01844, 1972.

Directory of Sociologists and Anthropologists in Canada and their Current Research (with Ronald D. Lambert). Montreal: Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1973.

Sociologist, Occupational Information Monograph. Toronto: College of Education, University of Toronto, 1976.

1984 Canadian Election Study Codebook (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown, Barry J. Kay and John M. Wilson). Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo, 1986.

1984-88 Canadian Election Panel Study Codebook (with Ronald D. Lambert, Steven D. Lambert, Steven D. Brown, and Barry J. Kay). Waterloo, Ontario, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1990.
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