Under the cover: The creation, production, and reception of a novel. 2017. Princeton University Press
Peer Reviewed Articles:
Gerber, Alison, and Clayton Childress. Forthcoming. “The economic world obverse: Finding freedom
through markets after arts education.” American Behavioral Scientist.
Gerber, Alison, and Clayton Childress. 2017. “I don’t make objects, I make projects: Selling thing and selling selves in contemporary artmaking.” Cultural Sociology 11(2): 234-254.
Childress, Clayton, Craig M. Rawlings, and Brian Moeran. 2017. “Publishers, authors, and texts: The process of cultural consecration in prize evaluation.” Poetics 60: 48-61.
Silver, Dan, Monica Lee, and C. Clayton Childress. 2016. “Genre Complexes in Popular Music.” Plos One.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2015. “Regionalism and the publishing class: conflicted isomorphism and negotiated identity in a nested field of American publishing.” Cultural Sociology 9(3): 346-381.
Childress, C. Clayton and Alison Gerber. 2015. “What's a creative writing MFA for?: The uses of a 'useless' credential in the literary field.” Professions and Professionalization 5(2): 1-16.
Maghbouleh, Neda, C. Clayton Childress and Carlos Alamo. 2015. “Our Table Factory, Inc..: Learning Marx through Role Play” LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences 8(2): 5-28.
Nathaus, Klaus, and C. Clayton Childress. 2013. “The production of culture perspective in historical research: integrating the study of the production, reception and meaning of symbolic objects.” Studies in Contemporary History 10(1): 1-16.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2012. “Decision making, market logic, and the rating mindset: negotiating BookScan in the field of U.S. trade publishing,” European Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(5): 604-620.
Childress, C. Clayton and Noah E. Friedkin. 2012. "Cultural production and consumption: the social construction of meaning in book clubs," American Sociological Review 77(1): 45-68.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2011. “Evolutions in the literary field: the co-constitutive forces of cognitions, institutions, and networks,” Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung 36(3): 115-135.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2011. “What’s the matter with Jarrettsville? Genre classification as an opportunistic construct," Journal of Business Anthropology.
-Expanded version forthcoming in Brian Moeran & Bo Christensen, Exploring Creativity:
Evaluation Practices in Innovation, Design, and the Arts. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge
Clayton Childress. 2017. “Are cultural objects free floating signifiers? Some potential problems for our studies
of evaluation and meaning.” Consume This! (Blog for the ASA Consumers & Consumption section). Dec. 1, 2017.
Clayton Childress. 2017. “Five amazing book to read this summer.” The Conversation. July 13, 2017.
Clayton Childress. 2017. “Cultural appropriation and the whiteness of book publishing.” The Conversation. June
Clayton Childress and Josee Johnston. 2017. “Canadian economic sociology: What is it, and how is it
distinct? Three Canadian economic sociologists explain.” Acccounts – ASA Economic Sociology Section Newsletter XVI(3): 25-32.
Clayton Childress. 2017. “Independent bookstores are back.” Guest-post on Orgtheory.com Blog. March 30,
A.K.M. Skarpelis, and Clayton Childress. 2016. “The 2016 Junior Theorists’ Symposium” Perspectives
(newsletter for the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association) 38(2): 16-18.
Anna Skarpelis, and Clayton Childress. 2016. “10th Annual Junior Theorists Symposium Recap”
SectionCulture: ASA Sociology of Culture Newsletter 28(3): 9.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2015. “Session review: evolving meanings and messages in organizational settings.”
SectionCulture: ASA Sociology of Culture Newsletter 27(2): 15; 32
Childress, C. Clayton 2014. “What production studies can learn from consumption studies,” (feature article) Consumed: Newsletter of the American Sociological Association Consumers & Consumption Section 1(1): 8-10; 15.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2012. "Book Review for Merchants of Culture. The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century," Journal of Business Anthropology.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2012. "All media are social," Contexts: Understanding People in Their Social Worlds 11(1):55-57.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2009. "Book Review for Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity," Teaching Sociology 37:417-18.
Childress, C. Clayton. 2007. "The golem & the liar: narrative and truth in war storytelling," Poets Against War, featured article, Spring 2007.
Please see my CV for works in progress.