Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Gender, Inequality, Arts
Current Research Activities
After decades of studying marriage, I shifted to study the sociology of arts. I keep a focus on gender and inequality. Right now I am developing a project on the meaning of jewelry in the everyday lives of people and how jewellery creates, defines, and marks individual identities, boundaries, and inequalities between groups. Jewellery is a subtle and overlooked but potentially powerful part of the social world and people’s experiences within it.
Yodanis, C. (2018). Getting dressed: Conformity and imitation in clothing and everyday life. New York: Routledge.
Mniszak, C., Yodanis, C., & Lauer, S. (2017). Couple clothes. Contexts, 16, 65-67.
Yodanis, C. & Lauer, S. (2017). Multiculturalism in interethnic intimate relationships. Families, Relationships, and Societies, 6, 125-140.
Yodanis, C & Lauer, S. (2016). Getting married: The public nature of our private relationships. New York: Routledge.
Yodanis, C., Schramm, M., & Czekajlo, C. (2015). All our stuff: Families and consumption. Sociology Compass, 9, 910-919.
Lauer, S., & Yodanis, C. (2014). Money management, households, and gender. In J. Treas, J. Scott, & M. Richards (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology of the Family (pp. 344-360). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Yodanis, C., & Lauer, S. (2014). Is marriage individualized? What couples actually do. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 6, 184–197.
Yodanis, C., Lauer, S., & Ota, R. (2012). Interethnic romantic relationships: Enacting affiliative ethnic identities. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74, 1021-37.
Lauer, S. & Yodanis, C. (2011). Individualized marriage and the integration of resources. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 669-683.
Yodanis, C. (2010). The institution of marriage. In J. Treas & S. Drobnič (Eds.). Dividing the domestic: Men, women and housework in cross-national perspective (pp. 175-191). Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
Lauer, S., & Yodanis, C. (2010). The deinstitutionalization of marriage revisited: A new institutional approach to changes in marriage. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 2, 58-72.