Areas of Interest
Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Art, Nonprofit Organizations, Symbolic Communities, Social Theory, Gender
Dr. Diane Barthel-Bouchier is Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook New York. She has also taught at Boston College and Essex University, England, and been Visiting Research Professor at the Martin Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies, Cambridge University. A recognized expert in the sociology of heritage, art, and culture, she is the author of Amana: From Pietist Sect to American Community (1984), Putting on Appearances: Gender and Advertising (1988) and Historic Preservation: Collective Memory and Historical Identity (1996), as well as over thirty articles published in professional journals and edited volumes.
At present, Dr. Barthel-Bouchier is engaged in two research projects. The first concerns the organizational responses of heritage organizations to the growing ecological crisis. The second project examines issues of cultural diversity within the global film industry, with a specific focus on French - US comparisons.
A recipient of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Barthel-Bouchier teaches courses in the Sociology of Art, Cultural Sociology, and Sociological Theory.
Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability. Walnut Creek CA: Left Coast Press, Forthcoming, 2012
"How a French Film Won the Oscar for Best Picture." Forthcoming in Contexts, summer, 2012.
"Exportability of Films in a Globalizing Market: The Intersection of Nation and Genre." Cultural Sociology 6:1 (2012): 71-87.
"Communities of Conflict: The Intersection of the Global and the Local in Cyprus." MUSEUM International vol. 245-46 (May 2010), 39-43.
"Cosmopolitan Memories and World Heritage: The Conflicting Logics of Conservation." Cultura e communicazione, vol. 3 (2009).
"World Heritage and Cosmopolitan Memory." With Dean Bond. In Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum, edited by Noel Packard, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publications, 2009, 191-211.
"The French Campaign for Improved Road Safety: Cultural Repertoires, Discourses, and Surveillance." Modern and Contemporary France 6:3 (August 2008), 329-345.
"Lonely Crowd”. P. 488 in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, edited by William A. Darity. Vol. 4. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.
"Fashioning Steel." Contexts 5:1 (2006): 35-38.
"From Mondavi to Depardieu: The Global/Local Politics of Wine." Diane Barthel-Bouchier and Lauretta Clough.
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