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Berezin's research asks how shared cultural meanings and practices shape 1) political institutions such as the state; 2) social processes around political movements and ideologies; and 3) agents through the construction of political identities. Her methodology is primarily comparative and historical. Her current work focuses on contemporary sites of social, political and cultural change--places where political arrangements have collapsed and new institutions and identities are in the process of formation.
- Social and Cultural Appeal of Fringe Parties in France and Italy as a Response to Europeanization
- Comparative Historical Study of Institution Building, Citizenship and Social Capital in Early 20th Century United States and Europe
- Role of Emotions in Macrosociological Systems (i.e., Politics, Economics)
- Peace Studies and Peace Science
- [with Juan Diez-Medrano] “Distance Matters: Place, Perception and Popular Support for European Integration”.
“The Festival State: Celebration and Commemoration in Fascist Italy.” “Festivals and Totalitarianism” Special Issue of The Journal of Modern European History.
“Xenophobia and the New Nationalisms.” In Handbook of Nations and Nationalism, Gerard Delanty and Krishan Kumar, eds. London: Sage Publications.
“Fascism.” In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, George Ritzer, ed. Oxford: Blackwell.
“Great Expectations: Reflections on Identity and the European Monetary Union”. In The Year of the Euro: The Cultural, Social and Political Import of Europe’s Single Currency, Robert Fishman and Anthony Messina, eds. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
Mabel Berezin, "Reasserting the National: The Paradox of Populism in a Transnational Europe." Prepared for Invited Thematic Panel, "Citizenship and Identity in a Unifying Europe, American Sociological Association Meetings, 2004. Available at Center for the Study of Economy and Society, Working Paper Series, #21, Cornell University Department of Sociology, 2004.
Mabel Berezin, "Emotions and the Economy." Center for the Study of Economy and Society Working Paper Series #12, Cornell University Department of Sociology, 2003.
Under Contract: People Without Peoplehood: Populism and Democracy in a New Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2003 [with Martin Schain], eds. Europe Without Borders: Re-mapping Territory, Citizenship and Identity in a Transnational Age. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
1997 Making the Fascist Self: The Political Culture of Inter-war Italy. In the "Wilder House Series in Culture, Politics and History". Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
2005 “Emotions and the Economy.” In Handbook of Economic Sociology, 2nd edition, Neil J. Smelser and Richard Swedberg, eds. New York and Princeton: Russell Sage Foundation and Princeton University Press: 109-127.
2002 “Secure States: Towards a Political Sociology of Emotion”. In “Sociology and Emotions,” Jack Barbalet, ed. Sociological Review Monograph. London: Basil Blackwell: 33-52.
2001 "Emotion and Political Identity: Mobilizing Affection for the Polity." In Passionate Politics: Emotion and Social Movements, James Jasper, Jeff Goodwin, Francesca Polletta, eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 83-98.
2000 “The Euro is More than Money: Converting Currency, Exchanging Identity, and Selling Citizenship in Post-Maastricht Europe”. Policy Newsletter, Center for Economy and Society University of Michigan Business School, Volume 1, Issue 1, (Spring) (http://www.bus.umich.edu/cse/nsltr_archives.html).
1999 [with Jeffrey C. Alexander] “Theme Issue: Democratic Culture: Ethnos and Demos in Global Perspective”. International Sociology, Volume 14, September
1999 "Political Belonging: Emotion, Nation and Identity in Fascist Italy." In State/Culture, George Steinmetz, ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press: 355-377.
1997 "Politics and Culture: A Less Fissured Terrain." Annual Review of Sociology 23 (August): 361-83.
- 1994 "Cultural Form and Political Meaning: State Subsidized Theater, Ideology and the Language of Style in Fascist Italy." American Journal of Sociology 99 (March): 1237-1286