Jeff Sallaz's interests lie at the crossroads of the sociology of work, economic sociology, political sociology, and social theory. He is an ethnographer, which means he studies people in real time and space, often by living and working among them. His research projects have involved stints as an auto assembly worker, a casino croupier, a call center agent, and a corporate marketer.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2012. "Politics of Organizational Adornment: Lessons from Las Vegas and Beyond." American Sociological Review 77(1): 99-119.
Courpasson, David, Damon Golsorkhi, and Jeffrey J. Sallaz (ed.). 2012. Rethinking Power in Organizations, Institutions, and Markets. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2010. “Talking Race, Marketing Culture: The Racial Habitus In and Out of Apartheid.” Social Problems 57(2): 294-314.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2010. “Service Labor and Symbolic Power: On Putting Bourdieu to Work.” Work and Occupations 37(3): 295-319.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2010. "Who's Counting?: Vegas in American Cinema." Contexts 8(1): 66-68.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2009. The Labor of Luck: Casino Capitalism in the United States and South Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Winner, Distinguished Book Award, American Sociologial Association Section on Labor and Labor Movements).
Grant, Don, Alfonso Morales, and Jeffrey J. Sallaz. 2009. "Pathways to Meaning: A New Approach to Studying Emotions at Work." American Journal of Sociology 115(2): 327-64.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2008. "Deep Plays: A Comparative Ethnography of Gambling Contests in Two Post-Colonies." Ethnography 9(1): 5-33.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. and Jane R. Zavisca. 2007. "Pierre Bourdieu in American Sociology, 1980-2005." Annual Review of Sociology 33: 21-41.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2006. “The Making of the Global Gambling Industry: An Application and Extension of Field Theory.” Theory and Society 35(3): 265- 297.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2004. “Manufacturing Concessions: Attritionary Outsourcing at GM’s Lordstown Assembly Plant.” Work, Employment and Society 18(4): 687-708.
Sallaz, Jeffrey J. 2002. “The House Rules: Autonomy and Interests among Contemporary Casino Croupiers.” Work and Occupations 29(4): 394-427.
Soc 300: Sources of Social Theory (undergraduate)
Soc 326: Work and Society (undergraduate)
Soc 500b: Contemporary Social Theory (graduate)
Soc 514: Political Sociology (graduate)
Soc 576: Field Methods (graduate)
Soc 587: Economic Sociology (graduate)