Department of Sociology


Gregory Hooks


Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1985


Areas of Research Interest:

Economy & Society, Political Sociology, Social Organization.

Current Research Interests:

My book, Forging the Military-Industrial Complex: World War II's Battle of the Potomac, presented a theoretically-informed analysis of the World War II economic mobilization. It also laid out an expansive agenda for further research. In pursuing research into U.S. militarism, I have contributed to several sub-areas within sociology, including political sociology, urban and regional sociology and organizations. My current research agenda includes a continuing interest in warmaking, but has expanded in several directions. I am currently involved in research into the rhetoric and the impact of prisons on local economic areas and am pursuing qualitative interviews to examine the interplay of race, wealth and education.

Selected Publications:

"The Weakness of Strong Theories: The U.S. State's Dominance of the World War II Investment Process." American Sociological Review (1993).

"Warmaking and the Accommodation of Leading Firms." Political Power and Social Theory (1996). With William Luchansky.

"Guns and Butter, North and South: The Federal Contribution to Manufacturing Growth, 1940-1990." In Philip Scranton (ed.), The Second Wave: Southern Industrialization, 1940-1970. Atlanta: Georgia Technological Institute Press, 2000.



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