Below is a list of articles, book chapters, and reviews published by David Kertzer.
"Making a middle way: Problems of Monhegan identity," (with George L. Hicks), Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 28:1-24, 1972.
"Politics and ritual: The Communist festa in Italy," Anthropological Quarterly, 47:374-389, 1974.
"Italian Communist participation in Catholic rituals: A case study," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:1-11, 1975.
"La lotta per l'egemonia rituale in un quartiere comunista," Il Mulino 244:225-248, 1976.
"Ethos, economics and 'civilization' in rural Italy," Reviews in Anthropology 3:400-408, 1976.
"Anthropological research in urban Italy," Comparative Urban Research 4:92-100, 1977. Translated and reprinted in Antropologia Urbana, ed. by Cesare Pitto. Milan: Feltrinelli, 1980.
"La struttura del gruppo familiare contadino in Europa. Ricerca su una comunità italiana del XIX secolo," Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia 18:57-83, 1977.
"European peasant household structure: Some implications from a nineteenth century Italian community," Journal of Family History 2:333-349, 1977. This is a substantially revised version of the above-listed article.
"Transitions over the life course: Lessons from age-set societies," (with Anne Foner), American Journal of Sociology 83:1081-1104, 1978.
"Theoretical developments in the study of age-group systems," American Ethnologist 5:368-374, 1978.
"The impact of urbanization on household composition: Implications from an Italian parish (1880-1910)." Urban Anthropology 6:1-23, 1978.
"Gramsci's concept of hegemony: The Italian Church-Communist struggle," Dialectical Anthropology 4:321-328.
"Cross-cultural perspectives on life-course transitions," (with Anne Foner) Generations 4:1:24-25, 1979.
"African age-set systems and political organization: The Latuka of Southern Sudan," (with Oker Madison) L'Uomo 4:1:85-109, 1980.
"Le ricerche sull'ambiente urbana in Italia," Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia 21:3:361-86, 1980.
"Metodi, problemi e accorgimenti della ricerca," L'Uomo 4:248-252, 1980.
"Southern Italian immigrants in a northern Communist quartiere: The social bases of political allegiance," Mediterranean Studies 2:42-61, 1980.
"Aspetti politici delle calamità naturali: Riflessioni sulla ricerca americana," Laboratorio Politico 5/6:162-176, 1981.
"The liberation of Evelina Zaghi," Signs 8:45-67, 1982.
"Gli studi sulle culture mediterranee e gli odierni indirizzi antropologici," Nuovi Quaderni del Meridione, #77, pp. 67-76, 1982.
"Generation as a sociological problem," Annual Review of Sociology 9:125-149, 1983.
"Anthropology and family history," Journal of Family History 9:201-216, 1984.
"Longitudinal approaches to migration in social history," (with Dennis Hogan) Historical Methods 18:20-30, 1985.
"On the move: Migration in an Italian community, 1865-1921," (with Dennis Hogan), Social Science History 9:1-23, 1985.
"Future directions in historical household studies," Journal of Family History 10:98-107, 1985.
"Migration patterns during Italian urbanization," (with Dennis Hogan) Demography 22:309-325, 1985.
"Anthropology and history," Historical Methods 19:119-120, 1986.
"L'analisi della famiglia italiana diventa maggiorenne." Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia 28:135-140, 1987.
"Advances in Italian and Iberian family history," (with Caroline Brettell), Journal of Family History, 11:87-120, 1987.
"Recenti sviluppi nella storia della famiglia italiana e iberica," (with Caroline Brettell) Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia 28:249-289, 1987. Revised version of above-cited article.
"The social bases of declining infant mortality: Lessons from a nineteenth-century Italian town," (with Dennis P. Hogan), European Journal of Population 2:361-386, 1986.
"Verso una nuova teoria del declino della fecondità," Polis (Bologna) 1:175-188, 1987.
"Antropologia e storia," Il Mulino 36:393-408, 1987.
"Childhood and industrialization in Italy," Anthropological Quarterly 61:152-159, 1987.
"The joint family revisited: Demographic constraints and complex family households in the European past." Journal of Family History 14:1-15, 1989.
"The future of ritual in modern society," The Family Therapy Networker 13:4:20-29 (July, 1989). Reprinted in The Evolving Therapist, edited by Richard Simon et al. New York: Guilford Press, 1992.
"New directions in historical demography." Contemporary Sociology 19:246-248 (1990).
"Household organization and migration in ninteenth-century Italy" (with Dennis Hogan), Social Science History 14:483-505 (1990).
"Politics and ritual--review article," Journal of Ritual Studies 4:349-354 (1990).
"An introduction to the history of the Italian family" (with Marzio Barbagli), Journal of Family History 15:369-384, 1990. A revised Italian version is published in Marzio Barbagli and David I. Kertzer, La storia della famiglia italiana. Bologna: Il Mulino.
"Reflections on the European marriage pattern: Sharecropping and proletarianization in Casalecchio, Italy, 1861-1921" (with Dennis Hogan). Journal of Family History, 16:31-45 (1991).
"Household history and sociological theory," Annual Review of Sociology 17:155-79 (1991).
"Infant abandonment and gender ideology in nineteenth-century Italy," Journal of Interdisciplinary History 22:1-25 (1991).
"Living with grandparents: The tenacity of three-generational households in an industrializing Italian community (1871-1921)," (with Nancy Karweit), Annales de Démographie Historique, 1991, pp. 91-102 (1991).
"Child abandonment in European history," Journal of Family History, 17:13-19 (1992).
"Kinship beyond the household in a nineteenth-century Italian town" (with Dennis Hogan and Nancy Karweit). Continuity & Change 7:1-19 (1992).
"Contributions anthropologiques à l'étude des systèmes politiques modernes: rituel et symbolisme au Centre," L'Homme 121:79-90 (1992).
"Introduction to 'Ethnicity and nationalism in Europe today'," Anthropology Today 8:1:3 (1992).
"Cheating the angel-makers: Surviving infant abandonment in nineteenth-century Italy" (with Michael J. White), Continuity & Change 9:451-480 (1994).
"Family strategies and changing labour relations," Economic and Social History in the Netherlands 6:11-18 (1994).
"Class formation and political mobilization in turn-of-the-century Milan," Social Science History 19:239-42 (1995).
“Growing up as an abandoned child in nineteenth-century Italy” (with Heather Koball and Michael J. White), History of the Family 2:211-28 (1997).
“Qualitative and quantitative approaches to historical demography.” Population and Development Review 23:839-46 (1997).
“Il rito politico e la trasformazione del PCI.” Polis 12:283-96 (1998).
“The marriage of female foundlings in nineteenth-century Italy” (with Wendy Sigle) Continuity and Change, 13:201-20 (1998).
“Syphilis, foundlings, and wetnurses in nineteenth-century Italy.” Journal of Social History 32:589-602 (1999).
“Age structuring and the lives of abandoned children.” The History of the Family, 4:5-16 (1999).
“Childhood mortality and quality of care among abandoned children in nineteenth-century Italy” (with Wendy Sigle and Michael J. White). Population Studies 53:303-15 (1999).
“Abandoned children and their transitions to adulthood in nineteenth-century Italy” (with Wendy Sigle and Michael J. White). Journal of Family History 25:326-40 (2000).
“The impact of postmarital residence on fertility, early childhood mortality, and child health in Southern Ethiopia,” (with Gebre-Egziabher Kiros) Journal of Comparative Family Studies 31:503-18 (2000).
“Political myth-makers in a unified Italy.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 6:408-12, 2001.
“Rituais políticos e a transformaçao do Partido Comunista Italiano.” Horizontes Anthropologicos 15:15-36, 2001. Revised Portuguese version of the 1998 Italian article in Polis.
“The Montel affair: Vatican Jewish policy and French diplomacy under the July Monarchy.” French Historical Studies 25:265-93, 2002.
“Anti-Semitism and the Vatican: On Anti-Semitism, anti-Judaism, and the Holocaust.” Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte/Contemporary Church History 16:76-91, 2003.
"Banfield, i suoi critici e la cultura." Contemporanea 10: 701-709 (2007).
"Italy's Path to Very Low Fertility: The Adequacy of Economic and Second Demographic Transition Theories," (with Michael White, Laura Bernardi, and Giuseppe Gabrielli). European Journal of Population 25(1): 89-115.
"Social Anthropology and Social Science History." Social Science History 33:1 (Spring 2009): 1-16.
"An imperfect contraceptive society: Fertility and contraception in Italy." (with Alessandra Gribaldo, and Maya Judd). Population and Development Review, 35(3): 551-584, 2009.
"Ethnicity and political allegiance in an Italian Communist quartiere," in Ethnic Encounters: Identities and Contexts, ed. George L. Hicks and Philip E. Leis. Boston: Duxbury Press, 1977.
"The ethical problems of doing field work in a setting of intense social-political conflict," in Ethical Dilemmas in Anthropological Inquiry: A Case Book, ed. G. N. Appell. Waltham, MA.: Crossroads Press, 1978.
"Intrinsic and extrinsic sources of change in life course transitions," (with Anne Foner), in Aging from Birth to Death, ed. Matilda White Riley. Boulder: Westview Press, 1979.
"Women's age-set systems in Africa: The Latuka of Southern Sudan" (with Oker B. Madison), in Dimensions: Aging, Culture and Health, ed. Christine Fry. New York: Praeger, 1981.
"Generation and age in life course perspective," in Aging from Birth to Death: Sociotemporal Perspectives, ed. Matilda White Riley, Ronald Abeles and Michael Teitelbaum. Boulder: Westview Press, 1982.
The role of ritual in political change," in Cultural andPolitical Change, ed. Myron J. Aronoff. New Brunswick: Transaction, 1983.
"Industrialization and coresidence: A life course approach," (with Andrea Schiaffino), in Life-Span Development and Human Behavior, vol. 5, ed. Paul B. Baltes and Orville G. Brim, Jr. New York: Academic Press, 1983.
"Urban research in Italy," in Urban Life in Mediterranean Europe, ed. Michael Kenny and David I. Kertzer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983.
"Historical demographic methods of life course study," (with Andrea Schiaffino), in second edition of New Methods of Old Age Research, ed. Christine Fry and Jennie Keith. New York: Praeger, 1986.
"A life course approach to coresidence," in Family Relations in Life Course Perspective, ed. David I. Kertzer. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1986.
"Data base management for life course family data" (with Nancy Karweit), in Family Relations in Life Course Perspective, ed. David I. Kertzer. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1986.
"Advances in Italian and Iberian family history," (with Caroline Brettell) in Family History at the Crossroads, eds. Tamara Hareven and Andrejs Plakans. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987 (reprinted from the Journal of Family History).
"Family structure, individual lives, and societal change," (with Dennis Hogan), in M. W. Riley, ed., Social Change and the LifeCourse: Social Structures and Human Lives. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1988.
"Age structuring in comparative and historical perspective," in David I. Kertzer and K. Warner Schaie, eds., Age Structuring in Comparative Perspective. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1989.
"Industrializzazione, gravidanza della sposa al matrimonio nell' Italia del diciannovesimo secolo," in Antonio Marazzi, ed., Antropologia: Tendenze contemporanee. Milan: Hoepli, 1989.
"Household and Gender in a Life Course Perspective," in Eleonora Masini and Susan Stratigos, eds., Women, Households and Change. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 1991. Italian edition published as "Famiglia e genere in una prospettiva 'corso della vita'," in E. Masini and S. Stratigos, eds., Donne e famiglia nei processi di sviluppo. Turin: UTET, 1994.
"Italy," "Elba," "Florence," "Genoa," "Milan," "Naples," "Sicily," "Stromboli," and "Venice," entries either written or revised for the 1990 World Book Encyclopedia.
"The role of ritual in state formation." Pp. 85-104 in Eric R. Wolf, ed., Religious Regimes and State Formation: Perspectives from European Ethnology. Albany: SUNY Press, 1991.
"Historical and anthropological perspectives on Italian family life" (with Richard Saller). In David I. Kertzer and Richard Saller, eds., The Family in Italy from Antiquity to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.
"The 19th Congress of the Italian Communist Party: The role of symbolism in the Communist crisis." In Fausto Anderlini and Robert Leonardi, eds., Italian Politics, vol. 5. London: Pinter, 1992. Italian version published in Politica in Italia, Edizione 1991. Bologna: Il Mulino, 1991.
"The life course of widows and widowers in nineteenth-century Italy" (with Nancy Karweit). In David I. Kertzer and Peter Laslett, eds., Aging in the Past: Demography, Society, and Old Age. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
"Toward a historical demography of age." In David I. Kertzer and Peter Laslett, eds., Aging in the Past:Demography, Society, and Old Age. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
"Justice across generations: What does it mean? Cultural perspectives on intergenerational justice." In Lee Cohen, ed., Justice Across the Generations. Washington, D.C.: AARP, 1994.
"Cultural Comparison and intergenerational relations." Pp. 169-173 in Vern Bengtson, K. Warner Schaie and Linda Burton, eds., Intergenerational Issues in Aging. New York: Springer, 1995.
"Political economic and cultural explanations of demographic behavior in Western Europe." Pp. 29-52 in Susan Greenhalgh, ed., Situating Fertility: Anthropology and Demographic Inquiry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
"Relations between older adults and their adult children in a nineteenth-century Italian town" (with Dennis Hogan). In Tamara Hareven, ed., Aging and Generational Relations over the Life Course. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1996.
"Representing Italy." Pp. 70-79 in Susan Parman, ed., Europe in the Anthropological Imagination. Englewood-Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1997.
“The proper role of culture in demographic explanation.” Pp. 137-57 In G. Jones, R. Douglas, J. Caldwell, and R. D’Souza, eds., The Continuing Demographic Transition. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.
“Simboli politici,” in Enciclopedia delle scienze sociali, vol. 7. Rome: Enciclopedia italiana, 1997.
"Storage and retrieval of life events" (with Nancy Karweit). Pp. 81-97 in Janet Giele and Glen Elder, Jr., eds., Methods of Life Course Research. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1998.
“The lives of foundlings in nineteenth-century Italy.” Pp. 41-56 in Catherine Panter-Brick and Malcolm Smith, eds., Abandoned Children. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
“Religion and Society in Italy, 1789-1892.” Pp. 181-205 in John A. Davis, ed., The Risorgimento and Unification (1789-1896), vol. 5 of the Oxford Short History of Italy. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2000.
"Political ritual." Pp. 99-112 in Luciano Cheles and Lucio Sponza, eds., The Art of Persuasion: Political Communication in Italy, 1945-1992. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001.
“Representations and rituals of the state.” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 19:13174-80. Oxford: Permagon, 2002.
“Family systems in Europe.” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 8:5357-61. Oxford: Permagon, 2002.
“Rituali.” Pp. 521-26 in Victoria De Grazia and Sergio Luzzatto, eds., Dizionario del fascismo, vol. 2. Turin: Einaudi, 2003.
“Inquisizione e ebrei negli stati pontifici, 1823-1846.” Pp. 539-56 in AAVV, Le inquisizioni cristiane e gli ebrei. Rome: Accademia dei Lincei (based on material in The Popes Against the Jews), 2003.
“Anthropological demography.” In Dudley Poston and Michael Micklin, eds., The Handbook of Population. New York: Plenum, 2005.
“Modern papacy,” “Civiltà Cattolica,” and “Mortara Affair.” In Richard S. Levy, ed., Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2005.
“Population composition as an object of political struggle,” with Dominique Arel. Pp. 664-677 in Robert Goodin and Charles Tilly, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis. Oxford: OUP, 2006.
"Conclusions: Religion and fertility." In Renzo Derosas and Frans Van Poppel, eds., Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2006.
“Mortara, Edgardo.” Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 77.
“The United States, the Holy See, and Italy’s racial laws,” (with Alessandro Visani). Pp. 327-41 in Charles
Gallagher, David Kertzer, and Alberto Melloni, eds., Pius XI and America. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2012.
“Da Garibaldi a Berlusconi attraverso Mussolini.” In Questo diletto almo paese: profili dell’unità d’Italia,
ed. By Ernesto Galli della Loggia, in press.
“Pietro Tacchi Venturi, S.J., Mussolini, Pius XI, and the Jews.” In The Tragic Couple: Encounters between
Jews and Jesuits, ed. by Robert Maryks and James Bernauer. Leiden: Brill, in press.
“Mortara affair,” Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, ed. By Dan Diner. Stuttgart: Metzler, in
Short Reviews And Comments
"Discussione sul discorso di Jack Goody," Etnologia e Anthropologia Culturale, ed. Bernardo Bernardi. Milano: Angeli, 1973.
Comment on Kerri's "Voluntary associations as adaptive a mechanisms," Current Anthropology 17:1:38, 1976.
Review of David E. Powell's Antireligious Propaganda in the Soviet Union, Sociological Analysis 37:356-357, 1976.
Review of Hare Krishna and the Counterculture, by J. Stillson Judah, American Anthropologist, 78:909, 1976.
Review of Thomas Belmonte, The Broken Fountain, AnthropologicalQuarterly, 52:4:227-230, 1979.
Review of Caroline White's Patrons and Partisans in Anthropological Quarterly 54:44-46, 1980.
Review of Christine Fry and Jennie Keith (eds.), New Methods forOld Age Research, first edition, in Journal of Gerontology 37:380-381, 1982.
Review of Geoffrey Pridham's The Nature of the Italian Party System in the Newsletter of the Conference Group on Italian Politics, July, 1982, pp. 8-9.
Film review, "The House that Giacomo Built," By Donald Pitkin and Bill Anderston, American Anthropologist 86:1063-64, 1984.
Review of Micaela di Leonardo's The Varieties of EthnicExperience, American Ethnologist 12:186-7, 1985.
Review of Marzio Barbagli's Sotto lo Stesso Tetto: Mutamenti della Famiglia in Italia dal XV al XX Secolo, Contemporary Sociology 14:605-606, 1985.
Review of "History of the `Truly Obscure': Peasants of the Apennines," Peasant Studies 13:265-69, 1986.
Review of Andrejs Plakans' Kinship in the Past, American Journal Of Sociology 91:508-510, 1986.
Review of Donald Pitkin's The House that Giacomo Built, Contemporary Sociology, 16:429-30, 1987.
Review of Donald H. Bell's Sesto San Giovanni: Workers, Cultureand Politics in an Italian Town, 1880-1922, Journal ofInterdisciplinary History 19:523-525, 1988.
Review of Filippo Sabetti's Political Authority in a SicilianVillage, American Political Science Review, 1988.
Review of David Gilmore, ed., Honor and Shame and the Unity ofthe Mediterranean, American Anthropologist 89:991, 1987.
Review of Frida Furman's Beyond Yiddishkeit: The Struggle forJewish Identity in a Reform Synagogue, American Anthropologist 90:453-454, 1988.
Review of Emmanuel Todd, The Explanation of Ideology, AmericanJournal of Sociology 92:988-89, 1987.
Review of Jeremy Boulton, Neighborhood and Society: A London Suburb in the Seventeenth Century, Contemporary Sociology 17:351, 1988.
Review of Steven Mintz and Susan Kellogg, Domestic Revolutions: AHistory of American Family Life, American Journal of Sociology, 93:927-28, 1988.
Review of Michael Herzfeld, Anthropology through the Looking-Glass: CriticalEthnography in the Margins of Europe, Journal ofInterdisciplinary History 19:670-672, 1989.
Review of Jonathan Smith, To Take Place: Toward Theory in Ritual, AnthropologicalQuarterly 62:45-46, 1989.
Review of Stephen Wilson, Feuding, Conflict, and Banditry in 19th-Century Corsica, Journal of Modern History 62:638-9, 1990.
Review of Lee Bean et al. Fertility Change on the American Frontier, American Journal of Sociology 95:1063-65, 1990.
Review of Marzio Barbagli, Provando e riprovando: Matrimonio, famiglia e divorzio in Italia e in altri paesi occidentali, Italian Politics and Society no. 31, pp. 30-31, 1990.
Review of Michael Blim, Made in Italy: Small-Scale Industrialization and its Consequences, Social Forces 69:1269-70, 1991.
Review of Cris Shore, Italian Communism: The Escape fromLeninism, Man 26:565-566, 1991.
Review of Susan Rogers, Shaping Modern Times in Rural France, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 22:507-509, 1991.
Review of Asa Boholm, The Doge of Venice: The Symbolism of State Power in the Renaissance, Man 26:752, 1991.
Review of Gianni Isola, Abbassa la tua radio...Storia dell'ascolto radiofonico nell'Italiafascista, Journal of Modern History, 66:181-82, 1994.
Review of O'Brien and Roseberry, Golden Ages, Dark Ages: Imagining the Past inAnthropology and History, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 23:314-316, 1992.
Review of Paul Sant Cassia and Constantina Bada, The Making of the Modern Greek Family, Man, in press.
Review of Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz, Media Events, American Journal of Sociology 97:973-74, 1992.
Review of John Gillis, Louise Tilly, and David Levine, eds., The European Experience of Declining Fertility, Contemporary Sociology 22:215-16, 1993.
Review of John Fout, ed., Forbidden History, Societa' e Storia, 1994.
Review of Richard Merelman, ed., Language, Symbolism, and Power, Contemporary Sociology 23:69, 1994.
Review of Eva Lelièvre and Daniel Courgeau, Event History Analysis in Demography, American Historical Review, 99:1289-90, 1994.
Review of Wally Seccombe, Weathering the Storm: Working-Class Families from the Industrial Revolution to the Fertility Decline, American Journal of Sociology 99:1674-75, 1994.
Review of Patrizia Guarnieri, A Case of Child Murder, Social History of Medicine, 331-32, 1994.
Review of Hilda Golden, The Impact of Immigration on the Demographic Transition, Contemporary Sociology 22:696-7, 1994.
Review of Glen Elder et al., Children in Time and Place, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 26:271-2, 1995.
Review of Margherita Pelaja, Matrimonio e sessualità a Roma nell'ottocento, Journal of Social History 28:897-9, 1995.
Review of Luciano Li Causi, Il partito a noi ci ha dato!, Social Anthropology, in press.
Review of Robert Putnam, Making Democracy Work, Journal of Modern History 68:227-8, 1996.
Review of David Horn, Social Bodies: Science, Reproduction, and Italian Modernity, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, in press.
Review of Yaesemin Soysal, Limits of Citizenship: Migrants and Postnational Membership in Europe, American Ethnologist, in press.
Review of Eric Monkkonen, ed., Engaging the Past, Journal of Economic History, in press.
Review of Simon Szreter, Fertility, Class, and Gender in Britain, 1860-1940, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 28:103-4, 1997.
Review of A History of the Family, vols. 1 and 2, edited by André Burguière et al. Journal of the History of Sexuality 8:291-4, 1997.
Review of Mark Jackson, New-Born Child Murder, Social History of Medicine, :470-1, 1997.
Review of Emilio Gentile, The Sacralization of Politics in Fascist Italy, American Journal of Sociology 102:474-5, 1997.
Review of Carl Ipsen, Dictating Demography, Journal of Modern Italian Studies 2:399-401, 1997.
Review of Michael Herzfeld, Cultural Intimacy, American Anthropologist 99:863, 1997.
Review of Pier Paolo Giglioli et al., Rituali di degradazione, American Journal of Sociology 102:1477-79, 1997.
Review of Albert Lindemann, Esau’s Tears: Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews, Washington Times, October, 1997.
Review of Stefano Cavazza, Piccole Patrie, Journal of Modern Italian Studies 3:104-6, 1998.
Review of V.A. Goodard, Gender, Family and Work in Naples, American Anthropologist 100:232-3, 1998.
Review of Nicholas Doumanis, Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean: Remembering Fascism’s Empire, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 29:115-16, 1998.
Review of David Reher, Perspectives on the Family in Spain, Past and Present, Population and Development Review 24:164-5, 1998.
Review of Michael Carroll, Veiled Threats: The Logic of Popular Catholicism in Italy, American Historical Review 103:547-8, 1998.
Review of Gadi Luzzato Voghera, Il prezzo dell’eguaglianza, Journal of Modern Italian Studies 3:331-4, 1998.
Review of Bruno Bongiovanni and Nicola Tranfaglia, eds., Dizionario storico dell’Italia unita, Journal of Modern Italian Studies 4:130-1, 1999.
“On rational choice and beached diasporas,” review of David Laitin, Identity in Formation, International Studies Review 1:121-25, 1999.
Review of Catherine Bell, Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions, American Anthropologist 101:873-74, 1999.
Review of Katherine Verdery, The Political Lives of Dead Bodies, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 31:119-20, 2000.
Review of Elizabeth Whitaker, Measuring Mamma’s Milk: Fascism and the Medicalization of Maternity in Italy, Social History of Medicine 14:370-71, 2001.
Review of Sandro Bellassai, La morale comunista: Pubblico e privato nella rappresentazione del PCI (1947-1956), American Historical Review 107: 304-5, 2002.
Review of James Carroll, Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews, The Forward, Jan. 2001.
Review of Susan Zuccotti, Under His Very Window: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy, Journal of Modern History 74:879-81, 2002.
Review of Emilio Gentile, Le religioni della politica, Journal of Modern Italian Studies 7:314-15, 2002..
“Obituary: Peter Laslett 1915-2001.” History of the Family 7:307-9, 2002.
Review of Anton Blok, Honour and Violence, American Anthropologist 105:866-67, 2003.
Review of Tukufu Zuberi, Thicker than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie, American Journal of Sociology 109:222-224, 2003.
Review of John Pollard, Money and the Rise of the Modern Papacy, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 37:125-126, 2006.
Review of Saho Matsumoto-Best, Britain and the Papacy in the Age of Revolution, 1846-185, Journal of Modern Italian Studies 11:87-88, 2006.
Review of Joshua Zimmerman, Jews in Italy under Fascist and Nazi Rule, 1922-1945, American Historical Review 111(2): 584, April 2006.
Review of John Pollard, Money and the Rise of the Modern Papacy, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 37(1): 125-126, 2006.
Review of Carl Ipsen, Italy in the Age of Pinocchio: Children and Danger in the Liberal Era, American Historical Review 112(4): 1275-6, October 2007.
Review of Frank J. Coppa, The Papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust, Journal of Modern History 80: 401-3, 2008.
Review of Miles J. Unger, Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici. Washington Post, Sept. 30, 2008: C07.
Review of Marcello Simonetta, The Montefeltro Conspiracy: A Renaissance Mystery Decoded. Washington Post, Sept. 30, 2008: C07.
Review of Michael Phayer, Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. American Historical Review 114: 505-506, 2009.
“Nuns good, bad, and ugly,” review article, Anthropology Now, April 2012.
Review of Emma Fattorini, Hitler, Mussolini, and the Vatican, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 43:485- 6, 2013.
Review of Perin Raffaella, ed., Chiesa cattolica e minoranze in Italia nella prima metà del Novecento. Il caso veneto a confronto, Cristianesimo nella storia, in press.
“Pius’s balancing act,” review of Robert Ventresca, Soldier of Christ: the Life of Pope Pius XII, America, February 18, 2013.
Review of Jennifer Johnson-Hanks et al., Understanding Family Change and Variation, Population Studies 67:129-31, 2013.
Review of Peter Eisner, The Pope’s Last Crusade , Journal of Jesuit Studies, in press.
Review of Frank J. Coppa, The Life and Pontificate of Pope Pius XI, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, in press.
Articles in the Popular Press
"The Democrats in Atlanta: Will they have the rite stuff?" The Christian Science Monitor, 18 July 1988, p. 14. Reprinted as "Candidates can't afford to do the rites wrong," in Rocky Mountain News (Denver), 19 July 1988.
"The rite stuff: Ritual and myth in the presidential campaign." The Washington Post, Sunday Outlook section, 24 July 1988.Reprinted as "The rites of power: Politics as symbolism," in Sunday News Journal (Wilmington), 7 August 1988, and as "The All-Important Rituals of Politics," in St. Petersburg Times, 14 August 1988.
"Ritual, symbol, and myth in Atlanta." The Baltimore Sun, SundayPerspectives section, 24 July 1988.
"Battle over symbols vital." The Portland Press Herald, 31 October, 1988, p. 10.
"Christmas past and Christmas presents." The Washington Post, Sunday Outlook section, 25 December 1988.
"The enstoolment of King Bush," The [Baltimore] Evening Sun, 19 January 1989. Published as "At inauguration, royal trappings and religion mix," in The Orange County Register, 17 January 1989, and as "Bush and the king of Akuapem," in Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 18 January 1989.
"The flag: The holy icon of America's civil religion," The Baltimore Sun, Sunday Perspectives section, 2 July 1989.Published as "Burning flag singes civic altar," in The Portland Press Herald, Sunday Insight section, 2 July 1989, and as "It's a grand old national totem," in the Binghampton Press & Sun Bulletin, 2 July 1989.
"Italian Communist Party, seeking new identity, gives birth to 'The Thing'," Baltimore Sun, Sunday Perspective section, 18 March 1990.Reprinted in Chicago Sun-Times, 23 March 1990.
"The Superbowl's strange tribe," TV Guide, 25 Jan. 1992, pp. 2-6.
"Eating people is wrong." Washington Post Book World, 17 January, 1993.
"Politics, nannies and the manipulation of symbols," Baltimore Sun, Sunday Perspective section, 14 Feb. 1993.
"Italy produces a ballot-box revolution," Baltimore Sun, Sunday Perspective section, 3 April 1994.
“Secrets of the Vatican archives,” New York Times, February 7, 1998. Reprinted in the International Herald Tribune, February 10, 1998.
“A cautious apology, but it’s a start,” New York Times, March 16, 2000. Reprinted in the International Herald Tribune, March 17, 2000, as “The Pope’s apology will encourage further investigations.”
“Risorgimento redux,” Correspondence #7:8-10, 2001.
“La Chiesa e la trappola del ‘sano antisemitismo’.” Corriere della Sera, 26 febbraio 2002.
“The modern use of ancient lies.” New York Times, May 9, 2002.
“Sins of the fathers: ‘A Moral Reckoning” by Daniel Goldhagen, Washington Post Book World, Nov. 17, 2002.
“The aura of office,” Los Angeles Times, August 30, 2004.