Gay Seidman

Gay Seidman


Soc 210 Survey of Sociology
Soc 630 Sociology of Developing Societies
Soc 940 Rethinking the Developmental State

Professor of Sociology
8112A Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 263-3887
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Office Hours: T 1:15-3:15 (Spr'15)

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
"Brazil's pro-poor growth strategies," Transformation (South Africa), 2010

"Social Labeling in Export Chains: Can voluntary regulation end child labor," published at India in Transition, December 2009.

"Laboring under an illusion: Lesotho designs a 'sweat-free' label." Third World Quarterly. April 2009.

"Transnational labor campaigns: Can the logic of the market be turned against itself?" Development and Change, November 2008, pp. 991-1005

Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights and Transnational Activism, 2007. American Sociological Association Rose Series. Russell Sage Foundation, September 2007.

"'The Femocrats' Dilemma: Mobilization vs. Representation in the South African Gender Commission," Feminist Studies, spring 2004.

"Guerrillas in their Midst: Armed Struggle in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement," Mobilization: An international social movement journal, 6:2 (Fall 2001): 111-128.

Manufacturing Militance: Workers' Movements in Brazil and South Africa, 1970-1985 (University of California Press, 1994)

Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1990

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Class Analysis and Historical Change
Demography and Ecology
Economic Change and Development
Political Sociology
Social Movements and Collective Behavior

Development Studies
African Studies
Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program
Gender & Women's Studies Department