John Brown Childs
  • Title
    • Professor, Emeritus
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Affiliations Anthropology Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3516 (message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 328
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services

Research Interests

Sociology of knowledge; religion and social action; elitist and populist social movements; ethnicity; race; nationalism; global community.

Biography, Education and Training

M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Selected Publications

  • Childs, J.B. 2018. Book Review: Cape Town Harmonies: Memory, Humor and Resilience, (Armelle Gaulier, Denis-Constant Martin), African Minds Newsletter, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Childs, J.B. 2006. Hurricane Katrina: Response and Responsibilities, New Pacific Press.
  • Childs, J.B. 2002. Transcommunality: From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Childs, J. B. 1999. "On the Idea of Indigenous," (with Guillermo Delgado-P), Current Anthropology, Vol.40, No.2 (Discussion and Criticism Section) pp. 211-212.
  • Childs, J. B. 1998. Accomodationism, Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (Eds. Jack Salzman, David L. Smith, and Cornel West), New York, pp. 15-17.
  • Childs, J. B. 1998. "Transcommunality: From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect in the Context of cultural Diversity: Learning from Native American Philosophies with a Focus on the Haudenosaunee", Social Justice Vol.25, No.41, pp. 143-169.