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Sociology graduates publish research with Professor

Posted on September 06, 2013

Dr. Lee Garth Vigilant (SOC/CJ), Lauren Wold Trefethren, and Tyler C. Anderson have published their research on homeschooling families in Humanity and Society, Vol. 37, No. 3 (September 2013). Humanity and Society is the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Humanist Sociology. The paper, “You Can’t Rely On Somebody Else to Teach Them Something They Don’t Believe”: Impressions of Legitimation Crises and Socialization Control in the Narratives of Christian Homeschooling Fathers, is based on in-depth interviews with 21 homeschooling fathers and connects the concept “total socialization,” which is common to this subculture, to Jürgen Habermas’ legitimation crisis theory. Lauren is in the first year of graduate studies in counseling education at NDSU, and Tyler is in his first year of Ph.D. studies in sociology at Purdue University. Read the article.


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