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  John Brown Childs

John Brown Childs

Professor, Emeritus

831-459-3516 (message)


Social Sciences Division

Sociology Department

Professor, Emeritus


Anthropology Department


Rachel Carson College Academic Building
Rachel Carson College 214

Rachel Carson College Faculty Services

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

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

  • 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.

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