Department of Sociology & Criminology

Dr. Randle Hart - Profile

Dr. Randle J. Hart
Associate Professor

Department of Sociology & Criminology 
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3

Phone: 902-491-6492
Email: randle.hart@smu.ca
Website: http://smu-ca.academia.edu/RandleJHart


Primary Interests

  • Social Movements
  • Political Sociology
  • Social Inequality
  • Historical Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Institutional Ethnography
  • Environmental History
  • American History

Teaching

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Social Movements
  • Inequality, Suffering and Resistance

Education

  • Ph.D. - 2007 - University of Toronto, Sociology

Scholarship

    • Hart, Randle J., Howard Ramos, Karen H. Stanbridge, and Jack Veugelers. forthcoming. “Politics and Political Movements.” In Principles of Sociology. 4th ed. Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese eds. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
    • Hart, Randle J. 2016. “Is a Rortian Sociology Desirable? Will it Help Us Use Words Like “Cruelty”?” Humanity & Society. 40(3): 229-241.
    • Hart, Randle J. 2016. “Battling Minds: Conservatives, Progressives, and UNESCO in Postwar America.” In UNESCO With(Out) Borders: The Global Impact of International Understanding and Better History Textbooks. Aigul Kulnazarova and Christian Ydesen, editors. Routledge, UK.
    • Veugelers, Jack and Randle J. Hart. 2015. “Social Movements.” In Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. 4th Edition. Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese eds. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
    • Hart, Randle J. 2014. “The Greatest Subversive Plot in History? The American Radical Right and anti-UNESCO Campaigning.” Sociology. 48(3): 554-572.
    • Hart, Randle J. and Andrew McKinnon. 2010. “Sociological Epistemology: Durkheim’s Paradox and Dorothy E. Smith’s Actuality” Sociology. 44(6): 1-17.
    • Hart, Randle J. 2010.“There Comes a Time: Biography and the Founding of a Movement Organization.” Qualitative Sociology. 33(1): 55-77.
    • Hart, Randle J., Peter R. Sinclair and Jack Veugelers. 2009. “Politics and Social Movements.” In Principles of Sociology. Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese eds. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
    • Hart, Randle J. 2008. “Practicing Birchism in Unsettled Times: The Assumption and Limits of Idiocultural Coherence in Framing Theory.” Social Movement Studies. 7(2): 121-147.
    • Wu, Zheng, Margaret J. Penning, Michael S. Pollard, and Randy Hart. 2003. “In Sickness and in Health: Does Cohabitation Count?” Journal of Family Issues. 24(6): 811-38.
    • Wu, Zheng and Randy Hart. 2002/2003. “Union Transitions in Canada.” International Journal of Sociology. 32(4): 51-75.
    • Wu, Zheng and Randy Hart. 2002. “The Effects of Marital and Nonmarital Union Transition on Health.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 64(2): 420-432.
    • Wu, Zheng and Randy Hart. 2002. “Social and Health Factors Associated with Support Among Elderly Immigrants.” Research on Aging. 24(4): 391-412.
    • Wu, Zheng and Randy Hart. 2002. “The Mental Health of the Childless Elderly.” Sociological Inquiry. 72(1): 21-42.
    • Wu, Zheng and Randy Hart. 2002. “The Determinants of Elderly Immigrants’ Social Support.” In Demography, Democracy, and Development: Pacific Rim Experiences. Robert E. Bedeski and John A. Schofield eds. Canadian Western Geographical Series Vol. 38. Victoria: Western Geographical Press. 59-76.
    • Wu, Zheng, Karli Halling Burch, Randy Hart, and Jean E. Veevers. 2000. “Age-Heterogamy and Canadian Unions.” Social Biology. 47(3/4): 277-293.