Randle W. Nelsen
B.A.(Honors), Sociology ,Willamette University ,1965
M.A., Sociology, University of Hawaii,1967
Ph.D., Sociology, McMaster University, 1975
2017 Degrees of Failure: University Education in Decline. Toronto: Between the Lines.
2012 Life of the Party: A Study in Sociability, Community, and Social Inequality. Toronto: Between the Lines.
2007 Fun & Games & Higher Education: The Lonely Crowd Revisited. Toronto: Between the Lines.
2002 Schooling As Entertainment: Corporate Education Meets Popular Culture. Kingston, Ontario: Cedarcreek Publications.
1997 Inside Canadian Universities: Another Day at the Plant. Kingston, Ontario: Cedarcreek Publications. Editor and Contributor.
1996 The Training Trap: Ideology, Training and the Labour Market. Winnipeg/Halifax. Society for Socialist Studies/Fernwood Publishing. Co-editors Thomas Dunk and Stephen McBride.
1991 Miseducating: Death of the Sensible. Kingston, Ontario: Cedarcreek Publications.
1978 Reading,Writing, and Riches: Education and the Socio-Economic Order in North America. Kitchener: Between the Lines Press. Co-editor David A. Nock.
Chapters in Books
2012 The Military-Industrial-University Complex and Social Science: A Brief History and Current Update of a Professional Contribution to War. Pp. 148-162 in Paul R. Carr & Brad J. Porfilio (Eds.) Educating for Peace in a Time of Permanent War: Are Schools Part of the Solution or the Problem? London: Routledge.
2011 The Community College Con: "Changing Your Life Through Learning." Pp. 259-275 in Stephen E. Bosanac & Merle A. Jacobs (Eds.), Work, Occupations & Professionalization. Whitby, Ontario: de Sitter Publications.
Reprint with revisions.
2006 The Community College Con: "Education That Works"? Pp. 336-357 in Merle Jacobs and Stephen E. Bosanac (Eds.), The Professionalization of Work. Whitby, Ontario: de Sitter Publications.
1997 "Reading, Writing and Relationships Among the Electronic Zealots: Distance Education and the Traditional University." In Randle W. Nelsen, ed., Inside Canadian Universities. Kingston: Cedarcreek, pp. 184-210.
1997 "Marking Time in Computopia: The Edubusiness University Revisited." A reprint of a previously published journal article in Randle W. Nelsen, ed., Inside Canadian Universities. Kingston: Cedarcreek, pp. 26-37.
1996 "Deviance and Discipline in the Classroom." In Bernard Schissel and Linda Mahood, eds., Social Control in Canada: Issues in the Social Construction of Deviance. Toronto: Oxford, pp. 373-402.
1995 "On the Social Construction of Deviancy and Normalcy." In Bin-ky Tan, ed., The Human Individual and Social Organization. Kingston, Ontario: Cedarcreek, pp. 86-96.
1993 "Schooling and Inequality." In P. Li and S. Bolaria, eds., Contemporary Sociology. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, pp. 328-351, (Co-author David A. Nock).
1988 "Books, Boredom, and Behind Bars: An Explanation of Apathy and Hostility in Our Schools." In Alice L. Boberg, ed., Exploring the Teaching Milieu. Calgary: Detselig, pp. 133-157. Reprint.
1987 "Books, Boredom, and Behind Bars: An Explanation of Apathy and Hostility in Our Schools". In Terry Wotherspoon, ed., The Political Economy of Canadian Schooling. Toronto: Methuen, pp.117-140. Reprint.
1978 "Growth and Celebration of the American Multiversity" in Reading, Writing, and Riches, pp. 120-135.
1978 "The Education-As-Autonomous Argument and Pluralism: The Sociologies of Burton R. Clark, David Riesman, and Christopher Jencks" in Reading, Writing and Riches, pp. 40-66.
2010 "The Promise of a Sociology Degree in Canadian Higher Education," Canadian Review of Sociology, 47(4): 405-430. Co-author Antony Puddephatt.
2007 "Tailgating," The Semiotic Review of Books 17(1): 7-10.
2004 "Replaying Reuel Denney," The Semiotic Review of Books 14(2): 1-3.
2003 "Remembering Reuel Denney: Sociology as Cultural Studies," The American Sociologist 34(3): 25-39.
1996 "The Training Trap: Ideology, Training and the Labour Market" (Introduction to the book), Socialist Studies Bulletin, No.43 (January-March), pp. 15-25. Co-authors Thomas Dunk and Stephen McBride.
1993 "After the Mill Closed: Retraining for What?," Our Times: Canada's Independent Labour Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 3. Co-author Thomas Dunk.
1990 "Marking Time in Computopia: The Edubusiness University Revisited,"
Society/Société, Vol.14, No.3, pp.15-22.
1990 "Saying 'No' to Computers in the Classroom," Canadian Journal of EducationalCommunication, Vol.19, No.2, pp 139-149.
1987 "The Corporate Promotion Process and the Hidden Curriculum of Class and Gender: A Reply to Wexler." Human Affairs, No.13, pp.168-177. Co-author Jan Mayer.
1986 "Schooling Never Ends: A Study of Job Promotion Among Corporate Office Workers," Human Affairs, No. 10, pp. 32-54. Co-author Jan Mayer.
1985 Review Essay--"The End of Childhood: Technological Change, Parenting and the School," Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. 22, No. 2, May, pp. 303-310.
1985 "Books, Boredom and Behind Bars: An Explanation of Apathy and Hostility in our Schools," Canadian Journal of Education, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring, pp. 136- 160.
1984 "The Limits of Bureaucratized Scientistic Professionalism and the Potential of Humanistic Social Science, Part Two," Human Affairs, No. 7, Fall, pp. 81-101.
1984 "The Limits of Bureaucratized Scientistic Professionalism and the Potential of Humanistic Social Science," Human Affairs, No. 6, Spring, pp. 1-16.
1982 "Science, Ideology, and Reading, Writing and Riches," The Journal of Educational Thought, Vol. 16, No. 2, August, pp. 73-88. Co-author David A. Nock.
1981 "Reading, Writing and Relationship: Towards Overcoming the Hidden Curriculum of Gender, Ethnicity, and Socio-Economic Class," Interchange, Vol. 12-2/3, September, pp. 229-242.
1980 "Atikokan Is Everywhere," The Last Post, Vol. 7, No. 7, February, pp. 16-24. Co-author Graham Saunders.
1979 "Employer Insurance: Workmen's Compensation," Ontario Report, Vol. 3, No. 4, February, pp. 9-12. Co-author Sandra Steinhause.
1978 "Science as Capitalist Ideology: The Sociology of Max Weber Reconsidered," Alternate Routes: A Critical Review, Vol. 2, pp. 34-72.
1977 "Education and Politics in Liberia and the United States: A Socio-Economic Comparison of Colony and Colonizer," Umoja: A Journal of Black Studies, Vol. I, No. 1, Spring, pp. 55-71. Co-author Stephen S. Hlophe.
1993 Review of Julie White, Mailand Female: Women and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in The Canadian Journal of Sociology 17:3, pp. 362-364.