In Progress - book on themes in American social history,
colonial era to 2000
2006 -- Century of Difference: How America Changed in the Last One Hundred Years. (with Hout). New York: Russell Sage.
1996 - Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve
Myth, (with Hout, Lucas, S�nchez-Jankowski, Swidler and Voss), Princeton,
NJ: Princeton University Press
1992 - America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone
to 1940, University of California Press.
1984 - The Urban Experience. Second edition. San
Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
1982 - To Dwell Among Friends: Personal Networks
in Town and City. University of Chicago.
1977 - Networks and Places: Social Relations in the
Urban Setting. (with Jackson, Stueve, Gerson, Jones, and Baldassare).
New York: Free Press.
1975 - Human Aggression and Conflict. (with Scherer
and Abeles), Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
2005 - Fischer and Hout, "The Family in Trouble:
Since When? For Whom?" in Steven M. Tipton and John Witte, Jr. (eds.),
The Family in Interdisciplinary Perspective. Princeton, NJ: Princeton
2004 - "Bowling
Alone: What’s the Score?" Social Networks 27 (May):15567
2004 - Fischer, Stockmayer, Stiles, and Hout, "Distinguishing
the Levels and Dimensions of U.S. Urban Segregation." Demography
41 (February): 37-59.
2003 - "Succumbing
to Consumerism?: Underlying Models in the Historical Claim."
Paper presented to the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August
2002 - Hout and Fischer, "Explaining
the Rise of Americans with No Religious Preference: Politics and Generation."
American Sociological Review 67 (April):165-90.
2002 - "Ever
More Rooted Americans." City & Community 1(June): 175-94.
NOTE: Working papers and
supplementary materials for the
"Century of Difference" Project can be found at: