|Present||Professor, Department of Sociology, Boise State University ‐ Department of Sociology|
Honors and Awards
- 2010-2011 - Archie Green Fellowship, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Foreword: Lessons of Work and Workers Western Folklore (2006)
McCarl discusses, primarily through his own personal experiences, how the oppositional techniques of cultural work itself can provide a critique of work while at the same time develop a cooperative relationship with workers to articulate ...
Contributions to Books (4)
Confluence of Rivers: The Indigenous Tribes of Idaho Idaho’s Place: A New History of the Gem State (2014)
Like the confluence of the great rivers, the histories of the indigenous tribes of Idaho represent the intermingling of the waters of distinct rivers. Among the many rivers, there are two pivotal rivers that are ...
Visible Landscapes/Invisible People: Negotiating the Power of Representation in a Mining Community Worldviews and the American West: The Life of the Place Itself (2000)
On May 26 1996, two demolitions experts from Morrison-Knudsen set charges under the gigantic stacks of the former Bunker Hill smelter in Kellogg, Idaho. A contest was held to determine who would push the button ...
Documenting the Culture of Work: Occupational Folklore in the 21st Century American Folklore Society Annual Meeting (2010)
This forum highlights the state of occupational folklore research in 2010. It features updates on new occupational folklore studies by senior colleagues, who are supported, in part, by the American Folklife Center’s newly-launched Archie Green ...
Book Reviews (1)
Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews (2015)
In Degraded Work, Marc Doussard provides a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of low-wage jobs in residential housing construction and the retail food business in Chicago. His theoretical and contextual framework for this analysis, however, results in ...