John P. Markert

 
Associate Professor, Sociology

Degrees:
B.A., University of South Florida
M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Office Location: Labry Hall, 271
Office Hours: TWR 10-2
Phone: 615.547.1321
E-mail: jmarkert@cumberland.edu

John Markert is Associate Professor of Sociology at Cumberland University, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the southeast. Dr. Markert obtained his terminal degree from Vanderbilt University in 1984. Prior to assuming his current position at Cumberland in 1989, he was the founder and principal researcher of The Markert Group, which provided proprietary market research to a range of companies. Additionally, Dr. Markert has 15 years of managerial experience in social services agencies. He presently resides in Nashville, Tenn.

 

Publications and Presentations by Theme

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment: A Resource Guide for Organizations and Scholars. Marquette Books, 2010.

"Social Eclipses and Reversion to Type: Sexual Issues Confronting Postmodern Men and Women Working in Strongly Patriarchal Societies." Theory in Action, Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 2009): 86-109. A variation of this paper was presented under the same title at the 11th Annual International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (August 2005).

"Weberian and Human Relations Management Theories: An Applied Micro-Macro Reconciliation -- Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." Michigan Sociological Review, Volume 22 (Fall 2008).

"Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Changing Policies, Changing Attitudes." Presented at the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters annual conference (May 15, 2006).

"The Globalization of Sexual Harassment."Advances in Gender Research -- Gender Realities: Local and Global, Volume 9 (2005): 133-160.

"It Ain't Going Away: The New Face of Sexual Harassment." Presented at the 97th American Sociological Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois (August 2002).

"The Changing Face of Sexual Harassment: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." Presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences in Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2001).

"Sexual Harassment and the Communication Conundrum." Gender Issues, Vol. 17 (Summer 1999): 34-52.

"Installing Circuit Breakers: Mechanisms to Avoid Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." Sociological Practice: A Journal of Clinical and Applied Sociology, Vol. 1 (Winter 1999): 19-43.

Demographics/Social Trends

"The Changing Face of Racial Discrimination: Hispanics as the Dominant Minority in the United States -- A New Application of Power-Threat Theory." Critical Demography, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2010): 307-327. A variation of this paper, "Hispanics as the Dominant Minority: Changing Patterns of Racial Discrimination in the Twenty-first Century," was presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (April 2001).

"Shifting Demographic Patterns within the United States -- Local and Global Repercussions." Presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society in New York, February 21-24, 2008. A variation of this paper was presented at a Wilson County (Tennessee) Rotary Club (April 2008) and at the "Second Cup of Coffee" luncheon lecture series at Cumberland University. (Rotary presentation was featured the following morning in The Lebanon Democrat -- April 9, 2008).

"The Malthusian Fallacy: Prophecies of Doom and the Crisis of Social Security." The Social Science Journal: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2005): 555-568.

"The Fading Dream of Retirement: Social and Financial Considerations Affecting the Retirement Decision." Sociological Spectrum, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2008): 1-21. A variation of this paper, "The Need to Work: Social and Financial Considerations Affecting the Retirement Decision," was presented at the 100th American Sociological Association Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (August 2005).

"The Demographics of Age: Generational and Cohort Confusion." Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Fall 2004): 11-25.

"Challenging the Stereotype: Demographics and Lifestyles of Romance Readers." Presented at the Southern Popular Culture Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (October 1993).

Media Analysis

Hooked: Substance Abuse on the Big Screen, published by Scarecrow Press, 2013. Read a interview from Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society.

Post-9/11 Cinema: Through a Lens DarklyScarecrow Press, August 2011. Mary Hinds at the Lebanon Democrat wrote on article on Markert's book. Markert was also featured in an article written by Philippe Boulet-Gercourt in the Le Nouvel Observateur on September 8th 2011.

"Cinematic Homogeneity: Heroes and Villains in Post-9/11 Films." Presented at southern Sociological Society Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA (April 2010)

"Latino Whiteness: The Problem of Being Brown for Hispanics in the United States- Perpetuating Stereotypes on Univision." Sociological Imagination, Vol. 45, No.2 (2010): 43-61.

"Divergent Gender Messages on Spanish-Language Television in the United States: Cracks in the Edifice, Unlatching the Window of Change." Sociological Imagination, Vol. 45, No.2 (2010): 43-61.

"Superstitious Peasants: Religious Images on Spanish-Language Television in the United States." Sociological Imagination, Vol. 43, No. 2 (2007): 21-35.

"The George Lopez Show: The Same Old Hispano?" Bilingual Review: Vol. 28, No. 2 (May-August, 2004-2007): 148-165.

"Sing a Song of Drug Use-Abuse: Drug Lyrics in Popular Music -- From the Sixties through the Nineties." Sociological Inquiry, Vol. 71 (Spring 2001): 194-220. This paper was the subject of discussion at the European Union's annual drug symbolism (Summer 2003). The findings were reported in a feature story in the Arts section of The Guardian (London, October 27, 2003): "How rock 'n' roll fell out of love with drugs" by Alan Travis and Sally Gregory. Dr. Markert was subsequently interviewed on the BBC Worldwide broadcast, The Music Biz (December 2003).

"The Changing Face of Racial Discrimination: Hispanics as the Dominant Minority in the United States -- A New Application of Power-Threat Theory." Critical Sociology, forthcoming. A variation of this paper, "Hispanics as the Dominant Minority: Changing Patterns of Racial Discrimination in the Twenty-first Century," was presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (April 2001).

"Didacticism in Rock Music: The Harm that Drugs Do." Presented at the Southern Sociological Society Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (April 1999).

"Challenging the Stereotype: Demographics and Lifestyles of Romance Readers." Presented at the Southern Popular Culture Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (October 1993).

"The 'Golden Age' of Television" (pages 1465-1469) and "The Decline of the Big Three Networks" (pages 2554-2558). In Great Events from History II: Arts and Culture. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, California: Salem Press (November 1993).

"The Publishing Decision: Managerial Policy and Its Effect on Editorial Decision-Making." Book Research Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer 1987): 33-59.

"Romance Publishing and the Production of Culture." Poetics: International Review for the Theory of Literature, Special Edition on Empirical Sociology of Cultural Productions, Vol. 14 (April 1985): 69-94.

"Love's Labors." Review essay of Loving with a Vengeance: Mass Produced Fantasies for Women by Tania Modleski and Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarch and Popular Literature by Janice Radway. In Contemporary Sociology (November 1985).

"Unstated Demand: An Explanation for the Growth in Romance Publishing." Presented at the Modern Language Association Conference in Washington, D.C. (December 1985).

Review of Pornography and Censorship edited by David Copp, Susan Wendell. In Contemporary Sociology (May 1984): 308.

Review of Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing by Lewis Coser et al. In International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 20, Nos. 1 & 2 (January-April 1983): 135-38.

Miscellaneous

"Classroom versus the On-Line Experience: An Empirical Assessment of Student Achievement and Satisfaction." Presently under review, Journal of Educational Technology & Society. A variation of this paper, "Web-Based Pedagogy: Just How Different is Web-Based Learning," was presented at the 10th Annual American Behavioral and Social Science Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada (February 8-9, 2007).

"Parental Assessments of Education: Some Insights." The Educational Forum. Vol. 61, No. 2 (Winter 1997): 153-159.

"The Functionalist Perspective in Sociology" (pages 786-791) and "Leisure in America" (pages 1075-1080). In Survey of Social Science: Sociology. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, California: Salem Press (December 1994).

Review of Ruling Class, Ruling Culture by R.W. Connell. In International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 20, Nos. 3 & 4 (July-October 1983): 119-21.

"The Sociological Friedrich Nietzsche: The Will to Power and Exchange Structuralism." Cornell Journal of Social Relations, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Spring 1982): 70-83.

"The Bureaucratization of the Alternative Youth Programs of the Sixties: A Decade of Change." Group & Organization Studies, Vol. 4, No. 4 (December 1979): 485-95.