Articles and Chapters


Articles and Chapters on Collective Memory

Raoul Wallenberg in Israel recovered memory and mediocre commemoration“, in Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, January 2022.

Review Essay Getting Right with Lincoln versus Getting Lincoln Right”, in Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Winter 2016.

Rethinking the Concept of Collective Memory,” pp 9-21, in Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies, edited by Anna Lisa Tota and Trever Hagen, Routledge, 2016.

Review of ‘Mourning Lincoln’ by Martha Hodes in The American Historical Review, 2016.

 “Commemoration Pp. 235-242 in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral SciencesSecond Edition,  edited by James D. Wright. (U.K., Oxford: Elsevier, 2015): 235-242.

American Journalism’s Conventions and Cultures, 1863-2013: Changing Representations of the Gettysburg Address,” chapter in Journalism and Memory edited by Barbie Zelizer and Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Palsgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Where There is Smoke There is Fire : Memory and History,” Opening essay in Memory and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Conversation with Barry Schwartz edited by Tom Thatcher, SBL Press, 2014.

Harvest.” Concluding essay in Memory and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Conversation with Barry Schwartz, edited by Tom Thatcher, SBL Press, 2014.

Our Lincoln,” Society, Volume 50, Number 5 (September/October 2013): 503-505.

Framing Variations and Collective Memory (Howard Schuman, Amy Corning, and Barry Schwartz), Social Science History, Volume 36, Number 4 (Winter 2012): 451-472.

Reexamining Conflict and Collective Memory- The Nanking Massacre,” Pp. 529-563 in The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology, edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Ronald N. Jacobs, and Philip Smith, Oxford University Press (2012).

Abraham Lincoln in the Mind of the South: Assassination to Reconciliation, chapter in The Living Lincoln, edited by Thomas Horrocks, Harlod Holzer, and Frank J. Williams. Southern Illinois University Press, 2011.

What Difference Does the Medium Make?” Chapter 12 in The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture, Edited by Anthony Le Donne and Tom Thatcher, T& T Clark International, 2011.

Culture and Collective Memory,” Pp. 619-629 in Handbook of Cultural Sociology, edited by John R. Hall, Laura Grindstaff, and Ming-Cheng Lo, Routledge (2010).

Collective Forgetting and the Symbolic Power of Oneness: The Strange Apotheosis of Rosa Parks,” Social Psychology Quarterly, Volume 72 (June 2009): 143-142.

The Limits of Gratitude: Lincoln in African American Memory,” Magazine of History, Volume 23. (January, 2009): 27-33.

1863 Lincoln at Gettysburg,” Illinois History Teacher, Volume 16, (January, 2009): 45-60. 

Collective Memory and Abortive Commemoration: Presidents’ Day and the American Holiday Calendar,” Social Research, Volume 75, Number 1 (Spring 2008), 75-110.

Collective Memory- Why Culture Matters“, Chapter in The Blackwell Companion to The Sociology of Culture, Barry Schwartz, Kazuka Fukuoka, and Sachiko Takita-Ishii, Edited by Mark D. Jacobs and Nancy Weiss Hanrahan, Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

Christian Origins- Historical Truth and Social Memory,” chapter in Memory, Tradition, and Text: Use of the Past in Early Christianity, edited by Alan Kirk and Tom Thatcher, Society of Biblical Literature, 2005.

History, Commemoration, and Belief: Abraham Lincoln in American Memory, 1945-2001 (Barry Schwartz and Howard Schuman), American Sociological Review, Volume 70 (2005):183-203.

The New Gettysburg Address: Fusing History and Memory,” in Poetics, Volume 33 (2005): 63-79.

Elite Revisionists and Popular Beliefs Christopher Columbus, Hero or Villain? “(Howard Schuman, Barry Schwartz, and Hannah D’arcy), Public Opinion Quarterly, Volume 69, ( Spring 2005): 2–29.

Ann Rutledge in American Memory: Social Change and the Erosion of a Romantic Drama,” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 26 (2005): 1-27.

Shadings of Regret: America and Germany (Barry Schwartz and Horst-Alfred Heinrich), Pp. 115-144 in Framing Public Memory, edited by Kindall R. Phillips, University of Alabama Press, 2004.

Lincoln at the Millenium,” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association (Winter 2003) 24:1, 1-31.

Honor, Dignity, and Collective Memory (Barry Schwartz and MiKyoung Kim). Pp. 209-226 in Culture in Mind: Toward a Sociology of Culture and Cognition, edited by Karen A. Cerulo, Routledge (2002).

History and Collective Memory: How Abraham Lincoln Became a Symbol of Racial Equality,” Sociological Quarterly 38 (Summer, 1997): 469-496

Social Change and Collective Memory: The Democratization of George Washington,” American Sociological Review (April, 1991): 221-236.

Memory and the Practices of Commitment.” Pp. 135-146 in Qualitative Sociology as Everyday Life, edited by Barry Glassner & Rosanna Hertz, Sage (1999).

Commemoration and the Politics of Recognition: The Korean War Veterans Memorial (Barry Schwartz and Todd Bayma), American Behavioral Scientist: 1999; 42; 946-967

Confucius in the Cultural Revolution: A Study in Collective Memory (Zhang Tong and Barry Schwartz), Politics, Culture, and Society, 11 (1997): 189-212

Postmodernity and Historical Reputation: Abraham Lincoln in the Late Twentieth Century Social Forces, 77 (September, 1998): 63-104.  (Link is to preview only, due to restrictions placed upon the author by the publisher).

Memory as a Cultural System: Abraham Lincoln in World War II,” American Sociological Review, 61, (October, 1996), pp. 908-927

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Commemorating a Difficult Past (Robin Wagner-Pacifici and Barry Schwartz), American Journal of Sociology, 97 (September 1991), 376-420.

THE RECOVERY OF MASADA: A STUDY IN COLLECTIVE MEMORY” SQ1986Masada (Barry Schwartz, Yael Zerubavel, Bernice M. Barnett), Sociological Quarterly, 27, (Summer, 1986): 147-164.

War Memorials.”  Pp. 429-431 in The Oxford Companion to American Military History, edited by John Whiteclay Chambers II,, Oxford University Press, ( 2000).


Articles on Iconography

George Washington:  A New Man for a New Century.” Pp. 123-139 in George Washington: American Symbol, edited by Barbara J. Mitnick, Hudson Hills Press, New York (1999).

“Frame images: Towards a Semiotics of Collective Memory,” Semiotica 121-1/2 (1998), 1-40. (Publisher restrictions prevent private use, but this document is available in numerous other databases.) 

Newark’s Seated Lincoln,” New Jersey History, 113 (Fall/Winter 1995): 22-50

Picturing Lincoln.” Pp. 135-155 in Picturing History, edited by William Ayers, Rizzoli (1993).

Iconography and Collective Memory: Lincoln’s Image in the American Mind,”  Sociological Quarterly, 70 (Fall, 1991): 301-319.

“The Icon and the Word: A Study in the Visual Depiction of Moral Character” (Barry Schwartz and Eugene Miller) Semotica, 61 (July, 1986), 516-543. (Publisher restrictions prevent private use, but this document is available in numerous other databases.) 

The Icon of the New Republic (Eugene Miller and Barry Schwartz) Review of Politics, 47 (October, 1985): 516-543.

The Social Context of Commemoration: A Study in Collective Memory,” Social Forces, 61 (December 1982): 374-402.

Articles on Symbolic Leadership

“The Emancipation Proclamation- Lincoln’s Many Second Thoughts”  Society, (27 October 2015): 1-14.

Nixon Postmortem,” (Barry Schwartz and Lori Holyfield), Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 560 (1998): 96-110.

Why They Liked Ike : Tradition, Crisis, and Heroic Leadership” (Kenneth Morris and Barry Schwartz), Sociological Quarterly, 34 (Spring, 1993), 133-153.

The Character of Washington: A Study in Republican Culture,” American Quarterly,  38 (Summer, 1986): 202-222.

Emerson, Cooley, and the American Heroic Vision,” Symbolic Interaction, 8 (Spring 1985): 103-120.

George Washington and the Whig Conception of Heroic Leadership,” American Sociological Review, 48 (February, 1983): 18-33.

Articles on Culture

Review of “America’s Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception by Wayne Baker,” American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 111, No. 4 (January 2006): 1254-1255.

Mourning and the Making of a Sacred Symbol: Durkheim and the Lincoln Assassination,” Social Forces, 70 (December 1991): 343-364.

“Dominance Cues in Nonverbal Behavior,” (Barry Schwartz, Abraham Tesser, and Evan Powell) Social Psychology Quarterly, 45 (June, 1982): 114-120.

 Review of “Appearances and Realities by Gustav Ichheiser”  American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 78, No. 5 (Mar., 1973), pp. 1281-1284

Articles on Queuing and Waiting

“The Social Ecology of Time Barriers,” Social Forces, 56 (June, 1978), 1203-1220. (Publisher restrictions prevent private use, but this document is available in numerous other databases.) 

Manuscript Queues and Editorial Organizations: A Follow-up,”  (Barry Schwartz and Steven Dubin), Scholarly Publishing, 9 (April, 1978): 253-259.

Queues, Priorities, and Social Process,” Social Psychology, 41 (March, 1978): 3-12.

Time, Patience and Black People: A Study of Temporal Access to Medical Care,” Sociological Focus, 11 (January, 1978):11-20.

Waiting, Exchange and Power: The Distribution of Time in Social Systems,” American Journal of Sociology, 79 (January, 1974): 841-871.


Articles and Chapters on Social Psychology

How is history possible? Georg Simmel on empathy and realism Journal of Classical Sociology, 2017, Vol. 17(3) 213–237.

“The Home Advantage,” (Barry Schwartz and Stephen F. Barsky) Social Forces, 55 (March, 1977): 641-661.  (Publisher restrictions prevent private use, but this document is available in numerous other databases.) 

 Notes on the Sociology of Sleep,” Sociological Quarterly, 11, (Autumn, 1970): 485-499.

The Social Psychology of Privacy,” American Journal of Sociology, 73 (May, 1968): 741-752.

The Social Psychology of the Gift,” American Journal of Sociology, 73 (July, 1967): 1-11.

An Unbridgeable Gap,” Culture Newletter, Culture section of the American Sociological Association (December, 2009).


Articles on Deviance and Social Control

Vengeance and Forgiveness: The Uses of Beneficience in Social Control,” School Review, 86 (August, 1978): 665-668.

Peer vs. Authority Effects in a Correctional Community,” Criminology, 11 (August, 1973): 233-257.

Deprivation of Privacy as a ‘Functional Prerequisite’: The Case of the Prison,” Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science, 63 (June, 1972): 229-239.

 “Crime Typology of Stand Metropolitan Statistical Areas,” (Andre Normandeau and Barry Schwartz), Criminology, 9 (August-November, 1971): 228-244.

Pre-Institutional vs. Situational Influence in a Correctional Community,” Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science, 62 (December, 1968): 532-542.

The Effect in Philadelphia of Pennsylvania’s Increased Penalties for Rape and Attempted Rape,” Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science, 59 (December, 1968): 509-515.