Dr. Douglas H. Constance

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Email: soc_dhc@shsu.edu

Office: CHSS 270W

Office Phone: 936-294-1514

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.  1993     Rural Sociology, University of Missouri - Columbia.

M.S.  1984     Community Development, University of Missouri - Columbia 

B.S.  1976      Forest Management, University of Missouri - Columbia

 

SPECIALTY AREAS:

Globalization of the Economy and Society

Sociology of Food and Agriculture

Environmental Sociology

Rural/Community Development

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Professor, August 2009 to present

Department of Sociology, Sam Houston State University

Associate Professor, August 2003 to August 2009

Department of Sociology, Sam Houston State University

Assistant Professor, August 1997 to August 2003

Department of Sociology, Sam Houston State University

 

RECENT JOURNAL ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS & BOOKS:

Constance, Douglas H., Francisco Martinez, and Gilberto Aboites. 2010. “The Globalization of the Poultry Industry: Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride in Mexico” In From Community to Consumption: New and Classical Statements in Rural Sociological Research. Research in Rural Sociology and Development. Volume 16. Edited by Alessandro Bonanno, Hans Bakker, Raymond Jussaume, Yoshio Kawamura, and Mark Shucksmith. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (forthcoming)

 

Constance, Douglas H. and M. Kirk Jentoft. 2010. "Global Productive Capital Mobility: The Case of Chilean Farmed Atlantic Salmon." In Globalization and the Time-Space Reorganization: Mobility in Agriculture and Food in the Americas, eds. A. Bonanno and J.S. Cavalcanti. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)

 

Constance, Douglas H. 2010. "Sustainable Agriculture in the United States: A Critical Examination of a Contested Process." Sustainability 2(1):48-72.

 

Constance, Douglas H., and Jin Young Choi. 2010. "Overcoming the Barriers to Organic Adoption in the United States: A Look at Pragmatic Conventional Producers in Texas." Sustainability 2(1):163-188.

 

Constance, Douglas H. 2009. “Contested Globalization of the Agrifood System: A Missouri School Analysis of Sanderson Farms and Seaboard Farms in Texas.” Southern Rural Sociology 24(2):48-86.  

 

 

Bonanno, Alessandro and Douglas H. Constance. 2008. Stories of Globalization: Transnational Corporations, Resistance, and the State. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press.  

 

Constance, Douglas H. 2008. “The Southern Model of Broiler Production and Its Global Implications.” Culture and Agriculture 30(1):17-31.

 

Constance, Douglas H. 2008. “The Emancipatory Question: The Next Step in the Sociology of Agrifood Systems?” Agriculture and Human Values 25(2):151-155.

Constance, Douglas H., Jin Young Choi, and Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland. 2008. “Conventionalization, Bifurcation, and Quality of Life: A Look at Certified and Non-Certified Organic Farmers in Texas.” Southern Rural Sociology 23(1):208-234.

Jordan, Jeffrey L. and Douglas H. Constance. 2008. “Sustainable Agriculture and the Social Sciences:  Getting Beyond Best Management Practices and Getting Into Food Systems.” Southern Rural Sociology 23(1):1-22.  

 

Bonanno, Alessandro and Douglas H. Constance. 2007. "Agency and Resistance in the Sociology of Agriculture and Food." Pp. 29 - 43 In Wynne Wright and Gerad Middendorf (eds.), Food Fights: Producers, Consumers, and Activists Challenge the Global Food System. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

 

Aboites, Gilberto, Alessandro Bonanno, Douglas H. Constance, Kristin Erlandson, and Francisco Martinez.  2007. La Construction de Resistancias en un Mundo Global (The Construction of Resistance in the Global World). Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila Press.

 

Bonanno, Alessandro and Douglas H. Constance. 2006."Corporations and the State in the Global Era: The Case of Seaboard Farms in Texas."Rural Sociology 71(1):59-84.

Constance, Douglas H. and Reny Tuinstra. 2005. "Corporate Chickens and Community Conflict in East Texas: Growers' and Neighbors' Views on the Impacts of Industrial Broiler Production." Culture and Agriculture 27(1):45-60.

Constance, Douglas H. 2003. "Presidential Address: From Goldschmidt to Globalization: The Southern Model of Rural Development." Southern Rural Sociology 19(1):123-137.

Bonanno, Alessandro and Douglas H. Constance. 2003. "The Global/Local Interface." Pp. 41-51 in David Brown and Louis Swanson (eds.), Challenges for Rural America in the 21st. Century. University Park, PA: Penn State Press.

Constance, Douglas H., Alessandro Bonanno, Caron Cates, Daniel Argo, and Mirenda Harris. 2003. "Resisting Integration in the Global Agro-food System: Corporate Chickens and Community Controversy in Texas." Pp. 103-118 in Reidar Almas and Geoffrey Lawrence (eds.), Globalisation, Localisation, and Sustainable Livelihoods. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press.

Constance, Douglas H., Anna M. Kleiner, and J. Sanford Rikoon. 2003. "The Contested Terrain of Swine Production: Deregulation and Reregulation of Corporate Farming Laws In Missouri" Pp. 76-95 in Jane Adams (ed.), Fighting for the Farm: Rural America Transformed. University Park, PA: University Press of Pennsylvania.

 

RECENT PAPER, POSTER, and PANEL PRESENTATIONS:

 

Constance, Douglas H., Francisco Martinez, Gilberto Aboites, Alessandro Bonanno, and Sujey Vega. 2010. “Neoliberal Restructuring and the Poultry Industry in Mexico: The North Moves South and the South Moves North.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. Bloomington, IN. June 3. 

 

Aboites, Gilberto, Alessandro Bonanno, Douglas H. Constance, Francisco Martinez and Sujey Vega. 2010. “The Diffusion of  an Innovation: The Globalization of the Southern Model of Poultry Production in Mexico.”  Poster presented at the First CHSS Research Conference. Huntsville, TX. April 9.

 

Constance, Douglas H., Jason Konefal, and Maki Hatanaka. 2010. “The Controversy over GMO Foods: The Case of Sustainable Agriculture Standards in the United States.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association. Houston, TX. April 1.

 

Constance, Douglas H., Gilberto Aboites, Francisco Martinez, Alessandro Bonanno, and Sujey Vega. 2010. “Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride in Mexico: Post-NAFTA Market Integration in the Poultry Industry.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association. Houston, TX. April 2.

 

Constance, Douglas H. 2010. “Sustainable Agriculture Standards in the United States: From SARE to Organics to the Controversy over GMOs.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. Orlando, FL. Feb. 8. 

 

Constance, Douglas H., Alessandro Bonanno, Sujey Vega,  Francisco Martinez, and Gilberto Aboites. 2010. “The Globalization of the Poultry Industry: Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride in Mexico and Beyond.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. Orlando, FL. Feb. 8. 

 

Constance, Douglas H., Travis S. Miller, and Mona E. Avalos. 2009. “Pinstriped Coyotes and Transporters Along the Chicken Trail: Tyson Foods and Labor Sourcing in the Poultry Industry.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Madison, WI. August 2.

 

 Constance, Douglas H. 2009. “The Missouri School of Agrifood Studies: Documenting Corporate Power.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Madison, WI. August 1.

 

 Constance, Douglas H., Travis S. Miller, and Mona E. Avalos. 2009. “Sourcing Labor for the Poultry Industry: The Case of Tyson Foods.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. State College, PA. May 30.

 

 Constance, Douglas H. 2009. “How Big is the Tent?: Sustainable Agriculture for All?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. State College, PA. May 29.

 

 Constance, Douglas H. and Jin Young Choi. 2009. “Indentifying Potential Organic Producers in Texas: Facilitators and Barriers.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA. Feb. 1. 

 

 Constance, Douglas H. and Travis S. Miller. 2009. “Regional Integration in the Poultry Industry: Tyson and Foods and Labor Recruiting.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA. Feb. 2. 

 

 Constance, Douglas. 2008. “The Case Study Approach to Agrifood Studies: TNCs, Resistance, and the State.” Paper presented at the Globalization and Economic Restructuring Conference, Autonomous University of Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico. October 10.

 

 Constance, Douglas H., Francisco Martinez, and Gilberto Aboites. 2008. “Tyson and Bachoco in Mexico: The Diffusion of the Contract Model of Production.” Paper presented at the XII World Congress of Rural Sociology of the International Rural Sociological Association. Goyang, Korea. July 10.

 

 Constance, Douglas. 2008. “Presidential Address: The Four Questions in Agrifood Studies: A View from the Bus.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. New Orleans, LA. June 6.

 

 Constance, Douglas H.  2008. “Corporate Agrifood Strategies Across Commodities: Accumulation, Legitimation, Social Movements, and the State.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. New Orleans, LA. June 5.

 

 Constance, Douglas H. 2008. “The Story of Corporate Concentration: Accumulation, Legitimation, Social Movements, and the State.” Paper presented at the Missouri School of Agrifood Studies: Understanding Corporate Concentration in Agriculture Conference. Columbia, MO. April 18.

 

 Constance, Douglas H. 2008. “Value Chains, Organic Certification, and Organic Markets.” Paper presented at the 20th. Anniversary SARE Conference. Kansas City, MO. March 25. 

 

 Lau, Michael H., Douglas H. Constance, and Roger Hanagriff.  2008. “Barriers to the Adoption of Organic Agriculture by Conventional Producers in Texas.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. Dallas, TX. Feb. 3. 

 Constance, Douglas H. and Jin Young Choi. 2008. “Predictors of Interest in and Practice of Organic Agriculture in Texas.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. Dallas, TX. Feb. 4. 

Constance, Douglas H. 2007. "From Sustainable Agriculture to Civic Agriculture: The Next Step in the Sociology of Agri-Food Systems?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Santa Clara, CA.  August 5.

 

Constance, Douglas H. 2007. "The Diffusion of an Innovation: The Poultry Industry Moves South." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Santa Clara, CA.  August 4.

 

Lau, Michael, Roger Hanagriff, and Douglas H. Constance. 2007. "The Role of Marketing Barriers in the Adoption of Organic Agriculture: The Case of Texas." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association. Portland, OR. July 31.

 

Constance, Douglas H. 2007. "The Broiler Contract and Agri-Industrial Globalization: Don and Bo on the "Go." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. Victoria, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  June 1.

 

Jordan, Jeffrey and Douglas H. Constance. 2007. "Sustainable Agriculture and the Social Sciences: Getting Beyond Best Management System and Getting into Food Systems." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. Mobile, AL. Feb. 5. 

 

Constance, Douglas H. and Holly Lyke Ho-Gland. 2007. "Organic Bifucation and Quality of Life: A Look at Certified and Non-Certified Organic Farmers in Texas." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the  Southern Rural Sociological Association. Mobile, AL. Feb. 5. 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Sociology 168: Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Sociology 131: Principles of Sociology

Sociology 336: Social Change and Development

Sociology 376: Rural and Urban Sociology

Sociology 384: Economy and Society

Sociology 386: Sociological Theory

Sociology 462: Marriage and the Family

Sociology 468: Sociology of Religion

Sociology 477: Bureaucracy and Work

Sociology 564: Seminar in Environmental Sociology

Sociology 576: Seminar in Sociology of Community

Sociology 589: Seminar in Social Change and Development

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: 

Department of Sociology:

2001-2010 Director of Undergraduate Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

2004-2007       Member, Curriculum Committee

Sam Houston State University:

2006 - 2009     Member, University Curriculum Committee

2005-2008       Faculty Senate

Discipline of Sociology:

2009-2010     Co-Editor: Journal of Rural Social Sciences

2008-2010     Chair: Administrative Council, USDA Southern Sustainable Agriduculture Reserach Education  Program

2005-2010     Book Review Editor: Agriculture and Human Values


2003-2010     Qualify of Life Representative: USDA Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Program

2007- 2008    President: Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society

2006-2008     Co-Guest Editor: "Sustainable Agriculture and Quality of Life" for   Southern Rural Sociology

2002-2003     President: Southern Rural Sociological Association.