Articles and Book Chapters

Legun, Katharine A. and Michael M. Bell. (Forthcoming.) “The Environment,” in Investigating Social Problems, 2nd ed. A. Javier Travino, ed. Los Angeles and London: Sage.

Liu, John Chung-En and Michael M. Bell. (Forthcoming.) “Environmental Sociology.” Chapter in Cambridge Handbook of Sociology, Kathleen Korgen, ed. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Ashwood, Loka and Michael M. Bell. 2017. “Affect and Taste: Bourdieu, Traditional Music, and the Performance of Possibilities.” Sociolgia Ruralis 57(S1):622-640.

Bell, Michael M. 2017. “Present Tense: Everyday Animism and the Politics of Possession,” pp. 117-127 in Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology, Bradley H. Brewster and Anthony J. Puddephatt, eds. London and New York: Routledge.

Legun, Katharine and Michael M. Bell. 2016. “The Second Middle: Conducers and the Agrifood Economy,” Journal of Rural Studies 48:104-114.

Ashwood, Loka and Michael M. Bell. 2016. “The Rural-Agriculture Power Play,” pp. 650-660 in International Handbook of Rural Studies, Lynda Cheshire, Mark Shucksmith & David L. Brown, eds. New York and London: Routledge.

Stull, Valerie, Michael M. Bell, and Mpumelelo Ncwadi. 2016. “Environmental Apartheid: Eco-Health and Rural Marginalization in South Africa.” Journal of Rural Studies. 47(A): 369-380.

Bell, Michael M. 2016. “In Your Face: Why Food Is Politics and Why We Are Finally Starting to Admit It,” pp. 189-195 in Biological Economics: Experimentation and the Politics of Agri-Food Frontiers, Richard Le Heron, Hugh Campbell, Nick Lewis, and Michael Carolan, eds. London and New York: Routledge and Earthscan.

Keller, Julie, Sarah Lloyd, and Michael M. Bell. 2015. “Creating and Consuming the Heartland: Symbolic Boundaries in Representations of Femininity and Rurality in U.S. Magazines.” Journal of Rural Studies. 42:133–143.

Lyon, Alexandra, Erin Silva, Jared Zystro, and Michael Bell. 2015. Seed and Plant Breeding for Wisconsin’s Organic Vegetable Sector: Understanding Farmers’ Needs and Practices.” Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 39:601-624.

Jackson, Randall D., Lawrence G. Oates, Walter H. Schacht, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Daniel J. Undersander, Matthew A. Greenquist, Michael M. Bell and Claudio Gratton. 2015. “Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Cool-Season Pastures under Managed Grazing.” Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. Published on-line Feb 21, 2015.

Legun, Katharine A. and Michael M. Bell. 2015. “The Environment,” pp. 367-393 in Investigating Social Problems, A. Javier Travino, ed. Los Angeles and London: Sage. (Bell listed as first author due to publisher’s error.)

Ashwood, Loka, Noelle Harden, Michael M. Bell, and William Bland. 2014. “Linked and Situated: Grounded Knowledge.” Rural Sociology. 79(4): 427–452.

Keller, Julie C. and Michael M. Bell. 2014. “Rolling in the Hay: The Rural as Sexual Space” pp. 506-522 in Rural America in a Globalizing World: Problems and Prospects for the 2010s, Elizabeth Ransom, Conner Bailey, and LeifJensen, eds. Morgantown, West Virginia: West Virginia University Press.

Harden, Noelle M., Loka L. Ashwood, William L. Bland, and Michael M. Bell. 2013. “For the Public Good: Weaving a Multifunctional Landscape in the Corn Belt.” Agriculture and Human Values. 30(4): 525-537.

Vatovec, Christine, Laura Senier, and Michael M. Bell. 2013. “An Ecological Perspective of Medical Care: Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health Impacts of Medical Supply and Pharmaceutical Chains.” Ecohealth. 10(3): 257-267.

Vatovec, Christine, Laura Senier, and Michael M. Bell. 2013. “The Ecology of Dying: Commodity Chains, Governance, and the Medicalization of End-Of-Life Care.” Pp. 195-215 in Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health, Maya K. Gislason, ed. Advances in Medical Sociology, volume 15.

Ubert, Emanuel and Michael M. Bell. 2013. “Welcome to the Consumption Line: Sustainability, Social Organization, and the Wage-Price Gap.” In Innovations in Sustainable Consumption: New Economics, Socio-technical Transitions, and Social Practices, Maurie J. Cohen, Halina Szejnwald Brown and Philip J. Vergragt, eds. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

Bell, Michael M. and Pierre M. Stassart. 2011. “Toward Pagan Agroecology.” Journal of Rural Studies 27(4): 348-349.

Lyon, Alexandra, Michael M. Bell, Claudio Gratton, and Randall D. Jackson. 2011. “Farming without a Recipe: Wisconsin Graziers and New Directions for Agricultural Science.” Journal of Rural Studies 27(4): 384-393.

Stiles, Kaelyn, Ozlem Altiok, and Michael M. Bell. 2011. “The Ghosts of Taste: Food and the Cultural Politics ofAuthenticity.” Agriculture and Human Values 28(2): 225-236.

Oates, L. Gary, David J. Undersander, Michael M. Bell, Claudio C. Gratton, Randall D. Jackson. 2011. “Management-Intensive Rotational Grazing Promotes Forage Production and Quality of Subhumid Cool-Season Pastures.” Crop Science 51(2): 892-901.

Lyon, Alexandra, Michael M. Bell, Nora Swan Croll, Randall Jackson, and Claudio Gratton. 2010. “Maculate Conceptions: Power, Process, and Creativity in Participatory Research.” Rural Sociology 75(4): 538-559.

Pretty, Jules, William J. Sutherland, Jacqueline Ashby, David Baulcombe, Michael Bell, Jeffrey Bentley, and 49 others. 2010. “The Top 100 Questions ofImportance in the Future ofGlobal Agriculture.” International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 8(4): 219-236.

Bell, Michael M. and Giorgio Osti. 2010. “Mobilities and Ruralities: An Introduction.” Sociologia Ruralis 50(3):200-204.

Bell, Michael M., Sarah Lloyd, and Christine Vatovec. 2010. “Activating the Countryside: Rural Power, the Power of the Rural, and the Making of Rural Politics.” Sociologia Ruralis 50(3):205-224.

Brewster, Bradley H. and Michael M. Bell. 2010. “The Environmental Goffman: Toward an Environmental Sociology of Everyday Life.” Society and Natural Resources 23(1):1-13.

Bell, Michael M. 2009. “Can We? The Audacity of Environmental Hope.” Nature and Culture 4(3):316-323.

Bell, Michael M. 2009. “The Problem of the Original Capitalist.” Environment and Planning A 41(6): 1276-1282.

Bland, William L. and Michael M. Bell. 2009. “Beyond Systems Thinking in Agroecology: Holons, Intentionality, and Resonant Configurations.” Pp. 85-94 in Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society, Patrick Bohlen and Gar House, eds. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group.

Banerjee, Damayanti and Michael M. Bell. 2008. “Environmental Justice.” In Richard T. Schafer, ed. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA and London: Sage Publications.

Bell, Michael M. and Peter Korsching. 2008. “Town-Country Relations,” in The Encyclopedia of Rural Life, 2nd edition, Gary Goreham, ed. Millerton, NY: Grey House Publishing.

Korsching, Peter F. and Michael M. Bell. 2008. “Technology,” in The Encyclopedia of Rural Life, 2nd edition, Gary Goreham, ed. Millerton, NY: Grey House Publishing.

Bell, Michael M., Alexandra Lyon, Claudio Gratton, and Randall Jackson. 2008. “The Productivity of Variability: An Agroecological Hypothesis.” International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 6(4): 233-235.

Bell, Michael M. 2008. “Shifting Agrifood Systems: A Comment.” Geojournal 73(1):83-85.

Bell, Michael M. 2007. “In the River: A Sociohistorical Account of Dialogue and Diaspora.” Humanity and Society. 31 (2-3): 210-234.

Bland, William L. and Michael M. Bell. 2007. “A Holon Approach to Agroecology.” International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 5(4): 280-294.

Bell, Michael M. 2007. “The Two-ness of Rural Life and the Ends of Rural Scholarship.” Journal of Rural Studies 23 (4): 402-415.

Jackson, Randall D., Michael M. Bell, and Claudio Gratton. 2007. “Assessing Ecosystem Variance at Different Scales to Generalize About Pasture Management in Southern Wisconsin.” Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 122:471-478.

Banerjee, Damayanti and Michael M. Bell. 2007. “Ecogender: Locating Gender in Environmental Social Science.” Society and Natural Resources 20(1): 3-19.

Campbell, Hugh, Michael M. Bell, and Margeret Finney. 2006. “Masculinity and Rural Life: An Introduction.” In Country Boys: Masculinity and Rural Life, Hugh Campbell, Michael M. Bell, and Margeret Finney, eds. Rural Studies Series ofthe Rural Sociological Society. College Station, PA: Penn State University Press.

Peter, Gregory, Michael Bell, Susan Jarnagin, and Donna Bauer. 2006. “Cultivating an Ecological Dialogue: Sustainable Agriculture and Masculinities.” In Country Boys: Masculinity and Rural Life, Hugh Campbell, Michael M. Bell, and Margeret Finney, eds. Rural Studies Series of the Rural Sociological Society. College Station, PA: Penn State University Press.

Bell, Michael M. 2005. “The Vitality of Difference: Systems Theory, the Environment, and the Ghost of Parsons.” Society and Natural Resources. 18(5): 471-478.

Peter, Gregory, Michael Bell, Susan Jarnagin, and Donna Bauer. 2005. “Farm Dads: Contemporary Challenges to Fatherhood in the Fields of the Midwest,” pp. 235-253 in Situated Fatherhood: Negotiating Involvement in Physical and Social Contexts, William Marsiglio, Kevin Roy, and Greer Fox, eds. Rowman and Littlefield.

Bell, Michael M. 2004. “Farms,” pp. 142-143 in Patterned Ground: Ecologies and Geographies of Nature and Culture, Stephan Harrison, Steve Pile, and Nigel Thrift, editors. London, UK: Reaktion Books.

Carolan, Michael and Michael M. Bell. 2004. “No Fence Can Stop It: Debating Dioxin Drift from a Small US Town to Arctic Canada.” Pp. 385-422 in Science and Politics in the International Environment, Neil Harrison and Gary Bryner, eds. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield.

Carolan, Michael S., Diane Mayerfeld, Michael M. Bell, and Derrick Exner. 2004. “Rented Land: Barriers to Sustainable Agriculture.Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 59(4): 70A- 75A.

Bell, Michael M. and Frederick Hendricks. 2003. “Democratization in Rural Life: Introduction,” in Walking Towards Justice: Democratization in Rural Life, Michael M. Bell and Frederick Hendricks, eds., with Azril Bacal. Research in Rural Sociology and Development book series. Amsterdam and New York: JAI/Elsevier.

Bell, Michael M. 2003. “Dialogue and Isodemocracy: Creating the Social Conditions of Good Talk,” in Walking Towards Justice: Democratization in Rural Life, Michael M. Bell and Frederick Hendricks, eds., with Azril Bacal. Research in Rural Sociology and Development book series. Amsterdam and New York: JAI/Elsevier.

Anderson, Cynthia and Michael M. Bell. 2003. “The Devil of Social Capital: A Dilemma for American Rural Sociology.” Pp. 232-244 in Country Visions, Paul Cloke, ed. London: Pearson.

Carolan, Michael and Michael M. Bell. 2003. “In Truth We Trust: Discourse, Phenomenology, and the Social Relations ofKnowledge in an Environmental Dispute.” Environmental Values. 12(2):225-245.

Peter, Greg and Michael M. Bell. 2003. “Farming.” Entry in Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson, eds. ABC-Clio Press.

Bell, Michael M. 2002. “Diálogo e Isodemocracia: Un Ensayo Sobre Las Condiciones de la Buena Conversación,” pp. 15-37 in Democracia Es…Camino a la Justia y a la Dignitad, Azril Bacal, Bernardino Mata, and Rosemary Galli, eds. Chapingo, Mexico: Universidad Autónoma Chapingo.

Bell, Michael M. 2001. “Dialogue and Isodemocracy: An Essay on the Social Conditions of Good Talk.” Revue Internationale de Sociologie (International Review of Sociology). 11(3): 281-297.

Bell, Michael M. 2001. “Can the World Develop and Sustain Its Environment?” pp. 440-459 in Sociology for a New Century, York Bradshaw, Joseph Healey, and Rebecca Smith, eds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.

Campbell, Hugh and Michael M. Bell. 2000. “The Question of Rural Masculinities,” Rural Sociology. 64(4).

Petrzelka, Peggy and Michael M. Bell. 2000. “Rationality and Solidarity: The Social Organization of Common Property Resources in the Imdrhas Valley of Morocco,” Human Organization. 59(3): 343-352.

Peter, Gregory, Michael M. Bell, Susan Jarnagin, Donna Bauer. 2000. “Coming Back Across the Fence: Masculinity and the Transition to Sustainable Agriculture,” Rural Sociology. 65(2): 215-233.

Anderson, Cynthia D. and Michael M. Bell. 2000. “The Social Economy of Rural Life: An Introduction.” Journal of Rural Studies. 16: 269-272.

Bell, Michael M. and Philip Lowe. 2000. “Regulated Freedoms: The Market and the State, Agriculture and the Environment,” Journal of Rural Studies. 16: 285-294.

Bell, Michael M. 1998. “The Dialogue of Solidarities, or Why the Lion Spared Androcles,” Sociological Focus. 31(2):181-199.

Bell, Michael M. 1998. “Culture as Dialog,” pp. 49-62 in Bakhtin and the Human Sciences: No Last Words, Michael M. Bell and Michael Gardiner, eds. London: Sage.

Gardiner, Michael and Michael M. Bell. 1998. “Bakhtin and the Human Sciences: An Introduction,” pp. 1-12 in Bakhtin and the Human Sciences: No Last Words, Michael M. Bell and Michael Gardiner, eds. London: Sage.

Bell, Michael M. 1997. “The Ghosts of Place,” Theory and Society. 26:813-836.

Bell, Michael M. and Peter F. Korsching. 1997. “Town-Country Relations,” pp. 708-711 in Encyclopedia of Rural America, Gary Goreham, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Korsching, Peter F. and Michael M. Bell. 1997. “Technology,” pp. 677-681 in Encyclopedia of Rural America, Gary Goreham, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Bell, Michael M. 1996. “Stone Age New England: A Geology of Morals,” pp. 29-64 in Creating the Countryside: The Politics ofRural and Environmental Discourse, Melanie Dupuis and Peter Vandergeest, eds., Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Bell, Michael M. 1995. “The Dialectic of Technology: Commentary on Warner and England,” Rural Sociology, 60(4): 623-632.

Bell, Michael M. 1994. “Deep Fecology: Mikhail Bakhtin and the Call of Nature,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 5(4):65-84.

Bell, Michael M. 1992. “The Fruit of Difference: The Rural-Urban Continuum as a System of Identity,” Rural Sociology, 57(1):65-82.

Bell, Michael and Edward Laine. 1990. Reprint of “Erosion of the Laurentide Region…,” pp. 173-202 in Ice Age Research, H. Liedtke, ed. Darmstadt, Germany: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

Bell, Michael M.1989. “Did New England Go Downhill?Geographical Review, 79(4):451-467.

Bell, Michael and Edward Laine. 1985. “Erosion of the Laurentide Region of North America by Glacial and Glacio-fluvial Processes.” Quaternary Research, 23:154-174.

Laine, Edward and Michael Bell. 1982. “New Evidence from Beneath the Western North Atlantic for the Depth of Glacial Erosion in Greenland and North America: Reply to Andrew’s Comment.” Quaternary Research, 17:125-127.

Research Poems

Bell, Michael M. 2007. Rural Geniuses.” Humanity and Society. 31(2-3): 260-261.

Bell, Michael M. 2002. Sentences and Commitments,” International Journal ofHumanities and Peace, 18(1): 58.

Book Reviews

Bell, Michael M. 2003. Review ofThe Social Construction ofthe Ocean, Philip E. Steinberg (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). American Journal ofSociology 109(1):217-218.

Bell, Michael M. 1999. Review of Contested Countryside Cultures: Otherness, Marginalisation and Rurality Paul Cloke and Jo Little, eds. (London and New York: Routledge), American Journal of Sociology.

Bell, Michael M. 1996. Review of Green Production: Toward an Environmental Rationality by Enrique Leff(New York: Guilford), Rural Sociology, 61:398-400.

Bell, Michael M. 1995. Review of The Great Jerusalem Artichoke Circus: The Buying and Selling of the Rural American Dream by Joseph Amato (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1993), Rural Sociology, 60:339-341.

Bell, Michael M. 2003. Review ofThe Social Construction ofthe Ocean, Philip E. Steinberg (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). American Journal ofSociology 109(1):217-218.

Bell, Michael M. 1999. Review of Contested Countryside Cultures: Otherness, Marginalisation and Rurality Paul Cloke and Jo Little, eds. (London and New York: Routledge), American Journal of Sociology.

Bell, Michael M. 1996. Review of Green Production: Toward an Environmental Rationality by Enrique Leff(New York: Guilford), Rural Sociology, 61:398-400.

Bell, Michael M. 1995. Review of The Great Jerusalem Artichoke Circus: The Buying and Selling of the Rural American Dream by Joseph Amato (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1993), Rural Sociology, 60:339-341.

Other Research and Publications

Ashwood, Loka, Noelle Harden, Michael M. Bell, and William Bland. 2011. Real Problems, Real Answers: The Green Action Plan. Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. 17pp.

Robinson, Matthew and Michael Bell. 2009. “Is Corn Ethanol Production a Socially Sustainable Enterprise for Wisconsin?” Pp. 36-38 in Status ofWisconsin Agriculture—2009, Ed Jesse, ed. Madison, WI: Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Lloyd, Sarah, Michael Bell, Tom Kriegl, and Steve Stevenson. 2007. Milking More than Profit: Life Satisfaction on Wisconsin Dairy Farms. University ofWisconsin-Madison, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. 14pp.

Bell, Michael M. 2003. “Your Neighbor or Your Neighbor’s Farm?—Dick Thompson and Practical Farmers of Iowa,” pp. 40-42 in Renewing the Countryside-Iowa, Shellie Orngard and Jan Joannides, eds. Minneapolis, MN: Renewing the Countryside, Inc.

Mayerfeld, Diane, Rick Exner, and Margaret Smith, with Michael M. Bell and Michael S. Carolan. 2003. Considering Sustainable Agriculture on Your Rented Land. Iowa State University Extension Report PM 1947. 4 pp.

Bell, Michael M. 1999. “Natural Conscience: Environmental Morality and the Constructionism-Realism Debate,” in Sociological Theory and the Environment: Proceedings ofthe Second Woudschoten Conference, Volume 2. Auguus Gijswijt, Frederick Buttel, Peter Dickens, Riley Dunlap, Authur Mol, and Gert Spaargaren, eds. Amsterdam: Research Committee 24 (Environment and Society) of the International Sociological Association and the University of Amsterdam. Conference proceedings.

Hipple, Patricia Coral and Michael M. Bell. 1998. Instructor’s Manual to Accompany An Invitation to Environmental Sociology. Thousand Oaks, London, and New Delhi: Pine Forge Press (Sage). 94 pp.

Bell, Michael M. and Philip Lowe. 1998. “Regulated Freedoms: The Market and the State, Agriculture and the Environment.” Centre for Rural Economy Working Paper 35, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Bell, Michael M. 1996. “The Ghosts of Place,” pp. 109-132 in Places Within, Places Beyond: Norwegian Regionalism in Literature, Wendy Griswold and Fredrik Engelstad, eds. Oslo: Institute for Social Research, Report 96:12. Conference proceedings.

Bell, Michael M. 1992. Childerley: Class, Community, and the Social Experience ofNature, Doctoral Dissertation, Yale University.

Poirier, David, Mary Donohue, and Michael Bell. 1988. Historic Preservation: A Cultural Resource Management Plan for Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Historical Commission.

Bell, Michael and Diane B. Mayerfeld. 1982. Time and the Land: The Story ofMine Hill. Roxbury, CT: Roxbury Land Trust.

Bell, Michael. 1980. The Depth ofGlacial Erosion in North America. Undergraduate thesis, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.