Misztal , BarbaraA (2019) Strategic Curiosity: a way to awaken awareness of common future. Comparative Sociology, 2019, vol. 18.pp. 94-113.


  • Misztal,Barbara A. (2020) Later life: Exploring the Experience of Ageing Through Literature. London: Routledge

Journal articles

Misztal , BarbaraA (2019) Strategic Curiosity: a way to awaken  awareness of common future.  Comparative  Sociology,  2019, vol. 18.pp. 94-113.

Cater, B. and Misztal. B.(2016) Against Sociology as a wonder-free zone,Contemporary Sociology, 45(6),pp. 818-819

Misztal, B.A. (2016) ‘The ambiguity of everyday experience: between normality and boredom’, Qualitative Sociology Review, vol.12, no. 4,pp.100-119.

Misztal, B.A. (2016) Sociological Imagination and literary intuition, Comparative Sociology,  vol. 15, pp.300-323


Misztal, B.A. (2016) Memory role in lending meaning to migrants,  Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, vol. 7, issue 1, ,pp. 97-114.


Misztal, B.A. (2016) Political forgiveness’ transformative potentials : International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society,  29(1), pp.1-18.


Misztal, B.A. (2015) Civil courage: its role the contemporary world and its place in social science. Stan Rzeczy,2 ( 9) pp. 17-41.


  • Misztal, B. A. (2015) Political forgiveness’ transformative potentials : International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society , vol.28 (2) (April)
  • Misztal, B. A. (2014 ) Sustaining tradition and making a difference: Jane Addams’s writing on memory, Journal of Social Science Studies, vol.2, no 1:36-50.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. ( 2012) 'The Idea of Dignity: Its Modern Significance', European Journal of Social Theory,, 16(1):101-121 July.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. ( 2012) 'Public Intellectuals and Think-tanks: A Free Market in Ideas?' The International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society,  vol. 25, no 4.pp. 127-14
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2011) 'Trust: Acceptance of, Precaution Against and Cause of Vulnerability', Comparative Sociology, 10(3), pp. 358-379.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2011) 'The Appeal of British Sociology: A View from Outside and Inside', Sociological Research Online, 16(3), 15.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2011) 'Forgiveness and the Construction of New Conditions for a Common Life, Contemporary Social Science, Special Issue on "Post-conflict Societies", 6(1), February, pp. 39-55.
  • Misztal, Barbara A (2010) 'Narrative's Reliance on Memory: The Case for an Interdisciplinary Exchange Between Memory and Narrative Studies', Life Writing, 7(1), April, pp. 85-97.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2009) 'Collective Memory in a Global Age: Learning How and What to Remember', Current Sociology, 58(1), January, pp. 2-22.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2009) 'A Noble Trinity: Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch and Alva Myrdal', American Sociologist, 40(4), December, pp. 332-351.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2007) 'Ambiguities and Clichés in the Debate about Public Intellectuals', European Journal of Sociology, 48(2), August, pp. 295-316.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2005) 'The New Importance of the Relationship Between Formality and Informality', Feminist Theory, 6(2), pp. 173-194.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2005) 'Memory and Democracy', American Behavioural Scientist, Special Issue: 'Sociology of Memory', 48(10), June, pp. 1320-1338.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2005) 'Memory and the Construction of Temporality, Meaning and Solidarity', Polish Sociological Review, Issue 1, Number 149, pp. 31-48.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2004) 'The Sacralization of Memory', European Journal of Social Theory, 7(1), pp. 67-84.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. and Freundlieb, Dieter (2003) 'The Curious Social Determinism of Randall Collins', European Journal of Sociology, 44(2), August, pp. 247-269.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2003) 'Durkheim and Memory', Journal of  Classical Sociology, 3(2).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2003) 'Memory and Media: Master, Episodic and Flickering Narratives', Education and Society, 1(1).
  • Ferres, Kay and Misztal, Barbara A. (2002) 'Expanding the Space of Deliberation', Feminist Review, 70, pp. 144-148.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2003) 'Negative Capability or Dealing with the Complexity of the Iraqi War', Sociological  Research Online, 8(3),
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2002) 'Rethinking the Concept of Normality: The Criticism of Comte’s Theory of Normal Existence', Polish Sociological Review, Issue 2, Number 138, pp. 189-203.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2001) 'Trust and Cooperation in the Democratic Public Sphere', Journal of Sociology, 37(4), December, pp. 371-387.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2001) 'Normality and Trust in Goffman’s Theory of Interaction Order', Sociological Theory, 19(3).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2001) 'Legal Attempts to Construct Collective Memory', Polish Sociological Review, Issue 1, Number 133, pp. 61-77.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2001) 'Democratic Order: In Search of a Solution to the Problem of Cooperation’, International Studies: Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal, 2(1), pp. 15-31.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1999) 'How Not to Deal with the Past: Lustration in Poland', European Journal of Sociology, 40(1), May, pp. 31-55.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1998) 'Memory and Trust: Post-communist Societies in Search for Rules for Recalling their Past', Political Expressions, 2(1), pp. 7-30.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1996) 'Postcommunist Ambivalence: Becoming of a New Formation?' European Journal of Sociology, 37(1), May, pp.104-140.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1994) 'Types of Political Change', Studia Socjologiczne, 133(2), pp. 33-54. [In Polish.]
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1993) 'Understanding Political Change in Eastern Europe: A Sociological Perspective', Sociology, 27(3), August, pp. 451-470.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1993) 'HIV/AIDS  in Australia: The Evolving Shape of National Policy', International Journal of Health Sciences, 4(2).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1993) 'Management of HIV/AIDS in the Australian Federal system', Social Policy and Administration, 27(2).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1991) 'Must Eastern Europe Follow the Latin American Way?' European Journal of Sociology, 33(1), June, pp. 151-179.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1992) 'The Notion of Trust in Social Theory', Policy, Organisation and Society, Number 5, Winter.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. and Misztal, Bronislaw (1985) 'Images of Barriers to Social Development in Polish Sociological Thought', The British Journal of Sociology, 36(4), December, pp. 574-585.

Book chapters

Barbara A. Misztal (2020) Trust and the variety of its bases, In : Cambridge Handbook of  Social Theory,  in: P.Kivisto (ed) Cambridge University Press, Vol. 2, (forthcoming)

Barbara A. Misztal (2019) Trust in habit: a way of coping in unsettled times, in : Sasaki, M. (ed.) Trust in Contemporary Society, Boston:Brill,pp.41-60.

Barbara A. Misztal (2019)Dignity and emotions in everyday life, in:  Michael Hviid Jacobson (ed) :   Emotions, Everyday Life and Sociology. London: Routledge, pp. 42-56

  • Misztal, B. A.(2015) Configurations of informality and formality in contemporary society.    In : A. Mica, et al (eds.) Sociologies of Formality and Informality.  Frankfurt : Peter Lang International Academic Publisher,  in the series Studies in Social Sciences, Philosophy and History of Ideas, pp.105-127. ISBN 978-3-631-65328-9
  • Misztal, B.A. (2012) Trust: acceptance of,  precaution against and cause of vulnerability, In:M.Sasaki and R.M.Marsh (eds) Trust. Comparative Perspective, Boston: Brill , pp. 209-23.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2011) 'Memory' , in Southerton, Dale (ed.) Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (Sage).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2010) 'Memory and History', in Frawley, Oona (ed.) Memory Ireland, Volume 1: History and Modernity, Irish Studies Series (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press), pp. 3-18.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2009) 'The Banalization and the Contestation of Memory in Post Communist Poland', in Anico, Marta and Peralta, Elsa (eds.) Heritage and Identity: Engagement and Demission in the Contemporary World, Museum Meanings Series (London: Routledge), chapter 8, pp. 117-128.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2009) 'Memories and Practices: The Expelled People's Way of Dealing with the Irreversibility of the Past', in Tornquist, B. (ed.) Expelled People's Memories (Lund University Press), pp. 25-34.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2006) 'Durkheim and Memory', in Catterrell, Roger (ed.) Law and Social Theory, International Library of Essays in Law and Society (Ashgate).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2005) 'Pamiec a Konstrukcja Tymczasowosci, Znaczenia i Solidarnosc', in Halas, E. (ed.) Konstruowanie Jazni Spoleczenstawa Europejskiego (Scholar: Warszawa), pp. 93-113.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2004) 'Civil Society: A Signifier of Plurality and Sense of Wholeness', in Blau, Judith R. (ed.) The Blackwell Companion to Sociology (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing), chapter 6, pp. 73-86. [Hardback 2001.]
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2002) 'Trusting the Professional: A Managerial Discourse for Uncertain Times’, in Dent, M. and Whitehead, S. (eds.) Managing Professional Identities: Knowledge, Performativity and the "New" Professional (London: Routledge), pp.19-38.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2001) 'Durkheim: The Desirability of Normal', in Mucha, J., Kaesler, D. and Winclawski, W. (eds.) Mirrors and Windows: Essays in the History of Sociology (Torun: The Nichalas Copernicus University Press), pp. 81-93.
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2000) 'Goffman’s Concept of the Normal as the Collective Representation of Social Life', in Pudsey, J. et al. (eds.) Crossing Boundaries: Sociology at the Interface, TASA Conference Proceedings (Adelaide). [CD.]
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1990) 'AIDS in Australia: Diffusion of Power and Making of Policy', in Misztal, Barbara A. and Moss, David (eds.) Action on AIDS: National Policies in Comparative Perspective, Contributions in Medical Studies (Greenwood Press).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1990) 'AIDS in Poland: The Fear of Unmasking Intolerance', in Misztal, Barbara A. and Moss, David (eds.) Action on AIDS: National Policies in Comparative Perspective, Contributions in Medical Studies (Greenwood Press).
  • Moss, Davis and Misztal, Barbara A. (1990) 'Introduction', in Misztal, Barbara A. and Moss, David (eds.) Action on AIDS: National Policies in Comparative Perspective, Contributions in Medical Studies (Greenwood Press).
  • Misztal, Barbara and Moss, David (1990) 'Conclusion', in Misztal, Barbara A. and Moss, David M. (eds.) Action on AIDS: National Policies in Comparative Perspective, Contributions in Medical Studies (Greenwood Press).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1988) 'Styles of Interaction: Civility, Sociability and Intimacy', in Alexander, M. et al. (eds.) Refashioning Sociology: Responses to a New World Order, TASA Conference Proceedings (Brisbane: QUT Press).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1988) 'Social Movements as a Factor of Change in the Contemporary World', in Kriesberg, Louis, Misztal, Bronislaw and Mucha, Janusz (eds.) Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change Volume 10 (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1985) 'The State and the Legitimacy Crisis', in Misztal, Bronislaw (ed.) Poland After Solidarity: Social Movements versus the State (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books).
  • Misztal, Barbara A. (1983) 'Macro-social Determinants of Urban Social Problems in Poland', in Kaltenberg-Kwiatkowska, E. et al. (eds.) Theories of Urban Sociology and Social Problems of Polish Cities (Wroclaw: Ossolineum).

Other Publications

  • Misztal, Barbara A. (2010) 'Commentary on Israel', Life Writing, 7(1), April, pp. 17-19.

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