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Murray Milner

Professor Emeritus

Phone: 434-982-2693

PO Box 400766
Department of Sociology
542 Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4766

Research Interests

Currently he is writing a book tentatively entitled "Nerds, Freaks, and Cool Kids: Adolescent Status Systems and Schools in a Consumer Society." It draws upon the Theory of Status relationships that was developed in Status and Sacredness to explain the patterns of behavior characteristics of American teenagers and how these patterns relate to the broader economic and political context of consumer capitalism.


  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Texas A&M University System : College Station
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Texas System : Austin
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Columbia University