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House FullIndian Cinema and the Active Audience

House Full: Indian Cinema and the Active Audience

Lakshmi Srinivas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226361420
eISBN:
9780226361734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361734.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Popular Indian cinema provides entertainment for people from all walks of life but equally importantly, cinema provides collective experience and a common referent in a country of mind-boggling ... More

Housekeeping By DesignHotels and Labor

Housekeeping By Design: Hotels and Labor

David Brody

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389097
eISBN:
9780226389264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this book, author David Brody asserts that hotel workers, and by extension all workers, need to be considered as more than just facilitators of the consumer experience and need to be integrated ... More

Midnight BasketballRace, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Douglas Hartmann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226374840
eISBN:
9780226375038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is about the late night basketball leagues organized in dozens of American cities in the late 1980s and early 1990s for purposes of social intervention, risk prevention, and crime reduction ... More

Philanthropy in Democratic SocietiesHistory, Institutions, Values

Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Rob Reich, Chiara Cordelli, and Lucy Bernholz (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book provides an integrated and multi-disciplinary examination of the growing role and legitimacy of philanthropy in democratic societies. Contributors probe the relationship between ... More

ScenescapesHow Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Cities and neighborhoods are production sites, residential habitats, and political arenas; they are also scenes of expression and meaning. Profound global and historical transformations set the stage ... More

Windows Into the SoulSurveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Gary T. Marx

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Queen Elizabeth (1503-1633) did not want “to make windows into men’s hearts and secret thoughts.” Yet as ruler she needed information about her subjects. Today’s surveillance society brings the same ... More

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