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Big House on the PrairieRise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

John M. Eason

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book represents a new approach to the study of punishment by explaining the causes and consequences of the prison boom from the perspective of the rural, southern towns most directly affected by ... More

Intersectional InequalityRace, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty

Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty

Charles C. Ragin and Peer C. Fiss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226414379
eISBN:
9780226414546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414546.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

The central analytic focus of most policy-oriented social research today is the assessment of the relative importance of competing independent variables in multivariate analyses. A researcher might ... More

Neoliberal ApartheidPalestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Andy Clarno

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429922
eISBN:
9780226430126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226430126.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the early 1990s, South Africa and Palestine/Israel began negotiations to end colonial rule. The South African state was democratized and Black South Africans gained formal legal equality. ... More

The Politics of ValueThree Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

The Politics of Value: Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

Jane L. Collins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226446004
eISBN:
9780226446288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446288.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The Great Recession not only shook Americans’ faith in the economy but also prompted a “citizen’s critique” of our economic institutions. The Politics of Value provides a vivid account of three ... More

What Is an Event?

What Is an Event?

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439648
eISBN:
9780226439815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439815.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

What is an Event? describes the complex lived experiences of events-in-the making. It analyzes how events erupt and take off from the ground of ongoing, everyday life and how they then restlessly ... More

Who Cleans the Park?Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City

Who Cleans the Park?: Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City

John Krinsky and Maud Simonet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435442
eISBN:
9780226435619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435619.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

For New Yorkers, the answer to the question “Who cleans your park?” is complex: Welfare-to-work trainees, volunteers, unionized city workers (working within or outside their official job ... More

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