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The Symbolic Construction of RealityThe Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Jeffrey Andrew Barash (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In 1933, eminent philosopher Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945) fled Nazi Germany for the United States. His fame in Europe having already been established through a public debate with Martin Heidegger in ... More

Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies

Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies

Howard S. Becker and Michal M. McCall (eds)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226041179
eISBN:
9780226041056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041056.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the ... More

The Sympathetic StateDisaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Michele Landis Dauber

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Even as unemployment rates soared during the Great Depression, FDR's relief and social security programs faced attacks in Congress and the courts on the legitimacy of federal aid to the growing ... More

SyntheticHow Life Got Made

Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Sophia Roosth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226440323
eISBN:
9780226440637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Life is not what it used to be. Synthetic is an anthropological story about how it got that way. Living things bearing genomes streamlined or cobbled together from synthesized DNA now scurry, swim, ... More

Talking about PoliticsInformal Groups and Social Identity in American Life

Talking about Politics: Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life

Katherine Cramer Walsh

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226872186
eISBN:
9780226872216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226872216.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Whether at parties, around the dinner table, or at the office, people talk about politics all the time. Yet while such conversations are a common part of everyday life, political scientists know very ... More

Talking about RaceCommunity Dialogues and the Politics of Difference

Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference

Katherine Cramer Walsh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226869063
eISBN:
9780226869087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226869087.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

It is a perennial question: how should Americans deal with racial and ethnic diversity? More than 400 communities across the country have attempted to answer it by organizing discussions among ... More

Talking TogetherPublic Deliberation and Political Participation in America

Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America

Lawrence R. Jacobs, Fay Lomax Cook, and Michael X. Delli Carpini

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389868
eISBN:
9780226389899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389899.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Challenging the conventional wisdom that Americans are less engaged than ever in national life and the democratic process, this book paints a comprehensive portrait of public deliberation in the ... More

The Tango MachineMusical Culture in the Age of Expediency

The Tango Machine: Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency

Morgan James Luker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385402
eISBN:
9780226385686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385686.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the new and different ways contemporary tango music has been drawn upon and used as a resource for cultural, social, and economic development in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In doing ... More

Targeting Investments in ChildrenFighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited

Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited

Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475813
eISBN:
9780226475837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

A substantial number of American children experience poverty: about 17 percent of those under the age of eighteen meet the government's definition, and the proportion is even greater within minority ... More

Teaching Children ScienceHands-On Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930

Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930

Sally Kohlstedt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226449906
eISBN:
9780226449920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226449920.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

In the early twentieth century, a curriculum known as nature study flourished in major city school systems, streetcar suburbs, small towns, and even rural one-room schools. This object-based approach ... More

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