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The First Year OutUnderstanding American Teens after High School

The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Tim Clydesdale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager's first year after high school. But the reality is really quite ... More

Flawed System/Flawed SelfJob Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Ofer Sharone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226073361
eISBN:
9780226073675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226073675.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

American white-collar job seekers engage in the “chemistry game,” a set of job search practices premised on the idea that getting hired requires more than presenting one’s skills; it requires ... More

Framing FinanceThe Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Alex Preda

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

As the banking crisis and its effects on the world economy have made plain, the stock market is of colossal importance to our livelihoods. This book looks at the history of the market to figure out ... More

Franchising DreamsThe Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Peter M. Birkeland

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

McDonald's, Blockbuster Video, Jiffy Lube, and Subway: franchising has become an ever-present feature of the American landscape. One-third of the U.S. gross domestic product flows through franchises, ... More

From Boom To BubbleHow Finance Built the New Chicago

From Boom To Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago

Rachel Weber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294483
eISBN:
9780226294513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book unpacks the urban development process, identifying the players and processes that contribute to periodic construction booms. Debunking the notion that booms occur to accommodate growth or ... More

Getting Your WayStrategic Dilemmas in the Real World

Getting Your Way: Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World

James M. Jasper

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226394756
eISBN:
9780226394749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Getting other people to do what another person want is a useful skill. Whether you are seeking a job, negotiating a deal, or angling for that big promotion, you are engaged in strategic thought and ... More

The Good ProjectHumanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Monika Krause

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Since the late 1980s humanitarianism – the immediate relief of suffering in the name of respect for human dignity – has come to dominate western responses to distant suffering. Whether it is a sudden ... More

The Great Brain SuckAnd Other American Epiphanies

The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Eugene Halton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer ... More

Gringo GulchSex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Megan Rivers-Moore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226373386
eISBN:
9780226373553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373553.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book is about the meanings that are made through the purchase, sale, and regulation of sexual services in the tourism district of a Latin American city. It explores how various kinds of mobility ... More

High-Profile CrimesWhen Legal Cases Become Social Causes

High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Lynn S. Chancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book starts by considering the following: O. J. Simpson, the Central Park jogger, Bensonhurst, William Kennedy Smith, and Rodney King. These names mean more than crimes and criminals, more than ... More

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