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Hong KongMigrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226448565
eISBN:
9780226448589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city's status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city ... More

How It WorksRecovering Citizens in Post-Welfare Philadelphia

How It Works: Recovering Citizens in Post-Welfare Philadelphia

Robert P. Fairbanks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226234083
eISBN:
9780226234113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234113.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Of the some sixty thousand vacant properties in Philadelphia, half of them are abandoned row houses. Taken as a whole, these derelict homes symbolize the city's plight in the wake of industrial ... More

The Institutional Context of Population ChangePatterns of Fertility and Mortality across High-Income Nations

The Institutional Context of Population Change: Patterns of Fertility and Mortality across High-Income Nations

Fred C. Pampel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226645254
eISBN:
9780226645278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645278.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Despite having similar economies and political systems, high-income nations show persistent diversity. This work looks at fertility, suicide, and homicide rates in eighteen high-income nations to ... More

Integrating the Inner CityThe Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226164397
eISBN:
9780226303901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303901.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines the intent, implementation, and emerging outcomes of Chicago’s Plan for Transformation, the largest and most extensive effort in the country to deconcentrate poverty by ... More

The Italian WayFood and Social Life

The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Douglas Harper and Patrizia Faccioli

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Outside of Italy, the country's culture and its food appear to be essentially synonymous. And indeed, as this book makes clear, preparing, cooking, and eating food play a central role in the daily ... More

Last Best GiftsAltruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs

Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs

Kieran Healy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226322353
eISBN:
9780226322384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

More than any other altruistic gesture, blood and organ donation exemplifies the true spirit of self-sacrifice. Donors literally give of themselves for no reward so that the life of an ... More

Laughing Saints and Righteous HeroesEmotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups

Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes: Emotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups

Erika Effler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226188652
eISBN:
9780226188676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226188676.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Why do people keep fighting for social causes in the face of consistent failure? Why do they risk their physical, emotional, and financial safety on behalf of strangers? How do these groups survive ... More

Lesser HarmsThe Morality of Risk in Medical Research

Lesser Harms: The Morality of Risk in Medical Research

Sydney A. Halpern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314518
eISBN:
9780226314532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314532.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Research physicians face intractable dilemmas when they consider introducing new medical procedures. Innovations carry the promise of preventing or curing life-threatening diseases, but they can also ... More

Lineages of Despotism and DevelopmentBritish Colonialism and State Power

Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power

Matthew Lange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470689
eISBN:
9780226470702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Traditionally, social scientists have assumed that past imperialism hinders the future development prospects of colonized nations. Challenging this widespread belief, this book argues that countries ... More

Marriage and Cohabitation

Marriage and Cohabitation

Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn, and Yu Xie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226798660
eISBN:
9780226798684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226798684.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

In an era when half of marriages end in divorce, cohabitation has become more commonplace and those who do get married are doing so at an older age. So why do people marry when they do? And why do ... More

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