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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

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

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

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

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

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

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