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Masters of UncertaintyWeather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Phaedra Daipha

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book draws on a two-year ethnography of forecasting operations at the National Weather Service (NWS) to theorize decision-making in action. Contrary to popular wisdom, weather forecasters are ... More

The Moral NeoliberalWelfare and Citizenship in Italy

The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare and Citizenship in Italy

Andrea Muehlebach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226545394
eISBN:
9780226545417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545417.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Morality is often imagined to be at odds with capitalism and its focus on the bottom line, but in this book, it is shown as the opposite: an indispensible tool for capitalist transformation. Set ... More

A Neighborhood That Never ChangesGentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity

A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity

Japonica Brown-Saracino

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076621
eISBN:
9780226076645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076645.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Newcomers to older neighborhoods are usually perceived as destructive, tearing down everything that made the place special and attractive. But as this book demonstrates, many gentrifiers seek to ... More

Never Saw It ComingCultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

Karen A. Cerulo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226100326
eISBN:
9780226100296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100296.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

People—especially Americans—are by and large optimists. They're much better at imagining best-case scenarios (I could win the lottery!) than worst-case scenarios (A hurricane could destroy my ... More

Newcomers to Old TownsSuburbanization of the Heartland

Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Sonya Salamon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Although the death of the small town has been predicted for decades, during the 1990s the population of rural America actually increased by more than three million people. This book explores these ... More

News at WorkImitation in an Age of Information Abundance

News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Pablo J. Boczkowski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Before news organizations began putting their content online, people got the news in print or on TV and almost always outside of the workplace. But nowadays, most of us keep an eye on the headlines ... More

Not TonightMigraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Joanna Kempner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226179018
eISBN:
9780226179292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226179292.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Headache disorders are often dismissed. Yet migraine is a serious problem for millions of people. Epidemiologists estimate that as many as 37 million adult Americans (or 12% of the adult population) ... More

Not Under My RoofParents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex

Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex

Amy T. Schalet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226736181
eISBN:
9780226736204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736204.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

For American parents, teenage sex is something to be feared and forbidden: most would never consider allowing their children to have sex at home, and sex is a frequent source of family conflict. In ... More

On the FirelineLiving and Dying with Wildland Firefighters

On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters

Matthew Desmond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144085
eISBN:
9780226144078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144078.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This rugged account of a rugged profession explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, the author relates his experiences ... More

On the Frontier of AdulthoodTheory, Research, and Public Policy

On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy

Richard A. Settersten Jr., Frank F. Furstenberg, and Ruben G. Rumbaut (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book reveals a new fact: adulthood no longer begins when adolescence ends. A lengthy period before adulthood, often spanning the twenties and even extending into the thirties, is now devoted to ... More

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