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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

Passionate PoliticsEmotions and Social Movements

Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements

Jeff Goodwin, James M. Jasper, and Francesca Polletta (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226303987
eISBN:
9780226304007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304007.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Emotions are back. Once at the center of the study of politics, emotions have receded into the shadows during the past three decades, with no place in the rationalistic, structural, and ... More

Philanthropy in Democratic SocietiesHistory, Institutions, Values

Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Rob Reich, Chiara Cordelli, and Lucy Bernholz (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book provides an integrated and multi-disciplinary examination of the growing role and legitimacy of philanthropy in democratic societies. Contributors probe the relationship between ... More

Planning MatterActing with Things

Planning Matter: Acting with Things

Robert A. Beauregard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297255
eISBN:
9780226297422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

City and regional planners talk constantly about the things of the world from highway interchanges, retention ponds, and affordable housing units to zoning documents, conference rooms, and ... More

Pockets of CrimeBroken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Pockets of Crime: Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Peter K. C. St. Jean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774985
eISBN:
9780226775005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Why, even in the same high-crime neighborhoods, do robbery, drug dealing, and assault occur much more frequently on some blocks than on others? One popular theory is that a weak sense of community ... More

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