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PostmortemHow Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths

Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths

Stefan Timmermans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803982
eISBN:
9780226804002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804002.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

As elected coroners came to be replaced by medical examiners with scientific training, the American public became fascinated with their work. From the grisly investigations showcased on highly rated ... More

The Power of TiananmenState-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement

The Power of Tiananmen: State-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement

Dingxin Zhao

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226982601
eISBN:
9780226982625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226982625.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In the spring of 1989, more than 100,000 students in Beijing initiated the largest student revolt in human history. Television screens across the world filled with searing images from Tiananmen ... More

Processual Sociology

Processual Sociology

Andrew Abbott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226336596
eISBN:
9780226336763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226336763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book sets out positively what a vision of processual sociology looks like. The processual approach presumes that everything in the social world is continuously in the process of making, ... More

Regimes and Repertoires

Regimes and Repertoires

Charles Tilly

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803500
eISBN:
9780226803531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803531.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The means by which people protest—that is, their repertoires of contention—vary radically from one political regime to the next. Highly capable undemocratic regimes such as China's show no visible ... More

Regionalism and the Reading Class

Regionalism and the Reading Class

Wendy Griswold

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309224
eISBN:
9780226309262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309262.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Globalization and the Internet are smothering cultural regionalism, that sense of place that flourished in simpler times. These two villains are also prime suspects in the death of reading. Or so ... More

Reluctant CapitalistsBookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Laura J. Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as ... More

The Renewal of GenerosityIllness, Medicine, and How to Live

The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Arthur W. Frank

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Contemporary health care often lacks generosity of spirit, even when treatment is most efficient. Too many patients are left unhappy with how they are treated, and too many medical professionals feel ... More

Saving Babies?The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Saving Babies?: The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924977
eISBN:
9780226924991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924991.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

It has been close to six decades since Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA and more than ten years since the human genome was decoded. Today, through the collection and analysis of a ... More

ScenescapesHow Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Cities and neighborhoods are production sites, residential habitats, and political arenas; they are also scenes of expression and meaning. Profound global and historical transformations set the stage ... More

Seeing the LightThe Social Logic of Personal Discovery

Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery

Thomas DeGloma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226175744
eISBN:
9780226175911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226175911.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book explores the distinctly social logic of awakening narratives -- autobiographical stories people tell about having once been contained in a world of darkness and ignorance and subsequently ... More

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