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Policing Contingencies

Policing Contingencies

Peter K. Manning

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226503516
eISBN:
9780226503523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226503523.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Despite constant calls for reform, policing in the United States and Britain has changed little over the past thirty years. This book draws on decades of fieldwork to investigate how law enforcement ... More

Political EpistemicsThe Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Andreas Glaeser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

What does the durability of political institutions have to do with how actors form knowledge about them? This book investigates this question in the context of a fascinating historical case: ... More

Politics and PartnershipsThe Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Elisabeth S. Clemens and Doug Guthrie (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226109961
eISBN:
9780226109985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Exhorting people to volunteer is part of the everyday vocabulary of American politics. Routinely, members of both major parties call for partnerships between government and nonprofit organizations. ... More

The Politics of ValueThree Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

The Politics of Value: Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

Jane L. Collins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226446004
eISBN:
9780226446288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446288.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The Great Recession not only shook Americans’ faith in the economy but also prompted a “citizen’s critique” of our economic institutions. The Politics of Value provides a vivid account of three ... More

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

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