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American AllegoryLindy Hop and the Racial Imagination

American Allegory: Lindy Hop and the Racial Imagination

Black Hawk Hancock

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226043074
eISBN:
9780226043241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043241.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

“Perhaps,” wrote Ralph Ellison more than seventy years ago, “the zoot suit contains profound political meaning; perhaps the symmetrical frenzy of the Lindy-hop conceals clues to great potential ... More

Authors of the StormMeteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Gary Fine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226249520
eISBN:
9780226249544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249544.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that ... More

Bargaining for BrooklynCommunity Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City

Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City

Nicole P. Marwell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226509068
eISBN:
9780226509082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509082.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

When middle-class residents fled American cities in the 1960s and 1970s, government services and investment capital left too. Countless urban neighborhoods thus entered phases of precipitous decline, ... More

Becoming MeadThe Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Becoming Mead: The Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Daniel R. Huebner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171371
eISBN:
9780226171548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171548.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This study contributes to the sociology of knowledge and the history of the human sciences by tracing the complex social action processes through which knowledge is produced about a major classical ... More

Big House on the PrairieRise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

John M. Eason

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book represents a new approach to the study of punishment by explaining the causes and consequences of the prison boom from the perspective of the rural, southern towns most directly affected by ... More

The Black Child-SaversRacial Democracy and Juvenile Justice

The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice

Geoff K. Ward

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226873169
eISBN:
9780226873190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226873190.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

During the Progressive Era, a rehabilitative agenda took hold of American juvenile justice, materializing as a citizen-and-state-building project and mirroring the unequal racial politics of American ... More

Blind to SamenessSexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Asia Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226023465
eISBN:
9780226023779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

What is the role of the senses in how we understand the world? Cognitive sociology has long addressed the way we perceive or imagine boundaries in our ordinary lives, but this book pushes this ... More

Building Nature's MarketThe Business and Politics of Natural Foods

Building Nature's Market: The Business and Politics of Natural Foods

Laura J. Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226501239
eISBN:
9780226501406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501406.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book provides a history of the American natural and health foods industry and its leadership in the social movement oriented to spreading a natural foods way of life. The natural foods case is ... More

The Catholic Social ImaginationActivism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States

The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States

Joseph M. Palacios

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226645001
eISBN:
9780226645025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645025.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The reach of the Catholic Church is arguably greater than that of any other religion, extending across diverse political, ethnic, class, and cultural boundaries. But what is it about Catholicism that ... More

Citizens, Cops, and PowerRecognizing the Limits of Community

Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community

Steve Herbert

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327303
eISBN:
9780226327358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Politicians, citizens, and police agencies have long embraced community policing, hoping to reduce crime and disorder by strengthening the ties between urban residents and the officers entrusted with ... More

Contested ReproductionGenetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Scientific breakthroughs have led us to a point where soon we will be able to make specific choices about the genetic makeup of our offspring. In fact, this reality has arrived—and it is only a ... More

Doctors and DemonstratorsHow Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Drew Halfmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since Roe v. Wade, abortion has continued to be a divisive political issue in the United States. In contrast, it has remained primarily a medical issue in Britain and Canada despite the countries’ ... More

The First Year OutUnderstanding American Teens after High School

The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Tim Clydesdale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager's first year after high school. But the reality is really quite ... More

Flawed System/Flawed SelfJob Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Ofer Sharone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226073361
eISBN:
9780226073675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226073675.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

American white-collar job seekers engage in the “chemistry game,” a set of job search practices premised on the idea that getting hired requires more than presenting one’s skills; it requires ... More

Framing FinanceThe Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Alex Preda

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

As the banking crisis and its effects on the world economy have made plain, the stock market is of colossal importance to our livelihoods. This book looks at the history of the market to figure out ... More

Franchising DreamsThe Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Peter M. Birkeland

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

McDonald's, Blockbuster Video, Jiffy Lube, and Subway: franchising has become an ever-present feature of the American landscape. One-third of the U.S. gross domestic product flows through franchises, ... More

From Boom To BubbleHow Finance Built the New Chicago

From Boom To Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago

Rachel Weber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294483
eISBN:
9780226294513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book unpacks the urban development process, identifying the players and processes that contribute to periodic construction booms. Debunking the notion that booms occur to accommodate growth or ... More

Getting Your WayStrategic Dilemmas in the Real World

Getting Your Way: Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World

James M. Jasper

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226394756
eISBN:
9780226394749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Getting other people to do what another person want is a useful skill. Whether you are seeking a job, negotiating a deal, or angling for that big promotion, you are engaged in strategic thought and ... More

The Good ProjectHumanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Monika Krause

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Since the late 1980s humanitarianism – the immediate relief of suffering in the name of respect for human dignity – has come to dominate western responses to distant suffering. Whether it is a sudden ... More

The Great Brain SuckAnd Other American Epiphanies

The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Eugene Halton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer ... More

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