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Decoding Albanian Organized Crime

Decoding Albanian Organized Crime

Jana Arsovska

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282803
eISBN:
9780520958715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282803.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The expansion of organized crime across national borders has become a key security concern for the international community. This book examines some of the most widespread myths about the so-called ... More

Diasporas

Diasporas

Stephane Dufoix

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253599
eISBN:
9780520941298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253599.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Coined in the third century B.C., the term diaspora has evolved into a buzzword used to describe the migrations of groups as diverse as ethnic populations, religious communities, and even engineers ... More

Dreams and NightmaresImmigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Dreams and Nightmares takes a critical look at the challenges and dilemmas of immigration policy and practice in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. The experiences of children and youth ... More

Educational Delusions?Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The first major battle over school choice was part of the struggle to equalize and integrate schools in the civil rights era, when it became apparent that choice could be either a serious barrier or ... More

Enacting the CorporationAn American Mining Firm in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Enacting the Corporation: An American Mining Firm in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Marina Welker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282308
eISBN:
9780520957954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282308.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

What are corporations, and to whom are they responsible? The author draws on two years of research at Newmont Mining Corporation's Denver headquarters and its Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in ... More

Enduring ViolenceLadina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Cecilia Menjivar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267664
eISBN:
9780520948419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267664.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Drawing on revealing, in-depth interviews, this book investigates the role that violence plays in the lives of Ladina women in eastern Guatemala, a little-visited and little-studied region. While ... More

EthnicitiesChildren of Immigrants in America

Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America

Ruben Rumbaut

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230118
eISBN:
9780520927513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The new immigration to the United States is unprecedented in its diversity of color, class, and cultural origins. Over the past few decades, the racial and ethnic composition and stratification of ... More

Everyone's a WinnerLife in Our Congratulatory Culture

Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes ... More

The Extended Case MethodFour Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

Michael Burawoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259003
eISBN:
9780520943384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book develops the extended case method by connecting personal experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century—the rise and fall of the Soviet Union ... More

Flavor of the MonthWhy Smart People Fall for Fads

Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Joel Best

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken ... More

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