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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

The Fractious Nation?Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

The Fractious Nation?: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

Jonathan Rieder (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220430
eISBN:
9780520936911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220430.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Less than a year before two planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the 2000 presidential election produced not just the starkly blue and red electoral map, but also the two tribal Americas those ... More

From Marriage to the MarketThe Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

Susan Thistle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245907
eISBN:
9780520939196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245907.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

A social transformation of profound proportions has been unfolding over the second half of the twentieth century as women have turned from household work to wages as the key source of their ... More

Gender and the South China MiracleTwo Worlds of Factory Women

Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Ching Kwan Lee

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Yuk-ling, a busy Hong Kong mother of two, and Chi-ying, a young single woman from a remote village in northern China, work in electronics factories owned by the same foreign corporation, ... More

Gender and U.S. ImmigrationContemporary Trends

Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225619
eISBN:
9780520929869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225619.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Resurgent immigration is one of the most powerful forces disrupting and realigning everyday life in the United States and elsewhere, and gender is one of the fundamental social categories anchoring ... More

A Generation DividedThe New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s

A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s

Rebecca Klatch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The 1960s was not just an era of civil rights, anti-war protest, women's liberation, hippies, marijuana, and rock festivals. The untold story of the 1960s is in fact about the New Right. For young ... More

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