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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

Hey, Waitress!The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

Alison Owings

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217508
eISBN:
9780520931220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217508.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side? This book aims to tell us. Containing personal portraits of waitresses from many ... More

History, Power, IdeologyCentral Issues in Marxism and Anthropology

History, Power, Ideology: Central Issues in Marxism and Anthropology

Donald Donham

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520213371
eISBN:
9780520920798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213371.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Is Marxism a reflection of the conceptual system it fights against, rather than a truly comprehensive approach to human history? Drawing on recent work in anthropology, history, and philosophy, this ... More

Honky

Honky

Dalton Conley

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215863
eISBN:
9780520921733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This personal memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly ... More

Incarcerating the CrisisFreedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State

Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State

Jordan T. Camp

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520281813
eISBN:
9780520957688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281813.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The United States currently has the largest prison population on the planet. Over the last four decades, structural unemployment, concentrated urban poverty, and mass homelessness have also become ... More

Institutions CountTheir Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Institutions Count: Their Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Alejandro Portes and Lori D. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273535
eISBN:
9780520954069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

What leads to national progress? The growing consensus in the social sciences is that neither capital flows, nor the savings rate, nor diffuse values are the key, but that it lies in the quality of a ... More

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