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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

How May I Help You?An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Deepak Singh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293304
eISBN:
9780520966475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293304.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

May I Help You? is Deepak Singh’s insightful and thought-provoking account of disillusionment when, as an educated upper-class Indian, he moves with his American wife to the United States and ... More

In Search of SafetyConfronting Inequality in Women's Imprisonment

In Search of Safety: Confronting Inequality in Women's Imprisonment

Barbara Owen, James Wells, and Joycelyn Pollock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288713
eISBN:
9780520963566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288713.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Based on extensive mixed-methods data, this book examines gendered violence and conflict in women’s prisons. Conflict and violence in the prison are located in intersectional inequalities and ... 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

Interrupted LifeExperiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Rickie Solinger

Rebecca Sharitz (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book is a collection of writings by and about imprisoned women in the United States, a country that jails a larger percentage of its population than any other nation in the world. This work ... More

Jacked Up and UnjustPacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Based on a nine years of ethnographic research, the authors examine multiple inequalities that underscore youth violence. They feature the experiences of inner city as well as rural girls and boys in ... More

La Nueva CaliforniaLatinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

David E. Hayes-Bautista

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292529
eISBN:
9780520966024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292529.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden ... More

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