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The Nature of RaceHow Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference

The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference

Ann Morning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270305
eISBN:
9780520950146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270305.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

What do Americans think “race” means? What determines one's race — appearance, ancestry, genes, or culture? How do education, government, and business influence our views on race? To unravel these ... More

No There ThereRace, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Chris Rhomberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the 1920s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the 1940s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the 1960s, Oakland, ... More

The Odyssey ExperiencePhysical, Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Journeys

The Odyssey Experience: Physical, Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Journeys

Neil Smelser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258976
eISBN:
9780520943421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book traces the phenomenon of the “odyssey” experience as it shapes, informs, and defines our lives. Drawing on a range of examples, the book focuses on how such experiences enhance our lives ... More

On the LineSlaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

Vanesa Ribas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282957
eISBN:
9780520958821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282957.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South portrays the workplace conditions, social relations, and intergroup attitudes of Latino migrants and African Americans in the ... More

Paradise TransplantedMigration and the Making of California Gardens

Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277762
eISBN:
9780520959217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277762.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. This book reveals how successive ... More

Playing to WinRaising Children in a Competitive Culture

Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

Hilary Levey Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276758
eISBN:
9780520956698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276758.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book follows the path of elementary school-age children involved in competitive dance, youth travel soccer, and scholastic chess. Why do American children participate in so many adult-run ... More

The Promise of the CitySpace, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Kian Tajbakhsh

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book proposes a new theoretical framework for the study of cities and urban life. Finding the contemporary urban scene too complex to be captured by radical or conventional approaches, the book ... More

Public SociologyFifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Dan Clawson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a “public sociology.” ... More

"Race, Place, and Suburban Policing"Too Close for Comfort

"Race, Place, and Suburban Policing": Too Close for Comfort

Andrea S. Boyles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282384
eISBN:
9780520958081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282384.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

While considerable attention has been given to contentious encounters between black citizens and the police in urban communities, there have been few analyses of such interactions elsewhere. By ... More

Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Daniel Martinez HoSang, Oneka LaBennett, and Laura Pulido (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Michael Omi and Howard Winant's Racial Formation in the United States remains one of the most influential and widely read books about race. This book, arriving twenty-five years after the publication ... More

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