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Rallying for Immigrant RightsThe Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America

Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America

Kim Voss (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267541
eISBN:
9780520948914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267541.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

From Alaska to Florida, millions of immigrants and their supporters took to the streets across the United States to rally for immigrant rights in the spring of 2006. The scope and size of their ... More

Recreating Japanese Men

Recreating Japanese Men

Sabine Fruhstuck (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The chapters in this book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. The book examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits ... More

Reproducing RaceAn Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Khiara Bridges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book, an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital, explores the role of race in the medical setting. The book investigates how race—commonly seen as biological ... More

Rich DemocraciesPolitical Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Harold Wilensky

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This work, the culmination of 30 years of systematic, comprehensive comparison of 19 rich democracies, answers two basic questions: What is distinctly modern about modern societies—in what ways are ... More

Saving the Modern SoulTherapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help

Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help

Eva Illouz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224469
eISBN:
9780520941311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224469.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The language of psychology is all-pervasive in American culture—from The Sopranos to Oprah, from the abundance of self-help books to the private consulting room, and from the support group to the ... More

Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Patrick Carroll

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247536
eISBN:
9780520932807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247536.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This study explores the profound relationship between science and government to present a new understanding of modern state formation. Beginning with the experimental science of Robert Boyle in ... More

Self, Social Structure, and BeliefsExplorations in Sociology

Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Jeffrey Alexander (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Teacher, scholar, and leader, Neil Smelser stands as an iconic figure in sociology in the second half of the twentieth century. The chapters in this volume, written by prominent scholars from all ... More

Separation Solution?Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Juliet A. Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Since the 1990s, there has been a resurgence of interest in single-sex education across the United States, and many public schools have created all-boys and all-girls classes for students in grades K ... More

Shadow MothersNannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

Cameron Lynne Macdonald

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222328
eISBN:
9780520947818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222328.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book shines new light on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the workforce, and the complex bonds mothers forge with ... More

The Silk Weavers of KyotoFamily and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Tamara Hareven

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin ... More

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