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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

Sites of ViolenceGender and Conflict Zones

Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones

Wenona Giles (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230729
eISBN:
9780520937055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230729.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In conflict zones from Iraq and Afghanistan to Guatemala and Somalia, the rules of war are changing dramatically. Distinctions between battlefield and home, soldier and civilian, state security and ... More

So How's the Family?And Other Essays

So How's the Family?: And Other Essays

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272279
eISBN:
9780520956780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272279.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book is a collection of thirteen essays that focus on the impact of social forces on the emotional side of intimate life. In a sensitizing introductory section, the author focuses on the “work” ... More

Social Life of Forensic Evidence

Social Life of Forensic Evidence

Corinna Kruse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288386
eISBN:
9780520963337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288386.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The book draws on ethnographic fieldwork in Sweden to follow the social life of forensic evidence through the judicial system. As cases move from crime scene to courtroom, forensic evidence-to-be ... More

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