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In the Belly of the Beast

By: Abbot, Jack

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Publisher: 8/18/2014

Seller ID: 4227109

ISBN: 4227109

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In the Belly of the Beast

By: Abbot, Jack

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780679732372

ISBN: 0679732373

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System of Professions: An Essay on the Division of Expert Labor (Institutions)

By: Abbott, Andrew

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226000695

ISBN: 0226000699

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In "The System of Professions" Andrew Abbott explores central questions about the role of professions in modern life: Why should there be occupational groups controlling expert knowledge? Where and why did groups such as law and medicine achieve their power? Will professionalism spread throughout the occupational world? While most inquiries in this field study one profession at a time, Abbott here considers the system of professions as a whole. Through comparative and historical study of the professions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England, France, and America, Abbott builds a general ... View more info

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Department and Discipline: Chicago Sociology at One Hundred

By: Abbott, Andrew

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226000992

ISBN: 0226000990

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In this detailed history of the Chicago School of Sociology, Andrew Abbott investigates central topics in the emergence of modern scholarship, paying special attention to "schools of science" and how such schools reproduce themselves over time. What are the preconditions from which schools arise? Do they exist as rigid rules or as flexible structures? How do they emerge from the day-to-day activities of academic life such as editing journals and writing papers? Abbott analyzes the shifts in social scientific inquiry and discloses the intellectual rivalry and faculty politics that character... View more info

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Chaos of Disciplines

By: Abbott, Andrew

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226001012

ISBN: 0226001016

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In this vital new study, Andrew Abbott presents a fresh and daring analysis of the evolution and development of the social sciences. "Chaos of Disciplines" reconsiders how knowledge actually changes and advances. Challenging the accepted belief that social sciences are in a perpetual state of progress, Abbott contends that disciplines instead cycle around an inevitable pattern of core principles. New schools of thought, then, are less a reaction to an established order than they are a reinvention of fundamental concepts."Chaos of Disciplines" uses fractals to explain the patterns of discip... View more info

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Time Matters: On Theory and Method (Oriental Institute Publications)

By: Abbott, Andrew

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226001036

ISBN: 0226001032

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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: Failure of Health Care in Urban America

By: Abraham, Laurie Kaye

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 1/28/2015

Seller ID: 9780226001395

ISBN: 0226001393

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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner-cities. The story takes place in North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago's Loop. Although surrounded by some of the city's finest medical facilities, North Lawndale is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Headed by Jackie Banes, who over... View more info

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Democracy and Social Ethics

By: Addams, Jane

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Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR: 1/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780252070235

ISBN: 0252070232

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Introduction to Sociology

By: Adorno, Theofor W.

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Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804746830

ISBN: 0804746834

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"Introduction to Sociology" distills decades of distinguished work in sociology by one of this century's most influential thinkers in the areas of social theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and music. It consists of a course of seventeen lectures given by Theodor W. Adorno in May-July 1968, the last lecture series before his death in 1969. Captured by tape recorder (which Adorno called "the fingerprint of the living mind"), these lectures present a somewhat different, and more accessible, Adorno from the one who composed the faultlessly articulated and almost forbiddingly perfect prose of the ... View more info

Reign of Appearances: The Misery and Splendor of the Public Sphere

By: Adut, Ari

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Seller ID: 9781107180932

ISBN: 1107180937

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On Scandal: Moral Disturbances in Society, Politics and Art (Structural Analysis

By: Adut, Ari

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521895897

ISBN: 0521895898

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Scandal is the quintessential public event. Here is the first general and comprehensive analysis of this ubiquitous moral phenomenon. Taking up wide-ranging cases in society, politics, and art, Ari Adut shows when wrongdoings generate scandals and when they do not. He focuses on the emotional and cognitive experience of scandals and the relationships among those who are involved in or exposed to them. This perspective explains variations in the effects, frequency, elicited reactions, outcomes, and strategic uses of scandals. On Scandal offers provocative accounts of the Oscar Wilde, Watergate,... View more info

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James

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Publisher: 9/8/2013

Seller ID: 039529696X

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James / Evans, Walker

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Publisher: 5/1/2015

Seller ID: 9780395488973

ISBN: 0395488974

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The clasic that became the prototype of the modern nonfiction novel. A watershed literary event at its first publication in 1941, LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN is an "unsparing record of the harsh existence of three Alabama families, and a poetic meditation on the terrible beauty of their lives," recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the century. View more info

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Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America

By: Alba, Richard D.

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Publisher: YALE UNIV PR: 1/16/2017

Seller ID: 9780300052213

ISBN: 0300052219

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This landmark work examines the changing role of ethnicity in the lives of Amerians from a broad range of European backgrounds. Using data from in-depth interviews with more than five hundred people, Richard D. Alba shows that while the ethnic origins of white Americans have less and less import in such measurable areas as educational and occupational achievement and marriage, they are still salient in more subjective ways. He identifies the emergence a new ethnic group of "European Americans" that differentiates itself from racial minorities and immigrant groups from Asia, Latin America, and ... View more info

Old Money: The Mythology of America's Upper Class

By: Aldrich, Nelson

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Publisher: 8/27/2010

Seller ID: 9780679722243

ISBN: 0679722246

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Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America

By: Aldrich, Nelson

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Publisher: ALLWORTH PR: 7/6/2011

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781880559642

ISBN: 1880559641

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This insider's look at inherited wealth in the United States explores the complex meanings of money and success in American sociey with a new introduction that examinies whether America's privileged class will be willing or able to play a leadership role in the twenty-first century. "This witty and elegant meditation on the making and the meaning of America's upper clas is both a delight to read and an act of social illumination." --Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "I don't think any insider has told us more about any class in America than Nelson Aldrich tells us here about his own." --Ph... View more info

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Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

By: Alexander, Jessica

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Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780770436919

ISBN: 0770436919

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Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and difficult--but she was hooked. In this honest and irreverent memoir, she introduces readers to the realities of life as an aid worker. We watch as she manages a 24,000-person camp in Darfur, collects evidence for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and contributes t... View more info

Imagined Communities

By: Anderson, Benedict

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Publisher: 2/24/2016

Seller ID: 9780860915461

ISBN: 0860915468

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What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality--the personal and cultural feeling of belonging to the nation--has not received proportionate attention. In this widely acclaimed work, Benedict Anderson examines the creation and global spread of the 'imagined communities' of nationality. Anderson explores the processes that created these communities: the territorialisation of religious faiths, the decline of antique kingship, the interaction between capitalis... View more info

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Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentl

By: Angwin, Julia

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Publisher: TIMES BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780805098075

ISBN: 0805098070

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An inside look at who's watching you, what they know and why it matters We are being watched. We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what's in the neighborhood but also enabling others to track us. And the federal government, we recently learned, has been conducting a massive data-gathering surveillance operation across the Internet and on our phone lines.In "Dragnet Nation," Julia Angwin of "The Wall Street Journal" reports from the front lines of America's surveillance... View more info

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Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement

By: Anyon, Jean

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415950992

ISBN: 0415950996

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Jean Anyon's groundbreaking new book reveals the influence of federal and metropolitan policies and practices on the poverty that plagues schools and communities in American cities and segregated, low-income suburbs. Public policies...such as those regulating the minimum wage, job availability, tax rates, federal transit, and affordable housing...all create conditions in urban areas that no education policy as currently conceived can transcend. In this first book since her best-selling Ghetto Schooling, Jean Anyon argues that we must replace these federal and metro-area policies with more equi... View more info