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After the Fall of the WallLife Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Martin Diewald, Anne Goedicke, and Karl Ulrich Mayer (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was the beginning of one of the most interesting natural experiments in recent history. The East German transition from a Communist state to part of the Federal ... More

Architects of AusterityInternational Finance and the Politics of Growth

Architects of Austerity: International Finance and the Politics of Growth

Aaron Major

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788342
eISBN:
9780804790734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788342.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Why have governments across Western Europe and North America turned to austerity in the wake of the global economic crisis of 2008? This book argues that this turn to austerity, and the resilience of ... More

At the Chef's TableCulinary Creativity in Elite Restaurants

At the Chef's Table: Culinary Creativity in Elite Restaurants

Vanina Leschziner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804787970
eISBN:
9780804795494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787970.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book is about the creative work of chefs at elite restaurants in New York City and San Francisco. Based on interviews with chefs and observation of their work in restaurant kitchens, the book ... More

Barrios to BurbsThe Making of the Mexican American Middle Class

Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class

Jody Vallejo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781398
eISBN:
9780804783163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781398.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Too frequently, the media and politicians cast Mexican immigrants as a threat to American society. Given America's increasing ethnic diversity and the large size of the Mexican-origin population, an ... More

Between Law and DiplomacyThe Social Contexts of Disputing at the World Trade Organization

Between Law and Diplomacy: The Social Contexts of Disputing at the World Trade Organization

Joseph Conti

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771436
eISBN:
9780804777384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771436.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book crafts an insider's look at international trade disputes at one of the most important institutions in the global economy: the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO regulates the global ... More

Between Movement and EstablishmentOrganizations Advocating for Youth

Between Movement and Establishment: Organizations Advocating for Youth

Milbrey W. McLaughlin, W. Richard Scott, and Sarah N. Deschenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762106
eISBN:
9780804776295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762106.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This pathbreaking book examines the strategies, successes, and challenges of youth advocacy organizations, highlighting the importance of local contexts for these efforts. Working between social ... More

The Common Law in Two VoicesLanguage, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Kwai Hang Ng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Hong Kong is one of the very few places in the world where the common law can be practiced in a language other than English. Introduced into the courtroom over a decade ago, Cantonese has ... More

Comparing Special EducationOrigins to Contemporary Paradoxes

Comparing Special Education: Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes

John G. Richardson and Justin J.W. Powell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760737
eISBN:
9780804779135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760737.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In today's schools the number of students who receive additional resources to access the curriculum is growing rapidly, and the ongoing expansion of special education is among the most significant ... More

Conservatives Versus WildcatsA Sociology of Financial Conflict

Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Simone Polillo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785099
eISBN:
9780804785556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Common understandings of money, credit, and banking, rely on notions of efficiency--how well they work in allocating resources and coordinating economic activities. This book, by contrast, focuses on ... More

Contested Welfare StatesWelfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Contested Welfare States: Welfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Stefan Svallfors (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782524
eISBN:
9780804783170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782524.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The welfare state is a trademark of the European social model. An extensive set of social and institutional actors provides protection against common risks, offering economic support in periods of ... More

Determined to Succeed?Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

Determined to Succeed?: Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

Michelle Jackson (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783026
eISBN:
9780804784481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783026.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In many countries, concern about socio-economic inequalities in educational attainment has focused on inequalities in test scores and grades. The presumption has been that the best way to reduce ... More

Dividing the DomesticMen, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective

Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective

Judith Treas and Sonja Drobnič (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763578
eISBN:
9780804773744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763578.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this book, leading international scholars roll up their sleeves to investigate how culture and country characteristics permeate our households and our private lives. The book introduces novel ... More

From Social Movement to Moral MarketHow the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market

From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market

Paul-Brian McInerney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785129
eISBN:
9780804789066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785129.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

What happens when social movement ideals meet market principles? Based on a three-year ethnography of a technology movement, this book shows how social movements make and shape markets. To illustrate ... More

Gendered TrajectoriesWomen, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Gendered Trajectories: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Wei-hsin Yu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760096
eISBN:
9780804771047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760096.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores why industrial societies vary in the pace at which they reduce gender inequality and compares changes in women's employment opportunities in Japan and Taiwan over the last ... More

Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Peter Baehr

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century, focusing on Hannah Arendt's claim that totalitarianism was an entirely ... More

A Humanist Science

A Humanist Science

Philip Selznick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758628
eISBN:
9780804779692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758628.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book brings to light the value-centered nature of the social sciences. The work challenges the supposed separation of fact and value, and argues that human values belong to the world of fact and ... More

Improving Learning EnvironmentsSchool Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Richard Arum and Melissa Velez (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book provides the first systematic comparative cross-national study of school disciplinary climates. In it, leading international social science researchers explore nine national case studies to ... More

Income InequalityEconomic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jantti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book presents original empirical research on economic inequality in affluent countries, using comparable data from two widely-recognized, high quality, data sources: the Luxembourg Income Study ... More

Making the TransitionEducation and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Irena Kogan, Clemens Noelke, and Michael Gebel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

After the breakdown of socialism in Central and Eastern Europe, the role of education systems in preparing students for the “real world” changed. Though young people were freed from coercive state ... More

Modern MigrationsGujarati Indian Networks in New York and London

Modern Migrations: Gujarati Indian Networks in New York and London

Maritsa Poros

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772228
eISBN:
9780804775830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772228.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Although globalization seems like a recent phenomenon linked to migration, some groups have used social networks to migrate great distances for centuries. To gain new insights into migration today, ... More

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