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After Civil RightsRacial Realism in the New American Workplace

After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

John D. Skrentny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159966
eISBN:
9781400848492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159966.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

What role should racial difference play in the American workplace? As a nation, we rely on civil rights law to address this question, and the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964 seemingly answered ... More

The Art of Social Theory

The Art of Social Theory

Richard Swedberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, ... More

Banding TogetherHow Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Jennifer C. Lena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why do some music styles gain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches? This book explores this question and reveals the attributes that together explain the growth of twentieth-century ... More

The Battle for YellowstoneMorality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

Justin Farrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164342
eISBN:
9781400866496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164342.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Yellowstone holds a special place in America's heart. As the world's first national park, it is globally recognized as the crown jewel of modern environmental preservation. But the park and its ... More

Becoming Black Political SubjectsMovements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil

Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil

Tianna S. Paschel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169385
eISBN:
9781400881079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169385.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

After decades of denying racism and underplaying cultural diversity, Latin American states began adopting transformative ethno-racial legislation in the late 1980s. In addition to symbolic ... More

Becoming RightHow Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Amy J. Binder and Kate Wood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145372
eISBN:
9781400844876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145372.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The last two decades have seen historians and political scientists extensively study the rise of conservatism. An addition to that literature, this book offers an analysis of the state of college ... More

Becoming YellowA Short History of Racial Thinking

Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Michael Keevak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In their earliest encounters with Asia, Europeans almost uniformly characterized the people of China and Japan as white. This was a means of describing their wealth and sophistication, their ... More

Between Slavery and CapitalismThe Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Martin Ruef

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

At the center of the upheavals brought by emancipation in the American South was the economic and social transition from slavery to modern capitalism. This book examines how this institutional change ... More

Beyond the BeatMusicians Building Community in Nashville

Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville

Daniel B. Cornfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160733
eISBN:
9781400873890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160733.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based ... More

The Bounds of ReasonGame Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences

The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences

Herbert Gintis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160849
eISBN:
9781400851348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Game theory is central to understanding human behavior and relevant to all of the behavioral sciences—from biology and economics, to anthropology and political science. However, as this book ... More

Contested TastesFoie Gras and the Politics of Food

Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food

Michaela DeSoucey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691154930
eISBN:
9781400882830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154930.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Who cares about foie gras? As it turns out, many do. In the last decade, this French delicacy—the fattened liver of ducks or geese that have been force-fed through a tube—has been at the center of ... More

Economic LivesHow Culture Shapes the Economy

Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Viviana A. Zelizer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Over the past three decades, economic sociology has been revealing how culture shapes economic life even while economic facts affect social relationships. This work has transformed the field into a ... More

The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

John F. Padgett and Walter W. Powell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The social sciences have sophisticated models of choice and equilibrium but little understanding of the emergence of novelty. Where do new alternatives, new organizational forms, and new types of ... More

The Essential Hirschman

The Essential Hirschman

Albert O. Hirschman

Jeremy Adelman (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. The author was a master essayist, one ... More

Ethics in an Age of Terror and GenocideIdentity and Moral Choice

Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice

Kristen Renwick Monroe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151373
eISBN:
9781400840366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

What causes genocide? Why do some stand by, doing nothing, while others risk their lives to help the persecuted? This book analyzes riveting interviews with bystanders, Nazi supporters, and rescuers ... More

A Fraught EmbraceThe Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. This book shows how the dreams of ... More

The HoodsCrime and Punishment in Belfast

The Hoods: Crime and Punishment in Belfast

Heather Hamill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180687
eISBN:
9781400836734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180687.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A distinctive feature of the conflict in Northern Ireland over the past forty years has been the way Catholic and Protestant paramilitaries have policed their own communities. This has mainly ... More

In Harm's WayThe Dynamics of Urban Violence

In Harm's Way: The Dynamics of Urban Violence

Javier Auyero and María Fernanda Berti

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173030
eISBN:
9781400865888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173030.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Arquitecto Tucci, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is a place where crushing poverty and violent crime are everyday realities. Homicides—often involving young people—continue to skyrocket, and in the ... More

In the Interest of OthersOrganizations and Social Activism

In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book develops a new theory of organizational leadership and governance to explain why some organizations expand their scope of action in ways that do not benefit their members directly. The book ... More

The International Human Rights MovementA History

The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Aryeh Neier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it ... More

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