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To Flourish or DestructA Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil

To Flourish or Destruct: A Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil

Christian Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226231952
eISBN:
9780226232003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book advances a personalist account of human beings to help us better understand and explain human persons, motivations, interests, and the social life to which they give rise. It offers an ... More

Too Few Women at the TopThe Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Kumiko Nemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender ... More

Torah QueeriesWeekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Gregg Drinkwater, Joshua Lesser, and David Shneer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week. These weekly portions, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject ... More

Total LiberationThe Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement

Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement

David Naguib Pellow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687763
eISBN:
9781452949277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book is a story about inequality, its many forms and far reaching consequences, and unconventional efforts to challenge it. The book expands our understanding of inequality by making sense of ... More

Tough ChoicesBearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan

Tough Choices: Bearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan

Ekaterina Hertog

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761291
eISBN:
9780804772396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761291.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As is the case in Western industrialized countries, Japan is seeing a rise in the number of unmarried couples, later marriages, and divorces. What sets Japan apart, however, is that the percentage of ... More

The Tourist StatePerforming Leisure, Liberalism, and Race in New Zealand

The Tourist State: Performing Leisure, Liberalism, and Race in New Zealand

Margaret Werry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666058
eISBN:
9781452946719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666058.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

No longer the dreary sheep farm at the end of the world, the New Zealand of the new millennium is a hot global ticket, heralded for its bicultural dynamism, laid-back lifestyle, and scenery ... More

Towards a democratic division of labour in Europe?The Combination Model as a new integrated approach to professional and family life

Towards a democratic division of labour in Europe?: The Combination Model as a new integrated approach to professional and family life

Walter Van Dongen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422941
eISBN:
9781447304029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422941.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In past few decades, most democratic European countries sought to achieve a more equal division of labour between men and women, both within families and organisations. At the same time, they wanted ... More

Towards a more equal society?Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

Towards a more equal society?: Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

John Hills, Tom Sefton, and Kitty Stewart (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When New Labour came to power in 1997, its leaders asked for it to be judged after ten years on its success in making Britain ‘a more equal society’. This book asks whether Britain did indeed move in ... More

Towards Another ReasonIdentity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Ulrich Demmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Locating the politics of ethical collective identities in postcolonial South India, this work explores the ways in which different cultural communities forge their self-understandings in terms of ... More

Toxic Safety"Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Alissa Cordner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Initially marketed as a life-saving advancement, flame retardants are now mired in controversy. Some argue that data show the chemicals are unsafe while others continue to support their use. The ... More

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