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Applying social scienceThe role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

David Byrne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to ... 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

Assembled in JapanElectrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Simon Partner

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217928
eISBN:
9780520923171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217928.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book investigates one of the great success stories of the twentieth century: the rise of the Japanese electronics industry. Contrary to mainstream interpretation, it discovers that behind the ... More

Asylum, migration and community

Asylum, migration and community

Maggie O'Neill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422231
eISBN:
9781447301516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422231.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Issues of asylum, migration, humanitarian protection, and integration/belonging are of growing interest beyond the disciplines of refugee studies, migration, and social policy. Rooted in more than ... 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

At the MarginsDiscourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Orissa

At the Margins: Discourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Orissa

Jayanta Sengupta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099154
eISBN:
9780199085224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099154.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In comparison to other linguistic movements in India, Orissa is the single instance of a pan-regional linguistic identity that made a successful negotiation with the colonial state by using ... More

Atonement and ForgivenessA New Model for Black Reparations

Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations

Roy Brooks

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239418
eISBN:
9780520939738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239418.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book reframes one of the most important, controversial, and misunderstood issues of our time in this far-reaching reassessment of the growing debate on black reparation. It shifts the focus of ... More

Authors of the StormMeteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Gary Fine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226249520
eISBN:
9780226249544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249544.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that ... More

Backlash against Welfare MothersPast and Present

Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Ellen Reese

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book is a forceful examination of how and why a state-level revolt against welfare, begun in the late 1940s, was transformed into a national-level assault that destroyed a critical part of the ... More

BanishedThe New Social Control In Urban America

Banished: The New Social Control In Urban America

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195395174
eISBN:
9780199943319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

With urban poverty rising and affordable housing disappearing, the homeless and other “disorderly” people continue to occupy public space in many American cities. Concerned about the alleged ill ... More

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