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Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

Jennifer M. Silva

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931460
eISBN:
9780199345748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931460.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Traditional markers of adulthood have become increasingly delayed, disorderly, reversible, or even forgone in the latter half of the twentieth century. This book draws upon 100 interviews with ... More


What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Abigail Saguy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic—a “battle of the bulge” of not just national, but global proportions—that requires drastic and immediate action. Experts in the media, ... More


Introduction

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the social implications of understanding fatness as a medical health risk, disease, and public health crisis. To do ... More


Power, Politics, and Panic in Worst Cases

Lee Clarke

in Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter analyzes risk communication, the problem of panic, the greatest worst case risk that Americans face and the issues of scapegoating and blame. It suggests that politics and social ... More


Coming of Age in the Risk Society

Jennifer M. Silva

in Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931460
eISBN:
9780199345748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931460.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter begins with the stories of Brandon and Diana, two working-class young people who cannot achieve traditional markers of adulthood such as finding a job, moving out of their parents’ ... More


Prisoners of the Present: Obstacles on the Road to Adulthood

Jennifer M. Silva

in Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931460
eISBN:
9780199345748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931460.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 2 delineates the various social and cultural forces that frame, and in many ways work against, young adults’ attempts to create stable and predictable adult lives. Whether bouncing from one ... More


Insecure Intimacies: Love, Marriage, and Family in the Risk Society

Jennifer M. Silva

in Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931460
eISBN:
9780199345748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931460.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter demonstrates how the disappearance of stable unionized jobs with benefits and the concomitant rise of unstable, poorly paid, service jobs have made lasting marriages less attainable, ... More


Conclusion The Hidden Injuries of Risk

Jennifer M. Silva

in Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931460
eISBN:
9780199345748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931460.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Conclusion provides some final thoughts. As has been seen through the stories of the ordinary men and women in this book, the standard work and life course of industrial society has given way to ... More


Fighting the Sky and Working the Land

Karen V. Hansen

in Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746811
eISBN:
9780199369478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746811.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

Because risk was endemic to the enterprise, people who worked the land had to be willing to share labor, accept the inherent precariousness of any year’s harvest, remain steadfast, and advocate for ... More


Participatory Filmmaking and the Anticipation of the Audience

Lakshmi Srinivas

in House Full: Indian Cinema and the Active Audience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226361420
eISBN:
9780226361734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361734.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 2 explores filmmaking in Bangalore with reference to filmmaking in India in the late 1990s. It discusses conventions and considerations of producing films under conditions of heterogeneity, ... More


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