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Introduction

Christine L. Williams

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Neil Smelser is a professionally trained psychoanalyst who maintained a clinical practice for several years while maintaining and managing his more visible career as academic sociologist and ... More


Managing Autonomy

Rachel Sherman

in Class Acts: Service and Inequality in Luxury Hotels

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247819
eISBN:
9780520939608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247819.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces two hotels and compares their managerial regimes and archical professionalism. Although managers faced many similar constraints and had similar options for regulating workers, ... More


Fit for Postmodern Selfhood

Barry Glassner

in Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226041179
eISBN:
9780226041056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041056.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

A widespread interest in the pursuit of fitness has been documented among the middle and upper classes in national surveys and in the market success of magazines such as American Health, New Body, ... More


Minding Your Own (Risky) Business: Health and Personal Responsibility

Joan B. Wolf

in Is Breast Best?: Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794814
eISBN:
9780814795255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794814.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter outlines the parameters of the neoliberal risk culture in which the message that “breast is best” circulates. Here efforts to control the future, and specifically to prevent negative ... More


Television, Narrative Identity, and Social Imaginaries: A Hermeneutic Approach

Sanjay Asthana

in Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092056
eISBN:
9780199082889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092056.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The chapter argues that Paul Ricouer’s hermeneutics offers a way forward in examining not only the ideological and narrative structures of television, but also particular modalities through which ... More


Growing Up under the Khmer Rouge: Cambodian American Life Writing

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670963
eISBN:
9781452946924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670963.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a reading of Loung Ung’s First They Killed My Father (2000) and Chanrithy Him’s When Broken Glass Floats (2000). It analyzes each literary memoir’s historic and contemporary ... More


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