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Rebecca E. Klatch

in A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explains that the unique intersect of the left and the right speaks to the peculiarities of American political ideology in which suspicion of authority, opposition to government, and the ... More


Understanding Cultural Patterns

Peter Gärdenfors

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the processes by which humans make meaning, and thereby illuminates how students learn and how to best structure lessons to achieve maximum understanding. It recommends teaching ... More


The Sociological Eye and the Psychoanalytic Ear

Nancy J. Chodorow

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/9780520241367.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Nancy Chodorow, the author of this chapter, followed in the footsteps of Smelser and became a psychoanalyst after establishing her career in sociology. Smelser was one of the few sociologists who ... More


Asian Immigrants as the New Westerners?

Aihwa Ong

in Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229983
eISBN:
9780520937161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229983.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the changing ethnic composition of California. It demonstrates how theorizing about Asian Americanism has been surpassed by the new demographics of globalization. It then ... More


A Broader Look at Changing Inequality

Rebecca M. Blank

in Changing Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266926
eISBN:
9780520938960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266926.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a brief description of the data employed in this study. It characterizes the groups examined in this book and then analyzes the changes in inequality. It focuses on the ... More


Changing Inequality in Total Income and Its Components

Rebecca M. Blank

in Changing Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266926
eISBN:
9780520938960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266926.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the distribution of total income among all nonelderly adults. It examines the shifts in the distribution of total income among single individuals and among persons living in ... More


The Strength of Weak Politics

Douglas S. Massey

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter is sympathetic to individual political participation but critical of collective participation by the discipline. It expresses worries that an engaged public sociology will erode ... More


Meaning Making and Post-traumatic Growth

Susan L. Miller

in Journeys: Resilience and Growth for Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520286085
eISBN:
9780520961463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286085.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 4 explores the ways long-term survivors construct meaning from their experiences and how adversity promoted growth. It describes how women exhibit individual and collective efficacy when ... More


Pitfalls of Working with Informants

Dean A. Dabney and Richard Tewksbury

in Speaking Truth to Power: Confidential Informants and Police Investigations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290464
eISBN:
9780520964624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290464.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 8 contrasts the content of Chapter 7 with a focus on the pitfalls and potential problems involved in law enforcement officials working with confidential informants. The problems and pitfalls ... More


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