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You Have to Deal with Everybody: The Inhabitants of Small Towns

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the marks of distinction that residents use to describe social strata in their communities as well as the local expectations that blur these distinctions. To understand how ... More


Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Ranita Ray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292055
eISBN:
9780520965614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292055.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Stereotypes of economically marginalized black and brown youth focus on drugs, gangs, violence, and teen pregnancy. Common wisdom posits that targeting these “risk behaviors” is key to breaking the ... More


Conclusion: Institutional Pragmatism In The Study Of Culture

Eva Illouz

in Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224469
eISBN:
9780520941311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224469.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This concluding chapter sums the key findings of this study on the impact of therapeutic discourse on the notions of identity. It offers an implicit model for the study of culture and cultural change ... More


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