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Autobiography: The Literary Genre of Immigration

Ilaria Serra

in The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Autobiographies provide the most real and sincere account of the process and effects of immigration that one could have. This chapter examines autobiographies as documents ... More


A Life's Journey

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter aims to hook the reader on the lives of poor workers. It begins with a description of the author's visit to high-tech China. It then narrates his own personal story on how he got to ... More


Water, Hard Work, and Farm Chemicals: The Moral Economy of Cancer

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the relationship between cancer etiology and morality. It considers how Langzhong villagers tried to make sense of the reasons for the prevalence of cancer and why it affects ... More


Take This Job and Love It?: The Millennial Work Ethic and the Politics of Getting Back to Work

Jamie K. McCallum

in Youth, Jobs, and the Future: Problems and Prospects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190685898
eISBN:
9780190685935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685898.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the work ethic of the Millennial generation. Workers, especially young workers, have been socialized toward the work ethic in a way that impresses on them the importance of ... More


From Hope to Alienation: North Americans Enter the Baby Business

Amy Speier

in Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter introduces North Americans and describes their reactions to being diagnosed with infertility and the culturally meaningful ways they respond. Often, their responses are contradictory. ... More


Setting the Table

Janet A. Flammang

in Table Talk: Building Democracy One Meal at a Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040290
eISBN:
9780252098550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040290.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how academic table studies can be combined with people's table stories. It begins with a discussion of “table reservations” and some words of caution about how to interpret ... More


Single Women in Marriage and Employment Markets in Japan

Lynne Y. Nakano

in Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the perceptions of single women about their lives during and after their marriageable years. Drawing on research that involved extensive interviews with single women and ... More


Introduction

Anna R. Hayes

in Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832141
eISBN:
9781469605807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887813_hayes.4
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book begins with a discussion of Susie Sharp's most obvious characteristics: brains and a propensity for hard work. On both sides of her family, these qualities had enabled Susie's forebears to ... More


Does Expanded Newborn Screening Save Lives?

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder

in Saving Babies?: The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924977
eISBN:
9780226924991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924991.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter turns to the lifesaving promise underlying newborn screening. Our starting point is the presumption that newborn screening does not save lives by itself. In the most fortunate of ... More


The Value of Education

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The availability of education for blacks supports Adams's argument of a beneficent Danish government. This chapter describes the system of public and private schools on the islands and gives a sense ... More


The Early Years

Julian M. Pleasants

in The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146775
eISBN:
9780813156064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146775.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Descended from Scots-Irish pioneers, the Scott family set up a prosperous farm in Hawfields, North Carolina. The family was influential beyond Kerr Scott. His father served as a state legislator, and ... More


Education, 1957–1979

Michael Scheuer

in Osama Bin Laden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199738663
eISBN:
9780190252465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199738663.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the education of Osama bin Laden from 1957 to 1979. It provides a background on bin Laden’s youth and his family, as well as the impact of his father, Muhammad bin-Awad bin ... More


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