Category Archives: Sociology

Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job

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From Betty White to Toni Morrison, we’re surrounded by way of examples of ladies operating way past the conventional retirement age. in reality, the quickest turning out to be phase of the team is girls age sixty-five and older. Women nonetheless at Work tells the typical tales of hard-working girls and the explanations they’re nonetheless at the activity, with a spotlight on ladies within the expert staff. The booklet is full of profiles of actual ladies, operating in settings from academia to drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, from enterprise to the humanities, speaking concerning the many explanation why they nonetheless paintings and the influence paintings has on their lives.

Women nonetheless at Work attracts on nationwide survey info and in-depth interviews, exhibiting not just the large photo of older ladies advancing their careers regardless of tricky fiscal stipulations, but additionally offering the non-public insights of daily operating girls from all components of the rustic. Their tales exhibit a number of the key subject matters ladies decide to remain at work—including activity pride, diminishing retirement discounts, the necessity to help youngsters or mom and dad longer in existence, workout the hard-won correct to paintings, and extra. Women nonetheless at Work exhibits employment to be a favorable and lucrative a part of existence for lots of ladies way past the anticipated retirement age.

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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

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By Tom Vanderbilt

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In this wonderful, energetic, and eye-opening research, Tom Vanderbilt examines the perceptual limits and cognitive underpinnings that make us worse drivers than we expect we're. He demonstrates why plans to guard pedestrians from automobiles usually result in extra injuries. He uncovers who's likely to honk at whom, and why. He explains why site visitors jams shape, outlines the unintentional effects of our quest for defense, or even identifies the commonest mistake drivers make in parking lots. Traffic is approximately greater than riding: it truly is approximately human nature. it's going to swap the best way we see ourselves and the area round us, and it may well even make us larger drivers.

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The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America (Sociology)

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By Meika Loe

Since its creation in 1998, Viagra has introduced a brand new type of sexual revolution. speedy turning into some of the most wanted medicinal drugs in background, the little blue tablet created a sea swap in the pharmaceutical industry—from how medications might be advertised to the categories of substances positioned into development—as good because the tradition at huge. Impotency is not any longer an embarrassing male mystery; now it's referred to as “erectile dysfunction,” and is just whatever to “ask your general practitioner” approximately. And over sixteen million males have.

The upward thrust of Viagra is the 1st booklet to aspect the background and the sizeable social implications of the Viagra phenomenon. Meika Loe argues that Viagra has replaced what qualifies as common intercourse in the USA. within the quick-fix, pill-for-everything tradition that Viagra helped to create, erections can now be had by way of popping a capsule, making intercourse on call for, despite age or illness, and, possibly, for the remainder of one's life.

Drawing on interviews with males who take the drug, their other halves, medical professionals and pharmacists in addition to scientists and researchers within the box, this attention-grabbing account presents an intimate background of the drug's impression on the US. Loe additionally examines the hunt for the feminine Viagra, the impression of the drug around the globe, the creation of recent erection medicines, like Levitra and Cialis, and the quick progress of the multi-billion buck pharmaceutical industry.

This wide-ranging booklet explains how this clinical leap forward and cultural phenomenon have ceaselessly replaced the which means of intercourse in America.

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The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men--and Our Economy

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By Caryl Rivers, Rosalind C. Barnett

For the 1st time in heritage, girls make up half the trained exertions strength and are incomes nearly all of complex degrees. It may be the easiest time ever for girls, and yet... it’s no longer. hurricane clouds are amassing, and the worst factor is that the majority ladies don’t have a clue what should be coming. largely reason why the message they’re being fed is they now have it made. yet do they?

In The New delicate struggle on Women, revered specialists on gender matters and the psychology of girls Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett argue that an insidious struggle of refined biases and obstacles is being waged that maintains to marginalize girls. even if girls have made large strides lately, those profits haven't translated into funds and impact. think about the following: 

- girls with MBAs earn, on commonplace, $4,600 lower than their male opposite numbers of their first task into bankruptcy school.

- girl physicians earn, on standard, 39 percent less than male physicians.

- Female monetary analysts absorb 35 percent less, and feminine leader executives one sector lower than males in comparable positions.

In this eye-opening e-book, Rivers and Barnett provide ladies the genuine proof in addition to instruments for battling the “soft struggle” strategies that hinder them from advancing of their careers. With girls now important to the financial system, picking to a wide measure no matter if it flourishes or stagnates, this is often one warfare not anyone can have the funds for for them to lose.

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Representations of Death: A Social Psychological Perspective

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By Mary Bradbury

Drawing upon an extraordinary and hugely unique ethnography of latest mortuary practices, Representations of Death takes the reader in the course of the clinical, bureaucratic, advertisement and formality elements of dying Going backstage at hospitals, funeral parlours, crematoria and cemeteries, in addition to preserving poignant, in-depth interviews with bereaved ladies, Bradbury has been in a position to light up the very various views of the deathwork specialist and the grieving relative. Illustrated with wonderful pictures, this attention-grabbing publication makes an important contribution to the starting to be literature in demise reports.

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Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

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By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Many american citizens think racism has all yet disappeared, and that we are living in a very colorblind society. but humans of colour lag in the back of whites in just about all social symptoms. they're poorer, much less trained, and feature much less entry to well-being care. If race has develop into principally irrelevant—and racists are few and much between—how can those stipulations persist? This new ebook demanding situations our racial logic, exhibiting that new, extra refined kinds of discrimination have emerged that support shield white privilege. This 'new racism' has produced a robust ideology of 'color- blind racism' that justifies modern inequities. The voices of whites and African americans heard during this e-book reveal how white the United States manufactures nonracial debts of continual realities like residential and college segregation. Bonilla-Silva demands a brand new civil rights stream anchored within the working-class, that's made up more and more of lady and minority contributors. whereas acknowledging the hindrances this circulate will face, he demonstrates why equality of effects, reparations, and the top of all buildings of racial discrimination are important to America's destiny. characteristic issues: —A strong counterpoint to the writings of widely-read authors corresponding to D'Souza, W. J. Wilson, and Steele. —Shows how racism has been reworked into new types. —Contrasts the reports of whites and minority americans —Describes how cognitive, cultural and aesthetic elements form racial buildings and reviews.

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Diasporas

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Coined within the 3rd century B.C., the time period diaspora has developed right into a buzzword used to explain the migrations of teams as diversified as ethnic populations, spiritual groups, or even engineers operating out of the country. This concise ebook offers a severe advent to the concept that of diaspora, bringing a clean, man made viewpoint to nearly all points of this subject. Stéphane Dufoix encompasses a wealth of case studies—about the Jewish, Armenian, African, chinese language, Greek, and Indian studies— to demonstrate key thoughts, supply a transparent evaluation on present pondering, and reconsider the worth of the time period for us today.

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Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom

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By Ira Berlin

In 1998, the hot Press released Remembering Slavery, a book-and-tape set that provided a startling first-person background of slavery. utilizing excerpts from the hundreds of thousands of interviews carried out with ex-slaves within the Thirties via researchers operating with the Federal Writers’ venture, the amazing audiotapes made on hand the one recognized recordings of people that truly skilled enslavement—recordings that had accumulated dirt within the Library of Congress till they have been rendered audible for the 1st time particularly for this set.

Remembering Slavery bought the type of advertisement cognizance seldom accorded tasks of this nature—nationwide serious and overview assurance in addition to wide insurance on prime-time tv, together with Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Reviewers known as the set “chilling … [and] riveting” (Publishers Weekly) and “something, really, actually new” (The Village Voice).

Now the groundbreaking publication section of the set is offered for a brand new iteration of readers.

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Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare

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The variety of childrens of colour coming into the kid welfare process within the usa is disproportionately excessive. not just are young children of colour faraway from parental custody and put in care extra usually than their white opposite numbers, yet additionally they stay in care longer, obtain fewer providers, and feature much less touch with the caseworkers assigned to them.

This ebook identifies the perform and coverage alterations required to effectively tackle the unequal remedy of kids of colour within the baby welfare approach and their implications for social paintings schooling, caseworker education, and institutional switch. It opinions a few of the latest social welfare acts and rules by way of their remedy of youngsters of colour, and it presents top practices for every determination element within the baby welfare method and for cultural competency measures and coaching. The textual content deals large dimension tools that businesses can use to evaluate and proper institutional racism. to enhance social paintings schooling, the booklet contains numerous version syllabi for the curriculum, and to deepen the discipline's engagement with the problem of institutional racism, the textual content concludes with a dialogue of destiny instructions for study and policy.

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Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences)

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By Stanley Wasserman

Social community research, which makes a speciality of relationships between social entities, is used commonly within the social and behavioral sciences, in addition to in economics, advertising and marketing, and business engineering. Social community research: equipment and purposes experiences and discusses equipment for the research of social networks with a spotlight on functions of those how you can many major examples. because the first ebook to supply a entire assurance of the technique and functions of the sector, this examine is either a reference e-book and a textbook.

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