Social Institutions and Social Change Series

  • Legal Construct, Social Concept: A Macrosociological Perspective on Law book cover

    Legal Construct, Social Concept

    A Macrosociological Perspective on Law, 1st Edition

    By Larry Barnett

    Based on sophisticated demographic analysis, Legal Construct, Social Concept argues that legal doctrine on social issues is shaped by the needs and values of society rather than by individuals and interest groups and that it evolves in response to social change but has little impact on that change.…

    Paperback – 2010-07-15
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  • Death, Deeds, and Descendents: Inheritance in Modern America book cover

    Death, Deeds, and Descendents

    Inheritance in Modern America, 1st Edition

    By Remi Clignet, Jens Beckert, Brooke Harrington

    Clignet's analysis of inheritance patterns in modern America is the first sustained treatment of the subject by a sociologist. Clignet shows that even today inheritance serves to perpetuate both familial wealth and familial relations. He examines what leads decedents to chose particular legal…

    Paperback – 2009-08-15
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  • Address Unknown: The Homeless in America book cover

    Address Unknown

    The Homeless in America, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Wright

    Homelessness in America has grown from a minor problem in isolated areas of a few big cities into a near epidemic. Today, scarcely any American city of any appreciable size lacks homeless people. Homeless shelters and programs have become as essential and as commonplace as police protection or…

    Paperback – 2009-04-15
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  • Moving into Adolescence: The Impact of Pubertal Change and School Context book cover

    Moving into Adolescence

    The Impact of Pubertal Change and School Context, 1st Edition

    By Roberta G. Simmons

    From the sociological point of view, adolescence traditionally has been described as a period of physical maturity and social immaturity. Adolescents reach physical adulthood before they are capable of functioning well in adult social roles. The disjunction between physical capabilities and…

    Paperback – 2009-01-15
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  • Tie a Knot and Hang on: Providing Mental Health Care in a Turbulent Environment book cover

    Tie a Knot and Hang on

    Providing Mental Health Care in a Turbulent Environment, 1st Edition

    By Teresa Scheid

    Tie a Knot and Hang On is an analysis of mental health care work that crosses the borders of diverse sociological traditions. The work seeks to understand the theoretical and empirical linkages between environmental pressures and activities and how these intersect with organizations and individuals…

    Paperback – 2004-04-30
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  • Strangers at the Bedside: A History of How Law and Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision Making book cover

    Strangers at the Bedside

    A History of How Law and Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision Making, 1st Edition

    Edited by David J. Rothman

    David Rothman gives us a brilliant, finely etched study of medical practice today. Beginning in the mid-1960s, the practice of medicine in the United States underwent a most remarkable--and thoroughly controversial--transformation. The discretion that the profession once enjoyed has been…

    Paperback – 2003-09-30
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  • Education, Social Status, and Health book cover

    Education, Social Status, and Health

    1st Edition

    By John Mirowsky

    Education forms a unique dimension of social status, with qualities that make it especially important to health. It influences health in ways that are varied, present at all stages of adult life, cumulative, self-amplifying, and uniformly positive. Educational attainment marks social status at the…

    Paperback – 2003-06-30
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  • Social Causes of Psychological Distress book cover

    Social Causes of Psychological Distress

    2nd Edition

    By Catherine E. Ross

    A core interest of social science is the study of stratification--inequalities in income, power, and prestige. Few persons would care about such inequalities if the poor, powerless, and despised were as happy and fulfilled as the wealthy, powerful, and admired. Social research often springs from…

    Paperback – 2003-03-31
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  • Entitlement Politics: Medicare and Medicaid, 1995-2001 book cover

    Entitlement Politics

    Medicare and Medicaid, 1995-2001, 1st Edition

    By David G. Smith

    Entitlement Politics describes partisan attempts to shrink the size of government by targeting two major federal health care entitlements. Efforts to restructure or eliminate entitlements as such, and to privatize and decentralize programs, along with more traditional attempts to amend and reform…

    Paperback – 2002-11-30
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  • Medical Careers and Feminist Agendas: American, Scandinavian and Russian Women Physicians book cover

    Medical Careers and Feminist Agendas

    American, Scandinavian and Russian Women Physicians, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elianne Riska

    The increasing proportion of women in the medical profession has been followed keenly both by conservative and feminist observers during the past three decades. Statistics both in Europe and in the United States tend to confirm that women work mainly in niches of the health care system or medical…

    Paperback – 2001-10-31
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  • The Ties That Bind: The Perspectives on Marriage and Cohabitation book cover

    The Ties That Bind

    The Perspectives on Marriage and Cohabitation, 1st Edition

    By Arland Thornton

    The Ties That Bindwas organized to review and assess the scientific evidence about the causes of trends in marriage and other forms of intimate unions. The contributors address these two questions: What do we know about the factors that influence the formation of marriages and other intimate unions…

    Paperback – 2000-08-31
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  • The Politics of Medicare book cover

    The Politics of Medicare

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Marshall DeRosa

    On July 30, 1965, President Johnson flew to Independence, Missouri to sign the Medicare bill. The new statute included two related insurance programs to finance substantial portions of the hospital and physician expenses incurred by Americans over the age of sixty-five. Public attempts to improve…

    Paperback – 2000-03-31
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  • Nowhere to Grow: Homeless and Runaway Adolescents and Their Families book cover

    Nowhere to Grow

    Homeless and Runaway Adolescents and Their Families, 1st Edition

    By Les B. Whitbeck

    Les B. Whitbeck and Dan R. Hoyt begin their report on street children in the Midwest with the statement, "If you live in or have visited even a medium-sized city recently, you have seen runaway and homeless young people. They congregate in certain downtown areas and hang out in malls during…

    Paperback – 1999-10-31
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  • Targeting Guns: Firearms and Their Control book cover

    Targeting Guns

    Firearms and Their Control, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gary Kleck

    This new paperback comprehensively reviews the research evidence on the links between guns, violence, and gun control, and reports results of the author's own research as well. In Targeting Guns, Kleck follows the line of argument and careful statistical inference of his earlier prizewinning volume…

    Paperback – 1997-12-31
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  • Human Capital or Cultural Capital?: Ethnicity and Poverty Groups in an Urban School District book cover

    Human Capital or Cultural Capital?

    Ethnicity and Poverty Groups in an Urban School District, 1st Edition

    By George Farkas

    This study seeks to reorient our understanding of the early educational determinants of social stratification outcomes. It focuses on the process and consequences of unequal cognitive skill attainment for ethnic and poverty groups within our nation's cities. It draws, theoretically, on the notion…

    Paperback – 1996-12-31
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  • Families in Troubled Times: Adapting to Change in Rural America book cover

    Families in Troubled Times

    Adapting to Change in Rural America, 1st Edition

    By Rand Conger

    Paperback – 1994-12-31
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  • Care of the Chronically and Severely Ill: Comparative Social Policies book cover

    Care of the Chronically and Severely Ill

    Comparative Social Policies, 1st Edition

    By J. Hollingsworth

    Because most severely and chronically ill people will receive care outside of hospitals or nursing homes, there is increasing recognition that the integration of community-based care, including home care, must be an objective of health policy. Contributors explore the structure of community-based…

    Paperback – 1994-12-31
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  • On National Socialism book cover

    On National Socialism

    1st Edition

    By Talcott Parsons

    During the years between the publication of the first of his two major works, The Structure of Social Action (1937), and the writing of his second, The Social System (1951), Talcott Parsons was primarily engaged in political activity through the Office of Strategic Services in its efforts to bring…

    Hardback – 1993-12-31
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  • The Changing Contract across Generations book cover

    The Changing Contract across Generations

    1st Edition

    By Vern Bengtson

    Generational conflict has attracted considerable attention in the media and within academic circles during the past decade. At the center of this collection of papers analyzing various facets of that conflict lie complex issues of generational equity - issues that will remain important for the…

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • The Costs of Privacy: Surveillance and Reputation in America book cover

    The Costs of Privacy

    Surveillance and Reputation in America, 1st Edition

    By Steven Nock

    Americans now enjoy vastly more privacy than in the past. But privacy makes it difficult to know much about other people; more privacy means more strangers. The Costs of Privacy begins with these questions: How, in an anonymous society of strangers, is trust possible? What enables both individuals…

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • Theory on Gender: Feminism on Theory book cover

    Theory on Gender

    Feminism on Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paula England

    How do various social theories explain gender inequality? In this collection of original essays, prominent sociologists discuss the strengths and the limitations of the theoretical traditions within which they have worked: Marxism, world system theory, macrostructural theories, rational choice…

    Paperback – 1993-01-31
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  • Paying for Medicare: The Politics of Reform book cover

    Paying for Medicare

    The Politics of Reform, 1st Edition

    By David G. Smith

    ** Paying for Medicare received the American Risk and Insurance Association's Elizur Wright Award for itsoutstanding contribution to risk management and insurance literature.The Prospective Payment System and the Medicare Fee Schedule, two of the most effectively sustained and successful efforts at…

    Paperback – 1992-12-31
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  • Comparable Worth: Social Institutions and Social Change book cover

    Comparable Worth

    Social Institutions and Social Change, 1st Edition

    By Paula England

    This volume provides a detailed description of the situation of women in employment in the early 1990s and considers how sociological and economic theories of labor markets illuminate the gap in pay between the sexes.…

    Paperback – 1992-12-31
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  • The Myth of the Madding Crowd book cover

    The Myth of the Madding Crowd

    1st Edition

    Edited by Clark McPhail

    Crowd behavior is one of the most colorful but least understood forms of human social behavior. This volume is a major contribution to the field of collective behavior, with implications for social movement analysis.McPhail's critical assessment of the major theories of crowd behavior establishes…

    Paperback – 1991-12-31
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  • Adolescent Stress: Causes and Consequences book cover

    Adolescent Stress

    Causes and Consequences, 1st Edition

    By Mary Colten

    Adolescent Stress concentrates on a range of major problems—those of a normal developmental nature as well as those of poor adaptation—identified in adolescents.…

    Paperback – 1991-12-31
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  • Abused and Battered: Social and Legal Responses to Family Violence book cover

    Abused and Battered

    Social and Legal Responses to Family Violence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dean Knudsen

    That family violence injures and kills its victims both physically and psychologically was established over two decades ago by early researchers in this field. Abused and Battered heralds the second generation of domestic abuse research: it examines the implications of the legal and social…

    Paperback – 1991-12-31
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  • The Satanism Scare book cover

    The Satanism Scare

    1st Edition

    By Joel Best

    Although there is growing concern over Satanism as a threat to American life, the topic has received surprisingly little serious attention. Recognizing this, the editors of this volume have selected papers from a wide variety of disciplines, broadly covering contemporary aspects of Satanism from…

    Paperback – 1991-12-31
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  • Of Human Bonding: Parent-Child Relations across the Life Course book cover

    Of Human Bonding

    Parent-Child Relations across the Life Course, 1st Edition

    By Alice S. Rossi, Peter Henry Rossi

    This life-course analysis of family development focuses on the social dynamics among family members. It features parent-child relationships in a larger context, by examining the help exchange between kin and nonkin and the intergenerational transmission of family characteristics.…

    Paperback – 1990-12-31
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  • Organizing for Collective Action: The Political Economies of Associations book cover

    Organizing for Collective Action

    The Political Economies of Associations, 1st Edition

    By David Knoke

    Organizing for Collective Action investigates the political and economic behaviors of national associations, including trade associations, professional societies, labor unions, and public interest groups. It focuses upon the ways that these organizations acquire resources and allocate them to…

    Hardback – 1990-12-31
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  • Networks of Power: Organizational Actors at the National, Corporate, and Community Levels book cover

    Networks of Power

    Organizational Actors at the National, Corporate, and Community Levels, 1st Edition

    By Robert Perrucci

    Large organizations, particularly corporations, possess considerable resources, and with that comes considerable power, often extending beyond a single community or nation-state. Networks among large corporations enhance that power to the point that they exert a major impact on national and…

    Paperback – 1989-12-31
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