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All Societies DieHow to Keep Hope Alive

All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Samuel Cohn

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The author of this book asks us to prepare for the inevitable. Our society is going to die. What are you going to do about it? But the author also wants us to know that there's still reason for hope. ... More

The Caring ClassHome Health Aides in Crisis

The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Richard Schweid

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The number of elderly and disabled Americans in need of home health care is increasing annually, even as the pool of people — almost always women — willing to do this job gets smaller and smaller. ... More

Rich Thanks to RacismHow the Ultra-Wealthy Profit from Racial Injustice

Rich Thanks to Racism: How the Ultra-Wealthy Profit from Racial Injustice

Jim Freeman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755132
eISBN:
9781501755156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

More than fifty years after the civil rights movement, there are still glaring racial inequities all across the United States. This book explains why this is so, as it reveals the hidden strategy ... More

Still a MotherNoncustodial Mothers, Gendered Institutions, and Social Change

Still a Mother: Noncustodial Mothers, Gendered Institutions, and Social Change

Jackie Krasas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754296
eISBN:
9781501754319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754296.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book traces the trajectories of mothers who have lost or ceded custody to an ex-partner. The book argues that these noncustodial mothers' experiences should be understood within a greater web of ... More

Time and MigrationHow Long-Term Taiwanese Migrants Negotiate Later Life

Time and Migration: How Long-Term Taiwanese Migrants Negotiate Later Life

Ken Chih-Yan Sun

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754876
eISBN:
9781501754883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754876.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Based on longitudinal ethnographic work on migration between the United States and Taiwan, this book interrogates how long-term immigrants negotiate their needs as they grow older and how ... More

What We Mean by the American DreamStories We Tell about Meritocracy

What We Mean by the American Dream: Stories We Tell about Meritocracy

Doron Taussig

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754685
eISBN:
9781501754708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754685.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book invites us to question the American Dream. Did you earn what you have? Did everyone else? The American Dream is built on the idea that Americans end up roughly where we deserve to be in our ... More

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