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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

Despotism on DemandHow Power Operates in the Flexible Workplace

Despotism on Demand: How Power Operates in the Flexible Workplace

Alex J. Wood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748875
eISBN:
9781501748905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748875.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book draws attention to the impact of flexible scheduling on managerial power and workplace control. When we understand paid work as a power relationship, the book argues, we see how the spread ... More

Mobilizing for DevelopmentThe Modernization of Rural East Asia

Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia

Kristen E. Looney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748844
eISBN:
9781501748868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748844.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book tackles the question of how countries achieve rural development and offers a new way of thinking about East Asia's political economy that challenges the developmental state paradigm. ... 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

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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