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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 Ascent of Market EfficiencyFinance That Cannot Be Proven

The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance That Cannot Be Proven

Simone Polillo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750373
eISBN:
9781501750397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book weaves together historical narrative and quantitative bibliometric data to detail the path financial economists took in order to form one of the central theories of financial economics—the ... More

Better Must ComeExiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Better Must Come: Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Matthew D. Marr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453380
eISBN:
9780801455544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book reveals how social contexts at various levels combine and interact to shape the experiences of transitional housing program users in two of the most prosperous cities of the global economy, ... More

Building Power from BelowChilean Workers Take On Walmart

Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Carolina Bank Muñoz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Building Power from Below analyzes the success of Walmart workers in Chile. Retail and warehouse workers have achieved the seemingly unachievable. They have organized Walmart. How do we explain ... More

Buoyancy on the BayouShrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization

Buoyancy on the Bayou: Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization

Jill Ann Harrison

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450747
eISBN:
9780801465796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450747.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Over the past few decades, shrimp has transformed from a luxury food to a kitchen staple. While shrimp-loving consumers have benefited from the lower cost of shrimp, domestic shrimp fishers have ... 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

The Caring SelfThe Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Clare L. Stacey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1.7 million home health aides and personal and home care aides in the United States as of 2008. These home care aides are rapidly ... More

Casino WomenCourage in Unexpected Places

Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming. The book describes a world whose enormous profitability is dependent on the labor of women assigned stereotypically female ... More

The Challenge to ChangeReforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Rebecca Kolins Givan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of ... More

The Chicken TrailFollowing Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas

The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book examines the impact of globalization—and of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in particular—on the North American poultry industry, focusing on the displacement of African ... More

Cities for ProfitThe Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Gavin Shatkin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the past three decades, urban real estate megaprojects—massive, master planned, for profit urban developments—have captured the imagination of politicians and policy-makers across Asia. This book ... More

Cleaning UpHow Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Dan Zuberi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

To cut costs and maximize profits, hospitals in the United States and many other countries are outsourcing such tasks as cleaning and food preparation to private contractors. To examine this ... More

A Company of OneInsecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Carrie M. Lane

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated ... More

Conflicting CommitmentsThe Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Shannon Gleeson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, ... More

Coping with AdversityRegional Economic Resilience and Public Policy

Coping with Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy

Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, and Edward Hill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780801451690
eISBN:
9781501709494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451690.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The book analyses two different forms of economic adversity faced by urban regions – external shocks and chronic economic distress. It then examines whether and why some regions are resilient to ... 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

Disintegrating Democracy at WorkLabor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Virginia Doellgast

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The shift from manufacturing- to service-based economies has often been accompanied by the expansion of low-wage and insecure employment. Many consider the effects of this shift inevitable. This book ... More

Dismantling SolidarityCapitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal

Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal

Michael A. McCarthy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801454226
eISBN:
9781501708206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454226.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Why has old-age security become less solidaristic and increasingly tied to risky capitalist markets? Drawing on rich archival data that covers more than fifty years of American history, this book ... More

Divining without SeedsThe Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa

Divining without Seeds: The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa

Iruka N. Okeke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449413
eISBN:
9780801460906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449413.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Infectious disease is the most common cause of illness and death in Africa, yet health practitioners routinely fail to identify causative microorganisms in most patients. As a result, patients often ... More

From the Outside InSuburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Carolyn T. Adams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book addresses the role of suburban elites in setting development agendas for urban municipalities and their larger metropolitan regions. It shows how major nongovernmental, nonmarket ... More

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