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  • Honkyby Dalton Conley

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly evoking the details of city life from a child's point of view--the streets, buses, and playgrounds--Honky poignantly illuminates the usual... more...

  • Elsewhere, U.S.A.by Dalton Conley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. In Elsewhere, U.S.A. , acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley connects our day-to-day experiences with occasionally overlooked sociological changes,... more...

  • The Pecking Orderby Dalton Conley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The family is our haven, the place where we all start off on equal footing ? or so we like to think. But if that?s the case, why do so many siblings often diverge widely in social status, wealth, and education? In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley shatters our notions of how our childhoods affect... more...

  • Parentologyby Dalton Conley

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    All parenting is about experimenting (whether you know it or not). It begins on the day our kids start to teethe, as we do backflips to distract them from the pain, and continues all the way through their teenage years, when we bribe them with video games to extract a few minutes of math. Now comes a book from a real scientist who has taken that... more...

  • Parentologyby Dalton Conley

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    All parenting is about experimenting (whether you know it or not). It begins on the day our kids start to teethe, as we do backflips to distract them from the pain, and continues all the way through their teenage years, when we bribe them with video games to extract a few minutes of math. Now comes a book from a real scientist who has taken that... more...

  • Parentologyby Dalton Conley

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    All parenting is about experimenting (whether you know it or not). It begins on the day our kids start to teethe, as we do backflips to distract them from the pain, and continues all the way through their teenage years, when we bribe them with video games to extract a few minutes of math. Now comes a book from a real scientist who has taken that... more...

  • After the Bellby Karen Albright; Dalton Conley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on schools. With contributions from such figures as Jeanne Brooks-Gunn,... more...

  • The Starting Gateby Dalton Conley; Kate Wetteroth Strully; Neil G Bennett

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 25.95

    Seven percent of newborns in the United States weigh in at less than five and one half pounds. These "low birth weight" babies face challenges that others will never know?challenges that begin with a greater risk of infant mortality and extend well into adulthood in the form of health and developmental problems. Because low birth weight is often accompanied... more...

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