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- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
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...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00
An award-winning scientist offers his unorthodox approach to childrearing: ? Parentology is brilliant, jaw-droppingly funny, and full of wisdom?bound to change your thinking about parenting and its conventions? (Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ). If you?re like many parents, you might ask family and friends for advice when faced... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; 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...
- Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
For a century, social scientists have avoided genetics like the plague. But the nature-nurture wars are over. In the past decade, a small but intrepid group of economists, political scientists, and sociologists have harnessed the genomics revolution to paint a more complete picture of human social life than ever before. The Genome Factor describes... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95
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...