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  • Authors of the Stormby Gary Alan Fine

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that bring us the weather on television, how government meteorologists and forecasters go about their jobs is rarely scrutinized. Given recent... more...

  • Everyday Geniusby Gary Alan Fine

    University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 18.00

    From Henry Darger's elaborate paintings of young girls caught in a vicious war to the sacred art of the Reverend Howard Finster, the work of outsider artists has achieved unique status in the art world. Celebrated for their lack of traditional training and their position on the fringes of society, outsider artists nonetheless participate in a traditional... more...

  • Gifted Tonguesby Gary Alan Fine

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    Learning to argue and persuade in a highly competitive environment is only one aspect of life on a high-school debate team. Teenage debaters also participate in a distinct cultural world--complete with its own jargon and status system--in which they must negotiate complicated relationships with teammates, competitors, coaches, and parents as well... more...

  • Kitchensby Gary Alan Fine

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Kitchens takes us into the robust, overheated, backstage world of the contemporary restaurant. In this rich, often surprising portrait of the real lives of kitchen workers, Gary Alan Fine brings their experiences, challenges, and satisfactions to colorful life. A new preface updates this riveting exploration of how restaurants actually work, both... more...

  • Sticky Reputationsby Gary Alan Fine

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Sticky Reputations  examines the changes in American politics from the Depression to the Age of Consensus, analyzing how the range of political options narrowed in the period. In the course of this analysis, the author examines those "sticky reputations" of figures whose reputation is so solidified that an attack on their reputation in turn affects... more...

  • The Global Grapevineby Gary Alan Fine; Bill Ellis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99

    Soon after 9/11, wild rumors began to spread: that Arab-Americans were celebrating publicly, that some people had been warned, that politicians knew all along. The Global Grapevine reveals how--through our everyday thoughts and conversations, and the rumors we spread--we grapple with the new global world. Drawn from diverse sources, the book illuminates... more...

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