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  • The Sexual Organization of the Cityby Edward O. Laumann; Stephen Ellingson; Jenna Mahay; Anthony Paik; Yoosik Youm

    University of Chicago Press 2005; US$ 28.90

    We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex in the City or young men on Queer as Folk , and you might imagine the city as some kind of sexual playground—a place where you can have any kind of sex you want, with whomever you like, anytime or anywhere you choose. But... more...

  • Against Predictionby Bernard E. Harcourt

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.50

    From random security checks at airports to the use of risk assessment in sentencing, actuarial methods are being used more than ever to determine whom law enforcement officials target and punish. And with the exception of racial profiling on our highways and streets, most people favor these methods because they believe they’re a more cost-effective... more...

  • Aging in the United States and Japanby Yukio Noguchi; David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.25

    Japanese and American economists assess the present economic status of the elderly in the United States and Japan, and consider the impact of an aging population on the economies of the two countries. With essays on labor force participation and retirement, housing equity and the economic status of the elderly, budget implications of an aging population,... more...

  • Aging Issues in the United States and Japanby Seiritsu Ogura; Toshiaki Tachibanaki; David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 38.25

    The population base in both the United States and Japan is growing older and, as those populations age, they provoke heretofore unexamined economic consequences. This cutting-edge, comparative volume, the third in the joint series offered by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Japan Center for Economic Research, explores those consequences,... more...

  • Aguecheek's Beef, Belch's Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjectionsby Robert Appelbaum

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.30

    We didn’t always eat the way we do today, or think and feel about eating as we now do. But we can trace the roots of our own eating culture back to the culinary world of early modern Europe, which invented cutlery, haute cuisine , the weight-loss diet, and much else besides. Aguecheek’s Beef, Belch’s Hiccup tells the story of how early modern... more...

  • Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empireby Tara Nummedal

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.20

    What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Holy Roman Empire. As purveyors of practical techniques, inventions, and cures, these entrepreneurs were prized by princely patrons, who... more...

  • All the Essential Half-Truths about Higher Educationby George Dennis O'Brien

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    In this refreshing and original exploration, George Dennis O'Brien looks at higher education in America. O'Brien argues that to debate intelligently the future of education we must stop focusing on its ideals and look instead at its institutions. He does this by addressing nine half-truths, such as whether "low cost public education benefits the least... more...

  • All the Names of the Lordby Valentina Izmirlieva

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 33.15

    Christians face a conundrum when it comes to naming God, for if God is unnamable, as theologians maintain, he can also be called by every name. His proper name is thus an open-ended, all-encompassing list, a mystery the Church embraces in its rhetoric, but which many Christians have found difficult to accept. To explore this conflict, Valentina... more...

  • American Economic Growth and Standards of Living before the Civil Warby Robert E. Gallman; John Joseph Wallis

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 38.25

    This benchmark volume addresses the debate over the effects of early industrialization on standards of living during the decades before the Civil War. Its contributors demonstrate that the aggregate antebellum economy was growing faster than any other large economy had grown before. Despite the dramatic economic growth and rise in income levels,... more...

  • American Economic Policy in the 1980sby Martin Feldstein

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 38.25

    Destined to become the standard guide to the economic policy of the United States during the Reagan era, this book provides an authoritative record of the economic reforms of the 1980s. In his introduction, Martin Feldstein provides compelling analysis of policies with which he was closely involved as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers... more...