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David Rogers uses competing sociological models of mass society to analyze the New York City school system, which he describes as a “sick bureaucracy.” The author discusses the divisive school decentralization crisis of the late 1960s and early 1970s as well as efforts by subsequent mayors to reform the system.





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9780975273838 | Published: 2006
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Astikés Geographíes

‘Urban Geographies: Landscape and Commuting’ offers a methodology for landscape research about landscape studies. It is aimed at a wide readership and especially for students and researchers in the social sciences (geography, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies), in architecture and in urban and regional planning. 112 illus, 100+ col.




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9789606878961 | Published: 2015
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Culture, Control and Commitment


This book documents the conventional wisdom that Japanese workers displayed significantly more commitment to their organizations than did American workers. As pointed out in the new prologue, the world is very different from when this survey first appeared; the Japanese are now moving closer to the American "market individualist" model.





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9780971958722 | Published: 2003
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Deviance and Identity


The sociology of deviance was in its heyday when this book was published in 1969. John Lofland traces the field from pre-World War II to the late sixties and pioneers the application of “grounded theory” to the study of deviant behavior.





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9780971242791 | Published: 2002
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Drunken Comportment


From the Foreword to the Percheron Press Edition:

'[O]ne of only a few books that can truly be said to have had a major impact on our understanding of alcohol use and its outcomes.'





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9780971958760 | Published: 2003
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Education and Jobs


In this famous study, the author argues that the familiar correlation between educational training and job performance is a myth and that the upgrading of the supply of labor is meaningless unless we reconsider the nature of the demand. A lengthy new introduction by the author extends his critique into the 1990s.





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9780971242753 | Published: 2003
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The Education-Jobs Gap


'A superb book notable for its effective synthesis of quantitative, qualitative, historical, and theoretical approaches. Livingstone explores an issue of vital importance: the growing disjunction between education and paid work in advanced industrial economies.' (Beverley H. Burris, University of New Mexico)





Paperback    £35.00
9781551930176 | Published: 2003
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A Maiden of Mauritius


Born in Scotland and a former leader-writer on The Morning Star, Judge John Gorrie devoted his life to the service of the British empire and to the ideal that English law must treat all men fairly, whatever their race, religion, class, or creed.  Those beliefs are reflected in this previously unpublished novel.





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9780953991686 | Published: 2016
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Managing Boundaries in the Health Professions


The availability and delivery of health care is one of the most important issues on the American public policy agenda. The authors analyze the social, psychological, and bureaucratic boundaries that define health care in the United States, discuss how organizational change affects these boundaries, and suggest broad strategies for managing them.





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9780971242777 | Published: 2002
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A Marxist Archaeology


This book applies Marxist theory to archaeology, explores long-term historical change and cultural evolution, and advocates a dialectical and historical approach to the study of the past.  Originally published by Academic Press in 1992, this edition features a new prologue by the author.





Paperback    £31.00
9780971242746 | Published: 1992
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