Faculty Books


How can societies that welcome immigrants from around the world create civic cohesion and political community out of ethnic and racial diversity?

Becoming a Citizen is the first book to provide a comparative perspective on how the United States and Canada...


By: Michael Burawoy and
Karl Von Holdt


Claude Fischer

Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character


Claude Fischer

Still Connected: Family and Friends in America Since 1970


In this book Neil Fligstein takes issue with prevailing theories of the corporation and proposes a radically new view that has important implications for American competitiveness.


 Finding ways to understand the nature of social change and social order-from political movements to market meltdowns-is one of the enduring problems of social science. A Theory of Fields draws together far-ranging insights from social movement...


Economists and Societies is the first book to systematically compare the profession of economics in the United States, Britain, and France, and to explain why economics, far from being a uniform science, differs in important ways among these three countries. Drawing on in-depth...


Translated into Chinese and Japanese.


While attention has been focused on high-level struggles over control of giant enterprises in China and the former Soviet bloc, a remarkable but underreported revolution has been occurring at the ground level.

This volume examines the profiles of entrepreneurs and the patterns of business...


Guanxi, translated as 'social connections,' or 'social networks,' is among the most important studied phenomena in China today. Guanxi lies at the heart of China's social order, its economic structure, and its changing institutional landscape. It is considered important in...


Unemployment with Chinese Characteristics
 

America’s high incarceration rates are a well-known facet of contemporary political conversations. Mentioned far less often is what happens to the...


With the rise of the service sector, more middle class Americans are living their personal lives on a “market frontier.” More people hire—and take up jobs as—nannies, childcare center workers, eldercare workers, eldercare managers, pet care workers, on-line dating...


Cracks in the Pavement: Change and Resilience in Poor Neigborhoods
 


How Activists, Bureaucrats & Media Constructed a New American


Handbook of Gender


Over the last decade, pious Muslims all over the world have gone through contradictory transformations. Though public attention commonly rests on the turn toward violence, this book's...


This concise overview of the labor movement in the United States focuses on why American workers have failed to develop the powerful unions that exist in other industrialized countries. Packed with valuable analysis and information, Hard Work explores historical perspectives, examines...


"In order to recruit new members on a scale that would be required to significantly rebuild union power, unions must fundamentally alter their internal organizational practices. This means creating more organizer positions on the staff; developing programs to teach current members how to...


As debate rages over the widening and destructive gap between the rich and the rest of Americans, Claude Fischer and his colleagues present...


Why has the labor movement in the United States been so weak and politically conservative in comparison to movements in Western Europe? Kim Voss rejects traditional interpretations--theories of "American exceptionalism"--which attribute this distinctiveness to inherent characteristics...