School Talk: Gender and Adolescent Culture

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In 1979 from the University of Wisconsin. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters in the areas of gender, schooling, and women's culture. She works with the hutton Philanthropic Initiative, where students use storytelling to interact with community children in a meaningful way. Kactis became an essential part of her first service-learning course, Social Context of Schooling.

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Students in her community building Across Generations course take their storytelling to a nursing home and a program for children whose families are escaping domestic violence. Her current research involves in-depth interviews with storytellers from different cultures to better understand the role of storytelling in teaching about social differences and social dynamics.

Eder has a deep interest in the sociology of education—and in community.

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Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

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Throughout the text an emphasis is placed on the intersectionality of race, and culture, class, gender, and how these classifications affect quality of life.

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Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood

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Simon & Schuster #ad - The 1977 sorokin award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On february 26, 1972, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia. Making extensive use of the words of the people themselves, declining morality, disorientation, self-centeredness and group orientation—and examines the loss of connection, Erikson details the conflicting tensions of mountain life in general—the tensions between individualism and dependency, self-assertion and resignation, rise in out-migration, rise in crime, etc.

That resulted from the sudden loss of neighborhood. The result was a collective trauma that lasted longer than the individual traumas caused by the original disaster. Used book in Good Condition. Following the flood, survivors from a previously tightly knit community were crowded into trailer homes with no concern for former neighborhoods.

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Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America

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Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

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Dubner, coauthor of freakonomics when first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with his boldness.

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He never imagined that as a result of this assignment he would befriend a gang leader named JT and spend the better part of a decade embedded inside the projects under JT’s protection. Penguin Books.

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Sociological Insight: An Introduction to Non-Obvious Sociology

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Making Gray Gold: Narratives of Nursing Home Care Women in Culture and Society

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Ten Questions: A Sociological Perspective

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Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology 8th Edition

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Making Gray Gold: Narratives of Nursing Home Care Women in Culture and Society

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An unnerving portrait of what it's like to work and live in a nursing home. This first hand report on the work of nurses and other caregivers in a nursing home is set powerfully in the context of wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain the quality of care for America's elderly.

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Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited

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