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Desegregating the PastThe Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Robyn Autry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

At the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, visitors confront the past upon arrival. They must decide whether to enter the museum through a door marked "whites" or another marked ... More

Proposing Prosperity?Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America

Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America

Jennifer M. Randles

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170307
eISBN:
9780231543170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170307.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

"Fragile families"—unmarried parents who struggle emotionally and financially—are one of the primary targets of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federal policy that has funded marriage education ... More

Toxic Safety"Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Alissa Cordner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Initially marketed as a life-saving advancement, flame retardants are now mired in controversy. Some argue that data show the chemicals are unsafe while others continue to support their use. The ... More

DyingA Transition

Dying: A Transition

Monika Renz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book introduces a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition to death. Drawing ... More

The Lioness in WinterWriting an Old Woman's Life

The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Ann Burack-Weiss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began storing the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she got old herself. It was not until she hit her ... More

Nation at PlayA History of Sport in India

Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Ronojoy Sen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India’s engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and ... More

Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino IdentityJorge J. E. Gracia and His Critics

Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J. E. Gracia and His Critics

Iván Jaksic (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169448
eISBN:
9780231537728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169448.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book recounts a series of discussions between philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia and fifteen prominent scholars on race, ethnicity, nationality, and Hispanic/Latino identity in the United States. ... More

Sight UnseenGender and Race Through Blind Eyes

Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

Ellyn Kaschak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172905
eISBN:
9780231539531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172905.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book reveals the cultural and biological realities of race, gender, and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind. Through ten case studies and dozens of interviews, the book taps ... More

NutritionismThe Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Gyorgy Scrinis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Popularized by Michael Pollan in his best-selling In Defense of Food, this book's concept of nutritionism refers to the reductive understanding of nutrients as the key indicators of healthy food—an ... More

Let the Meatballs RestAnd Other Stories About Food and Culture

Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture

Massimo Montanari

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157339
eISBN:
9780231527880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157339.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book looks at the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. The book provides stimulating food for thought for those curious about one of ... More

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