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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

Mankind Beyond EarthThe History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Claude Piantadosi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, this book presents a rich ... More

Chop Suey, USAThe Story of Chinese Food in America

Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Yong Chen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book offers an interpretation of the rise of Chinese food in the United States and reveals the forces that made this cuisine ubiquitous in the American gastronomic landscape. It describes how ... More

Note-by-Note CookingThe Future of Food

Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Hervé This

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164863
eISBN:
9780231538237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book liberates cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has a scent of wild mushrooms; limonene, a ... More

Race UnmaskedBiology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Michael Yudell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both ... More

UmamiUnlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

Ole Mouritsen and Klavs Styrbæk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168908
eISBN:
9780231537582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168908.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In the West, we have identified only four basic tastes—sour, sweet, salty, and bitter—that, through skillful combination and technique, create delicious foods. Yet in many parts of East Asia over the ... More

The Winemaker's HandConversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir

The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir

Natalie Berkowitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167567
eISBN:
9780231537377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167567.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In this book's interviews, winemakers from the United States and abroad clarify the complex process of converting grapes into wine, with more than forty vintners candidly discussing how a combination ... More

The Insect CookbookFood for a Sustainable Planet

The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

Arnold van Huis, Marcel Dicke, and Henk van Gurp

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166843
eISBN:
9780231536219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166843.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book makes the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part of our future diet. It provides consumers and chefs with the essential facts about insects for ... More

The Kitchen as LaboratoryReflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

César Vega, Job Ubbink, and Erik van der Linden (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Eating is a multisensory experience, yet chefs and scientists have only recently begun to deconstruct food's components, setting the stage for science-based cooking. This book advances culinary ... More

Sports AnalyticsA Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Benjamin Alamar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book shows diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies, especially as analytic tools grow increasingly complex. It provides a clear, easily digestible ... More

Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation

Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation

Massimo Montanari

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160841
eISBN:
9780231535083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160841.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This text tells the far-flung story of how local and global influences came to flavor Italian identity. The fusion of ancient Roman cuisine—which consisted of bread, wine, and olives—with the ... More

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