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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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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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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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On What Is Learned in School


This volume focuses on the nature of schooling and its links with the family, occupations, and politics. Robert Dreeben emphasizes the relationship between school structure and learning outcomes, the importance of these outcomes to other social institutions, and the contrasts between school structure and other socializing agencies.





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9780971958708 | Published: 2002
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The Social Control of Mental Illness


In this book Allan Horwitz views mental illness within a sociological framework of deviance and social control and evaluates communal and individualistic styles of therapeutic control.





Paperback    £35.00
9780971242760 | Published: 2010
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