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Book
x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • Two modes of prestige film
  • Hollywood as popular sociology
  • Hollywood and the public sphere
  • A genre out of cycles
  • Realist melodrama
  • Epilogue.
After World War II, Hollywood's "social problem films" - tackling topical issues that included racism, crime, mental illness, and drug abuse - were hits with critics and general moviegoers alike. In an era of film famed for its reliance on pop psychology, these movies were a form of popular sociology, bringing the academic discipline's concerns to a much broader audience. Sociology on Film examines how the postwar "problem film" translated contemporary policy debates and intellectual discussions into cinematic form in order to become one of the preeminent genres of prestige drama. Chris Cagle chronicles how these movies were often politically fractious, the work of progressive directors and screenwriters who drew scrutiny from the House Un-American Activities Committee. Yet he also proposes that the genre helped to construct an abstract discourse of "society" that served to unify a middlebrow American audience. As he considers the many forms of print media that served to inspire social problem films, including journalism, realist novels, and sociological texts, Cagle also explores their distinctive cinematic aesthetics. Through a close analysis of films like Gentleman's Agreement, The Lost Weekend, and Intruder in the Dust, he presents a compelling case that the visual style of these films was intimately connected to their more expressly political and sociological aspirations. Sociology on Film demonstrates how the social problem picture both shaped and reflected the middle-class viewer's national self-image, making a lasting impact on Hollywood's aesthetic direction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813576947 20170213
Green Library
Book
2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
The U.S. Surgeon GeneralAes report on mental health notes oSurveys estimate that during a 1-year period, 22 to 23 percent of the U.S. adult populationuor 44 million peopleuhave diagnosable mental disorders, according the reliable, established criteria.o The report goes on to say, oepidemiological estimates have shifted over time because of changes in the definitions and diagnosis of mental health and mental illness.o Indeed, some experts believe there has been an astonishing rise in mental illness. According to one report, oin 1987, prior to Prozac hitting the market and the current ubiquitous use of antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs, the U.S. mental illness disability rate was 1 in every 184 Americans, but by 2007 the mental illness disability rate had more than doubled to 1 in every 76 Americans.o Discussion now revolves around the questions: Are there truly more mentally ill people now or are there just more people being diagnosed and treated? And what are the roles of economics and the pharmacological industry in this controversy? At the core of what is going on with mental illness in American and around the world, we believe, is cultural sociology: How differing cultures treat mental illness and, in turn, how mental health patients are affected by the culture. In this multidisciplinary reference, we look at the culture of mental illness from the non-clinical perspectives of sociology, history, psychology, epidemiology, economics, public health policy, and finally, the mental health patients themselves.Specifications:A two-volume work, available in a choice of print or electronic formats.375 to 400 articles and 150 photos.An Introduction, thematic ReaderAes Guide, Chronology, Glossary, and a Resource Guide to Key Books, Journals, and Associations and their web sites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452255484 20160613
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (X, 73 p.) online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Dedication1. A Fault Line Fifty Years in the Making 2. The Biology of Bifurcation 3. Life History Evolution: An Explanatory Framework 4. Aggregating the Biological, Psychological and Sociological a. Education & Intelligenceb. Community & Religiosityc. Industry & Honestyd. Marriage & Parental Investment e. Life History as a Correlated Complex5. Questions of Etiology, Change, Policy, Mating and Migration variation?a. What drives life history variation?b. How do life histories change in persons and populations?c. How might a life history framework broadly inform policy?d. What is the rationale for homogamous mating?e. What are the implications of elite migration and isolation?6. The Biology of Sociology: Pitting Ideology against Elegance References"br>.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319487830 20170410
This book supplies the evolutionary and genetic framework that Charles Murray, towards the end of Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010, predicts will one day explain revolutionary change in American society. Murray's Coming Apart documents 50 years of changed college admissions, government incentives, mating and migration patterns that have wrought national divisions across indexes of marriage, industriousness, honesty, and religiosity. The framework discussed is life history evolution, a sub-discipline within evolutionary biology singly capable of explaining why violent crime, property crime, low marriage rates, father absence, early birth, low educational achievement, low income, poverty, lack of religiosity and reduced achievement striving will reliably co-occur as part of a complex. This complex augments facultatively, developmentally and evolutionarily in response to unpredictable and uncontrollable sources of mortality. The uncertain tenure of life wrought by unpredictable and uncontrollable mortality selects for a present-oriented use of bioenergetics resources recognizable as the social ills of Fishtown, Murray's archetypal working class community. In turn, the thirty years of life history literature herein reviewed confirms the biological logic of elite intermarriage and sequestration. The source of life history variation, policy implications, and demography are discussed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319487830 20170410
Journal/Periodical
15 volumes ; 23 cm
Medical Library (Lane)
Book
xviii, 837 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Sociology in Western and Northern Europe: Contemporary Sociology in Austria, Christian Fleck-- Contemporary Sociology in Belgium, Liliane Voye and Karel Dobbelaere-- Contemporary Sociology in Britain, Steven Yearley-- Contemporary Sociology in Denmark, Heine Andersen et al-- The Development and Present State of Sociology in Finland, Erik Allardt-- The Sociological Debate in France (1960-1991), Pierre Ansart-- Contemporary Sociology in Germany, Walter L. Buehl-- Contemporary Sociology in the Netherlands, Henk A. Becker and Frans L. Leeuw-- Contemporary Sociology in Sweden, Richard Swedberg-- Contemporary Sociology in Switzerland, Jacques Coenen-Huther. Part 2 Sociology in the Western Hemisphere: Expansion and Survival - Canadian Sociology and the Development of the Canadian Nation, Harley D. Dickinson and B. Singh Bolaria-- A View of Contemporary Latin American Sociology, Louis H. Bluhm-- Sociology's Academic Development as Reflected in Journal Debates, Graham C. Kinloch-- Contemporary Sociological Methodology in the United States, Tom Petee-- the United States - Metatheoretical Concerns, Arthur S. Wilke and Raj P. Mohan-- Research Features of US Sociology - Reflections and Dilemmas, Raj P. Mohan and Arthur S. Wilke. Part 3 Sociology in Eastern Europe: Contemporary Sociology in Bulgaria, V. Dobrianov-- The History of Modern Sociology in Hungary, Tobor Huszar-- Polish Sociology 1975-1991 - Between Involvement and Detachment, Anna Giza-Poleszczuk-- Russian Sociology - Its Origins and Current Trends, Gennady S. Batygin and Inna F. Deviatko. Part 4 Sociology in Southern Europe: Social Science With the Emphasis on the Present Status of Sociology in Greece, George A. Kourvetaris-- Sociology in Italy - Problems and Perspectives, Franco Ferrarotti-- The Current Status of Sociology in Spain, Carlota Sole. Part 5 Sociology in Africa and the Middle East: Contemporary Sociology in Israel, Eva Etazioni-Halevy and Rina Shapira-- Contemporary Sociology in Zimbabwe, A.P. Cheater. Part 6 Sociology in the East: Sociology in Australia and New Zealand, Cora Vellekoop Baldock-- Contemporary Sociology in Bangladesh, Abul Hasnat Golam Quddus-- The Development of Sociology in China, Ming Yan-- Development of Sociology in Hong Kong, Rance P.L. Lee-- and Lau Siu-kai-- Contemporary Sociology in India, Raj P. Mohan and Vijayan K. Pillai-- Sociology and Sociological Works in Japan, Tsuyoshi Ishida-- Contemporary Sociology in Nepal, Krishna B. Bhattachan and James F. Fisher-- Contemporary Sociology in Pakistan, Hassan N. Gardezi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313267192 20160528
Many changes have happened in sociology around the world in the last few decades. This reference work offers a thorough overview of recent developments in sociology in a wide range of countries. The chapters, by a range of contributors, provide first-hand information on new research trends and significant advances. Chapters generally provide a broad historical context, and then focus on developments in sociology since 1975. Part one contains chapters on sociology in Western and Northern Europe. Part two, on the Western Hemisphere, includes several chapters on sociology in the United States, along with Canada and Latin America. Part three discusses the many changes in Eastern Europe that have happened in recent years. Parts four, five and six, covering Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the Far East, add a useful perspective to the work. Chapters include detailed bibliographies, and a selected, general bibliography concludes the work. Raj P. Mohan is the author of "Handbook of Contemporary Developments in World Sociology", "Management and Complex Organizations in Comparative Perspective", "The Mythmakers: Intellectuals and the Intelligentisia in Comparative Perspective". Arthur S. Wilke is the author of "The Hidden Professoriat".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313267192 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xii, 642 p. ; 24 cm.
The Sociology and Professionalization of Economics contains essays on the social nature of economics as a science; on the origin and history of some of the institutions which have done most to shape the development of the discipline; and on economics as a profession. As with the other volumes in the series there is particular emphasis on the similarity and differences between economics and economists in Britain and in North America. The volume is divided into three parts. The first addresses issues in the sociology of economics, including possible applications of ideas from the soicology of knowledge and of science to economics and the importance of journals to the discipline. The second includes pioneering work on the establishment and development of such important institutions as the American Economic Association and the Royal Economic Society. The Book concludes with essays on economics as a profession with particular emphasis to the role of economists in government.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415067164 20160527
Green Library
Book
xv, 301 p. ; 23 cm.
Including versions of traditional indexes, periodicals and scholarly journals, online statistical data sets, and websites maintained by a variety of institutions, associations, and advocacy groups, this reference resource thoroughly covers sociology and psychology reference options.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780838910252 20160602
Green Library
Book
viii, 70 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

70. AEDC journal [1981 - 1981]

Journal/Periodical
1 v. ; 22 cm.
Business Library

71. AIDC journal [1966 - 1980]

Journal/Periodical
15 v. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

73. Latino studies journal [1990 - 2000]

Journal/Periodical
12 v. ; 26 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
Medical Library (Lane)
Journal/Periodical
v. ill. 26 cm.
Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

76. The American sociologist [1965 - ]

Journal/Periodical
v. ; 25-28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
217 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Patterns in sleeping and dreaming
  • The War on Terror
  • Religion, spirituality, and faith
  • The natural environment
  • Work and money
  • Family values.
When politicians and pundits refer to the American Dream, they do so to evoke images of national unity, identity, and a better future. But in what ways does this metaphor manifest in the actual dreams of sleeping Americans? In American Dreamers, dream researcher Kelly Bulkeley takes the ideology of the American Dream one step further--into the study of sleeping dreams--to explore how the nocturnal side of human existence offers a key to the psychological origins of people's waking beliefs and political passions. Bulkeley builds on sixteen years of scientific research involving thousands of dream reports to show how the playful fancies of our dreaming imaginations can be interpreted as insightful expressions of our hopes and fears about issues as varied as the environment, religion, family values, and the war in Iraq. Examining in particular detail the dreaming tendencies of conservatives and liberals, the book centers on ten people of different political perspectives--a dreamers' focus group--who kept yearlong sleep and dream journals. The dreaming and waking stories of these "ordinary" Americans (among them a cancer survivor, a lesbian horse rancher, a former Catholic priest, a young waitress engaged to be married, and a soldier preparing for his third tour to Iraq) provide raw psychological material and a window into their deepest beliefs, darkest fears, and most inspiring ideals. Hyperventilating political pundits have described in lurid detail what conservatives and liberals disagree about, but rarely do they try to explain why they disagree--and that's the real question. At a time of bitter partisan conflict and governmental paralysis, American Dreamers calls the country back to its visionary origins, arguing that dreams can serve as a royal road to the creation of new political solutions that integrate the best of conservative and liberal ideals. If we truly want to learn something new about the American Dream in people's lives today, Bulkeley proposes we take a good close look at how well Americans are sleeping and dreaming at night. "A beautifully written reminder of the depth of differences, and a dream of how difference might be understood. Bulkeley understands something profound about us; we would benefit enormously if we could even just glimpse that understanding." --Lawrence Lessig, author of The Future of Ideas and Free Culture and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School "No book about dreams could be more timely or more important than Kelly Bulkeley's American Dreamers. Whatever is important in people's waking lives is reflected in their dreams--politics included. American conservatives report different dreams than American liberals. American Democrats report different dreams than American Republicans. Dr. Bulkeley paints his portraits of American dreamers with a palette that reflects his scholarship in both religious studies and dream science; the results are filled with insights that will delight, amuse, and infuriate his readers. American Dreamers provides its readers with insight into the country's future, insight that is available from no other (or better) source." --Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Co-author, Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans "This story we tell ourselves in our dreams passes the impurities of our waking life through an ethical filter and exposes truths we have not yet acknowledged. American Dreamers is a comprehensive and very readable account of our unconscious adaptation of what is still a hazardous and imperfect waking domain. Bulkeley's professional life has revolved around dreams and what we can learn from them. This book is true to its title. He has opened the door to the sociology of dreams." --Montague Ullman, M.D., author of Appreciating Dreams: A Group Approach and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Yeshiva University "Any political pundit who wants to speak with intelligence and genuine insight about the psychological motivations of American voters across the political spectrum would be well advised to read Kelly Bulkeley's American Dreamers. Kelly Bulkeley is arguably the most rigorously empirical and psychologically subtle contemporary interpreter of the phenomenon of human dreaming. Over twenty-five years of writing and research is deployed in this urgently relevant, non-partisan, and broadly sympathetic analysis of the underlying psychological and spiritual concerns that unconsciously organize the political views of ordinary Americans today." --John McDargh, author of Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theory and the Study of Religion and Associate Professor of the Psychology of Religion, Boston College "In this ground-breaking and timely work, Kelly Bulkeley uses the psychological analysis of dreams to plumb the depths of political, religious, and cultural realities. With an exemplary grasp of dream science built upon thousands of dream accounts, Bulkeley presents a multifaceteed and nuanced portrait of the ways ourrrrr deeply seeded ideas, values, virtues, and fears become apparent within our dreams. American Dreamers challenges us to develop a greater understanding of and respect for all people across the political spectrum." --Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, author of In the Midst of Chaos and Let the Children Come .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807077344 20160527
Green Library
Book
29 v. illus., maps, diagrs. 24-26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

79. Bulletin [1891 - 1914]

Journal/Periodical
15 v. 8.̊
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)

80. Cuadernos de economía. [1963 - 2010]

Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)