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Diversity And Its Discontents: Ambivalence In Neighborhood Policy And Racial Attitudes In The Obama Era, Meghan Burke 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Diversity And Its Discontents: Ambivalence In Neighborhood Policy And Racial Attitudes In The Obama Era, Meghan Burke

Meghan A. Burke

This article examines the ways that members of three adjoining stably racially diverse urban communities conceptualize and engage diversity, and the ways in which their discourse and actions are cohesive with federal policies. Making use of interviews with 41 active residents in these communities, I argue that even in liberal, pro-Obama, racially diverse communities, a considerable amount of ambivalence exists in both thought and action connected to diversity, an ambivalence which is cohesive with Obama’s own federal policies that impact neighborhoods like these. The community members define diversity broadly beyond race, are ambivalent about its presence in their community ...


Migration, Membership, And The Modern Nation-State: Internal And External Dimensions Of The Politics Of Belonging Migration And Membership, Rogers Brubaker 2009 UCLA

Migration, Membership, And The Modern Nation-State: Internal And External Dimensions Of The Politics Of Belonging Migration And Membership, Rogers Brubaker

Rogers Brubaker

No abstract provided.


Charles Tilly As A Theorist Of Nationalism, Rogers Brubaker 2009 UCLA

Charles Tilly As A Theorist Of Nationalism, Rogers Brubaker

Rogers Brubaker

This paper considers Charles Tilly as an important but underappreciated theorist of nationalism. Tilly’s theory of nationalism emerged from the “bellicist” strand of his earlier work on state-formation and later incorporated a concern with performance, stories, and cultural modeling. Yet despite the turn to culture in Tilly’s later work, his theory of nationalism remained state-centered, materialist, and instrumentalist—a source of both its power and its limitations.


A Professionalized Society: Our Real Future, Melvyn L. Fein 2009 Kennesaw State University

A Professionalized Society: Our Real Future, Melvyn L. Fein

Melvyn L. Fein

Liberals and conservatives are both wrong. We are not moving toward the communal utopia liberals favor. Nor are we headed toward the theocratic utopia many conservatives prefer. To the contrary, thanks to the fact that we have become the first primarily middle class society in the history of the world, we are lurching toward a professionalized society. More of us than ever must acquire a self-motivated expertise in what we do. Whether on the job, in politics, within our marriages, or when raising our children, we must know what we are doing and be personally committed to doing it well ...


The Professionalized Self: Learning To Succeed In A Middle-Class World, Melvyn L. Fein 2009 Kennesaw State University

The Professionalized Self: Learning To Succeed In A Middle-Class World, Melvyn L. Fein

Melvyn L. Fein

Ours has become a middle class world. In order to succeed in this environment individuals must become more professionalized. They must learn to be self-motivated experts in their personal and public lives. "The Professionalized Self" explains what is involved. It points to what people must learn to achieve upward mobility in a techno-commercial society.


Evaluación Institucional En La Unam: Primer Volumen (2009), Imanol Ordorika, Roberto Rodríguez Gómez 2009 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Evaluación Institucional En La Unam: Primer Volumen (2009), Imanol Ordorika, Roberto Rodríguez Gómez

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


Hegemonía En La Era Del Conocimiento: Competencia Global En La Educación Superior Y La Investigación Científica, Simon Marginson, Imanol Ordorika, Martin Carnoy 2009 University of Melbourne

Hegemonía En La Era Del Conocimiento: Competencia Global En La Educación Superior Y La Investigación Científica, Simon Marginson, Imanol Ordorika, Martin Carnoy

Imanol Ordorika

Hegemonía en la era del conocimiento analiza el ámbito global de la educación superior y la investigación como un campo de poder caracterizado por la desigualdad y la estratificación, en el que las universidades de investigación de Estados Unidos ejercen un predominio hegemónico. Además de su gran concentración de prestigio, recursos económicos, talento humano, infraestructura de investigación y producción de conocimientos, las universidades de investigación de élite ejercen poder sobre otras instituciones y sistemas debido a su influencia en el diseño de las políticas y agendas de la educación superior y a su cercanía con los centros de poder financiero ...


Gay And Lesbian Elders: History, Law, And Identity Politics In The United States, Nancy J. Knauer 2009 Temple University School of Law

Gay And Lesbian Elders: History, Law, And Identity Politics In The United States, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

The approximately two million gay and lesbian elders in the United States are an underserved and understudied population. At a time when gay men and lesbians enjoy an unprecedented degree of social acceptance and legal protection, many elders face the daily challenges of aging isolated from family, detached from the larger gay and lesbian community, and ignored by mainstream aging initiatives. Drawing on materials from law, history, and social theory, this book integrates practical proposals for reform with larger issues of sexuality and identity. Beginning with a summary of existing demographic data and offering a historical overview of pre-Stonewall views ...


Demystifying Authenticity In The Sociology Of Culture, David Grazian 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Demystifying Authenticity In The Sociology Of Culture, David Grazian

David Grazian

No abstract provided.


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