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Public sociology : research, action, and change / Philip Nyden, Leslie Hossfeld, Gwendolyn Nyden.

Philip W Nyden

Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc, 2011.

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  • Title:
    Public sociology : research, action, and change / Philip Nyden, Leslie Hossfeld, Gwendolyn Nyden.
  • Author: Philip W Nyden
  • Contributor: Leslie H. Hossfeld 1961-;
    Gwendolyn E Nyden
  • Subjects: Sociology -- Methodology; Sociology -- Research; Applied sociology; Social change;
    Dewey: 301.01
  • Rights: Terms governing use: Copyright.
    Access restrictions: NON_PRINT_LEGAL_DEPOSIT
  • Publication Details: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc, 2011.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Foreword by Michael Burawoy
    Foreword by Steven Redfield
    Foreword by Dan E. Moore
    Chapter 1. Public Scholarship, the Sociological Imagination, and Engaged Scholarship
    Chapter 2. Crossing Boundaries in 21st-Century Research
    Chapter 3. Starting Up and Sustaining Public Sociology Projects
    Chapter 4. Career Guide for Public Sociologists
    Case Studies 1.

    Contents: Equitable Community Development
    1.1 Educating About Homelessness: A University-City Government Research Partnership
    1.2 Differential Impact of Gentrification and Displacement on Communities of Color
    1.3 Research in Action: Inner City Entrepreneurs
    1.4 Art and Equitable Community Development
    Case Studies 2: Environmental Issues
    2.1 Public Sociology for Environmental Health and Environmental Justice
    2.2 Learning From Disaster: Documenting the Impacts of Hurricane Katrina on Displaced College Students From New Orleans
    2.3 Working for Global Environmental Justice: Channeling Privilege, Producing New Knowledge
    Case Studies 3: Regional Research and Data Collection to Enhance Public Knowledge
    3.1 Neighborhood, Region,

    Contents: and Place: The Chicago Experience
    3.2 The Sacramento State Annual Survey of the Region
    3.3 Reducing Hunger in Oregon
    3.4 Poverty Information to Health Communities Address Critical Needs
    3.5 Sociology in Public Service
    Case Studies 4: Inequalities of Race, Class and Gender
    4.1 Bringing a Feminist Sociology to Smart-Girl: Building a University-Nonprofit Partnership
    4.2 Feminist Research in Action: An Intersectional Approach to Girlcentric Programming
    4.3 Youth Participation in Community Research for Racial Justice
    4.4 Building Resources to Create and Maintain Stable Diverse Communities
    Case Studies 5: The Media
    5.1 The Media, ACORN, and Presidential Politics
    5.2 Pressuring Alcohol Companies to Reform Marketing Practices
    5.3 The Reel Girls Project: Self, Image, Adolescence,

    Contents: and Filmmaking
    5.4 The Internet as a Leveler Between Advantaged and Disadvantaged Communities
    Case Studies 6: Health
    6.1 Teen Pregnancy Prevention
    6.2 Doing God's Work and Doing Good Work(s): Unique Challenges to Evaluation Research in Ministry Settings
    6.3 Feast on the Southeast: Creating a Sustainable Local Food System in Southeastern North Carolina
    6.4 Challenging Discrimination Against Women, Minorities, and the Sick in Health Insurance
    6.5 Tobacco Use Prevention in Montana's Frontier Communities: Developing New Rural Strategies
    Case Studies 7: Crime, Reducing Violence and Promoting Justice
    7.1 Forty Years of Codifying and Mapping Homicides in Chicago: Impacts on Policing, Research, and Community Well-Being
    7.2 Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice in Wisconsin: Analysis, Graphs,

    Contents: and Engagement
    7.3 The Role of Relationship Building in Research Partnerships
    7.4 Hate Crime Motivation: The Practical Consequences of an Offender Typology
    Case Studies 8: Community Organizing
    8.1 Cultivating Public Sociology From the Classroom: The Case of a Student-Organized Tenants Union
    8.2 The Unity of Theory and Practice: The U.S. Social Forum and Movement Building for Social Transformation
    8.3 When the Community Leads
    8.4 The "Third Place" Project
    Conclusion: The Case for the New, Engaged, 21st-Century Scholarship
    About the Editors
    About the Contributors

  • Identifier: ISBN 9781452238227 (EPUB); ISBN 1452238227 (EPUB); BNB GBB6H0155; System number: 017508070
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (336 pages).
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection DRT ELD.DS.25322
  • UIN: BLL01017508070

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