WorldCat Identities

Douglas, Jack D.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 422 publications in 4 languages and 15,180 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Redactor
Classifications: HM291, 301
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack D Douglas
The social meanings of suicide by Jack D Douglas( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a review and criticism of all sociological literature on suicide, from Emile Durkheim's influential Suicide (1897) to contemporary writings by sociologists who have patterned their own work on Durkheim's. Douglas points out fundamental weaknesses in the structural-functional study of suicide, and offers an alternative theoretical approach. He demonstrates the unreliability of official statistics on suicide and contends that Durkheim's explanations of suicide rates in terms of abstract social meanings are founded on an inadequate and misleading statistical base. The study of suicidal actions, Douglas argues, requires an examination of the individual's own construction of his actions. He analyzes revenge, escape, and sympathy motives; using diaries, notes, and observers' reports, he shows how the social meanings of actual cases should be studied. Originally published in 1967."--Publisher's website
Deviance & respectability; the social construction of moral meanings by Jack D Douglas( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding everyday life; toward the reconstruction of sociological knowledge by Jack D Douglas( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigative social research : individual and team field research by Jack D Douglas( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existential sociology by Jack D Douglas( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American social order : social rules in a pluralistic society by Jack D Douglas( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime and justice in American society by Jack D Douglas( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical perspectives on deviance by Robert A Scott( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public employee unions : a study of the crisis in public sector labor relations by A. Lawrence Chickering( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 12 papers examines various aspects of public employee collective bargaining and unionization. Public employee unions in the United States have caused growing concern since the mid-1960s when wages in the public sector began to rise more rapidly than those of private employees. Public employee strikes became significant for the first time in 1966, and tension has continued to mount, particularly in the older industrial cities. The authors of the papers in this volume examine the role of public sector unions in political, economic, and social life and discuss those facts, issues, and strategies that may lead to a cooperative understanding of the crisis. Contributors include union leaders (George Meany, for example), elected city officials, lawyers and economists involved in the analysis of labor relations, and scholars familiar with the background and philosophy of this subject (including Seymour Martin Lipset). Several of the articles touch on the role played by public employee unions in New York City's financial crisis. (Author/DS)
Observations of deviance by Jack D Douglas( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and German and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative interviewing by Jack D Douglas( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on deviance by Jack D Douglas( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technological threat by Jack D Douglas( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relevance of sociology by Jack D Douglas( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and Danish and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth in turmoil; America's changing youth cultures and student protest movements by Jack D Douglas( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the welfare state by Jack D Douglas( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Myth of the Welfare Stale is a basic and sweeping explanation of the rise and fall of great powers, and of the profound impacts of these megastates on ordinary lives. Its central theme is the rise of bureaucratic collectivization in American society. It is Douglas's conviction, which he supports with a wealth of detail, that statist bureaucracies produce siagnation, often exacerbated by inflation, which in turn produces the waning of state power.Douglas has his own set of ""isms"" that require concerted attention: mass mediated rationalism, scientism, technologism, credentialism, and expertism. People who make policies have little, if any, awareness of the actual way social processes evolve: agricultural policy is set by people who know little of farming, arid manufacturing policy is set by people who have never set foot on a factory floor. In light of this ""soaring average ignorance,"" it is little wonder that policy-making has Alice-in-Wonderland characteristics and effects.Douglas sees the notion of a welfare state as a contradiction in terms; its widespread insinuation into the culture is made possible by its weak mythological form and benign-sounding characteristics. In fact, welfare states in whatever form they appear have failed in their purpose: to redistribute income or increase real wealth. The megastates are the source of social instability and economic downturn. They grow like a tidal drift. They start out to correct the historical grievances of the laissez-faire states, only to increase the problems they seek to correct. In this, the welfare state is a weakened form of the totalitarian state, producing similarly unhappy results.Professor Douglas has produced a work of ""anti-policy"" - arguing that freedom leavened by an ordinary sense of self-interest and social concern can overcome the shortfalls of the megastates and their myth-making, self-serving, propensities."--Provided by publisher
Freedom & tyranny; social problems in a technological society by Jack D Douglas( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and German and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime at the top : deviance in business and the professions by John M Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Official deviance : readings in malfeasance, misfeasance, and other forms of corruption by Jack D Douglas( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, intimacy, and sex by Jack D Douglas( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Existential sociology
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Alternative Names
Douglas, Jack 1937-

Douglas, Jack D. 1937-

Douglas, Jack Daniel 1937-

Douglas, Jack Daniell.

Douglas, Jack Daniell 1937-

Douglas, Jack Daniels

Languages
English (291)

German (3)

Spanish (1)

Danish (1)