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Laumann, Edward O.

Works: 49 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 8,187 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ18.U5, 306.70973
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Most widely held works by Edward O Laumann
The social organization of sexuality : sexual practices in the United States( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Social Organization of Sexuality, a report on the nation's most comprehensive representative survey of sexual behavior in the general population to date, finally offers that basic information. Conducted by a research team centered at the University of Chicago, the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS) was designed to determine the incidence and prevalence of sexual practices and to place them in their social contexts. Based on personal interviews with a probability sample of 3,432 American women and men between the ages of 18 and 59, undertaken by the National Opinion Research Center, this study explores the extent to which sexual conduct and general attitudes toward sexuality are influenced by gender, age, marital status, and other demographic characteristics. The results of this survey both allow us to better understand how sexual behavior is organized in American society, and offer significant implications for policymakers struggling with many of the nation's crucial health problems. In exploring the rate of new partner formation, for example, the researchers discovered that about 80% of American adults had only one or no sexual partner in the past year. By concentrating AIDS awareness information on the 20% of the population that had two or more partners. AIDS strategists would be better able to target and persuade this segment of the population to modify their sexual behavior. Other topics covered by the survey include early sexual experiences, masturbation, contraception and fertility, abortion, sexual abuse, coercion, sexual health, satisfaction, and sexual dysfunction. A wide variety of sexual practices and preferences are also explored in the questionnaire, including specific questions on homosexual desire, identity, and behavior, the appeal of various sexual practices, and their frequency and incorporation into sexual lives
Chicago lawyers : the social structure of the bar by John P Heinz( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex, love, and health in America : private choices and public policies( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prestige and association in an urban community; an analysis of an urban stratification system by Edward O Laumann( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of social hierarchies by Edward O Laumann( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonds of pluralism: the form and substance of urban social networks by Edward O Laumann( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organizational state : social choice in national policy domains by Edward O Laumann( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Networks of collective action : a perspective on community influence systems by Edward O Laumann( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Networks of Collective Action: A Perspective on Community Influence Systems develops a theoretically informed research framework for the structural analysis of social systems. To this end, special attention is given to two fundamental issues in structural analysis: First, how does one most usefully define or identify the elementary units, be they individuals, corporate actors, or population subgroups, that comprise a given social system, and in what ways should these elementary units be characterized or differentiated from one another? And, second, what are the relational modalities by which t
Social stratification: research and theory for the 1970s by Edward O Laumann( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual organization of the city by Edward O Laumann( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex in the City or young men on Queer as Folk, and you might imagine the city as some kind of sexual playground--a place where you can have any kind of sex you want, with whomever you like, anytime or anywhere you choose. But in The Sexual Organization of the City, Edward Laumann and company argue that this idea is a myth. Drawing on extensive surveys and interviews with Chicago adults, they show that the city is--to the contrary--a place where sexual choices and options are con
National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) by Linda J Waite( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included in the Core file (Part 1) are demographic characteristics, such as gender, age, education, race, and ethnicity. Other topics covered respondents' social networks, social and cultural activity, physical and mental health including cognition, well-being, illness, history of sexual and intimate partnerships and patient-physician communication, in addition to bereavement items. In addition data was collected from respondents on the following items and modules: social activity items, physical contact module, sexual interest module, get up and go assessment of physical function and a panel of biomeasures including, weight, waist circumference, height, blood pressure, smell, saliva collection, taste, and a self-administered vaginal swab for female respondents. The Social Networks file (Part 2) contains one record for each person identified on the network roster. Respondents who refused to participate in the roster or who did not identify anyone are not represented in this file. The Social Networks Update file (Part 3) details respondents' current relationship status with each person identified on the network roster. The Partner History file (Part 4) contains one record for each marriage, cohabitation, or romantic relationship identified in Section 6A of the questionnaire, including a current partner in Wave 2 but excluding the partner from Wave 1. The Partner History Update file (Part 5) details respondents' current sexual partner information, as well as marital and cohabiting status. Lastly, the Disposition of Wave 1 Partner file (Part 6) details information derived from Section 6A items regarding the partner from Wave 1 within the questionnaire. This provides a complete history for respondent partners across both waves
The changing character and value of social capital in an expanding social system : a preliminary test by Rebecca Sandefur( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Health and Social Life Survey, 1992 : [United States] by Edward O Laumann( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to collect extensive information on the sexual experiences and other social, demographic, attitudinal, and health-related characteristics of adults in the United States. Social background information was collected on cohabitational (including married) partners and sexual partners in the year before the survey. Both social and sexual data were collected on up to two of the respondents' most recent sexual partners in the 12 months preceding the survey. Major areas of investigation include sexual experiences such as number of sexual partners in given time periods, frequency of particular practices, and timing of various sexual events. The data cover childhood and adolescence, as well as adulthood. Other topics in the survey relate to sexual victimization, marriage and cohabitation, and fertility. Respondents were also queried about their physical health, including history of sexually transmitted diseases. Respondents' attitudes toward premarital sex, the appeal of particular practices such as oral sex, and levels of satisfaction with particular sexual relationships were also studied. Demographic items include race, education, political and religious affiliation, income, and occupation ... Cf.:
Chicago Lawyers Survey, 1975 by John P Heinz( )

6 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection contains information gathered in 1975 on attorneys in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of this data collection was to describe and analyze the social organization of the legal profession in Chicago. Several major aspects of the legal profession were investigated: the organization of lawyers' work, the social stratification within the Chicago Bar Association, prestige within the profession, lawyers' personal values, career patterns and mobility, networks of association, and the "elites" within the profession. Specific questions elicited information on areas of law in which the respondents spent most of their time practicing, and the ethnicities, educational background, religion, political affiliation, bar association memberships, and sex of respondents' friends and colleagues. Other variables probe respondents' backgrounds, such as father's occupation, home town, law school from which the respondent graduated, religious and political affiliations, ethnicity, sex, and income ... Cf.:
National Policy Domains of Health and Energy, 1971-1980 by Edward O Laumann( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection focuses on national policy formation in the health and energy domains during the 1970s in the United States. It investigates the role of consequential organizational actors, both public and private, who contributed to the national debate and influenced decision-making in these domains. Organizations participating in this survey included congressional committees and subcommittees, federal agencies, associations of state and local governments, research units, labor unions, trade associations, professional societies, corporations, and public interest groups. The principal investigators interviewed individuals who had responsibility for managing the efforts of their organization in attempting to influence national policy-making. Respondents were asked to evaluate the role of their organization in 85 specific events related to energy policy and 85 events related to health policy over the decade of the 1970s. These events revolved around national health areas such as biomedical issues (e.g., NIH funding, DNA research, human experimentation, targeted-disease funding), manpower issues (nurse training, physician training, foreign medical graduates, third-year medical school transfers), the organization and delivery of care (cost containment, HMOs, health planning, community health services, rural health care, Professional Standards Review Organizations), and drug regulation (saccharin, new drug development, generic equivalents of brand-name drugs, safety brochure inserts, cyclamates). The energy domain included events in the following areas: energy research issues (geothermal energy, electric-powered automobiles, breeder reactors, nuclear wastes), energy industry development issues (Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, uranium enrichment, synthetic fuels, oil from shale rock), energy regulatory issues (price controls on domestic oil and natural ... Cf.:
The constituencies of elite urban lawyers by John P Heinz( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scale of justice : observations on the transformation of urban law practice by John P Heinz( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington, D.C. Representatives : Private Interests in National Policymaking, 1982-1983 by John P Heinz( )

2 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was undertaken to research systematically the process through which private and governmental actors in United States federal policy systems make decisions. A primary focus was the ways in which individual private representatives of interest groups in Washington, DC, interact with the agencies of the federal government. The data are drawn from interviews conducted in 1983-1984 with samples of two distinct populations: Washington representatives, and American Bar Foundation client organizations that employ Washington representatives. The scope of the inquiry was narrowed to four particular policy domains: agriculture, energy, health, and labor. Each domain was operationally defined by a list of specific policy concerns. Questions were structured around specific policy proposals acted upon by Congress in 1979-1982: 22 in agriculture, 13 in energy, 22 in health, and 22 in labor. Respondents were asked to rate the importance of various information sources, and to give their positions on general social and political issues. Background data collected on respondents included participation in electoral politics, political party membership, religious preference, nationality, age, tenure in Washington, race, sex, and parents' occupation and political party affiliations ... Cf.:
Chicago Lawyers Survey, 1994-1995( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conducted as a partial replication of the CHICAGO LAWYERS SURVEY, 1975 (ICPSR 8218), this 1994-1995 survey sought to analyze the processes of change that transformed the practice of law and the market for legal services over the two decades between 1975 and 1995. Randomly selected Chicago, Illinois, lawyers were asked about, for example, the nature of their work, work settings, fields of practice, job satisfaction, career histories, professional commitment, client characteristics, and social and political values. Results revealed important changes in the legal profession between 1975 and 1995: women entered the profession in substantial numbers, new specialties were created, law firms and corporate legal departments grew dramatically, and in many organizations the practice of law became constrained by bureaucratic rules and procedures. Background information includes state of residence during high school, college or university attended, law school attended, law school class rank, political preference, degree of political party affiliation, religious preference, marital status, nationality, year of birth, income, race, zip code, number of children, work status of spouse, spouse's nationality, respondents' mother's occupation, respondents' mother's law school, respondents' father's occupation, and respondents' father's law school ... Cf.:
A framework for concatenated event analysis by Edward O Laumann( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The social organization of sexuality : sexual practices in the United States
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Edward O. Laumann

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Sex, love, and health in America : private choices and public policiesThe organizational state : social choice in national policy domainsThe sexual organization of the city