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Laumann, Edward O.

Works: 43 works in 186 publications in 1 language and 7,937 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 1,393 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 )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors of Urban Lawyers conclude that organizational priorities will likely determine the future direction of the legal profession. And with this landmark study as their guide, readers will be able to make their own informed predictions."--BOOK JACKET
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 Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 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
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 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 449 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 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do sexual partnerships rarely cross racial and ethnic lines? Why do gays have few public meeting spots in certain areas, but a wide variety in others? Why are African Americans less likely to marry? This work considers these and many more questions
National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) by Linda J Waite( )

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

The health of older adults is influenced by many factors. One of the least understood is the role that social support and personal relationships may play in healthy aging. The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) is the first population-based study of health and social factors on a national scale, aiming to understand the well-being of older, community-dwelling Americans by examining the interactions among physical health, illness, medication use, cognitive function, emotional health, sensory function, health behaviors, and social connectedness. It is designed to provide health providers, policy makers, and individuals with useful information and insights into these factors, particularly on social and intimate relationships. The study will be important in finding new ways to reduce morbidity and prevent dysfunction and disease as people age. The National Opinion Research Center (NORC), along with Principal Investigators at the University of Chicago, conducted more than 3,000 interviews during 2005 and 2006 with a nationally representative sample of adults aged 57 to 85. Face-to-face interviews and biomeasure collection took place in respondents' homes. Included in the Core File (Part 1) are: demographic characteristics, social networks, social and cultural activity, physical and mental health including cognition, well-being, illness, medications and alternative therapies, history of sexual and intimate partnerships and patient-physician communication. Also included in the Core File is a count of the total number of drugs taken, and a variable for each observed therapeutic categories indicating whether the respondent reported taking one or more medications in that category. These variables are derived from the information in the medications file, and so are guaranteed to be consistent with it. The Marital History Data (Part 2) contains one record for... Cf.:
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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 33 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.:
National Policy Domains of Health and Energy, 1971-1980 by Edward O Laumann( )

3 editions published in 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 28 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 28 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

A framework for concatenated event analysis by Edward O Laumann( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit Area Study, 1966: Stratified Association and Values in the Urban Community by Edward O Laumann( )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of 1,013 adult white males aged 21-64 in the Detroit metropolitan area provides information on their opinions of certain public and personal issues, as well as the pattern of their friendship networks. Respondents were asked about their friends, jobs, leisure time activities, and interests, as well as their attitudes toward certain political issues. Data are provided on respondents' social and work associations, and their interactions among a common group of friends. Other items elicited respondents' views on immigration, labor unions, the role of government, government spending on public schools, public parks, and county hospitals, income-earning work, racial imbalance in schools, the role of the husband in household chores responsibility, Communists, Ku Klux Klansmen, the ideal number of children for the average American family, and success. Additional items provide information on respondents' membership in organizations and clubs, their use of free time, and their home furnishings. Demographic variables include age, sex, marital status, country of birth, education, occupation, religion, political party affiliation, home ownership, family income, original nationality of parents, number of children, social class identification, and length of residence in the Detroit area.... Cf.:
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( )

1 edition 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.:
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The social organization of sexuality : sexual practices in the United States
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Edward Laumann sociologist

Edward O. Laumann

Laumann, Edward O.


English (142)

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