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Petersen, William

Works: 29 works in 372 publications in 4 languages and 9,942 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Case studies  Drama  Biography‡vDictionaries  Western films  Film adaptations  Steampunk films  Comedy films  Biography  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Actor
Classifications: HB851, 301.32
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Most widely held works by William Petersen
Population by William Petersen( Book )

97 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of demography by William Petersen( Book )

77 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu bao gua ren kou de fen bu he fen lei, hun yin, sheng yu, ren kou zeng chang he geng ti deng jiu zhang, rong ci tiao yu nei rong jin xing xu shu, bing fu you ying zhong, zhong ying dui zhao suo yin
American social patterns; studies of race relations, popular heroes, voting, union democracy, and government bureaucracy by William Petersen( Book )

11 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese Americans; oppression and success by William Petersen( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is less a study of Japanese Americans per se than an analysis of the puzzle that they present to theorists of ethnic relations. What made them different? What gave them the strength to thrive on adversity? How must our theories of intergroup relations be amended to take account of this deviant case? After an introductory chapter, the exposition is in three parts--Oppression (Chapters 2-4), Success (Chapters 5 and 6), and Explanations (Chapters 7-10). It begins with the migrations to Hawaii and mainland United States and recounts the discriminations, sometimes basic or violent and sometimes petty, to which the immigrants were subjected. Rejected by their country of permanent residence and prevented from escaping altogether from their homeland's supervision most Issei nevertheless chose to ally themselves with America, which for their sons would be the land of promise it never was for them. How difficult this choice was no outsider can ever know, nor how empty the promise became in the spring of 1942. The following two chapters give evidence of various kinds demonstrating, respectively, the postwar progress of the Japanese and their low incidence of virtually every type of social pathology. In the concluding four chapters an effort is made to resolve the anomaly. (Author/JM)
The realities of world communism by William Petersen( Book )

27 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and Spanish and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses of Marxism, Soviet society, and Communism in various areas of the world
Social controversy by William Petersen( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in population by William Petersen( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity counts by William Petersen( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University adult education: a guide to policy by Renee Petersen( Book )

10 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of ethnicity by William Petersen( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From birth to death : a consumer's guide to population studies by William Petersen( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A principal topic of this book is the relative accuracy of population statistics and the degree to which one should accept data as published. The main focus is on the United States and especially on the Bureau of the Census, but general points are sometimes illustrated with examples of how data from other countries should be evaluated. Not only demographers and statisticians but also anyone interested in public policy and its statistical underpinning will find this work both interesting and useful."--Jacket
Planned migration, the social determinants of the Dutch-Canadian movement by William Petersen( Book )

14 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From persons to people : further studies in the politics of population by William Petersen( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Problems associated with aggregation and classification are the underlying theme of this book. When data assembled from individuals are presented as group characteristics, this process has logical complications. Racial profiling and ethnic discrimination are obvious examples of the problem. Petersen's book analyzes in general how information from "persons" turns into statistics about specific "people."" "Demographers, sociologists, and statisticians, as well as those generally concerned with social policy, will find From Persons to People useful and courageous - the hallmark of the dean of sociological demography."--Jacket
The Background to ethnic conflict( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some factors influencing postwar emigration from the Netherlands by William Petersen( Book )

12 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Mr Petersen points out in this study, since the war there has been a very strong belief in the Netherlands that emigration is necessary. Even those who never before occupied themselves with these matters now speak of the large natural increase, the overpopulation, and the lack of opportunities in the Netherlands. Thousands are considering the possibility of leaving their home land and creating a new existence for themselves overseas. It is a mistake to suppose, however, that these ideas stem from the special demographic and economic conditions that arose in the Netherlands since the war; the opposite is the case. From this point of view, there has never been less reason for emigrating during the past decades than in these postwar years. As far as the demographic situation is concerned, by 1930 the natural increase had decreased markedly as compared with the preceding decades, so that the number of young persons entering the labor market after the war has been relatively small. On the other hand, there have been more openings in industry and in other sectors of the economy than ever before, so that unemploy ment pretty much disappeared. Only in 1951 did it again become at all significant
4 film favorites Ocean's collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American outlaws: When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. In the course of their vendetta, they will become the object of the biggest manhunt in the history of the Old West and, as their fame grows, so will the legend of their leader, a young outlaw by the name of Jesse James
Flyovers by Jeffrey Sweet( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A high school reunion triggers cultural hostilities between a bully and the man he once victimized."--Leaf A. Theatre Works, Audio Theatre Collection
The actor retires by Bruce Norris( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playwright and actor Bruce Norris of Steppenwolf Theatre Company fame presents a hilarious comedy in which an actor decides to end his career, burn his head shots and resumés, and become a serious furniture maker."--Leaf A. Theatre Works, Audio Theatre Collection
Dictionary of demography: biographies by William Petersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The dictionary of demography
Ethnicity countsConcepts of ethnicityFrom birth to death : a consumer's guide to population studiesFrom persons to people : further studies in the politics of population4 film favorites Ocean's collectionFlyoversDictionary of demography: biographies