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Gans, Herbert J.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 540 publications in 6 languages and 19,312 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Forecasts  Fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator
Classifications: HN80.B7, 309.173092
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The urban villagers; group and class in the life of Italian-Americans by Herbert J Gans( Book )

61 editions published between 1962 and 1982 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deciding what's news : a study of CBS evening news, NBC nightly news, Newsweek, and Time by Herbert J Gans( Book )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herbert J. Gans is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University."--Jacket
The Levittowners : ways of life and politics in a new suburban community by Herbert J Gans( Book )

66 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a study of a single new suburb, Levittown, New Jersey, in which the author lived as a 'participant observer' for the first two years of its existence to find out how a new community comes into being, how people change when they leave the city, and how they live and politic in suburbia. (Adapté du résumé de l'éditeur)
Popular culture and high culture; an analysis and evaluation of taste by Herbert J Gans( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this revised and updated edition, Herbert Gans extends his classic study of the roles popular culture and high culture play in American society. Gans argues in favor of all peoples' right to the culture they choose. He also looks at "dumbing down" and other examples of the new mass culture critique and lays out changes in America's taste cultures. Gans has added a new introduction and new postscripts to each chapter updating the original analysis to incorporate recent trends. The book concludes with a concerned discussion of the fate of marginal, deviant and innovative cultures in a society in which increasing inequality makes it harder to pursue the cultural aspects of the American dream."--Jacket
The war against the poor : the underclass and antipoverty policy by Herbert J Gans( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of its history, America has been fighting a vicious war that cannot be won: a war against its poor. Herbert J. Gans argues that by withholding the opportunity for decent jobs and incomes, we are also killing the spirit of an already large portion of the population. And, he warns, as more well-paying and secure jobs disappear from the American economy, a growing number of workers will join its ranks. The book ends with an imaginative set of economic policy ideas for a twenty-first-century America that may never again be able to supply enough decent jobs for everyone
People and plans; essays on urban problems and solutions by Herbert J Gans( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle American individualism : the future of liberal democracy by Herbert J Gans( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and the news by Herbert J Gans( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building on his 1979 classic, Deciding What's News, Herbert Gans shows how the role of the contemporary journalist has shrunk. Increased profit-seeking by news firms and media conglomerates have resulted in the downsizing of journalists, while an apparent shrinkage of audience interest in the news has led to a declining news audience. Gans argues that the news media also suffers from assembly-line modes of production and other ills, with one major product being excessive publicity for the president and other public officials, the very people citizens most distrust. In such an environment, investigative journalism and critical news analysis - which citizens could use to make intelligent choices on issues that concern them - cannot flourish. But Gans makes several incisive suggestions about what the news media can do to enable citizens to better understand today's America, and what political and economic changes might move us closer to a true citizens' democracy."--Jacket
More equality by Herbert J Gans( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the making of Americans : essays in honor of David Riesman( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People, plans, and policies : essays on poverty, racism, and other national urban problems by Herbert J Gans( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology in America by Herbert J Gans( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making sense of America : sociological analyses and essays by Herbert J Gans( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the work of Herbert J. Gans, one of the leading sociologists in the USA. His writings on urban problems, social policy, and American culture have been influential in shaping policies in Washington
Imagining America in 2033 : how the country put itself together after Bush by Herbert J Gans( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spirit of great utopian writing that dares to hope for a better world, Imagining America in 2033 takes place in a fictional yet achievable future America--a time when progressive, liberal ideals inform politics and citizens alike. At the heart of Herbert J. Gans's utopian narrative is the vision of progress with fairness on which the best of American idealism has been built. Part utopia, part realism, Imagining America in 2033 is also a liberal's dream of life after Bush and a set of progressive yet practical guidelines for restoring sanity and intelligence to nearly every aspect of public and political life post-Bush. Herbert J. Gans, one of the most influential and prolific sociologists and social commentators of our time, achieves a realistic utopia set mostly in the second and third decades of the century. In Gans's imagined future, elected officials, policymakers, activists, and citizens have transformed America into a much more humane and effective democracy. The book features three Democratic presidents; the major new domestic, foreign, and social policies their administrations pursue; and the political battles they fight. Gans provides chapters on an exhaustive list of social, political, and economic policy issues: jobs; war; tax reform; global warming; economic, racial, gender, and religious equality; family policies; the creation of affordable housing and energy saving communities; education reform; and more. While hopeful and idealistic, many of Gans's proposals--such as the concept of the nurse-doctor, in which nurses increasingly take on tasks previously handled only by medical doctors within a framework of national health care--are ideas innovative enough that they should be taken seriously by actual policymakers. Imagining America in 2033 is lively and accessible, with an appeal for general readers, policy hounds, and the politically savvy alike. Herbert J. Gans is Robert S. Lynd Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Columbia University
Die Levittowner : Soziographie einer "Schlafstadt" by Herbert J Gans( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city in crisis by Ralph Ellison( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreation planning for leisure behavior : a goal-oriented approach by Herbert J Gans( )

12 editions published between 1957 and 1981 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ya su zhi jian : tong su yu shang ceng wen hua bi jiao by Herbert J Gans( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Étude sur la protection légale des inventions et des dessins et modèles industriels by Herbert J Gans( Book )

7 editions published between 1880 and 1886 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Lewittowner Soziographie einer "Schlafstadt" by Herbert J Gans( )

3 editions published in 1969 in German and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Popular culture and high culture; an analysis and evaluation of taste
Alternative Names
Gans, Herbert.

Gans, Herbert J.

Gans, Herbert Julius

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Herbert J. Gans sociologue américain

Herbert J. Gans US-amerikanischer Soziologe

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Languages
English (379)

German (10)

French (7)

Chinese (4)

Turkish (3)

Italian (2)

Covers
Deciding what's news : a study of CBS evening news, NBC nightly news, Newsweek, and TimePopular culture and high culture; an analysis and evaluation of tasteThe war against the poor : the underclass and antipoverty policyMiddle American individualism : the future of liberal democracyDemocracy and the newsPeople, plans, and policies : essays on poverty, racism, and other national urban problemsSociology in AmericaMaking sense of America : sociological analyses and essaysImagining America in 2033 : how the country put itself together after Bush