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Clawson, Dan

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Works: 23 works in 91 publications in 2 languages and 10,334 library holdings
Genres: Book reviews  Reviews  History  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JK467, 322.30973
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Most widely held works by Dan Clawson
Required reading : sociology's most influential books by Dan Clawson( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies and discusses the seventeen most influential books in the field of sociology
Public sociology : fifteen eminent sociologists debate politics and the profession in the twenty-first century by Dan Clawson( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a "public sociology." Burawoy argued that sociology should speak beyond the university, engaging with social movements and deepening an understanding of the historical and social context in which they exist. In this volume, renowned sociologists come together to debate the perils and the potentials of Burawoy's challenge
Families at work : expanding the boundaries by Naomi Gerstel( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dollars and votes : how business campaign contributions subvert democracy by Dan Clawson( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money talks : corporate PACS and political influence by Dan Clawson( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what PACs want from Congress and how they go about getting it. Everyone agrees that in politics "money talks" and that political action committees (PACs) have transformed our system of campaign finance. But what exactly do the PACs hope to get in return for the money they contribute to the campaign chests of politicians? Although much has been written about how such money corrupts Congress and shapes public policy, this remarkable book is the first to ask the men and women who actually spend the money, the PAC managers themselves, exactly how they work - how they decide whom to support and with how much. Based on extensive and extremely candid interviews with key officials from every major kind of corporate PAC, the book shows that the impact of PACs is more subtle - and more insidious - than merely changing votes. Money Talks shows how PACs work - out of the public eye - to make minor changes in the wording of a bill, long before it reaches the floor of Congress. If a company can get the wording it wants, according to one PAC director, then "it doesn't much matter how people vote afterwards." PAC directors are not worried by reform proposals, the book shows. The PAC is only one of many ways they can influence Congress, "a tool and nothing more." If PACs were abolished, they are confident they could find ways to evade the rules. The authors argue that multiplying regulations won't work and that PACs will always stay one step ahead of any regulations. As one PAC director said, "by the time they change it, it's too late," and the book cites several PAC managers who explain how they would get around the system. Money Talks argues instead for an innovative system of public financing, one which would cost us far less than the tax loopholes and giveaways that are the products of our current system
The next upsurge : labor and the new social movements by Dan Clawson( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. labor movement may be on the verge of massive growth, according to Dan Clawson. He argues that unions don't grow slowly and incrementally, but rather in bursts. Even if the AFL-CIO could organize twice as many members per year as it now does, it would take thirty years to return to the levels of union membership that existed when Ronald Reagan was elected president. In contrast, labor membership more than quadrupled in the years from 1934 to 1945. For there to be a new upsurge, Clawson asserts, labor must fuse with social movements concerned with race, gender, and global justice. The new forms may create a labor movement that breaks down the boundaries between "union" and "community" or between work and family issues. Clawson finds that this is already happening in some parts of the labor movement: labor has endorsed global justice and opposed war in Iraq, student activists combat sweatshops, unions struggle for immigrant rights. Innovative campaigns of this sort, Clawson shows, create new strategies--determined by workers rather than union organizers-that redefine the very meaning of the labor movement. "The Next Upsurge presents a range of examples from attempts to replace "macho" unions with more feminist models to campaigns linking labor and community issues and attempts to establish cross-border solidarity and a living wage
Bureaucracy and the labor process : the transformation of U.S. industry, 1860-1920 by Dan Clawson( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unequal time : gender, class, and family in employment schedules by Dan Clawson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unequal Time investigates the connected schedules of four health sector occupations: professional doctors and nurses, and working-class EMTs and nursing assistants. While the work-family literature mostly examines the hours people work, Clawson and Gerstel delve into the process through which schedules are set, negotiated, and contested. They show how workers in all four occupations experience the effects of schedule uncertainty but do so in distinct ways, largely shaped by the intersection of gender and class. Doctors, who are largely male and professional, have significant control over their schedules, though they often claim otherwise, and tend to work long hours because they earn respect from their peers for doing so. By contrast, nursing assistants, primarily female and working-class, work demanding hours because they face penalties for taking time off, no matter how valid the reasons. Without institutional support, they often turn to coworkers to help create more orderly lives."--Publisher's Web site
The future of higher education by Dan Clawson( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public sociology : ideas, arguments, and visions for the future( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a ""public sociology."" Burawoy argued that sociology should speak beyond the university, engaging with social movements and deepening an understanding of the historical and social context in which they exist. In this volume, renowned sociologists come together to debate the perils and the potentials of Burawoy's challenge. Contributors: Andrew Abbott, Michael Burawoy, Patricia Hill Collins, Barbara Ehrenreich, Evelyn
Studying gender and class : a multiple methods approach to analyzing time by Naomi Gerstel( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This case study examined the social processes shaping people's hours and schedules and the ways these produce inequality in the time spent at work and at home. Using multiple methods, we compare four occupationsdoctors (predominantly male professionals), nurses (mostly female professionals), emergency medical technicians (mostly men, working class), and certified nursing assistants (mostly women, low-wage workers). We used four different methods to study these groups: a mail survey with closed-ended questions, face-to-face open-ended intensive interviews with many probes, participant observation at multiple medical sites, and various documents from these sites. The four occupations not only vary by class and gender, but the doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and certified nursing assistants work in the same organizations and interact with each other. This made it possible to get their multiple and distinctive perspectives on job hours and the ways these differentially shaped, and were shaped by, their work and families. In many projects, researchers address the obstacles and limits, what could not be done. In this case, the opposite is true: We consistently did more than we had projected, for interviews, observations, and documents. That made the project richer, but also meant it took longer than we had originally expected
Families at work: expanding the bounds by Naomi Gerstel( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the relationship between work and family in a world where employment creates endless tensions for families and families create endless tensions for the workplace?
Kagakuteki kanri seiseishi( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and families( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and families( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Be creative the subliminal way by Dan Clawson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Social structure of accumulation in Turkey (1963-2015) by Osman C Icoz( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation analyzes capitalism in Turkey during post-1963 period from social structure of accumulation (SSA) theory perspective. The SSA theory is a theory of interaction of institutions and capital accumulation over long run. This dissertation will be the first book length study on Turkey using SSA Theory approach. It will enrich the SSA literature by adding a case of Turkey, which is a developing country; and hence it will be another example that SSA framework can be extended outside of US. I observe two different SSAs during the period of interest. The first one is Import Substitution Industrialization (ISI) SSA from 1963 to 1980, which I named after dominant economic policy of the era. Turkey had experienced a military coup d'état in 1960, and a new constitution had been established in 1961, which had shaped most of the political and economic institutions, as well as the ideology, of the time. Related with these, the first five-year development plan, which was effective by the very first day of 1963, changed Turkish economy significantly. Chapter 3 presents features of ISI SSA, along with factors that played role in construction, working, and demise of ISI SSA. The second SSA is Neoliberal (NL) SSA from 1980 to 2015. There was a military coup d'état that took place in September 1980, which had dramatic effects on the institutional environment in Turkey. More importantly, in January of the same year, a new set of neoliberal economic policies was put in effect that brought some important changes to Turkish economy. Chapter 4 analyzes features of NL SSA. There are two important phenomena during NL SSA period that deserves in depth analysis: Islamization and highly volatile growth during 1990s. Islamization has been an important part of the ideology of NL SSA in Turkey. Chapter 5 discusses effects of Islamization on both labor-capital and within capital class struggles. Then Chapter 6 presents an econometric model that provides evidence for positive relationship between private investment growth volatility and political instability. This chapter argues that political instability, due to rapidly changing governments, can be one of the reasons of high volatility in gross domestic product growth rate during NL SSA period
Social reproduction in the New England community college system : a critical cultural studies perspective by Sarah Marmon( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Statistical data on community colleges confirms how vast the community college institution is: Serving 46% of all undergraduates in the country, or 12.4 million students. A large body of literature exists on the specifics of social reproduction in four-year universities; as well as the specifics of social reproduction in racially and economically segregated high schools. However, there exists a blind spot in this literature when it comes to social reproduction at the community college. Through conducting interviews with students, faculty and staff at three local community colleges, this ethnographic study explores this theoretical and empirical blind spot by using a critical cultural studies perspective on social reproduction, asking questions around community college students' experiences on three levels: students themselves, the institutional level through administration and governance; and, lastly, the communication strategy of the community college. Community colleges largely serve working class students, immigrants and older learners. They are the embodiment of the classic American dream that social mobility is possible through a democratic and public education system that allows anyone to 'work their way up.' On the other hand, they can work to funnel students too quickly into vocational tracks that foreclose the possibility of a higher-prestige, and higher-earning, bachelor's degree. Community colleges straddle this tension between upward social mobility and class reproduction, as well as institutional tensions produced by needing to adapt to pervasive neoliberal logic. Student interviews highlight the ways their educational experiences are shaped by these tensions, given the community college's unique structural education within higher education, and how these tensions can work to foreclose or open their future education possibilities. This thesis also explores the following themes: the community college's positioning relative to public state schools and elite private schools; community college governance; workforce changes among faculty and staff and it's effect on students; political implications of the community college education model; and, more broadly, understanding the place of public education in a wider neoliberal sociopolitical context
The Time Crunch( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Required reading : sociology's most influential books
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Public sociology : fifteen eminent sociologists debate politics and the profession in the twenty-first centuryFamilies at work : expanding the boundariesDollars and votes : how business campaign contributions subvert democracyThe next upsurge : labor and the new social movementsBureaucracy and the labor process : the transformation of U.S. industry, 1860-1920The future of higher educationPublic sociology : ideas, arguments, and visions for the future
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Dan Clawson American sociologist

Dan Clawson US-amerikanischer Soziologe

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