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Clawson, Dan

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Works: 19 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 10,127 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Dan Clawson
Money talks : corporate PACS and political influence by Dan Clawson( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 922 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
Required reading : sociology's most influential books by Dan Clawson( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies and discusses the seventeen most influential books in the field of sociology
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 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public sociology : fifteen eminent sociologists debate politics and the profession in the twenty-first century by Dan Clawson( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 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. This volume debates the perils and the potentials of Burawoy's challenge
Families at work : expanding the boundaries by Naomi Gerstel( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 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 237 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 Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and families( )

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

Kagakuteki kanri seiseishi( Book )

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

Public sociology fifteen eminent sociologists debate politics and the profession in the twenty-first century( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Work and families( Book )

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

Corporate geography, political action committee funding and the 1980 congressional elections by Dan Clawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
Be creative the subliminal way by Dan Clawson( Recording )

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

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

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Families at work: expanding the bounds by Naomi Gerstel( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 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?
What Has Happened to the US Labor Movement? Union Decline and Renewal( )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Required reading : sociology's most influential books
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Bureaucracy and the labor process : the transformation of U.S. industry, 1860-1920Dollars and votes : how business campaign contributions subvert democracyPublic sociology : fifteen eminent sociologists debate politics and the profession in the twenty-first centuryFamilies at work : expanding the boundariesThe future of higher educationPublic sociology ideas, arguments, and visions for the future