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Blau, Judith R. 1942-

Works: 45 works in 241 publications in 1 language and 10,498 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: NX180.S6, 323
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Most widely held works by Judith R Blau
The shape of culture : a study of contemporary cultural patterns in the United States by Judith R Blau( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book systematically examines prevailing cultural patterns in contemporary American society. Using information on several thousands of cultural organisations, including elite ones (such as opera and chamber music companies) and popular cultural ones (such as cinemas and live rock concerts), Professor Blau examines the geography of culture, the changing demands for culture, the interdependencies among cultural organisations of different kinds, the nature of labour markets for artists, and the effects of arts subsidies on nonprofit cultural establishments over a ten year period. One of the major conclusions of the book is that the social conditions that support elite and popular culture are increasingly similar over time
Race in the schools : perpetuating white dominance? by Judith R Blau( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackwell companion to sociology by Judith R Blau( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Blackwell Companion to Sociology is a milestone collection of new essays by renowned sociologists, covering both the traditions and strengths of the field as well as newer developments and directions." "Authors from the US, UK, continental Europe, and elsewhere have contributed to this all-in-one reference work, highlighting the relevance of interdisciplinary and international perspectives, while at the same time representing the scope and quality of sociology in its current form. Book jacket."--Jacket
Social contracts and economic markets by Judith R Blau( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the context of the new global order and the recent crises of corporate capitalism, Dr. Blau reasserts the importance of social contracts as a framework for an ethical system which recognizes individual and group differences. She then extends her arguments to discussions of rationality, opportunity structures, organizations and efficiency, social class, and other subjects. Taken as a whole, the author's work will provide a unique perspective, especially in economic and organizational sociology courses
Architects and firms : a sociological perspective on architectural practice by Judith R Blau( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public sociologies reader( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By highlighting the role of the Public Sociologist and the international conception of human rights, this volume covers topics that are familiar to American sociologists - racial and economic inequalities, global capitalism, feminism, the Welfare State and it includes topics such as sustainability, the United Nations, and indigenous groups
Justice in the United States : human rights and the U.S. constitution by Judith R Blau( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All populations, including people living in the United States experience new vulnerabilities with globalization. Peoples' jobs are threatened; there are pressures to migrate; and environmental degradation is epidemic. Immense wealth is concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite. Other countries have revised their constitutions to protect their citizens from these turbulent forces. The US is a major exception, and this book proposes how Americans might think about constitutional revisions
Art and society : readings in the sociology of the arts by Arnold W Foster( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaking the city : social science perspectives on urban design( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social roles and social institutions : essays in honor of Rose Laub Coser( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Human rights : beyond the liberal vision by Judith R Blau( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book analyzes the complex relationship between human rights and liberalism as two different worldviews, and how American liberalism impedes the recognition of human rights. In order to achieve democratic, equitable, and sustainable societies, people need to be accorded fundamental human rights and to grant these rights to others."--Jacket
Professionals and urban form( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professionals and Urban Form departs from the usual way of studying the city to examine the chief professions responsible for designing urban places--planning and architecture. Not often treated together, they are here combined to highlight common problems and lines of convergence between the two. The architects, planners, and social scientists who contributed to this book concern themselves with the interconnection between knowledge and practice in planning and architecture, paying particular attention to the issues of whether design knowledge and theory can or should be distinct from social science knowledge, and the effects of professionalization and institutionalization on the structuring of inquiry and theory. The main sections of the book deal with the history of the design professions; epistemological foundations; professions and practice; and controversies in practice. Many issues of contemporary interest to planners are dealt with, including the debates over normative, advocacy, and communicative planning; Marxist perspectives; supply and demand in the job market for architects; and the overarching epistemological question of the relationship between social science research and design practice
The leading rogue state : the United States and human rights( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights : a primer by Judith R Blau( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Achieving human rights is an ongoing struggle - in fact a collective struggle. Even though the progressive realization of human rights for all depends on international, national, and local laws, human rights are realized on the ground, in praxis and reciprocally, which is to say, in deeply democratic communities and societies." "The logic of human rights and the logic of capitalism and profit-making have always been somewhat at odds with one another because self-interest rests somewhat uneasily in the realm of solidarity and collective struggle, but the advent of market fundamentalism in the 1980s put these two logics in dramatic opposition with one another. When Prime Minister Thatcher stated, "there is no such thing as society," what she really meant was societies are obstacles to the operation of unencumbered financial, commodity, labor, and land markets. Since the mid-1980s, the world economy has increasingly been dominated by voracious multinationals that exploit workers and the environment and, with the assistance of international agencies, exploit national and local governments." "As opposed to the logic of profits, the logic of human rights relies on social solidarity, which is to say, collectively working together to promote human rights. The interesting paradox of human rights is that all humans have equal rights and unique rights. That is they have equal rights to freedom, self-determination, economic and social security, democracy, and peace. Yet all humans have equal rights to their own particular identity, personality, faith, and culture. Of course there are also rights that particular groups have, such as the members of a language community or an indigenous group or people with disabilities. Quite simply enacting human rights ensures our inclusive humanness. Quite possibly people did not fully appreciate the significance of this until the age of globalization."--Jacket
Freedoms and solidarities : in pursuit of human rights by Judith R Blau( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology and human rights : a bill of rights for the twenty-first century by Judith R Blau( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology examines the implications that human rights have for the social sciences. It discusses how the 1789 Bill of Rights of the US Constitution should be expanded to encompass fundamental human rights, as most other constitutions already have been
The world and US social forums : a better world is possible and necessary by Blau( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WSF/USSF is an expression of the people's struggles to advance alternatives to the world-as-we-know-it. It provides a large space for groups to mobilize, voice their oppression, exchange ideas, and express their desire for hope and another world. This book captures a range of topics dealing with the WSF/USSF
Social Roots of Art : Metropolitan Conditions and the Development of Art, 1970-1980 by Judith R Blau( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection offers data on social structure and social conditions in SMSAs of the United States and examines how these conditions influence cultural development. In addition to presenting a broad range of census data aggregated at the SMSA level, the collection also provides detailed variables on metropolitan art institutions and funding for those institutions. Structural variables, which are supplied for both 1970 and 1980, include detailed items on marital status, occupation, ethnicity, language, education, age, race, and income. Art variables for each SMSA include total number of artists, art museums, galleries, dance companies, theaters, orchestras, motion picture theaters, concerts, and radio station formats. Many of the art categories are broken down further into detailed specialties. For example, in addition to the variable that tabulates total number of artists in each SMSA, there are separate variables for the number of actors, authors, dancers, designers, musicians and composers, painters and sculptors, and photographers. Similarly, information is presented on many different types of galleries, such as galleries specializing in paintings, graphic arts, furniture, oriental art, porcelain, antiquities, etc. Information is also provided in this collection on arts participation and attendance.... Cf.:
Six cities trusteeship project : trustee biographical dataset, 1931, 1961, 1991 [Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Philadelphia]( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Six Cities Trusteeship Project was designed to chart and understand the changes in the scope, scale, diversity, growth, and role of nonprofit trusteeship in the United States from 1931 to 1991. The data collection was divided into six discrete projects centered around each of the cities of interest: Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Each research team was responsible for identifying the 15 organizations in their city that fit the criteria of largest 501(c)(3): secular hospital, Protestant hospital, Catholic hospital, Jewish hospital, art museum, symphony orchestra, United Way, institution of higher education, Junior League, community foundation, YMCA, YWCA, secular family services, Catholic family services, and Jewish family services. The process resulted in a board-level data set of about ninety organizations that would be directly comparable across cities; researchers then collected demographic information on the trustees of each organization during the years 1931, 1961, and 1991. Researchers collected data on 8,926 individual trustees from 289 separate boards (approximately 15 organizations' boards for each of six cities over three different time periods). The data set archived at the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA) was missing data for 22 entire boards (see Collection Note 2)
Globalization and America : race, human rights, and inequality by Angela Hattery( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hattery, Embrick, and Smith present a collection of essays that explore the ways in which issues of human rights and social inequality are shared globally. The editors focus on the United States' role in contributing to human rights violations both inside and outside its borders. Essays on contemporary issues such as immigration, colonialism, and reparations are used to illustrate how the U.S. and the rest of the world are inextricably linked in their relationships to human rights violations and social inequality
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The shape of culture : a study of contemporary cultural patterns in the United States
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Race in the schools : perpetuating white dominance?The Blackwell companion to sociologySocial contracts and economic marketsArchitects and firms : a sociological perspective on architectural practicePublic sociologies readerJustice in the United States : human rights and the U.S. constitutionHuman rights : beyond the liberal visionThe leading rogue state : the United States and human rights