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Blau, Judith R. 1942-

Works: 56 works in 283 publications in 3 languages and 11,875 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
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Most widely held works by Judith R Blau
Art and society : readings in the sociology of the arts by Arnold W Foster( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world and US social forums : a better world is possible and necessary by Judith R Blau( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,427 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
Public sociologies reader( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,099 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
Social contracts and economic markets by Judith R Blau( )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 887 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 Blackwell companion to sociology by Judith R Blau( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 820 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
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 722 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 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Blau's disturbing study presents strong evidence that our schools, assumed by many to be an equalizing force in U.S. society, are in fact racialized settings that reproduce white advantage--to the detriment of all students
Architects and firms : a sociological perspective on architectural practice by Judith R Blau( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles relating to Perth architects and firms
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 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada compare the constitutional provisions of a number of nation-states and summarize some of the relevant United Nations' human rights declarations and treaties. To encourage U.S. citizens to think critically about their constitution in light of the constitutions of other states, the authors present a draft revision of the U.S. Constitution. Of course, revision of the Constitution must be a comprehensively democratic process, and the authors wish to show how this process might begin."--BOOK JACKET
Human rights : a primer by Judith R Blau( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 395 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
Human rights : beyond the liberal vision by Judith R Blau( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 330 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
Remaking the city : social science perspectives on urban design( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Professionals and urban form( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 282 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 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents how the United States has, for decades, declined to ratify widely accepted UN treaties addressing inadequate housing, poverty, children's rights, health care, racial discrimination, migrant workers and many other basic human rights. Providing a topical survey, the contributors build a case and specific agendas for the nation to change course and join the world community as a protector of human rights. From publisher description
The Paris Agreement : climate change, solidarity, and human rights by Judith R Blau( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the immediate and severe threat posed by global climate change and the various obstacles that stand in the way of action. Judith Blau presents scientific evidence relevant to The Paris Agreement (COP-21): an international treaty that promises to strengthen the global response to climate change. As she reckons with the dangers of catastrophic planetary heating, Blau discusses the clash between the deeply ingrained American tradition of individualism and the collective action and acknowledgement of intertwined fate needed to address climate change. She acknowledges that America's capitalist bent stands in contrast to the idea of the 'commons'-- concept that we need to embrace if climate change is to be mitigated. The volume also explains the foundations of international human rights standards as they relate to climate change. Drawing from guiding principles of human rights and equality, the book concludes hopefully--suggesting that the people of the world can meet the challenge posed by climate change by at once acknowledging shared humanity and celebrating difference
Freedoms and solidarities : in pursuit of human rights by Judith R Blau( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights of, by, and for the people : how to critique and change the US Constitution by Keri E Iyall Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Together, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights comprise the constitutional foundation of the United States. These--the oldest governing documents still in use in the world--urgently need an update, just as the constitutions of other countries have been updated and revised. Human Rights Of, By, and For the People brings together lawyers and sociologists to show how globalization and climate change offer an opportunity to revisit the founding documents. Each proposes specific changes that would more closely align US law with international law. The chapters also illustrate how constitutions are embedded in society and shaped by culture. The constitution itself sets up contentious relationships among the three branches of government and between the federal government and each state government, while the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments begrudgingly recognize the civil and political rights of citizens. These rights are described by legal scholars as "negative rights," specifically as freedoms from infringements rather than as positive rights that affirm personhood and human dignity. The contributors to this volume offer "positive rights" instead. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), written in the middle of the last century, inspires these updates. Nearly every other constitution in the world has adopted language from the UDHR."--Page i
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 39 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.:
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The Blackwell companion to sociology
Public sociologies readerSocial contracts and economic marketsSociology and human rights : a bill of rights for the twenty-first centuryThe Blackwell companion to sociologyThe shape of culture : a study of contemporary cultural patterns in the United StatesRace in the schools : perpetuating white dominance?Architects and firms : a sociological perspective on architectural practiceJustice in the United States : human rights and the U.S. constitution
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Blau, Judith 1942-

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