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Amenta, Edwin 1957-

Works: 10 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 1,368 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HD7105.35.U6, 361.610973
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Most widely held works by Edwin Amenta
Bold relief : institutional politics and the origins of modern American social policy by Edwin Amenta ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When movements matter : the Townsend plan and the rise of social security by Edwin Amenta ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawing on a wealth of primary evidence, historical detail, and arresting images, Edwin Amenta traces the ups and downs of the Townsend Plan and its elderly leader Dr. Francis E. Townsend in the struggle to remake old age. In the process, Amenta advances a new theory of when social movements are influential."--BOOK JACKET
The Wiley-Blackwell companion to political sociology ( )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wile-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concering globalization, social movements, and citizenship. The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights. Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in
Professor baseball : searching for redemption and the perfect lineup on the softball Diamonds of Central Park by Edwin Amenta ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It happens every summer: packs of beer-bellied men with gloves and aluminum bats, putting their middle-aged bodies to the test on the softball diamond. For some, this yearly ritual is driven by a simple desire to enjoy a good ballgame; for others, it's a way to forge friendships--and rivalries. But for one short, wild-haired, bespectacled professor, playing softball in New York's Central Park means a whole lot more. It's one last chance to heal the nagging wounds of Little League trauma before the rust of decline and the relentless responsibilities of fatherhood set in. Professor Baseball is the coming-of-middle-age story of New York University professor and Little League benchwarmer Edwin Amenta. As rookie manager of the Performing Arts Softball League's doormat Sharkeys, he reverses softball's usual brawn-over-brains formula. He coaxes his skeptical teammates to follow his sabermetric and sociological approach, based equally on Bill James and Max Weber, which in the heady days of early success he dubs "Eddy Ball." But Amenta soon learns that his teammates' attachments to favorite positions and time-honored (if ineffective) strategies are hard to break--especially when the team begins losing. And though he rejects the baseball-as-life metaphor, life keeps intruding on his softball season. Amenta here comes to grips with the humiliation of assisted reproduction, suffers mysterious ailments, and finds himself lingering at the sponsor's bar, while his partner, a beautiful but baseball-challenged professor, second-guesses his book in the making. Can he turn his team--and his life--around? Packed with colorful personalities, dramatic games, and the bustle of New York life, Professor Baseball will charm anyone who has ever root, root, rooted for the underdog."--Book jacket
Redefining the new deal: world War II and the development of social provision in the United States by Edwin Amenta ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Blackwell companion to political sociology ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
US Social Policy in Comparative and Historical Perspective: Concepts, Images, Arguments, and Research Strategies ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The remaking of federal abstinence policy in local community organizations by Amie Hess ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Abstinence is currently our nation's de facto sex education policy. But what is abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education? What is the impact of federal abstinence-only sex education policy on the construction of gender and sexuality among American youth? I argue that sex education is a key site for understanding critical shifts in the content, funding, and delivery of American social policies. Drawing on two years of ethnography in two community-based abstinence-only sex education providers and interviews with twenty one additional abstinence-only providers, my research examines the mechanisms by which federal abstinence policy is remade at the local level. Through processes of discursive and practical translation, providers use multiple strategies to make abstinence education work in their communities. Local providers express a profound ambivalence regarding abstinence-only sex education which they carry over into their programmatic structure, working to find ways to minimize troubling themes in the national-level pro-abstinence discourse. Turning to a detailed examination of localized implementation practices in two abstinence organizations, I find that while local abstinence programs diverge in their negotiated constructions of sex and gender, they ultimately converge to reinforce a heterosexual norm and feminize the work of sexual responsibility. Adolescents also play an active, though mitigated, role in negotiating gendered meanings. Factors including organizational philosophy, staffing patterns, and programmatic approach impact patterns of convergence and divergence in organizational practices. This research suggests that while interpretative room is available in the new state spaces that emerged under devolutionary governance strategies, these spaces remain institutionally constrained in ways that reproduce disempowering gendered expectations
Taking exception : explaining the distinctiveness of American public policies in the last century by Edwin Amenta ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Making the most of a case study : theories of the welfare state and the American experience by Edwin Amenta ( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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