The Home and Social Status

Author: Dennis Chapman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415176286
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Home Social Status Ils 111

Author: Dennis Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136243550
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Handbook of Social Status Correlates

Author: Lee Ellis
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128092947
Format: PDF
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The Handbook of Social Status Correlates summarizes findings from nearly 4000 studies on traits associated with variations in socioeconomic status. Much of the information is presented in roughly 300 tables, each one providing a visual snapshot of what research has indicated regarding how a specific human trait appears to be correlated with socioeconomic status. The social status measures utilized and the countries in which each study was conducted are also identified. QUESTIONS ADDRESSED INCLUDE THE FOLOWING: Are personality traits such as extraversion, competitiveness, and risk-taking associated with social status? How universal are sex differences in income and other forms of social status? What is the association between health and social status? How much does the answer vary according to specific diseases? How well established are the relationships between intelligence and social status? Is religiosity associated with social status, or does the answer depend on which religion is being considered? Are physiological factors correlated with social status, even factors involving the brain? Finally, are there as yet any "universal correlates of social status"?

Home Advantage

Author: Annette Lareau
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742501454
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This historical and sociological survey of two communities looks into the relation between parents and teachers of different social classes and puts forward the argument that social class, independent of ability, does affect schooling, because of the availability of money and time.

Social Status in the City

Author: Bernice Neugarten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351489518
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"Social Status in the City presents a scientific method for measuring social status in urban settings - the Index of Urban Status (IUS). The authors show how the index and the concepts of status on which it is based were derived by describing the procedures used in studying the social structure of a particular Midwestern city. Richard P. Coleman modified the IUS when he was employed in commerce research studies of social class phenomena in American cities.A social class is a group of people who are judged by members of the community as equal to one another in social prestige. They are believed to be either superior or inferior in prestige and acceptability to other groups who constitute the social classes that are below or above them. By this definition, Yankee City, Deep South, Jonesville, Kansas City - and presumably every community in the U.S. - can all be described as having social class systems. This book is a case study aimed at larger theoretical importance.The study should be considered in the context of sociology's concerns with problems of urban stratification, the characteristics of various social class groups, and the ways these groups change over time. In this context, the book makes a contribution to social science methods as well as observation. The authors have followed in the tradition of W. Lloyd Warner and others who have attempted to understand the status structures of whole communities. This classic volume has brilliantly stood the test of time."

Social Class Language and Education

Author: Denis Lawton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134685122
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Titles in the Class, Race and Social Structure set of the International Library of Sociology consider every problem of socio-political importance that affected society in the years following the Second World War.

Office Workstations in the Home

Author: Board on Telecommunications and Computer Applications
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309572096
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Telecommuting--people working at home with computers connected to offices many miles away--could reshape the way America works. What are the effects of this phenomenon on workers, managers, and labor unions? What is the technology behind this arrangement? What are the legal implications surrounding telecommuting? In this volume, these issues are addressed by experts in computer applications and information systems, business and industry, training and operations, corporate forecasting and analysis, law, organizational behavior, and labor. Case studies of several actual telecommuting systems are presented.

People and Buildings

Author: Robert Gutman
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412815657
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is at the present time a continuing interest in relating the behavioral sciences to design disciplines. Sociologists and social psychologists have been added to faculties of architecture schools, where they off er seminars and participate as programming specialists and design critics in studio courses. Behavioral scientists in many European countries have collaborated with architects and planners in design work undertaken by governmental ministries, and more recently have been participating in the work of private design fi rms. Similar developments are now common in the United States. In this fascinating study of the "ecology of buildings," biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, and architects analyze the effect of working and living spaces on human behavior. Focusing on such contemporary social problems as the influence of the physical environment on psychological stress, mental illness, family disorganization, urban violence, and delinquency, the contributors show that we must respect the constraints that the environment and the nature of man impose on human adaptability. The selections in People and Buildings have been written primarily by scientists and designers working in the behavioral mode. The selections within each part have been arranged to provide an ordered argument or exploration of the general topic with which the part as a whole deals. To facilitate the reader's appreciation of the argument, each selection is preceded by a short prefatory statement. In view of the fact that a single article or preface can hardly be representative of the depth of the literature that has developed around an argument, Gutman has included an annotated bibliography, which is keyed to the selections through the use of subheadings. A new introduction by Nathan Glazer has been prepared for this edition.