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The racial fix

White currency in the gentrification of black and Latino Chicago

Jesse Mumm

theories many would “like to say” are true. Over the past generation in Chicago, once black- and Latino-majority neighborhoods surrounding the down-town Loop have gentrified and whitened, raising the question Jane Carey 1 feels compelled to address without

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Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?

Contrasting views from Chicago and Managua

Dennis Rodgers

; Spergel 1995 ; Venkatesh 2000 ), one of the most important recent contributions is undoubtedly Steven Levitt and Sudhir Venkatesh’s (2000) famous analysis of the finances of a drug-dealing gang in Chicago. This study, an interdisciplinary collaboration

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Dennis W. MacDonald

Among the many contributions of Roderick D. McKenzie to sociology are two ideas which continue to be useful in understanding modern society. First, as the main proponent and theorist of the human ecology of the Chicago School, McKenzie offers suggestions for an alternative conception of society, one that emphasizes among other things the physical basis of social relations. Secondly, McKenzie's works suggest in various ways that modern society is characterized by a growth in physical integration. The first aspect of this argument is found in his discussion of the centrality of institutions in the analysis of social relations. The second aspect is his detailed description and analysis of the “great integrated unity“ that he called the Great Society or World Society. Many decades before sociologists began to write of “globalization,“ McKenzie provides detailed description and extensive analysis of global society and many of the issues in the current globalization debate.

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The Merchant ON Venice [Boulevard, Los Angeles], Chicago, 2007

Universalizing Shakespeare’s Play after the Holocaust

Michael Shapiro

conversed with Jessica in Yiddish, and Mike Nussbaum (in Barbara Gaines’ Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of 2005) left the courtroom reciting the Shema . 3 But as the immigrant Jewish peddler has receded into the past, such portrayals have come to

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The ‘Frame’ at Adab

American Archaeological Misbehaviour in Late Ottoman Iraq (1899–1905)

Jameel Haque

On 27 September 1904, Haidar Bey, a representative of the Ottoman Imperial Museum, handed a cease and desist order to the University of Chicago's archaeological expedition at the ancient Mesopotamian city of Adab (Bismaya in modern Iraq). This

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Young Delinquency as a Social Product in an Age of Correction

The Chicago School’s Struggle to Humanize Transgression

Shane Blackman

Salerno, Roger. 2017. Boyhood and Delinquency in 1920s Chicago: A Sociological Study of Juvenile Jack-Rollers and Gender . Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company. 208 pp. $35.00. ISBN 978-1-4766-6341-8 (paperback); ISBN 978-1-4766-2717-5 (e

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Made in Manchester?

Methods and Myths in Disciplinary History

David Mills

In this article, I demonstrate how Max Gluckman used his forceful and charismatic leadership to build the reputation of the Manchester School through collective research and writing practices. He created a distinctly anthropological genealogy for the case-study method that elided its earlier development within American sociology. He also championed a balanced use of ethnographic and quantitative research methods and a team-based approach to carrying out social research. While the case-study method has received much attention, both of these latter aspects of the work carried out within the Manchester Department are a neglected part of its intellectual legacy.

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Martin Holbraad

Philippe Descola, Beyond Nature and Culture (translated by Janet Lloyd). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 488, 2013.

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Christopher Blake Evernden, Cynthia A. Freeland, Thomas Schatz, and Frank P. Tomasulo

. New York : Routledge . Kristeva , Julia . 1980 . Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection . New York : Columbia University Press . David Bordwell, Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling (Chicago

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Madeleine Reeves

David Pedersen, American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, pp. 336, 2013.