Work by Charles Tilly
Work Under Capitalism
About this title: Sheds new light on the recent
degradation of jobs and income among American minorities. Written with advanced
undergraduates in economics, public policy, sociology, history, and other social
sciences in mind, it should also stir wide discussion among professional
students of work and labor markets.
About this title: Charles Tilly, in this eloquent manifesto, presents a
powerful new approach to the study of persistent social inequality. How, he
asks, do long-lasting, systematic inequalities in life chances arise? Exploring
representative paired and unequal categories, such as male/female, black/white,
citizen/non-citizen, Tilly illustrates the social mechanisms that create
socially defined categories with a rich variety of examples.
Stories, Identities, and
About this title: An award winning sociologist, Charles Tilly has been
equally influential in explaining politics, history, and how societies change.
Tilly's newest book tackles fundamental questions about the nature of personal,
political, and national identities and their linkage to big events --
revolutions, social movements, democratization, and other processes of political
and social change. Tilly focuses in this book on the role of stories, both as
means of creating personal identity, but also as explanations, true or false, of
political tensions and realities. He uses well known examples from around the
world -- the Zapatista rebellion, Hindu-Muslin conflicts, and other examples in
which nationalism and other forms of group identity are politically pivotal.
Tilly writes with the immediacy of a journalist, but the profound insight of a
Roads from Past to Future
About this title: Over the years Charles Tilly has had an
indelible influence on a remarkable number of key questions in social sciences
and history. In the fields of social change, states and institutions,
urbanization, and historical sociology, his seminal work has spawned whole new
lines of inquiry and research. In one volume, this book offers the best and most
influential of Tilly's work, with a new introduction by the author that relates
his analyses to a wide body of scholarship. The book also includes a review and
critique by Arthur L. Stinchcombe.
Popular Contention in Great
About this title: Between 1750 and 1840 ordinary British people abandoned
such time-honored forms of protest as collective seizures of grain, the sacking
of buildings, public humiliation, and physical abuse in favor of marches,
petition drives, public meetings, and other sanctioned routines of social
movement politics. The change created--perhaps for the first time anywhere--mass
participation in national politics.
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