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Product Description: This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Gary Alan Fine immerses himself in several different gaming systems, offering insightful details on the nature of the games and the patterns of interaction among players—as well as their reasons for playing...read more

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9780226249438 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 1, 1983, cover price $27.00 | also contains An African American Pastor Before and During the American Civil War: The Literary Archive of Henry McNeal Turner: the Chaplain Writings | About this edition: This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons.

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9780226249445 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, August 14, 2002), cover price $34.00 | About this edition: This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons.

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Product Description: What are boys like? Who is the creature inhabiting the twilight zone between the perils of the Oedipus complex and the Strum und Drang of puberty? In With the Boys, Gary Alan Fine examines the American male preadolescent by studying the world of Little League baseball...read more

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9780226249360 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1987, cover price $37.50

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9780226249377 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 15, 1987, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: What are boys like?

Product Description: Book by
By Gary Alan Fine (editor)

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9780873220873 | Human Kinetics, April 1, 1987, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Book by

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Product Description: To help the researcher understand why and how children react to adults who are doing ethnographic research, Fine and Sandstrom explore the methodological and ethical problems of qualitative research with minors. They correct numerous fallacies held by researchers that children think like adults and that they cannot hide their thoughts and feelings from adults, especially strangers...read more

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9780803933644 | Sage Pubns, September 1, 1988, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: To help the researcher understand why and how children react to adults who are doing ethnographic research, Fine and Sandstrom explore the methodological and ethical problems of qualitative research with minors.

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9780803933651 | Sage Pubns, September 1, 1988, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: To help the researcher understand why and how children react to adults who are doing ethnographic research, Fine and Sandstrom explore the methodological and ethical problems of qualitative research with minors.

Product Description: Featuring articles reprinted from Studies in Symbolic Interaction and the Symbolic Interaction, this book discusses such topics as socialization, deviance and control, emotions, social organization, and sociological social psychology.

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9781559385404 | Jai Pr, November 1, 1992, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Featuring articles reprinted from Studies in Symbolic Interaction and the Symbolic Interaction, this book discusses such topics as socialization, deviance and control, emotions, social organization, and sociological social psychology.

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Product Description: Covers such topics as theoretical directions in interactionism, interpretations of the theory of George Herbert Mead, Meadian connections, and dramaturgy and Goffman.

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9781559385411 | Jai, November 1, 1992, cover price $45.99 | About this edition: Covers such topics as theoretical directions in interactionism, interpretations of the theory of George Herbert Mead, Meadian connections, and dramaturgy and Goffman.

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Product Description: This volume contains articles from "Studies in Symbolic Interaction" and "Symbolic Interaction", journal of the "Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction". It features such themes as: self and society; occupations and organizations; politics and power; sex roles; and crime and deviance...read more

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9781559385510 | Emerald Group Pub Ltd, November 1, 1992, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: This volume contains articles from "Studies in Symbolic Interaction" and "Symbolic Interaction", journal of the "Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction".

Explains how to select and define a topic, do research, develop a bibliography, take notes, organize a paper, and prepare the final manuscript (view table of contents)

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9780870497544 | Univ of Tennessee Pr, December 1, 1992, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: Discusses the creation and diffusion of contemporary urban legends and explores their recurring themes of money, sex, and popular anxieties

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9780028622088, titled "Arco How to Write a Thesis" | 4th edition (Arco Pub, March 1, 1998), cover price $9.95 | also contains Arco How to Write a Thesis | About this edition: Explains how to select and define a topic, do research, develop a bibliography, take notes, organize a paper, and prepare the final manuscript
9780870497551 | Univ of Tennessee Pr, September 1, 1992, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Discusses the creation and diffusion of contemporary urban legends and explores their recurring themes of money, sex, and popular anxieties

Talking Sociology examines controversial social issues from libertarian, conservative, and social democratic points of view, demonstrating the philosophical basis of social life. (view table of contents)

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9780205342709 | 5th edition (Prentice Hall, August 1, 2002), cover price $95.00
9780205261680 | 4th edition (Allyn & Bacon, June 1, 1997), cover price $25.00 | also contains Active Ageing in Asia
9780205137558 | 3rd edition (Allyn & Bacon, January 1, 1993), cover price $26.93 | also contains Das Gesamte Examensrelevante Offentliche Recht | About this edition: Talking Sociology examines controversial social issues from libertarian, conservative, and social democratic points of view, demonstrating the philosophical basis of social life.

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Product Description: MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab...read more
By Karen S. Cook (editor), Gary Alan Fine (editor) and James S. House (editor)

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9780205706983 | Pck pap/ps edition (Prentice Hall, February 13, 2009), cover price $231.67 | About this edition: MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently.
9780205137169 | Prentice Hall, January 1, 1995, cover price $223.00

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Product Description: From 1945 to about 1960, the University of Chicago was home to a group of faculty and graduate students whose work has come to define what many call a second "Chicago School" of sociology.Like its predecessor earlier in the century, the postwar department was again the center for qualitative social research—on everything from mapping the nuances of human behavior in small groups to seeking solutions to problems of race, crime, and poverty...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Gary Alan Fine (editor)

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9780226249384 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 1, 1995, cover price $113.00 | About this edition: From 1945 to about 1960, the University of Chicago was home to a group of faculty and graduate students whose work has come to define what many call a second "Chicago School" of sociology.

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9780226249391 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 1, 1995, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: From 1945 to about 1960, the University of Chicago was home to a group of faculty and graduate students whose work has come to define what many call a second "Chicago School" of sociology.

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Product Description: Kitchens takes us into the robust, overheated, backstage world of the contemporary restaurant. In this rich, often surprising portrait of the real lives of kitchen workers, Gary Alan Fine brings their experiences, challenges, and satisfactions to colorful life...read more

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9780520200777 | Univ of California Pr, February 1, 1996, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Kitchens takes us into the robust, overheated, backstage world of the contemporary restaurant.

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9780520257924 | Updated edition (Univ of California Pr, December 1, 2008), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Kitchens takes us into the robust, overheated, backstage world of the contemporary restaurant.
9780520200784 | Univ of California Pr, January 1, 1996, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Kitchens takes us into the robust, overheated, backstage world of the contemporary restaurant.
9789990062489 | Univ of California Pr, January 1, 1996, cover price $0.02

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Product Description: Describes how people and groups attempt to give meaning to the natural world that surrounds them. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780674089358 | Harvard Univ Pr, April 30, 1998, cover price $62.50 | About this edition: In this thoughtful book, Gary Fine explores how Americans attempt to give meaning to the natural world that surrounds them.

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9780252071317 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, March 1, 2003), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Describes how people and groups attempt to give meaning to the natural world that surrounds them.

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Product Description: Erving Goffman (1922-82) was an inspirational thinker, and one of the giants of 20th century sociology. Several of his books, notably The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959), Asylums (1961), Relations in Public (1963), Stigma (1963) and Gender Advertisements (1979) are acknowledged as modern classics...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780761968634 | Sage Pubns Ltd, December 19, 2000, cover price $1030.00 | About this edition: Erving Goffman (1922-82) was an inspirational thinker, and one of the giants of 20th century sociology.

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Product Description: We take reputations for granted. Believing in the bad and the good natures of our notorious or illustrious forebears is part of our shared national heritage. Yet we are largely ignorant of how such reputations came to be, who was instrumental in creating them, and why...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226249407 | Univ of Chicago Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $92.00 | About this edition: We take reputations for granted.

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9780226249414 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 1, 2001, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: We take reputations for granted.

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Product Description: Learning to argue and persuade in a highly competitive environment is only one aspect of life on a high-school debate team. Teenage debaters also participate in a distinct cultural world--complete with its own jargon and status system--in which they must negotiate complicated relationships with teammates, competitors, coaches, and parents as well as classmates outside the debating circuit...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780691074498 | Princeton Univ Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Learning to argue and persuade in a highly competitive environment is only one aspect of life on a high-school debate team.

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9780691074504 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 16, 2001, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Learning to argue and persuade in a highly competitive environment is only one aspect of life on a high-school debate team.

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Product Description: Legends are arguably the most common narrative form of folklore in American society. From sex acts to business transactions, from fashion to food, from heroes to heroin, rumors and legends take on every charged topic. Children circulate texts about toys and candy; teenagers share stories about sex, drugs, and rock and roll; young professionals commiserate over the hazards of the work world...read more

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9780520209886 | Univ of California Pr, August 1, 2001, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Travels the nation's color line in search of myths, rumors, urban legends, and half truths that cloud relations between the races.

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9780520228559 | Univ of California Pr, April 1, 2004, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Legends are arguably the most common narrative form of folklore in American society.

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Product Description: From Henry Darger's elaborate paintings of young girls caught in a vicious war to the sacred art of the Reverend Howard Finster, the work of outsider artists has achieved unique status in the art world. Celebrated for their lack of traditional training and their position on the fringes of society, outsider artists nonetheless participate in a traditional network of value, status, and money...read more

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9780226249506 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 30, 2004, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: In this examination of self-taught artists who are often on the fringes of the social system, the inner workings of a traditional network of money, status, and values are revealed, describing how authenticity is central to this system.

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9780226249513 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 15, 2006, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: From Henry Darger's elaborate paintings of young girls caught in a vicious war to the sacred art of the Reverend Howard Finster, the work of outsider artists has achieved unique status in the art world.

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Product Description: The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend. These forms of communication often appear in tandem with social problems, including riots, racial or political violence, and social and economic upheavals...read more
By Veronique Campion-Vincent (editor), Gary Alan Fine (editor) and Chip Heath (editor)

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9780202307466 | Aldine De Gruyter, August 1, 2005, cover price $61.95 | About this edition: The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend.

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9780202307473 | Aldine De Gruyter, May 30, 2005, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend.

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9781428814837 | 1 edition (Academic Internet Pub Inc, December 31, 2006), cover price $27.95

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Product Description: Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that bring us the weather on television, how government meteorologists and forecasters go about their jobs is rarely scrutinized...read more

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9780226249520 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 1, 2007, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about.

Hardcover:

9780761923770 | Sage Pubns, April 30, 2013, cover price $28.00

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9780761923787 | Sage Pubns, December 31, 2016, cover price $12.50

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Product Description: Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that bring us the weather on television, how government meteorologists and forecasters go about their jobs is rarely scrutinized...read more

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9780226249537 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 15, 2010, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about.

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Product Description: Sticky Reputations focuses on reputational entrepreneurs and support groups shaping how we think of important figures, within a crucial period in American history – from the 1930s through the 1950s. Why are certain figures such as Adolf Hitler, Joe McCarthy, and Martin Luther King cemented into history unable to be challenged without reputational cost to the proposer of the alternative perspective? Why are the reputations of other political actors such as Harry Truman highly variable and changeable? Why, in the 1930s, was it widely believed that American Jews were linked to the Communist Party of America but by the 1950s this belief had largely vanished and was not longer a part of legitimate public discourse? This short, accessible book is ideal for use in undergraduate teaching in social movements, collective memory studies, political sociology, sociological social psychology, and other related courses...read more
By Gary Alan Fine (editor)

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9780415894982 | Routledge, December 13, 2011, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Sticky Reputations focuses on reputational entrepreneurs and support groups shaping how we think of important figures, within a crucial period in American history – from the 1930s through the 1950s.

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9780415894999 | Routledge, December 13, 2011, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: Sticky Reputations focuses on reputational entrepreneurs and support groups shaping how we think of important figures, within a crucial period in American history – from the 1930s through the 1950s.

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Product Description: If all politics is local, then so is almost everything else, argues sociologist Gary Alan Fine. We organize our lives by relying on those closest to us—family members, friends, work colleagues, team mates, and other intimates—to create meaning and order...read more

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9780871544322 | Russell Sage Foundation, March 31, 2012, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: If all politics is local, then so is almost everything else, argues sociologist Gary Alan Fine.

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