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Whiz Mob

Whiz Mob Author David W. Maurer
ISBN-10 9780742533516
Release 2003
Pages 216
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Whiz Mob is David W. Maurer's classic study of the world of pickpockets. Similar to his best-known work, The Big Con, in Whiz Mob Maurer explains the colorful expressions and vivid words used by pickpockets and uses them to provide a window into the life and experiences of the professional criminal. Although he is quick to point out that he never had any actual experience on the racket, Maurer spent many years interviewing pickpockets and learning about their way of life. The result is a fascinating look at the work, lives, morals, and dangers of this element of the criminal subculture. Whiz Mob is essential reading for sociologists, linguists, and everyone interested in the mystery and intrigue of the criminal underworld.



Whiz Mob

Whiz Mob Author Carroll E. Reed
ISBN-10 LCCN:57001278
Release 1955
Pages 199
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Whiz Mob

Whiz Mob Author
ISBN-10 LCCN:57001278
Release 1955
Pages 199
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The Big Con

The Big Con Author David Maurer
ISBN-10 030775572X
Release 2010-10-27
Pages 336
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The classic 1940 study of con men and con games that Luc Sante in Salon called “a bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor, as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain.” “Of all the grifters, the confidence man is the aristocrat,” wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitely proved in The Big Con, one of the most colorful, well-researched, and entertaining works of criminology ever written. A professor of linguistics who specialized in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers, who let him in on not simply their language but their folkways and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty, were “taken off” – i.e. cheated—of thousands upon thousands of dollars. The Big Con is a treasure trove of American lingo (the write, the rag, the payoff, ropers, shills, the cold poke, the convincer, to put on the send) and indelible characters (Yellow Kid Weil, Barney the Patch, the Seldom Seen Kid, Limehouse Chappie, Larry the Lug). It served as the source for the Oscar-winning film The Sting.



The Deviant Mystique

The Deviant Mystique Author Robert C. Prus
ISBN-10 0275978222
Release 2003
Pages 312
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Considers the social construction of moralities, identities, activities, subcultures, and control efforts within the various contexts of community life.



The Dynamics of Modern Society

The Dynamics of Modern Society Author William Goode
ISBN-10 9781351483339
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 489
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Social research efforts are often more concerned with basic social processes or patterns than with the dynamic relationship between social processes and social institutions. In this classic collection, contributors posit generalizations drawn from contemporary sociology. Their analyses go beyond elementary principles - they interpret them, qualify them, or state them more precisely. Each of the contributors focuses on the modern American social structure, and they are either explicitly comparative or have made observations that clearly are meant to apply to many countries.This volume both embodies and draws attention to newer developments in sociology. Like most steps forward in an advancing science, this orientation does not reject the older knowledge accumulated during earlier generations, but incorporates and expands upon it. The differences are in emphasis rather than any denial of the main body of accepted theory. On the other hand, the collection may be said to represent a response to the many criticisms, by humanists and sociologists alike, of the mainstream of contemporary sociology as it existed at the time of original publication in the late 1960s.Inquiries into social changes, like sociological studies of historical phenomena, may be viewed as modes of a comparative sociology: They permit us to test more fully sociological generalizations. The emphasis in this volume on historical and comparative studies and on social change parallels the growing attention of sociology to these problems. During the 1960s, social science turned from a nearly exclusive preoccupation with middle-class populations to a concern with social relations in other societies, past as well as present. In addition to enriching our knowledge, this broader view has increased both the precision and generalizing power of sociological principles.



Handbook of American Folklore

Handbook of American Folklore Author Richard Mercer Dorson
ISBN-10 0253203732
Release 1986
Pages 584
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Collects the works of sixty scholars that discuss American folklore, covering experiences; cultural myths; settings; interpretation, methods, and presentation of research; and other related topics.



Identity Thieves

Identity Thieves Author Heith Copes
ISBN-10 9781555537685
Release 2012
Pages 174
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The first book to examine identity theft from the offender's perspective



Language of the underworld

Language of the underworld Author David W. Maurer
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105037775538
Release 1981
Pages 417
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Kentucky Moonshine

Kentucky Moonshine Author David W. Maurer
ISBN-10 0813102030
Release 1974-01-01
Pages 133
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Examines the history and art of distilling as well as the equipment used by and the law's attitude toward the Kentucky moonshiner



Everyday Adjustments in Havana

Everyday Adjustments in Havana Author Hope Bastian
ISBN-10 9781498571104
Release 2018-06-18
Pages 214
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By comparing the current reform process under President Raúl Castro to Cuba’s opening to market capitalism during the 1990s Special Period crisis, this book highlights the differences and continuities between adjustments in both periods and their social impacts.



The Metaphorical Society

The Metaphorical Society Author Daniel Rigney
ISBN-10 9781461644804
Release 2001-03-21
Pages 256
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Over decades and centuries, Rigney here argues, social theorists have variously likened societies to organisms and living systems, to machines, battlefields, legal systems, marketplaces, games, theatrical productions, and discourses. Most interestingly, Rigney deftly shows how nearly all Western social theories fit with one or more of the metaphors. He emphasizes a humanistic understanding of society with an emphasis on the creative agency of social actors and communities. The book offers students a rich understanding of social theory, yet it is simultaneously concise and broad ranging, allowing instructors to further pursue detailed exploration of any perspectives they choose.



Some Expressions from Herman Melville

Some Expressions from Herman Melville Author Clarence Merton Babcock
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106005408544
Release 1959
Pages 41
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Publication

Publication Author American Dialect Society
ISBN-10 PSU:000000046596
Release 1955
Pages
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Readings in American dialectology

Readings in American dialectology Author Harold Byron Allen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015000520802
Release 1971
Pages 584
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A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology Author Alessandro Duranti
ISBN-10 9780470997260
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 648
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A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a series of in-depth explorations of key concepts and approaches by some of the scholars whose work constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the contemporary study of language as culture. Provides a definitive overview of the field of linguistic anthropology, comprised of original contributions by leading scholars in the field Summarizes past and contemporary research across the field and is intended to spur students and scholars to pursue new paths in the coming decades Includes a comprehensive bibliography of over 2000 entries designed as a resource for anyone seeking a guide to the literature of linguistic anthropology



Pathways Potholes and the Persistence of Women in Science

Pathways  Potholes  and the Persistence of Women in Science Author Enobong Hannah Branch
ISBN-10 9781498516372
Release 2016-05-16
Pages 264
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This book illustrates the importance of focusing on the choices, constraints, and agency of women in science to understand which women, under what conditions, with what tools, successfully manage to navigate science or leave the discipline. The chapters in this volume apply the metaphor of the road to a variety of fields and moments that are characterized as exits, pathways, and potholes, which refocuses our attention on the challenges posed by and the conditions of scientific careers.