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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 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Whiz Mob also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Whiz Mob book for free.

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.

Language of the underworld

Language of the underworld Author David W. Maurer
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105037775538
Release 1981
Pages 417
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Language of the underworld has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Language of the underworld also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Language of the underworld book for free.

How to Cheat at Everything

How to Cheat at Everything Author Simon Lovell
ISBN-10 1560259736
Release 2006-12-11
Pages 419
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Lowell, a former con man, reveals the secrets of cheating, scams, and hustles in this roller-coaster ride through bar bets, carnivals, Internet fraud, big and small cons, card and dice games, and more.

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

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.

Billion Dollar Lessons

Billion Dollar Lessons Author Paul B. Carroll
ISBN-10 9781440630101
Release 2008-09-11
Pages 336
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”This book is your chance to learn from others’ mistakes.”-- Entrepreneur In the 1960s, IBM CEO Tom Watson called an executive into his office after his venture lost $10 million. The man assumed he was being fired. Watson told him, “Fired? Hell, I spent $10 million educating you. I just want to be sure you learned the right lessons.” There are thousands of books about successful companies but virtually none about the lessons to be learned from those that crash and burn. Now Paul Carroll and Chunka Mui draw on research into more than 750 flameouts to reveal the seven biggest reasons for business failure.

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.

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

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.

Race Class and Gentrification in Brooklyn

Race  Class  and Gentrification in Brooklyn Author Jerome Krase
ISBN-10 9781498512565
Release 2016-05-12
Pages 188
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In this book, the authors “revisit” two iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods, Crown Heights-Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Greenpoint-Williamsburg, where they have been active scholars since the 1970s. Krase and DeSena's comprehensive view from the street describes and analyses the neighborhoods' decline and rise with a focus on race and social class. They look closely at the strategies used to resist and promote neighborhood change and conclude with an analysis of the ways in which these neighborhoods contribute to current images and trends in Brooklyn. This book contributes to a better understanding of the elevated status of Brooklyn as a global city and destination place.

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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Training for and pursuing a career in science can be treacherous for women; many more begin than ultimately complete at every stage. Characterizing this as a pipeline problem, however, leads to a focus on individual women instead of structural conditions. The goal of the book is to offer an alternative model that better articulates the ideas of agency, constraint, and variability along the path to scientific careers for women. 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. The scholars featured in this volume engaged purposefully in translation of sociological scholarship on gender, work, and organizations. They focus on the themes that emerge from their scholarship that add to or build on our existing knowledge of scientific work, while identifying tools as well as challenges to diversifying science. This book contains a multitude of insights about navigating the road while training for and building a career in science. Collectively, the chapters exemplify the utility of this approach, provide useful tools, and suggest areas of exploration for those aiming to broaden the participation of women and minorities. Although this book focuses on gendered constraints, we are attentive to fact that gender intersects with other identities, such as race/ethnicity and nativity, both of which influence participation in science. Several chapters in the volume speak clearly to the experience of underrepresented minorities in science and others consider the circumstances and integration of non-U.S. born scientists, referred to in this volume as international scientists. Disaggregating gender deepens our understanding and illustrates how identity shapes the contours of the scientific road.

Globalization and Education

Globalization and Education Author Nelly P. Stromquist
ISBN-10 9781475805291
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 362
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We offer in this book a collection of chapters that reflect a broad range of issues linking globalization to education in an accessible yet theoretically grounded and detailed form. The authors analyze phenomena on the global plane, in local spaces, and in the connections between the global and the local.

The American confidence man

The American confidence man Author David W. Maurer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015002625971
Release 1974-06
Pages 300
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The American confidence man has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The American confidence man also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The American confidence man book for free.

Being Unequal

Being Unequal Author Peter L. Callero
ISBN-10 9781538100578
Release 2017-07-25
Pages 198
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Being Unequal explores how identity categories associated with race, class, gender, and sexuality help shape inequality. This concise and accessible book asks: How is identity experienced? How does identity help reproduce inequality? How does identity help resist inequality? What is the relationship between micro and macro inequality?