Would sobriety coins be an acceptable form of payment at the liquor store?

Notes From the Liquor Store It's the second time Rita has been into the liquor store where I work in Chico, California.  Last time was Wednesday, when it was pouring rain, and the man she was with was dressed from hood to boots in bright yellow PVC.   She's from Paradise, or what was the town … Continue reading Would sobriety coins be an acceptable form of payment at the liquor store?

The Rochambo of Paradox, Conundrums, Dilemmas, and School Bureaucracies

The below is pp. 185-186 (Chapter 9) of my book Schooling, Childhood, and Bureaucracy: Bureaucratizing the Child. Other extracts can be read here at Ethnography.com here, (Leaky First Graders, etc.) here, (How the Rich Educate their Children: A Swiss Hogwarts) and here. (Children as Raw Material on the Bureaucratic Assembly Line) Or better yet, you … Continue reading The Rochambo of Paradox, Conundrums, Dilemmas, and School Bureaucracies

American Sociological Association Declares Victory and Dissolves. Starts Over Tomorrow.

(GPI Washington)  American Sociological Association (ASA) President Talcott Webber today announced that the ASA was dissolving, effective immediately. In the ASA press release, Webber explained that We have come to the realization that virtually every other discipline has adopted the sociological approach to not only the social sciences, but also the humanities and some of the … Continue reading American Sociological Association Declares Victory and Dissolves. Starts Over Tomorrow.