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Adler, Patricia A.

Works: 40 works in 228 publications in 3 languages and 10,152 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Academic theses  Encyclopedias  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: RC569.5.S48, 362.1968582
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patricia A Adler
Peer power : preadolescent culture and identity by Patricia A Adler( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 2,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer Power explodes existing myths about children's friendships, power, and popularity, and the gender chasm between elementary school boys and girls. Based on eight years of intensive insider participant observation in their own children's community, the authors discuss the vital components in the lives of preadolescents: popularity, friendships, cliques, social status, social isolation, loyalty, bullying, boy-girl relationships, and afterschool activities. They describe how friendships shift and change, how children are drawn into groups and excluded from them, how clique leaders maintain their power and popularity, and how the individuals' social experiences and feelings about themselves differ from the top of the pecking order to the bottom. The Adlers focus their attention on the peer culture of the children themselves and the way this culture extracts and modified elements from adult culture. Children's peer culture, as it is nourished in those spaces where grownups cannot penetrate, stands between individual children and the larger adult society. As such, it is a mediator and shaper, influencing the way children collectively interpret their surroundings and deal with the common problems they face. The Adlers explore some of the patterns that develop in this social space, noting both the differences in the gendered cultures of boys and girls and their overlap into afterschool activities, role behavior, romantic inclinations, and social stratification. Peer culture contains the informal social mechanisms through which children create their social order, determine their place and identity, and develop positive and negative feelings about themselves
The tender cut : inside the hidden world of self-injury by Patricia A Adler( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cutting, burning, branding, and bone-breaking are all types of self-injury, or the deliberate, non-suicidal destruction of one's own body tissue, a practice that emerged from obscurity in the 1990s and spread dramatically as a typical behavior among adolescents. Long considered a suicidal gesture, [this book] argues instead that self-injury is often a coping mechanism, a form of teenage angst, an expression of group membership, and a type of rebellion, converting unbearable emotional pain into manageable physical pain. Based on the largest, qualitative, non-clinical population of self-injurers ever gathered, noted ethnographers Patricia and Peter Adler draw on 150 interviews with self-injurers from all over the world, along with 30,000-40,000 internet posts in chat rooms and communiqués. Their 10-year longitudinal research follows the practice of self-injury from its early days when people engaged in it alone and did not know others, to the present, where a subculture has formed via cyberspace that shares similar norms, values, lore, vocabulary, and interests. An important portrait of a troubling behavior, [the book] illuminates the meaning of self-injury in the 21st century, its effects on current and former users, and its future as a practice for self-discovery or a cry for help."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Wheeling and dealing : an ethnography of an upper-level drug dealing and smuggling community by Patricia A Adler( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an ethnography of an upper-level drug dealing and smuggling community which describes the drug subcultures from the easy money, the hopes, the consumption, the big deals, dreams, and nightmares
Constructions of deviance : social power, context, and interaction by Patricia A Adler( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrating how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around them, this text includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially structured, organized and managed
Paradise laborers : hotel work in the global economy by Patricia A Adler( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resorts have become important to American society and its economy; one in eight Americans is now employed by the tourism industry. Yet despite the ubiquity of hotels, little has been written about those who labor there. Drawing on eight years of participant observation and in-depth interviews, the renowned ethnographers Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler reveal the occupational culture and lifestyles of workers at five luxury Hawaiian resorts. These resorts employ a workforce that is diverse in gender, class, ethnicity, and nationality. Hawaiian resort workers, like those in nearly all resorts, consist of four groups. New immigrants hold difficult and dirty low-status jobs for little pay. Locals provide an authentic Polynesian flavor for guests, a ready pool of youthful high-turnover employees, and a population trapped in a place that offers few occupational alternatives. Managers tend to be middle-class, college-educated young and middle-aged men from the mainland whose lifestyles are occupationally transient. Seekers, mostly young, white, and from the mainland as well, escape to paradise seeking adventure, warmth, extreme sports, or some alternate life experiences. The Adlers describe the work, lives, and careers of these four groups that labor in organizations that never close, with shifts scheduled around the clock and around the year. Paradise Laborers adds to the growing interest in the global flow of labor, as these immigrant workers display different trends in gendered opportunities and mobility than those exhibited by other groups. The authors propose a political economy of tourist labor in which they compare the different expectations and rewards of organizations, employees, and local labor markets."--Publisher description
Membership roles in field research by Patricia A Adler( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are a range of roles that can be played by ethnographers in field research. The choice of role will affect the type of information available to the researcher and the kind of ethnography written. The authors discuss the problems and advantages at each level of involvement and give examples of modern ethnographic studies
Backboards & blackboards : college athletes and role engulfment by Patricia A Adler( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronological account of the socialization experiences of college basketball players from their recruitment and entry into university through the termination of their college playing careers is presented in this book. After a prologue which describes the methodological techniques used in the 10-year study, chapter 1 presents an overview of the study, discussing the theoretical approach, research setting and subjects. Chapter 2 discusses the athletic backgrounds, recruitment experiences and role expectations of the college athletes studied. Chapter 3 addresses the college athelete's athletic role including the introduction to college level basketball, training into University ball playing, and interactions with fans, media and boosters. Chapter 4 focuses on the athelete's social role and contrasts social expectations with the social realities encountered. Chapter 5 covers the player's academic role, including classroom disappointments and relationships with professors and other students; chapter 6 discusses the socio-psychological effects of the athelete's expanded athletic role; chapter 7 discusses how athletes resolve the role conflicts they encounter; chapter 8 examines how athletes deal with the termination of their athletic participation and identity. Chapter 9 concludes the book with an overview of the changes observed in athletes' selves and the implication of these changes. Extensive chapter notes and 240 references are included. (Lpt)
The Social dynamics of financial markets( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological odyssey : contemporary readings in sociology by Patricia A Adler( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugs and the American dream : an anthology( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugs and the American Dream presents an up-to-date anthology of chiefly contemporary readings that explore the myriad sociological correlates of licit and illicit drug use in the United States
Sociological studies of child development. a research annual( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorry for partying: Substance use, socialization, and social control on the American college campus by Patrick Kevin O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I examine the social controls that operate among and upon emerging adults as they navigate university life and the college party scene. The data are drawn from six years of participant-observation and 90 in-depth interviews with junior and senior level college students. First, I explore students' first years of college and the structural, cultural, and interactional dynamics that often contribute to excessive and irresponsible partying behaviors. I also investigate the formal and medical university sanctions used to manage student substance use and discuss the manifest and latent consequences of these punitive control mechanisms. Next, I examine the transformation in social control for students, the law, the community, and the State fostered by a thriving medical marijuana dispensary system. Specifically, I explore the motivations students have to become medical marijuana cardholders and the ramifications this emerging social process has on students' perceptions of agency, the conventional social order, and State control. Finally, I examine how students learn to regulate and moderate their drug and alcohol use through informal control processes such as peer networks, gender norms, and academic demands. I focus particularly on the accomplishment of femininity to exhibit the potency of informal regulations through peer groups. I conclude by discussing how informal methods of social regulation, fostered through cultural or structural shifts or learned through peers and individual experience, provide more effective guidance and socialization than formal controls for students throughout their collegiate careers. Lastly, I review how my empirical findings illuminate sociological understandings of formal, medical, and informal control mechanism
The tender cut : the rise and transformation of self-injury by Patricia A Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backboards et Blackboards : College Athletes and Role Engulfment by Patricia A Adler( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and analyses the relationships of the players, coaches, supporters, news media, and other key personnel and depicts the problems, pressures and rewards of being a student athlete. Based on ten years of observations and interviews of teams from five universities in three different cities
Encyclopedia of criminology and deviant behavior by Clifton D Bryant( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative studies of organizations( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The inaugural book in a new series sponsored by the Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ) it is designed to focus and stimulate thinking on those areas of administrative science that have most profoundly shaped the development of organizational theory and behavior. In this volume, editor John Van Maanen selects and introduces the compendium of ASQ articles on qualitative research. Each article serves as an exemplar of well-written, substantively focused, and theoretically relevant qualitative research. As a group, the articles represent a broad range of research styles, methods, topics, and level of analysis. The studies are spread across four areas of research: organizational process, groups in organizations, organizational identity and change, and the societal and institutional environment. Organizations studied include factories, churches, universities, engineering groups, fisheries, voluntary organizations, basketball teams, pop music recording firms, and more. The authors of the works represent a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, political science, communication, management studies, and history
Dang dai she hui xue du ben =Sociological odyssey : contemporary readings in sociology by Patricia A Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructions of deviance : social power, context, and interaction by Patricia A Adler( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] explores such deviant acts as rape, homophobia, sexual asphyxia, and self-injury and the types of individuals whom we classify as "deviant" in our society. This ... book will help you understand how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around you, as the authors challenge you to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society. [The book] takes on an "interactionist" or "constructionist" perspective on deviance as it examines the very processes in society that create deviance. With a collection of studies that focuses on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label, the authors take you on a compelling exploration of: Catholic priests accused of pedophilia; Pimp-controlled prostitution; self-injurers; white collar crime; management of a "fat identity" child molesters and the ways they try to exit their deviant identity; mark of a criminal record; The stigma of voluntary childlessness.-Back cover
Pia pawā : Kodomo no nakama shūdan no shakaigaku by Patricia A Adler( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La società delle devianze by Patricia A Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Peer power : preadolescent culture and identity
The tender cut : inside the hidden world of self-injuryWheeling and dealing : an ethnography of an upper-level drug dealing and smuggling communityConstructions of deviance : social power, context, and interactionParadise laborers : hotel work in the global economyMembership roles in field researchBackboards & blackboards : college athletes and role engulfmentSociological odyssey : contemporary readings in sociologySociological studies of child development. a research annual
Alternative Names

Patricia A. Adler American sociologist

Patricia A. Adler Amerikaans sociologe

Patricia A. Adler socheolaí Meiriceánach

Patricia A. Adler socióloga estadounidense

Patricia A. Adler sociòloga estatunidenca

Patricia A. Adler socióloga estauxunidense

Patricia A. Adler sociologue américaine

باتريشيا أ. أدلر عالمة اجتماع أمريكية

アドラー, パトリシア・A.