Williams, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011
Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Hidden Dimensions of Work. Authored by Edward B. Davis, PhD, this book revisits the Chicago School Methods as brilliantly executed by two notable men: Everett Hughes and Anselm Strauss.
Hidden Dimensions of Work presents a collection of works that the author has written throughout the rewarding years of being a sociologist and an apprentice and acquaintance of Everett Hughes and Anselm Strauss. These papers are arranged chronologically as the author wrote them. Having worked in fifty-five separate occupations—from being a funeral home assistant to owning his own business—Davis presents in this book studies that deal with different kinds of work, and each paper is written from a different perspective. In eight chapters, he chronicles his research and observation from 1971 to 1996. Each of the written work have been evaluated by either Hughes or Strauss, making each piece a tool that sharpens Davis’ skill and something that others can learn from.
“Having two great men who were giants in the field of sociology was enough to keep me a student for as long as I could keep the dissertation unfinished. I didn’t want to be the traditional academic who became a teacher with their own students in some obscure department somewhere when I could remain a student with two of the greatest minds in sociology,” the author shares.
This book will be featured at the American Library Association in New Orleans, LA on June 24 to 27, 2011 and National Education Association Book Exhibit in Chicago, IL on June 30 to July 1, 2011. For more information on Hidden Dimensions of Work, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Dr. Davis has taught sociology at Boston College, California State University at East Bay and Chico (where he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology), Dominican University of California, State University of New York College at Fredonia, and the University of Maryland University College Asian Division where he served also as Area Director for Korea and Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Davis is currently Dean of Business, Social Science and Humanities at Yuba College in Marysville, California, where he started his college career as a freshman in 1964. Dr. Davis served six years in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1963-1968, conducted community development research in India in 1986 and has been an organizational consultant in San Francisco, California for several years. His current research interests include the study of social worlds, the social construction of illusions and the sociology of failure. You may contact him at his office email address at edavis(at)yccd(dot)edu.
Hidden Dimensions of Work * by Edward B. Davis, PhD
Revisiting The Chicago School Methods of Everett Hughes and Anselm Strauss
Publication Date: April 28, 2011
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