Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$39.54
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
March 07, 2011
Pages
199
Dimensions
5.87 X 0.95 X 8.4 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780520267169

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About the Author

Joel Best is Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware and the author of Damned Lies and Statistics, More Damned Lies and Statistics, Flavor of the Month, and Stat-Spotting, all from UC Press.

Reviews

"This is a very entertaining read."--Bob Walch"Bookloons Reviews" (06/27/2011)
"The way that Best explains how to move from an abstract theoretical concept into the realm of observation and measurement is clear, thorough and powerful."--Amy E. Singer"Social Forces" (02/01/2015)
"Clever but never condescending. . . . Best finds something profound in our willingness to treat our world as meaningful. "-- (04/11/2011)
"In this pithy, witty, and wise little book, Best characterizes the college rankings arms race, the new hero, and the self-congratulatory US society. . . . Highly recommended."-- (06/10/2011)
"We all want a way of getting the best for ourselves, but also solidity and a firmly grounded moral compass. He [Best] raises the interesting possibility that these ends are at least contradictory, and probably incompatible."-- (09/08/2011)
"An enjoyable introduction to cultural sociology. . . . Enjoyable and easy to read writing style."-- (06/12/2012)