Department of Sociology



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Department of Sociology
California State University,
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
Phone: 818-677-3591
Fax: 818-677-2059

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  • ben Asher, Moshe; bat Sarah, Khulda (Gather the People, 2018)
    The starting place to understand the relationship between sugar and medicine is obesity. What precisely is obesity? It certainly means to be 'grossly' overweight, because of an excess of body fat. But how do we know if we ...
  • ben Asher, Moshe; bat Sarah, Khulda (Gather the People, 2018)
    The dictionary defines lobbying as seeking "to influence the thinking of legislators or other public officials for or against a specific cause" -- by which we mean to influence their decisions (since fathoming what they're ...
  • ben Asher, Moshe; bat Sarah, Khulda (Gather the People, 2018)
    During several decades of teaching community organizing to university students, I (Moshe) tried to help them shed their naivete about power and conflict. I asked them to imagine what it would be like to be swimming with ...
  • ben Asher, Moshe; bat Sarah, Khulda (Gather the People, 2017)
    Why would a faith-based or turf-based organizing project (already engaged in demanding campaigns) want to get involved in the business of transforming their metropolitan government? Why would they want to create a lower ...
  • Guajardo, Jaime Alanis (DePaul University, 1999-10)
    In this thesis, I discuss the dynamics of an urban street gang from the perspective of the experiences of five Puerto Rican street gang members. I also describe current reactions and acts of resistance by local residents ...