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Dalton Conley
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Dalton Conley is University Professor and Dean for the Social Sciences at New York University. He also teaches at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, as an Adjunct Professor of Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Slate, among other publications. His previous books include Honky; Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America; and The Pecking Order: Which Siblings Succeed and Why. Conley lives in New... Read More

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Elsewhere, U.S.A
How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms,and Economic Anxiety
Written by Dalton Conley


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $15.95

Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. In Elsewhere, U.S.A., acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley connects our day-to-day experiences with occasionally overlooked sociological changes, from women’s increasing... Read more >

Elsewhere, U.S.A.
How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms, and Economic Anxiety
Written by Dalton Conley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Honky

Written by Dalton Conley


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $14.95

As recalled in Honky, Dalton Conley’s childhood has all of the classic elements of growing up in America. But the fact that he was one of the few white boys in a mostly black and Puerto Rican neighborhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side makes Dalton’s childhood unique.

At the age of three... Read more >

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The Pecking Order
A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become
Written by Dalton Conley


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00

The family is our haven, the place where we all start off on equal footing — or so we like to think. But if that’s the case, why do so many siblings often diverge widely in social status, wealth, and education? In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, acclaimed sociologist Dalton... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Pecking Order
A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become
Written by Dalton Conley


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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