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A “Painfully Inconvenient” Recession, 1954

Daniel J. Clark.

in Disruption in Detroit

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 9103 words.

During the 1954 recession, tens of thousands of Detroit autoworkers experienced prolonged layoffs and relied on unemployment pay and secondary jobs. Industry officials and civic leaders...

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“A Community-Oriented Academic Unit”

Diane C. Fujino.

in Samurai among Panthers

April 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 7235 words.

This chapter focuses on the birth of Asian American Studies (AAS) at UC Berkeley. As one of the first instructors and coordinators, Aoki was instrumental in developing UC Berkeley’s Asian...

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“A Desirable Measure of Responsibility”

Jacob A. C. Remes.

in Disaster Citizenship

December 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 15179 words.

This chapter examines how the Halifax explosion changed local churches and unions, as well as the ways that membership in a church or union altered the individuals' and families'...

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“A Great Power Had Swept Over It”

Jacob A. C. Remes.

in Disaster Citizenship

December 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 10499 words.

This chapter examines the debates that arose in Salem, Boston, and Washington over the state's response to the Salem fire. It first recounts the fire and its impact on residents before...

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“A Little Bit of Liberation”

Jennifer N. Fish.

in Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

July 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 10488 words.

This chapter discusses the impact and outcomes of global domestic worker activism, with a focus on the larger meaning and implications of this global worker movement. It closes the book...

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“A Severe and Prolonged Hangover,” 1956–1957

Daniel J. Clark.

in Disruption in Detroit

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 8399 words.

The 1955 production boom resulted in nearly a million unsold vehicles on dealers’ lots. As a result, automakers scaled back production, resulting in widespread, chronic layoffs for...

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‘A Summer Place’

Rune Bennike.

in Darjeeling Reconsidered

July 2018; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology; Sociology. 7208 words.

From the tales of nineteenth century British explorers to contemporary tourism advertising, representations of Darjeeling circulate far and wide. Across more than a century and a half,...

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‘A Very Highly Political Job’: Human Rights Practice, ‘The Political’, and Practitioners' Dilemmas in Sri Lanka

Vijay K. Nagaraj and Shermal Wijewardene.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10094 words.

This article focuses on narratives of dilemmas and tensions arising from the relationship between human rights practice in Sri Lanka and what we broadly term ‘the political’: a) human...

ABC No Rio as an Anarchist Space

Alan W. Moore.

in Radical Gotham

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 9002 words.

ABC No Rio is a long-running cultural institution on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It is a nonprofit corporation under New York State law. It was founded and run on radical democratic...

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Abolition in Britain

James Heartfield.

in The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956

September 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 5492 words.

Before the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was founded, abolition movements in Britain drew on growing middle class activism, parliamentary reform and Protestant ideas of...

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Aborted Coups?

Hazem Kandil.

in The Power Triangle

October 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 15682 words.

This chapter examines why no coup has been staged by the Turkish military since November 2002. It first discusses the reasons behind the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) ascendancy in...

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Abortion Services

Drew Halfmann.

in Doctors and Demonstrators

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 9961 words.

This chapter examines the organization, funding, and quality of abortion services in each country in the years following their respective reforms. By quality, the author refers to factors...

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Academics and policy analysis: tension between epistemic and practical concerns

Renate Mayntz.

in Policy analysis in Germany

July 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 3640 words.

Academics are involved in policy analysis in diverse ways. While policy analysis in the service of special interests must avoid making false factual statements, it still serves the...

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Accessing Institutions

Jaime Kucinskas.

in The Mindful Elite

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Sociology of Religion. 9550 words.

Through the accounts of contemplative leaders, this chapter shows how the mindful elite promoted meditation across a variety of secular institutional fields. They began by convening elite...

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Accommodation

Pablo Lapegna.

in Soybeans and Power

October 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 9296 words.

Chapter 5 dissects the events surrounding an agrochemical drift in 2009. The chapter argues that the response of authorities to this agrochemical drift exemplifies a mechanism of...

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Accounting for Displacement

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 13478 words.

This chapter provides the historical background to Jammu and Kashmir from the establishment of the kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir in the mid-nineteenth century to the inception of the...

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Achieving Communitarian Techniques and Artifacts

Taylor Dotson.

in Technically Together

July 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 10244 words.

This chapter explores the socio-political factors that ensure the obduracy of thinly communal domestic environments, child-rearing techniques, and consumer technologies. Sociopolitical...

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Activating Empathetic Citizens

Caroline W. Lee.

in Do-It-Yourself Democracy

December 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Sociology. 11939 words.

What are the intended outcomes of public engagement? How are they engineered? Chapter 6 looks at the authentic transformations from cynical consumers to active citizens that public...

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Adherents and constituents

Nicholas Owen.

in Other People's Struggles

September 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 7362 words.

Chapter 2 develops a new definition, based on motivations rather than expected outcomes, renaming the conscience constituent as the adherent. An adherent puts resources into the movement in...

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Administrative practices and the ‘middling sort’: place, practice and identity in eighteenth-century rural England

Alistair Mutch.

in People, Places and Identities

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 8164 words.

Alistair Mutch examines administrative practices in eighteenth century rural parishes, using the evidence of churchwardens’ records from the Deanery of Bingham, Nottinghamshire,...

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