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Jennifer C. Hunt.

in Seven Shots

October 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 16136 words.

This chapter gives an account of two dedicated police officers, Paul Yurkiw and Rich Teemsma, working in the Emergency Service departments and discusses their brave acts in July 1997....

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9/11

Jennifer C. Hunt.

in Seven Shots

October 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 26122 words.

This chapter outlines the concerns about terrorism that came to the forefront of police consciousness only to momentarily dissipate under the weight of a bloody trial. On February 4, 1999,...

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“A Fate Worse than Death”

Bryan J. Mccann.

in Working for Justice

June 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 7189 words.

This chapter contends that antiprison and anti-death penalty activists need to reexamine their rhetorical habits and political strategies if they hope to achieve any lasting change in the...

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“A lei de Lynch”

Amy Chazkel.

in Global Lynching and Collective Violence

September 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 7941 words.

In this chapter, Frank Jacob carefully examines another significant manifestation of collective violence in Asian history: the mass atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers against Chinese...

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Abusive Endings

Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz and Martin D. Schwartz.

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Social Theory. 248 pages.

This book provides scholars, students, practitioners, and policy makers with a comprehensive review of the most up-to-date social scientific literature on lethal and nonlethal forms of...

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An accident at White Creek Lodge

Ann Oakley.

in Fracture

April 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 2866 words.

This chapter is a detailed account of the accident that occurred to the author a few years back which led her to writing this research study. The incident occurred at White Creek Lodge, a...

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Accidental bodies

Ann Oakley.

in Fracture

April 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 2461 words.

People don't choose their own bodies, nor much of what happens to them. The book has been a biological account of the author's personal journey into the land of bodily damage, disability...

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Accountability

Bryn Caless and Steve Tong.

in Leading Policing in Europe

July 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 8985 words.

Modern democratic society demands that police officers are accountable for what they do and much debate on the subject centres currently on machinery to ensure that. The insistence on...

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Achieving Rights to Land, Water, and Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Heinz Klug.

in Closing the Rights Gap

March 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 8652 words.

Focusing on three specific social and economic rights – to land, water and health – guaranteed in the South African Constitution, this chapter explores the sources, histories, and processes...

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Action In and On a World

John Levi Martin.

in The Explanation of Social Action

August 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 22820 words.

Chapter 5 investigates three alternatives to the Durkheimian understanding of the nature of the cognitive components to action. The first is the Russian activity school,...

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Adapting to the future: vulnerable bodies, resilient practices

Deirdre Heddon and Sue Porter.

in The Impact of Co-Production

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 7964 words.

This chapter examines the ‘Walking Interconnections: Performing conversations of sustainability’ project and focuses on the potential contributions of disabled people to sustainability...

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Administrative Consistency, Downstream Consequences, and “Knuckleheads”

Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness.

in Appealing to Justice

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 8456 words.

This chapter focuses on correctional staff as organizational actors who share institutional loyalties and a commitment to carceral logic but who hold different positions in the organization...

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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

P ublished online April 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 13786 words.

The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during the period between childhood and adulthood. In this period, typical youth...

Advances and Ongoing Challenges in the Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights within the Inter-American System and the United Nations Special Procedures System

Leonardo J. Alvarado.

in Closing the Rights Gap

March 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 6872 words.

In this chapter, Alvarado provides an overview of the significant achievements and ongoing challenges that indigenous peoples have had in defending their rights in the international arena....

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Afghanistan and Burma

Letizia Paoli, Victoria A. Greenfield and Peter Reuter.

in The World Heroin Market

April 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 14631 words.

This chapter examines heroin production in Afghanistan and Burma. It explains that these two countries jointly have been responsible for 70% to 95% of the world's opium supply. It...

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African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr..

in Sociology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 7641 words.

African Americans have been the focus of wide-ranging studies in sociology for more than a century. Research on this group has been central to the formation of the sociological subfields of...

African Societies

Linda Semu.

in Sociology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 9466 words.

African societies are complex and diverse, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand the continent’s economic, political, social, and cultural institutions and...

After Life Imprisonment

Marieke Liem.

September 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social Theory. 288 pages.

Today, one out of every nine prisoners is serving a life sentence. Even though a proportion is serving a sentence of life without parole, the majority of lifers will at one point be...

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After Modernization Theory

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl.

in War in Social Thought

November 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 9764 words.

This chapter explores the connections between war and modernity as well as developments in Anglo-American historical sociology and its emphasis on war. Within American sociology, the turn...

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After the East-West Conflict

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl.

in War in Social Thought

November 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 15068 words.

This chapter examines democratization, “failed states,” and empire building after the East–West conflict. The debate over “democratic peace” focused on democratization and was being...

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