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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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Inference Networks: Bayes and Wigmore

PHILIP DAWID, DAVID SCHUM and AMANDA HEPLER.

in Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

December 2011; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 11647 words.

Methods for performing complex probabilistic reasoning tasks, often based on masses of different forms of evidence obtained from a variety of different sources, are being sought by, and...

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Keeping Death at Bay

Abby Burnett.

in Gone to the Grave

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology. 8683 words.

Before the creation of antibiotics and vaccines, pure food and drug laws, and safety standards, there were many unusual ways in which to die. Both the most common causes (tuberculosis,...

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Successful Aging Through the eyes of Alaska Native Elders. What It Means to Be an Elder in Bristol Bay, AK

Jordan P. Lewis.

in The Gerontologist

August 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 5877 words.

Purpose: Alaska Natives (ANs) view aging from a holistic perspective, which is not typical of the existing successful aging literature. One of the...

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Silicon San Francisco and the West Bay Wall

Alex Schafran.

in Road to Resegregation

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 14006 words.

Silicon Valley as we know it emerged in part from encounters between the technology of the valley and the Bohemian culture of San Francisco. This San Francisco–Silicon Valley nexus would...

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It Seemed Like the Whole Bay Died

Kai Erikson.

in The Sociologist's Eye

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 6100 words.

This chapter examines the impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on the Native peoples of Alaska. The disaster occurred in March 1989, when the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef...

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Fictive Kin Among Oldest Old African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area

Colleen L. Johnson.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

November 1999; p ublished online November 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 0 words.

Objectives. The purpose here is to identify those processes that account for the more active and supportive kinship networks among Black oldest old than found among their White...

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What's the Worst That Can Happen?

Lee Clarke.

in Worst Cases

November 2005; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology. 15295 words.

This chapter examines the factors and processes in how worst cases are imagined. It analyzes the mental and institutional mechanisms at work when people imagine things. It suggests that...

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Relevance and Empathy

Mario Luis Small.

in Someone To Talk To

November 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology. 8176 words.

This chapter suggests that the graduate students approached weak ties because of a desire to confide in someone who would understand their predicament as they themselves saw it. In other...

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Restructuring Pig Trotters

Jorge Ruiz and Julia Calvarro.

in The Kitchen as Laboratory

August 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology. 2144 words.

This chapter discusses the preparation of stuffed pig trotters (pig's feet). Boiled pig trotters with tomato, garlic, onion, bay leaves, parsley, pepper, blood, and fermented sausage...

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The Suburbanization of Segregation

Alex Schafran.

in Road to Resegregation

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 10894 words.

This chapter lays out the case for understanding the transformation of the Bay Area as segregation, and for transforming our understanding of segregation. It begins with a brief...

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The Altamont Line and the Planning Dilemma

Alex Schafran.

in Road to Resegregation

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 9442 words.

This chapter focuses on Altamont Pass, home of one of the largest wind farms in the world. The Altamont is also a gateway between the valley and the Bay Area, a 741-foot-high pass through...

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Californians Secure Wartime Child Care

Natalie M. Fousekis.

in Demanding Child Care

August 2011; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 11208 words.

This chapter discusses the Lanham Act program, which was established by the federal government during World War II. Rather than looking at public policy from the perspective of Washington...

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A Land Ethic for the City of Water

Kristen Van Hooreweghe, Steve Lang and William Kornblum.

in New York and Los Angeles

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 13051 words.

A twenty-first century urban land ethic necessarily involves a combination of city planning, national environmental regulations, and local citizen activism. This chapter explores the...

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The Web of Consequences

James J. Lorence.

in Palomino

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 15163 words.

This chapter examines how Jencks' experiences after being cut loose from Mine-Mill only confirmed the worldview that had shaped his career as a social activist since his college years. Now,...

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Road to Resegregation

Alex Schafran.

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 376 pages.

How could Northern California, the wealthiest and most politically progressive region in the United States, become one of the earliest epicenters of the foreclosure crisis? How could this...

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Introduction

in Between Movement and Establishment

April 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 2362 words.

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book, bringing together ideas on public policy setting and implementation, organization theory, and social movements to shed light on the work...

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Regional Diversity

Mark Baldassare.

in California in the New Millennium

March 2000; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 16953 words.

Many states have distinct regions and tensions among those regions, but in California, the distinctions and tensions are intensified by the state's unique geography. The distances between...

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Big Tobacco Rides the Strip

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones.

in Casino Women

July 2011; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7570 words.

This chapter focuses on the health consequences to dealers of secondhand smoke. Smoke scared all the dealers interviewed. Tied to the gaming tables, they literally ate smoke, hour after...

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Driving into the Flood

Alejandro Portes and Ariel C. Armony.

in Global Edge

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 5915 words.

This chapter considers the problems of traffic congestion and rising sea levels plaguing Miami. Traffic congestion has become the major immediate problem in Miami, and the urgency to...

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Epilogue

Dalton Conley.

in Honky

November 2000; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 2583 words.

The author tells of his feelings during his high school days and his desire to leave his family. He explains that after graduation, he left for the San Francisco Bay Area, where he attended...

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