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Violence Inequality and Human Freedom

Violence  Inequality  and Human Freedom Author Peter Iadicola
ISBN-10 9781442209497
Release 2012-10-26
Pages 529
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Core market: SSA335 Sociology of Violence and Terrorism (MDR 188 total college faculty) Supplementary markets: SSA170 Sociology of Criminal Justice (MDR 1710 full time faculty), SSA310 Sociology of Crime (MDR 909 full time faculty)

Essentials of Terrorism

Essentials of Terrorism Author Gus Martin
ISBN-10 9781412980265
Release 2010-03-17
Pages 440
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A briefer version of Martin's popular Understanding Terrorism 3rd Edition, Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies, 2nd Edition is a concise resource for understanding the multifaceted subject of modern terrorism. The book is a foundational text that can be readily used in conjunction with other resources such as topical texts, specialized publications, journal articles, and readers.


Violence Author Alex Alvarez
ISBN-10 9781412916851
Release 2008
Pages 346
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Violence comprises a historical and contemporary discussion of the origins, patterns, and causes of violence in society. Through the use of contemporary and historical sources this book explore a variety of individual and collective types of violent crimes. It incorporates a broad interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the patterns and correlates of violence using the most up-to-date research and theories and presents them in a style intended to be accessible to a wide audience of readers.

Understanding Terrorism

Understanding Terrorism Author Gus Martin
ISBN-10 9781452299754
Release 2012-01-18
Pages 616
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The Fourth Edition of Gus Martin's Understanding Terrorism, once again offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to critically assess terrorism in general and terrorist incidents in particular. The Fourth Edition presents new, updated theories, cases, and incidents as well as new photographs, updated tables, and enhanced graphics. An entirely new chapter is devoted to homeland security in the United States and Europe.

Bad Pastors

Bad Pastors Author Susan E. Darnell
ISBN-10 0814781462
Release 2000-08-01
Pages 256
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Utopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind, The Utopia Reader encompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato's Republic, to Sir Thomas More's Utopia and George Orwell's twentieth century dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day. The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances. An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing, The Utopia Reader ultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization's persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies.

The Inequality Predicament

The Inequality Predicament Author United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
ISBN-10 9211302439
Release 2005
Pages 158
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Eighty per cent of the world's gross domestic product belongs to the 1 billion people living in the developed world; the remaining 20 per cent is shared by the 5 billion people living in developing countries. Failure to address this inequality predicament will ensure that social justice and better living conditions for all people remain elusive, and that communities, countries and regions remain vulnerable to social, political and economic upheaval. This report traces trends and patterns in economic and non-economic aspects of inequality and examines their causes and consequences. It focuses on the traditional aspects of inequality, such as the distribution of income and wealth, as well as inequalities in health, education, and opportunities for social and political participation. The report also analyses the impact of structural adjustment, market reforms, globalization and privatization on economic and social indicators. The Report identifies four areas of particular importance. First, worldwide asymmetries deriving from globalization need to be redressed. Second, the goal of reducing inequality must be explicitly incorporated in policies and programmes aimed at poverty reduction. Third, priority must be given to expanding and improving opportunities for employment. Finally, social integration and cohesion must be promoted as key to development, peace and security.

Spoils of the Kingdom

Spoils of the Kingdom Author Anson Shupe
ISBN-10 9780252092404
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 184
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In Spoils of the Kingdom, Anson Shupe investigates clergy misconduct as it has recently unfolded across five faith-based groups. Looking at episodes of abuse in the Roman Catholic, Mormon, African American Protestant, white Evangelical Protestant, and First Nations communities, Spoils of the Kingdom tackles hard questions not only about the sexual abuse of women and children, but also about economic frauds perpetrated by church leaders (including embezzlement, mis-represented missions, and outright theft) as well as cases of excessively authoritarian control of members’ health, lifestyles, employment, and politics. Drawing on case evidence, Shupe employs classical and modern social exchange theories to explain the institutional dynamics of clergy misconduct. He argues that there is an implicit contract of reciprocity and compliance between congregants and religious leaders that, when amplified by the charismatic awe often associated with religious authorities, can lead to misconduct.

Educational Considerations

Educational Considerations Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006162308
Release 2002
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Educational Considerations has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Educational Considerations also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Educational Considerations book for free.

Encyclopedia of crime and punishment

Encyclopedia of crime and punishment Author David Levinson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054284289
Release 2002-03-18
Pages 1914
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Encyclopedia of crime and punishment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Encyclopedia of crime and punishment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Encyclopedia of crime and punishment book for free.

Violence as seen through a prism of color

Violence as seen through a prism of color Author Letha A. Lee See
ISBN-10 0789013924
Release 2001-12-26
Pages 374
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Violence as Seen Through a Prism of Color examines violence from a structural perspective, including violence in the criminal justice system, schools and colleges, churches, homes, and within political/corporate structures. It argues that individual violence stems from the structure of our society and includes suggestions for addressing that structural violence. Most of the contributors are African Americans who have expert knowledge of this kind of violence. Their writings are undeniably, unflinchingly authentic; though the tone of the book is scientific, it is impossible not to be moved by what they have to say. Helpful charts and tables (like one that names the corporations that use prison labor) supplement the material--you'll be surprised at what you learn! Extensive references are included at the end of each chapter.


Criminology Author Piers Beirne
ISBN-10 0195394763
Release 2011
Pages 444
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Ideal for undergraduate courses in criminology--especially those taught from a critical perspective--Criminology: A Sociological Approach, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive yet highly accessible introduction to the study of crime and criminological theory. Authors Piers Beirne and James W. Messerschmidt present the topic from a sociological standpoint, emphasizing the social construction of crime and showing how crime relates to gender, class, race, and age. Providing students with a strong theoretical foundation, the book also addresses historical, feminist, and comparative perspectives and highlights the major types of crime and victimization patterns. The text is divided into three Parts: * Part I focuses on three questions: "What is crime?" "How can we measure how much crime there is in the United States?" and finally, "How can we compare rates of crime in different societies?" * Part II is a systematic guide to modern criminological theory and its historical development. * Part III examines specific types of crime, including property crime, interpersonal violence, white-collar crime, and political crime. Written in student-friendly language, Criminology uses abundant illustrations, examples, and case studies to elucidate key points. The text also offers many helpful learning aids, including chapter previews, lists of key terms, chapter reviews, questions for class discussion, and suggestions for further study. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION * Moves the theory chapters to earlier in the book, helping to better connect them with one another * Reorganizes the chapters on theory to showcase the self-contained, internally coherent nature of criminology--rather than criminology's place in the historical record * Adds examples throughout * Presents new and up-to-date empirical data in all sections * Discusses many new topics, including cultural criminology and green criminology * Covers numerous types of crime that were not discussed in previous editions (e.g., whiteness and crime, the rape-war connection, Ponzi schemes, domestic right-wing terrorism, and state- sanctioned torture)

Agents of Discord

Agents of Discord Author Anson D. Shupe
ISBN-10 0765803232
Release 2006
Pages 252
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It is widely acknowledged that the United States has al- ways provided fertile ground for the growth of new religious movements and cults, but modern organized efforts to oppose and restrict them have been less well understood. In Agents of Discord, Anson Shupe and Susan E. Darnell offer a groundbreaking analysis of the operations and motives of these oppositional groups, which they generally group under the umbrella term of the anticult movement. Historically there have always been parallel groups opposed to certain religious movements, whether these be anti-Quaker, anti-Roman Catholic, or anti-Mormon. The authors establish the cultural context of such movements in the nineteenth century. They point out the link between modern anticult movements and nativist movements in American history. Turning to the postwar era, the authors discuss the rise of anticult movements and focus specifically on one of the most prominent, the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). CAN was a two-tiered organization. Partly composed of volunteers, donors, and families affected by cult movements, it also included what the authors call an "inner sanctum" of behavioral science professionals, attorneys, and deprogrammers. Using never-before-reported data on CAN's activities, the authors cite an extensive history of financial impropriety that finally led to the organization's bankruptcy. They offer a pointed critique, informed by current scholarship, of the "brainwashing" model of mental enslavement presented by the anticult movement that has been a central assumption undergirding its activities. At the same time, they show how increasing professionalization has gradually begun a shift of such movements to a therapeutic model of exit counseling that rejects the crude methods of earlier intervention strategies. In their analysis of the anticult movement nationally and internationally, Shupe and Darnell merge sociological concepts and social history to make unique sense of a heretofore relatively unexplored phenomenon.

Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday Author Patrick Hayes
ISBN-10 0745318541
Release 2005-07-20
Pages 224
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Of all the grave crises in Northern Ireland's history, the events of Bloody Sunday are perhaps the most notorious. The subject of an independent inquiry that is the longest and most expensive the British government has ever undertaken, this yet to be resolved issue continues to be one of the most significant events in the recent history of the Troubles. This book tackles the subject from a new angle that covers both the political and psychological aspects of what happened. Based on extensive interviews with families whose relatives were killed by British soldiers, it is a record of the trauma that they have suffered. Setting Bloody Sunday in social, political and historical contexts, the authors examine the events of the day itself, the aftermath, and the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, mourning and storytelling. They conclude with accounts about state and community responses to the trauma, and the impact and implications of the Saville Inquiry, which has allowed family members to express publicly their stories about the events of Bloody Sunday.

Anarchy alive

Anarchy alive Author Uri Gordon
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073915731
Release 2008
Pages 183
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Overview of anarchism today -- what it means in theory and in practice.

Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89073163735
Release 2000
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Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences book for free.

The Year of Voting Frequently

The Year of Voting Frequently Author Margaret J. Kartomi
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034325233
Release 2005
Pages 138
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The Year of Voting Frequently examines the period of time throughout 2004, when 147 million Indonesians chose their first directly elected president and national and regional legislative candidates. Unlike polls under former near-dictator Suharto, many rural and urban citizens engaged in genuine vigorous political activity. Performance was unusually prominent. Politicians performed as artists, artists performed as politicians, politicians appeared with popular artists, and many touring troupes encouraged Indonesians to vote. The Year of Voting Frequently examines the role of the performing arts in politics.

Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062097749
Release 2005
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.