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When Cases Become Causes

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about high profiles cases in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s and how they became social causes. Seven cases are studied in this volume ... More


High-Profile Crimes and American Culture

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the impact of high profile cases on American culture. It analyzes whether provoking assaults bode a new and important form of politics and suggests that the provoking assaults ... More


Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes: Emotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups

Erika Effler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226188652
eISBN:
9780226188676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226188676.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Why do people keep fighting for social causes in the face of consistent failure? Why do they risk their physical, emotional, and financial safety on behalf of strangers? How do these groups survive ... More


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