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Introduction: Cicero's Letters and Linguistic Politeness

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the social context of letter-writing during the Late Roman Republic, especially among the aristocracy and its concern with social manners. It also examines recent ... More


Public Interraciality: Managing Visibility

Amy C. Steinbugler

in Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199743551
eISBN:
9780199979370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743551.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes another form of racework that interracial partners use in public spaces—visibility management. By managing their visibility, interracial couples anticipate and protect ... More


Identity 2.0: Young People and Digital and Mobile Media

Lynn Schofield Clark

in The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899616
eISBN:
9780199980161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899616.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, we learn more about how young people experience parental approaches to digital and mobile media. As they get older, young people increasingly desire respect and connection from their ... More


Behind Bars: Social Control in Licensed Premises

Phil Hadfield

in Bar Wars: Contesting the Night in Contemporary British Cities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297856
eISBN:
9780191700866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297856.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The ability to control the behaviour of one's customers is essential to the successful operation of licensed premises. In exploring the constitution of and application of control, this chapter ... More


Notes from the Frontline: Licensing and the Courts

Phil Hadfield

in Bar Wars: Contesting the Night in Contemporary British Cities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297856
eISBN:
9780191700866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297856.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Licensing trials and their outcomes exert huge influence over the shaping of crime control strategies for the night-time economy at a local, regional, and national level. This chapter highlights the ... More


Speaker and Audience Construction

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Language evolved for communication, so it has “built in” features that respond to the givens of human discourse. Part III, beginning with this chapter, covers the language choices that acknowledge ... More


Solitary Action: Acting on Our Own in Everyday Life

Ira J. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190258573
eISBN:
9780190258597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258573.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Social Psychology and Interaction

This book presents a unique and engaging view of the world of behaviors individuals perform by themselves. The book’s central claim is that solitary action, in its many diverse and often highly ... More


Staged Authenticity Today

Dean MacCannell

in The Ethics of Sightseeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the staged authenticity in cultural arrangements beyond tourism and the implications of this relocation, also exploring the fragile membrane guarding the back as described by ... More


The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling

G. R. F. Ferrari

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798422
eISBN:
9780191840487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798422.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

This is a book about ‘intimations’: social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it. The controlling metaphor is that of a communicative scale or switch, which goes ... More


Hearing “the A Word”: The Road to Becoming an Alzheimer’s Patient

Renée L. Beard

in Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479800117
eISBN:
9781479855377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800117.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Accounts of diagnosis in this chapter suggest that while potentially removing personal blame and/or responsibility, designating a brain demented also threatens the individualism and autonomy of those ... More


Advocating Alzheimer’s: Biomedical Structures and Social Movements

Renée L. Beard

in Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479800117
eISBN:
9781479855377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800117.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Based on observation at academic conferences and interviews with staff at the American Alzheimer’s Association, this chapter is an organizational analysis examining the inherent tensions of serving ... More


The Dynamics of Police Reflection

Peter K. Manning

in Policing Contingencies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226503516
eISBN:
9780226503523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226503523.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter uses frame analysis to examine how policing is “seen,” what the dynamics of this seeing are, and how the image(s) of policing has changed in the last thirty years. It is part of the ... More


Crossing the Bridge

Paul Kincaid

in Iain M. Banks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the early career of Iain Banks, covering his childhood, his meeting with Ken MacLeod, the shaping of their ideas about science fiction, his university career and his early, ... More


Soft power and welfare work

Nanna Mik-Meyer

in The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market and Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526110282
eISBN:
9781526128638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110282.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents key discussion on power and introduces the concept of power used in this book; one that combines Bourdieu’s work on field, capital and doxa with Goffman’s work on strategic ... More


Powerful encounters as seen from an interactionist perspective

Nanna Mik-Meyer

in The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market and Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526110282
eISBN:
9781526128638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110282.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter present the tradition of symbolic interactionism, that is, the interactionist approach to studying the in-between in human encounters and the study of how interacting individuals ... More


The power of bureaucracy, market and psychology in citizen–staff encounters

Nanna Mik-Meyer

in The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market and Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526110282
eISBN:
9781526128638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110282.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents excerpts from two of the author’s previous empirical studies on welfare encounters. The aim of presenting these empirical analyses is to illustrate how to study the power of ... More


Status Symbols and Luxury Goods in International Relations

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores five aspects of status symbols and luxury goods in international relations. It first develops a functionalist explanation for the utility of status symbols in international ... More


A Signal Crimes Perspective

Martin Innes

in Signal Crimes: Social Reactions to Crime, Disorder, and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199684465
eISBN:
9780191788093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684465.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explains how and why some crime events acquire a high degree of influence over public perceptions of safety and security. It sets out the key ideas and concepts associated with the ... More


Paradoxes of Visibility in / and Contemporary Identity Politics

Anne Emmanuelle Berger

in The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253852
eISBN:
9780823260904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253852.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter Three discusses the rhetoric of visibility that is prevalent in sexual minorities’ theory and politics today. Noting the shift on the part of oppressed or marginalized segments of the ... More


Advanced marginality and stigma

Ian Cummins

in Poverty, Inequality and Social Work: The Impact of Neo-Liberalism and Austerity Politics on Welfare Provision

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447334804
eISBN:
9781447334859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334804.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores the social and psychological impacts on poverty and inequality through the concepts of ‘advanced marginality’ and ‘stigma’. The analysis of social stigma is influenced by Loïc ... More


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