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The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Construction of Whiteness is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that examines the crucial intersection between whiteness as a privileged racial category and the various material practices ... More


Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

Simone Tosoni and Trevor Pinch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035279
eISBN:
9780262336550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035279.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Based on several rounds of academic interview and conversations with Trevor Pinch, the book introduces the reader to the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and in particular to the social ... More


Social Construction of Technology

Simone Tosoni and Trevor Pinch

in Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035279
eISBN:
9780262336550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035279.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter focuses on the Social Construction of Technology approach (SCOT) by Trevor Pinch and Wiebe Bijker, introducing the reader to its initial formulation (1984), and to the subsequent ... More


Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Steven Vogel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Environmental theory would be better off if it eschewed the concept of “nature” entirely. The concept is too ambiguous and potentially politically dangerous, while as McKibben and others have argued, ... More


Normal problems or problem children? Parents and the micro-politics of deviance and disability

Ara Francis

in Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter draws on a study of middle-class parents in the US who identify their children as having significant problems, such as learning and developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and ... More


Family troubles, methods trouble: qualitative research and the methodological divide

Ara Francis

in Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter draws attention to the tensions and ‘divides’ concerning methodological approaches to researching family troubles, focusing on qualitative methodologies and arguing that they share a ... More


Racial Health Disparities and Questions of Evidence: What Went Wrong with Healthy People 2010

Carolyn Moxley Rouse

in Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630359
eISBN:
9781469630373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The United States Healthy People 2010 initiative, designed to focus nationally funded health research and care on achieving a set of nationwide goals, was directed toward the elimination of racial ... More


The chemical weapons taboo

Michelle Bentley

in Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo: Exploiting the Forbidden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104717
eISBN:
9781526120861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104717.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyses the chemical weapons taboo – the idea that chemical weapons are so abhorrent that they cannot be tolerated. In particular it engages with the work of Richard Price. It ... More


Male homosexual identity in Hong Kong: A social construction

in Sex and Desire in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139156
eISBN:
9789882209756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This research is to explore the social and psychological forces that influence the identity of a man who has come to describe himself as a “homosexual”. An attempt is made to understand the emergence ... More


Fulfilling the Sacred Potential of Technology: New Edge Technophilia, Consumerism, and Spirituality in Silicon Valley

Dorien Zandbergen

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in the San Francisco Bay Area, this chapter addresses “New Edge,” a brand of “New Age” spirituality featuring the belief that the New Age can be realized through ... More


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