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Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Age Before Brown

Kimberley Johnson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387421
eISBN:
9780199776771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387421.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historians of the Civil Rights era typically treat the key events of the 1950s Brown v. Board of Education — sit-ins, bus boycotts, and marches — as contributing toward a revolutionary social ... More


Orangutan activity budgets and diet: A comparison between species, populations and habitats

Helen C. Morrogh-Bernard, Simon J. Husson, Cheryl D. Knott, Serge A. Wich, Carel P. van Schaik, Maria A. van Noordwijk, Isabelle Lackman-Ancrenaz, Andrew J. Marshall, Tomoko Kanamori, Noko Kuze, and Ramlan bin Sakong

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The chapter examines differences in the activity budgets of wild orangutans (Pongo spp.) within and between a large number of study sites in Sumatra and Borneo. The authors of the chapter found that ... More


Zoo of Motor Synergies

Mark L. Latash

in Synergy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333169
eISBN:
9780199864195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333169.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Techniques

The fifth part of this book overviews a large number of synergies that have been studied. It starts with a review of kinematic synergies during such actions as quiet standing, sit-to-stand action, ... More


The Commission as Vendetta 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0096
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The appointment of S. Sivasubramanian, a retired judge of the Madras High Court, to head a Commission of Inquiry to probe charges against DMK leader M. Karunanidhi is an act of vendetta by the Chief ... More


Introduction

Livnat Holtzman

in Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces the corpus of aḥādīth al-ṣifāt and its role in shaping the traditionalistic definition of anthropomorphism through the case-study of an anthropomorphic tradition attributed to ... More


The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Christopher W. Schmidt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Sit-Ins tells the story of the student lunch counter protests that swept across the South in 1960 and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the Constitution’s requirement that all ... More


Conclusion

Christopher W. Schmidt

in The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In its conclusion, the book returns to where it began, with the story of the four students in Greensboro in February 1960 and the remarkable cascade of events their protest set in motion. Key to ... More


Technologies and Complexity

Eser Kandogan, Paul P. Maglio, Eben M. Haber, and John Bailey

in Taming Information Technology: Lessons from Studies of System Administrators

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374124
eISBN:
9780199979134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374124.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter examines technical complexity in more detail. First, the story of Dot examines the numerous steps and pitfalls involved in deploying a “simple” Web application in an enterprise ... More


Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Michael Kammen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book reveals a treasure trove of fascinating, surprising, and occasionally gruesome stories of exhumation and reburial throughout American history. Taking us to the contested grave sites of such ... More


Why Reforming Subsidized Housing Makes Sense

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The author primarily explains the context and reasons for his proposal from the previous chapter. He believes that the proposed policy change would be conducive to alleviating a portion of the deep ... More


Surveillance and Exposure, 1959–1960

Stacy Braukman

in Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039824
eISBN:
9780813043166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039824.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the 1959 purge of homosexual professors at the University of Florida and its aftershocks, and the changing approach by the Johns Committee toward civil rights activists ... More


The Students

Christopher W. Schmidt

in The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The book begins with the four African American college students who, on February 1, 1960, sat down at the “whites only” lunch counter of the Greensboro Woolworth store and asked to be served. Their ... More


To Protect the Lives of American Babies: The Escalation of Antiabortion Activism

Johanna Schoen

in Abortion After Roe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 traces the tactics of anti-abortion activists and their impact on the experience of abortion providers and patients. Already in the 1970s, towns tried to prevent the opening of abortion ... More


Remaking Racial Signs: Activism and Photography in the Theater of the Sit-Ins

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Through carefully scripted and publicized acts of civil disobedience which were staged as a form of political theater, the protest movement finally succeeded in bringing down the Jim Crow signs. This ... More


The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Eugene Halton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer ... More


The modalities as convergent sources of spatial information

Susanna Millar

in Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521426
eISBN:
9780191688416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins by discussing the complementary nature of visual and movement information in early sensorimotor skills and the relation between hearing and movement. Subsequently, observations ... More


Demonstrating Security

Holger Nehring

in Politics of Security: British and West German Protest Movements and the Early Cold War, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681228
eISBN:
9780191761188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681228.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a thick description of the symbolic politics and activist experiences at the annual Aldermaston and Easter Marches as well as other protest events. It was primarily on the ... More


Slices of American History

Alison Owings

in Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217508
eISBN:
9780520931220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217508.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the stories of the experiences of several waitresses, which also provide glimpses of certain events and facets of American history. One is a Native American waitress, while ... More


Sitting up with the Sick and Dying

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Both birth and death once took place in the home, where nursing was done by neighbors. As a death approached, neighbors took turns “sitting up” all night with the patient to administer medicine, ... More


The Composition Secretary (II): Moral and Inner Qualities

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter further examines the background of the secretary, with particular focus on the inner moral and spiritual qualities required of him. Aside from the long list of non-negotiable ... More


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