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AIDS: The Disease That Fits

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0078
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

AIDS unites the germ theory of disease with systems thinking. AIDS could only arise in the late twentieth century. The encounter with HIV/AIDS has brought tremendous inspiration to virologists' ... More


Mass Incarceration, Executions, and Gun Violence in “the Land of the Free”

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Mass incarceration exists in America on a scale unmatched in global history. America is also the only Western democracy that has not abolished the death penalty; and one of the nations that execute ... More


Consensual Violence and the Politics of Injury

Jill D. Weinberg

in Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports, and the Politics of Injury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290655
eISBN:
9780520964723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290655.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by summarizing the preceding Preamble. The chokehold began with no context, meaning of significance. For most readers, the initial impression is likely objectionable, presuming ... More


Homicide and Homicide Cases in Old Liangshan

Qubi Shimei and Ma Erzi

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses one of the most important functions of the cyvi: the regulation of social order by means of unwritten customary civil and criminal law. It deals with homicide within the clan, ... More


What Part of “Illegal” Don’t You Understand?

Dianne Solís

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter suggests that it is not easy to answer the question “What Part of ‘Illegal’ Don't You Understand?” Immigration law is increasingly intertwined with criminal law to the point of creating ... More


Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports, and the Politics of Injury

Jill D. Weinberg

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290655
eISBN:
9780520964723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290655.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Most people often think decriminalization happens by repealing a law, but Sex, Sports, and the Politics of Consensual Violence challenges this view showing that social decriminalization must precede ... More


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