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Accountability

Aryeh Neier

in The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses that a major goal of the international human rights movement has been to secure accountability for especially grave abuses. This focus has led to the so-called “truth ... More


Unpacking the Dynamics of Differential Access to Education

Mohd. Sanjeer Alam

in Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Inter-group inequality in education is a function of a complex web of factors. As the constraints to schooling are often interrelated and mutually reinforcing, they are therefore not always easily ... More


How Has Income Inequality Grown?: The Reshaping of the Income Distribution in LIS Countries

Arthur S. Alderson and Kevin Doran

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The chapter looks “behind” standard summary measures of inequality to identify where distributional changes occurred in eight societies over the longest period available in the Luxembourg Income ... More


From problem families to the cycle of deprivation

John Welshman

in From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion: Policy, poverty, and parenting

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348357
eISBN:
9781447302384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348357.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter attempts to explain the background to and timing of the cycle speech by tracing the longer-term continuities. It looks in particular at, first, Joseph's own family background and ... More


The Formation of a Female Underclass

Susan Thistle

in From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245907
eISBN:
9780520939196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245907.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides a new explanation of the rise in female-headed families among the poor. It explains that the economic hardship faced by single mothers is generally perceived as changing little ... More


Changing Inequality in Total Income and Its Components

Rebecca M. Blank

in Changing Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266926
eISBN:
9780520938960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266926.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the distribution of total income among all nonelderly adults. It examines the shifts in the distribution of total income among single individuals and among persons living in ... More


Race Lessons

Dalton Conley

in Honky

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215863
eISBN:
9780520921733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The author describes how learning race can be like learning language—first, one needs to mouth the sounds, then one needs to learn which sounds are not words and which have meaning to the surrounding ... More


Heading for inclusion: a head teacher’s journey towards an inclusive school

Nigel Utton

in Education, disability and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423375
eISBN:
9781447302186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423375.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a personal account of the author's experiences as a head teacher in an inclusive school. He was inspired to take the profession by a handful of teachers who had dedicated their ... More


Variation in Sure Start Local Programmes: consequences for children and families

Edward Melhuish, Jay Belsky, Angela Anning, and Mog Ball

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter elucidates the features of programmes undertaken in the evaluation of variation in Early Head Start implementation that may account for variation in impact on children and families (Love ... More


In the Life

Terrion L. Williamson

in Scandalize My Name: Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274727
eISBN:
9780823274772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274727.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the case of eight black women who were the victims of a serial murderer between July 2003 and October 2004 in Peoria, Illinois. It begins with an analysis of the Don Imus ... More


Women’s Lives

Subhadra Mitra Channa

in The Inner and Outer Selves: Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198079422
eISBN:
9780199082261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079422.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Among the Jads, the women belong to the social and the men to the natural order; therefore, the village belongs to the women who play the central role in social life and village economy. In this ... More


Delivering high-quality early childhood education and care to low-income children: How well is the US doing?

Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the extent to which disadvantaged children are able to access high quality early childhood education and care in the US. It describes the split in responsibilities between ... More


The Healing Serpent: Recovering Long Lost Jewish Fragments: Parashat Hukkat (Numbers 19:1–22:1)

Jacob J. Staub

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0039
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents a reading of Parashat Hukkat of Numbers, in which God punished the Israelites for their faithlessness by sending venomous serpents. However, God also instructed Moses to make a ... More


“We Do Not Consider Ourselves Welfare Cases”: Education‑based Child Care and Low-income Working Families, 1958–65

Natalie M. Fousekis

in Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036255
eISBN:
9780252093241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036255.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores what happened to child care coalition when the federal government provided new child care funds. Child care did not have the same meaning for federal officials and for the early ... More


Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy in Historical and Global Context

Susan M. Hartmann

in Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036606
eISBN:
9780252093654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036606.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the ways in which Clinton's campaign both built upon and departed from the campaigns of previous female contenders for the presidency, including Victoria Woodhull, Margaret ... More


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