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Status and Fraternization Contracts

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Cosa Nostra and the 'Ndrangheta gain much of their strength through reliance on a premodern contractual form. On entering a mafia family, the new member underwrites what Max Weber called a “status ... More


Conclusions

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book has shown that Cosa Nostra and the 'Ndrangheta are secret and multifunctional brotherhoods each composed of about a hundred units. Though these are usually called families by their members, ... More


Search, Goals, and the Brain

Catharine A. Winstanley, Trevor W. Robbins, Bernard W. Balleine, Joshua W. Brown, Christian Büchel, Roshan Cools, Daniel Durstewitz, John P. O’Doherty, Cyriel M. A. Pennartz, A. David Redish, and Jeremy K. Seamans

in Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018098
eISBN:
9780262306003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

The process of cognitive search invokes a purposeful and iterative process by which an organism considers information of a potentially diverse nature and selects a particular option that best matches ... More


Recruitment to the Household: (1) Birth and Adoption 1

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses recruitment to the Pandit household via birth and adoption. It covers the physical, supernatural, and cultural factors in childbirth; attitude toward sons and daughters; ... More


Some Coercive Odyssey Experiences

Neil J. Smelser

in The Odyssey Experience: Physical, Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Journeys

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258976
eISBN:
9780520943421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258976.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Coercive experiences are considered as rites of transition, and most inflict suffering on those experiencing them. Anthropologists have noted that such rites are almost universally accompanied by the ... More


Introduction

Hager El Hadidi

in Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book examines how different people in metropolitan Cairo experience zar as spirits, as rituals, and as a spiritual and initiatory path. Zar is a healing ritual complex practiced in societies ... More


Localization of Bodies in Time: Life Cycle and Other Crises

Hager El Hadidi

in Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter explores the association between zar possession crises and those that relate to the anxieties around periods of transitions in the life cycle of a person. Symptoms of zar affliction tend ... More


The Courtship Process and Union Formation*

Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn, and Yu Xie

in Marriage and Cohabitation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226798660
eISBN:
9780226798684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226798684.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter, which explores the influence of both parents and children during the years when the children are making decisions about union formation, considers the influence of the individual ... More


Initiation and development of new romantic relationships

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

in Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447326496
eISBN:
9781447326526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326496.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The chapter studies the initiation and development of new late-life romantic relationships by asking what the central issues are that need to be negotiated and resolved in order for a relationship to ... More


A la prima se le arrima: Sisters and Primas

Gloria González-López

in Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479855599
eISBN:
9781479821402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855599.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter exposes the complex social and cultural forces that promote sister-brother and prima-primo (cousin) incestuous arrangements. Building on the dynamic of gendered servitude, young girls in ... More


Conclusion

Kiyoteru Tsutsui

in Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190853105
eISBN:
9780190853143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853105.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The conclusion summarizes key findings of the empirical chapters and offers an answer to the core puzzle of the book about the rise of minority activism since the 1970s: it was global human rights ... More


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