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Mythicizing History

Gregor Thum

in Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140247
eISBN:
9781400839964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140247.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the study of local history as an “act of self-reassurance” has grown in importance as societies have become mobile and people are less tied to a specific location. Historian ... More


Dealing with health fears: cigarette advertising in the United States in the twentieth century

Lynn T. Kozlowski and Richard J. O’Connor

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Since the beginning of the 20th century, cigarette advertising in the United States largely been part of an effort to deal with the health fears related to smoking. Three main techniques have been ... More


Archetypal mother

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the archetypal mother, who possesses a mediating influence but can be jealous and spiteful as well. She is often portrayed as redolent with ancient wisdom, and remains a ... More


Neighbourhood Policing: The Rise and Fall of a Policing Model

Martin Innes, Colin Roberts, Trudy Lowe, and Helen Innes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198783213
eISBN:
9780191830396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783213.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Neighbourhood Policing is one of the most significant and high-profile innovations in UK policing of recent times. It has also been one of the most successful, garnering widespread political and ... More


Taming Sino-American Rivalry

Richard Ned Lebow and Feng Zhang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197521946
eISBN:
9780197521984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521946.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

Competition between America and China has intensified since 2009, creating even greater risks of conflict. Why is this so, and what can be done about it? Feng Zhang and Ned Lebow identify the ... More


The Triumph of Diplomacy and Leadership

Beth A. Fischer

in The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan's Cold War Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178172
eISBN:
9780813178189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178172.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Triumphalism not only claims to explain the surprising end of the Cold War, it also stipulates how to cope with current conflicts. But triumphalism is a series of myths. President Reagan did not seek ... More


How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life

Susan D'Agostino

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198843597
eISBN:
9780191879388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843597.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life offers readers guidance in managing the fear, freedom, frustration, and joy that often accompany calls to think mathematically. ... More


The Reassurance Gap

Peter Ramsay

in The Insecurity State: Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199581061
eISBN:
9780191741005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581061.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews the development of New Labour's anti-social behaviour policy in the context of its wider criminal justice and social policies. It argues that the Anti-Social Behaviour Order' ... More


Persuading the people

Robert Mackay

in Half the Battle: Civilian Morale in Britain During the Second World War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058936
eISBN:
9781781700143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058936.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The subject of this chapter is the efforts that the British government and its allies in the media made to promote the ‘mental factors’. These factors were: belief that victory was possible, belief ... More


Obstacles to Bangladesh–India Cooperation: An International Relations Theory Perspective

Mohammad Humayun Kabir

in International Relations Theory and South Asia: Security, Political Economy, Domestic Politics, Identities, and Images Vol. 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198069652
eISBN:
9780199082742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069652.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and India which began in 1971–2 has not achieved its full potential yet. This chapter identifies and addresses some of the issues and factors that ... More


The Story of Reassurance Policing and How it Became Neighbourhood Policing

Martin Innes, Colin Roberts, Trudy Lowe, and Helen Innes

in Neighbourhood Policing: The Rise and Fall of a Policing Model

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198783213
eISBN:
9780191830396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783213.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

What became established as Neighbourhood Policing in the United Kingdom was, to a significant extent, informed by its quasi-experimental predecessor the National Reassurance Policing Programme. In ... More


Gods of the Common People: Folk Religion and Superstition

Steve Bruce

in British Gods: Religion in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198854111
eISBN:
9780191888465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854111.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

It is sometimes argued that, despite abandoning formal organizations, the British remain religious. Beyond churches, sects, and denominations, there is supposedly a deep reservoir of folk religion ... More


Security Assurances: Initial Hypotheses

Jeffrey W. Knopf

in Security Assurances and Nuclear Nonproliferation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778275
eISBN:
9780804784917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778275.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter describes research on the causes of proliferation and analyzes security assurances. It also summarizes the different terminology used in relation to assurance in an effort to clarify ... More


Reassurance

Feng Zhang and Richard Ned Lebow

in Taming Sino-American Rivalry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197521946
eISBN:
9780197521984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521946.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

Reassurance seeks to alleviate causes of competition and conflict and induce accommodation and cooperation by reducing fear, mistrust, misunderstanding, and miscalculation between adversaries. This ... More


Wardens, letter writing and the welfare state, 1944–74

John Welshman

in Mental health nursing: The working lives of paid carers, 1800s-1900s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096938
eISBN:
9781781708637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096938.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter concentrates on the early post-war period, when a range of hostels and centres were established in the United Kingdom for service-users who could include people with learning ... More


The Red Summer of 1919: Finding Reassurance

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter revisits “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” Hughes's first record of personal resistance against the threats of lynching. It highlights his most widely known poem penned while riding on a ... More


Japan according to Earthquakes

Gregory Smits

in Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838171
eISBN:
9780824870997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838171.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the social effects of earthquakes in Japan. Drawing on material from more than a dozen major earthquakes, it considers how such disasters produced thought and rhetoric about ... More


Community Safety Officers and the British Invasion: Community Policing Frontiers

Randy K. Lippert and Kevin Walby

in A Criminology of Policing and Security Frontiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529202489
eISBN:
9781529202472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202489.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines community safety officers (CSOs), transitional agents who are linked to public police, and more broadly considers community policing frontiers. CSOs have been prominent local ... More


Introduction

Jessica Chen Weiss

in Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China's Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387557
eISBN:
9780190206888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387557.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the empirical puzzle and argument of the book concerning nationalist protest in China and other authoritarian regimes. After identifying the domestic risks and international ... More


Nationalist Protest and Authoritarian Diplomacy

Jessica Chen Weiss

in Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China's Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387557
eISBN:
9780190206888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387557.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter develops a framework for understanding the management of antiforeign protests in authoritarian regimes. As authoritarian leaders weigh the domestic benefits and risks of nationalist ... More


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