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‘Only a pinprick in our sides’

Peter Godwin and Ian Hancock

in ‘Rhodesians Never Die’: The Impact of War and Political Change on White Rhodesia, c.1970–1980

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203650
eISBN:
9780191675935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203650.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Rhodesians discovered that the set-piece battles and decisive victories of the 1960s were not to be repeated. Nevertheless, within two years, the security forces asserted a kind of mastery over ... More


Constraints, Fears, Frustrations

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the setbacks and frustrations that enveloped the research team after the excursion to Chkalovskiy rayon; identifies some barriers to their research, such as the lack of data; ... More


The Second Reconstruction

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses an assessment of black gains and setbacks. It presents a brief overview of the developments that led Congress to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which some considered to be a ... More


Downward Mobility

Datlon 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/9780520215863.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The author describes his neighborhood in this chapter where every surface was covered with graffiti—deemed as the most visible marker of urban blight. Across from Avenue D projects stood another ... More


“A Rose out of This Cement”: Jay’s Story

Nikki Jones

in The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520288348
eISBN:
9780520963313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288348.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 5 tells the story of Jay, one of several young men that Eric and his group tried to support shortly in his efforts to break free from the criminal justice system. I first met Jay when he was ... More


Evolutionary Psychology of Resilience

Glenn Geher and Nicole Wedberg

in Positive Evolutionary Psychology: Darwin's Guide to Living a Richer Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190647124
eISBN:
9780190647155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190647124.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

Dealing with environmental stressors is a basic part of life for any organism. Positive psychology focuses largely on the topic of resilience and how people can move past difficult situations and ... More


Mixed Sap: A Life1

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a succinct account of Narayan’s antecedents and his life from birth to death. The novelist was influenced early in life by three members of his family: his maternal grandmother ... More


Demographic Representation and the Fifteenth Century Crisis of the University of Paris

Eric D. Goddard

in History of Universities: Volume XXXI / 1

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198827344
eISBN:
9780191866234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827344.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the fifteenth-century crisis of the University of Paris. The decade between 1436 and 1446, immediately following the reclamation of the French capital in the final phase of the ... More


Dehumanization

Mari Mikkola

in The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190601072
eISBN:
9780190601119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601072.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Previous chapters advanced the book’s first substantive claim: feminism should leave behind the gender controversy and embrace a paradigm shift toward feminist philosophy that is humanist. This ... More


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