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Social Exclusion and Criminal Victimization: Migrant Workers’ Risks of Driving Motorcycle Taxis in Urban China

Jianhua Xu (ed.)

in Crime and the Chinese Dream

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888208661
eISBN:
9789888455119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208661.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Jianhua Xu examines the risk and criminal victimization of a group of rural-to-urban migrant workers, namely motorcycle taxi drivers, and their coping tactics in a midsize city in Southern China. It ... More


The Journalist as Crusader: The Beijing Taxi Corruption Case

David Bandurski, Martin Hala, and Ying Chan

in Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091733
eISBN:
9789882207066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091733.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In June 2002, the staff of the weekly supplement of the China Economic Times, one of China's leading business dailies, held their Friday editorial meeting. Wang Nan, the section's editor, passed a ... More


Occupational Detour: New Paths to Making a Living

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the different approaches and outcomes that shape the West African immigrant employment experience in America. In particular, it analyzes the kinds of occupations performed by ... More


Trafficking Visions

Caroline Melly

in Bottleneck: Moving, Building, and Belonging in an African City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488875
eISBN:
9780226489063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489063.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Accompanying cab drivers as they move along the city’s emergent highways and neglected side roads, this chapter considers what citizenship and governance look like for many urban residents in an era ... More


The London Cabbie and the Rise of Essex Man

John Davis

in Classes, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199579884
eISBN:
9780191804496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579884.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on London's taxi drivers who belonged to the groups epitomized by the ‘Essex man’ of the 1980s, culturally working-class but politically beyond the reach of the Labour Party ... More


The Spirit of ’76: Travis, Rocky, and Jimmy Carter

J. Hoberman

in When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter the legendary New York film critic J Hoberman revisits the Bicentennial, 1976, a year characterized by a longing for rebirth and a search for new heroes, in Hollywood and in politics. ... More


The Failure of Culture

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) typifies the film noir of the 1970s in America; aimless, rootless, devoid of hope or compassion. By 2004, Hill was content to serve as producer of Paul W. S. ... More


Learning as Design/Design of Learning

Peter Sterling

in Principles of Neural Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028707
eISBN:
9780262327312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028707.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Learning belongs to a broad principle of biological design: adapt, match, learn, and forget. Organisms respond to changed demands by re-sculpting at all levels to prepare for what will most likely be ... More


Badfellas: Movie Psychos, Popular Culture, and Law

Nicole Rafter

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter proposes the recognition of a new film genre called psychopath movies and suggests that this genre can profitably be included in the larger grouping of law films. Psychopaths provide ... More


Rules to Work By

Harald Bauder

in Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195180879
eISBN:
9780197562314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195180879.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

“Culture shock” is a common phenomenon among visitors to another country, and even the most seasoned traveler can be stymied by local behavioral norms, ... More


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