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Online communities are among the most popular destinations on the Internet, but not all online communities are equally successful. For every flourishing Facebook, there is a moribund Friendster -- not to mention the scores of smaller social networking sites that…

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One of the most troubling aspects of the politics of homelessness, Leonard C. Feldman contends, is the reduction of the homeless to what Hannah Arendt calls "the abstract nakedness of humanity" and what Giorgio Agamben terms "bare life." Feldman argues that the…

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In Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence, James W. Messerschmidt unravels some of the mysteries of teenage violence. Written by one of the most respected scholars on the subject of gendered crime, this book provides a fascinating account of the connections…

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What do Canadian films say about crime and justice in Canada? What purpose do Canadian crime films serve politically and culturally? Screening Justice is a scholarly exploration of films that focus on crime and justice in Canada. Contributors to this edited…

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Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally enhanced, surveillance-based interactive economy and…

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Considering how culturally indispensable digital technology is today, it is ironic that computer-generated art was attacked when it burst onto the scene in the early 1960s. In fact, no other twentieth-century art form has elicited such a negative and hostile…

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Using Film in the Social Studies examines the common and often misused practice of teaching with film. Using Film in the Social Studies is comprised of seven chapters that discuss various topics of film use. Topics include: the appropriate method for…

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Though the United States emerged from World War II with superpower status and quickly entered a period of economic prosperity, the stresses and contradictions of the Cold War nevertheless cast a shadow over American life. The same period marked the heyday of the…

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While neo-liberalism works with a vigorous concept of the free individual, the social sciences regard the individual as a socially positioned actor. In Media and Communications this perspective has been developed most sharply in the proposition of media framing.…

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The main goal of the OSSREA project on Poverty Reduction Strategies in sub-Saharan Africa, from which this book is derived, was to analyse the ongoing poverty reduction strategy processes (PRSP) and provide guidance to policymakers and advocacy groups in selected…

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The Fact Book on Poverty clearly indicates certain groups in our society are especially vulnerable to poverty. They include the old, the long-term unemployed, and female heads of households.

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This book, published in 1983, examines the social policies developed by the federal government in the years preceding publication. It looks at employment and income security, social services, health care, housing, social planning and citizen participation. It…