Countering Violent Extremism By Winning Hearts And Minds

Countering Violent Extremism By Winning Hearts And Minds

Since 9/11, the United States and its allies have been waging an endless War on Terror to counter violent extremism by winning hearts and minds, particularly in Afghanistan. However, violent extremism remains on the rise worldwide. The effort and sacrifice of the War on Terror have been continually undermined by actions, narratives, and policies that many of the 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide perceive as Islamophobic. Incidents of Islamophobia on the part of Western governments, media, and civilians, whether intentional or unintentional, alienate the majority …

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The New Politics Of Surveillance And Visibility

The New Politics Of Surveillance And Visibility

This collection challenges conventional wisdom and advances new theoretical approaches through a series of studies of surveillance in policing, the military, commercial enterprises, mass media, and health sciences. Since the terrorist attacks of September 2001, surveillance has been put forward as an essential tool in the ‘war on terror/ with new technologies and policies offering police and military operatives enhanced opportunities for monitoring suspect populations. In addition, the last few years have seen consumer tastes become increasingly codified, with ‘data mines’ of demographic information …

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Africanity redefined

Africanity redefined

None As a young journalist covering black life at large, author Ytasha L. Womack was caught unaware when she found herself straddling black culture’s rarely acknowledged generation gaps and cultural divides. Traditional images show blacks unified culturally, politically, and socially, united by race at venues such as churches and community meetings. But in the ?post blackā€ era, even though individuals define themselves first as black, they do not necessarily define themselves by tradition as much as by personal interests, points of view, and lifestyle. …

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Symbolic Crusade: status politics and the American temperance movement

Symbolic Crusade: status politics and the American temperance movement

None The important role of the Temperance movement throughout American history is analyzed as clashes and conflicts between rival social systems, cultures, and status groups. Sometimes the “dry” is winning the classic battle for prestige and political power. Sometimes, as in today’s society, he is losing. This significant contribution to the theory of status conflict also discloses the importance of political acts as symbolic acts and offers a dramatistic theory of status politics, Gusfield provides a useful addition to the economic and psychological modes …

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Radical issues in criminology

Radical issues in criminology

None This collection of essays deals with central issues relating to the rule of law, individual rights and the politics of penal reform. The issues examined include juvenile justice, criminal violence, feminism and criminology, civil liberties, police powers, justice in prisons and the necessity for social life to be regulated by law. The emphasis throughout is upon specific concrete problems and the formulation of possible solutions. In marked contrast to many radical criminologists, who have fashioned utopian visions of a socialist society untroubled by …

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The marijuana conviction: A history of marijuana prohibition in the United States

The marijuana conviction: A history of marijuana prohibition in the United States

None A drug policy classic reprint — a comprehensive history of marijuana use and prohibition in the United States. Title: The Marijuana Conviction A History of Marijuana Prohibition in the United States Author: Richard J. Bonnie,Charles H. Whitebread ISBN: 1891385062,9781891385063 Publisher: Lindesmith Center Genre: Social Science / Criminology Date Published: 1999 Pages: 368 Preview Link: Google Preview Link Download : Download Free Book

Regulating Content On Social Media: Copyright, Terms Of Service And Technological Features

Regulating Content On Social Media: Copyright, Terms Of Service And Technological Features

How are users influenced by social media platforms when they generate content, and does this influence affect users compliance with copyright laws? These are pressing questions in todays internet age, and Regulating Content on Social Media answers them by analysing how the behaviours of social media users are regulated from a copyright perspective. Corinne Tan, an internet governance specialist, compares copyright laws on selected social media platforms, namely Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Wikipedia, with other regulatory factors such as the terms of service …

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Massachusetts cranberry culture: a history from bog to table

Massachusetts cranberry culture: a history from bog to table

This historical look at New England’s favorite fruit “ends up capturing the essence of the time period and place”—from the authors of A History of Chowder (Edible South Shore). New Englanders know that cranberries are not for holidays alone. For centuries, this tart fruit—a staple in the Yankee diet since before it was domesticated—has reigned over the cranberry heartland of Barnstable and Plymouth Counties, Massachusetts. Dozens of recipes that utilize the “humble fruit” have risen up over the years, the most popular being cranberry …

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