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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1984

Edward C. Paolella

Within the past few years, responsible educators, librarians, parents, counselors, social workers, therapists, and religious groups of all sexual persuasions and lifestyles have…

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Within the past few years, responsible educators, librarians, parents, counselors, social workers, therapists, and religious groups of all sexual persuasions and lifestyles have recognized the need for readily available reading material for lesbian and gay youth. Unfortunately, this material is often buried, because it is embedded in larger works. To meet this need, I have compiled and annotated 100 of the best works for young homosexuals, bisexuals, and heterosexuals. I have also included a few of the best works currently available on heterosexuality as a much needed source of knowledge for all young adults whether they are gay or straight, whether they remain childless or eventually become parents.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 13 July 2015

John Boswell and Jack Corbett

Turning laborious ethnographic research into stylized argumentative prose for academic consumption is a painstaking craft. The purpose of this paper is to revisit this perennial…

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Purpose

Turning laborious ethnographic research into stylized argumentative prose for academic consumption is a painstaking craft. The purpose of this paper is to revisit this perennial issue, and extend a claim the authors have made elsewhere about the inevitably impressionistic, rather than the oft-claimed “systematic”, nature of this task.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors draw and reflect on their own experiences of conducting and navigating across political science, ethnography and interpretation in order to justify and uphold the benefits of impressionism.

Findings

The authors argue that the impressionistic account of writing up fieldwork has important implications for these diverse disciplinary terrains.

Originality/value

The authors develop an argument as to how and why an appreciation of this craft’s impressionistic nature can affect how the authors go about creating, evaluating and ultimately thinking about ethnographic research in foreign disciplines like political science.

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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-6749

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Book part
Publication date: 1 January 2000

Terry Boswell and John Brueggemann

In a little-studied historical case, we find that ethnic and racial stratification in the workplace overlaps with labor market segmentation based on skill, authority, and…

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In a little-studied historical case, we find that ethnic and racial stratification in the workplace overlaps with labor market segmentation based on skill, authority, and seniority, muddling the historic discrimination involved in generating inequality. To explain the historic origins of ethnic inequality in the workplace, we examine the interaction of ethnicity and skill in the development of the Arizona copper mining industry from small-scale craft production to the biggest copper producer in the world, employing thousands of low-skilled industrial workers. The mechanization of mining deskilled traditional craft workers, leaving only the need for a small number of workers with new skills. Conflict between capital and labor over autonomy of work and control of hiring resulted in a segmented labor market. Most of the lower skilled workers were recent immigrants and their skill levels, turnover rates, and mobility chains differed significantly by ethnicity. As a result, immigration interacted with segmentation to create an ethnic segmentation of labor that was racist and discriminatory in character.

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Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-665-7

Article
Publication date: 1 August 1962

R.D. MACLEOD

So far in these articles I have dealt with Scottish publishers of books in all lines of literature, and have not covered the subject, but the material presented is sufficient to…

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So far in these articles I have dealt with Scottish publishers of books in all lines of literature, and have not covered the subject, but the material presented is sufficient to indicate a fine record. Now I shall deal with a number of publishers of books of special character. In this case also selection is eclectic; even so it is quite significant.

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Library Review, vol. 18 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

Book part
Publication date: 31 December 2010

Thomas P. Gallanis

There is a puzzle at the heart of the history of the English criminal trial. Defendants accused of serious crimes were denied counsel, but not defendants accused of minor crimes…

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There is a puzzle at the heart of the history of the English criminal trial. Defendants accused of serious crimes were denied counsel, but not defendants accused of minor crimes. Why? Sir William Blackstone could find no explanation and denounced the rule as contrary to the “face of reason.” This article proffers an answer. The rule is traced to the thirteenth century and a strong view of the royal prerogative. Royal interests were at stake, and counsel would not be permitted against the king acting ex officio. The rule seems to have been distinctly English; it does not appear to have been transplanted from the Roman-canon law. The rule continued in England, bolstered by new justifications, long after its original rationale had been forgotten.

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Studies in Law, Politics and Society
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-85724-615-8

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1992

Donald T. Hawkins, Frank J. Smith, Bruce C. Dietlein, Eugene J. Joseph and Robert D. Rindfuss

Results of an in‐depth study of the electronic publishing (EP) industry, with particular emphasis on the consumer marketplace, are presented. EP was defined as the use of…

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Results of an in‐depth study of the electronic publishing (EP) industry, with particular emphasis on the consumer marketplace, are presented. EP was defined as the use of electronic media to deliver information to users in electronic form or from electronic sources. EP is contrasted to electronic‐aided publishing, which is the use of electronic means to format and produce a conventional information product. An “information chain” model of the information flows between publishers (or producers) and users was helpful in understanding the boundaries of EP and defining its markets. Following a review of the conventional publishing industry, a model of the forces driving the EP industry was derived. Although technology is the strongest driving force, it is by no means the only one; the others are economics, demographics, social trends, government policies, applications growth, and industry trends. Each of these forces is described in detail in a “cause and effect” scenario, from which keys to success in the EP marketplace are derived. Although there is some turmoil in the industry, with new services continuing to appear and disappear, the overall picture is one of optimism. EP should be a significant part of consumers' lives by the end of the decade.

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Internet Research, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

Book part
Publication date: 1 January 2000

Patrick G. Coy

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Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-665-7

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1982

Ronald Burt De Waal

This is a comprehensive list of books, some pamphlets, and a few sound recordings about or by Ronald (and Nancy) Reagan. Collections of photographs and cartoons as well as…

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This is a comprehensive list of books, some pamphlets, and a few sound recordings about or by Ronald (and Nancy) Reagan. Collections of photographs and cartoons as well as biographies, political commentary, speeches, quotations and even recipes are represented. Omitted are books in which there is only brief mention of him. The bibliography was compiled in connection with a major exhibit on Ronald Reagan at the Colorado State University Library. It is the author's intention to continue to collect Reagan materials.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1963

HARRY C. BAUER

“Questionable” books are as easily identified and as quickly discovered as brightly dyed Easter eggs. The titles of such books invariably terminate with interrogation marks; not…

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“Questionable” books are as easily identified and as quickly discovered as brightly dyed Easter eggs. The titles of such books invariably terminate with interrogation marks; not with dots, dashes, or asterisks. Nevertheless, even a well read scholar finds himself hard put to recollect half a dozen illustrative titles unless he has previously indulged in considerable bibliographic dowsing. The reason so few examples readily come to mind is that intriguing interrogatory titles are actually few in number.

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Library Review, vol. 19 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

Article
Publication date: 1 December 1915

Far too much weight seems to have been given to the Local Government Board circular which mentioned public libraries as institutions whose expenditure should be examined with a…

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Far too much weight seems to have been given to the Local Government Board circular which mentioned public libraries as institutions whose expenditure should be examined with a view to effecting economies. This, to the ordinary person, would seem to call on library committees to exercise special care to prevent unnecessary expenditure, and more particularly to see that capital expenditure on new buildings and extensions is not made. The first of these requirements has been common for years; had there been wasteful expenditure, and if librarians had not carefully financed their resources, half the libraries in England would have been bankrupt long ago. The second requirement is just, and would be accepted even by the most unbridled library enthusiast. But local bodies have not been content so to read the circular. They have frequently interpreted it to mean that “libraries must mark time,” are “of small value in peace and less in war,” and the war is being made an excuse by old‐standing opponents of public culture to do as much damage as possible to the library movement.

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New Library World, vol. 18 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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