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Archive for April 22, 2009

The Relevance of Sykes and Matza’s Techniques of Neutralization

April 22, 2009 by and tagged , , , , ,

As applied to the use of torture. First, a reminder (here as well), Montclair SocioBlog: Neutralization and Torture via kwout The application: Montclair SocioBlog: Neutralization and Torture via kwout Actually, in the denial of victims, I would think "who cares about terrorists" applies better. And last but not least: Montclair SocioBlog: Neutralization and Torture via [...]

Posted in Human Rights, Social Institutions, Social Interaction, Social Theory, Sociology, Terrorism | 2 Comments »

What Would Durkheim Think – Corporate Suicide And Family Annihilation

April 22, 2009 by and tagged , , , , , , , , ,

I have blogged about econocides before and today, again, BBC NEWS | Americas | US Freddie Mac chief found dead via kwout This is highly reminiscent of the Enron suicide. Both involved the fear of investigation and potential loss of reputation and status and possible humiliation rather than individual economic downfall, as we have seen [...]

Posted in Anomie, Culture, Patriarchy, Social Deviance, Social Sanctions, Social Stigma, Social Theory, Sociology | 2 Comments »