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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 »

In Defense of Economic Sociology

October 29, 2008 by and tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Denis Colombi is making my life miserable. He keeps writing these great long posts on important sociological topics that I then feel obligated to summarize here in English because he writes on these much better than I could. The latest edition is a lecture note (HA! A note?? Goes to show that the meaning of [...]

Posted in Economy, Labor, Networks, Social Capital, Social Institutions, Social Research, Social Structure, Social Theory, Sociological Articles, Sociology, Teaching Sociology | 2 Comments »