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Oppression and Resistance : Structure, Agency, Transformation

Oppression and Resistance : Structure, Agency, Transformation
Oppression and Resistance
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Structure, Agency, Transformation
Theoretical and ethnographical approaches examine symbolic interactionism's ability to deploy the concepts of structure and agency in sociological explanation. It illuminates the dialectic of oppression and resistance in everyday life, illustrating that actors make meaning through resistance
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Studies in Symbolic Interaction
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Oppression and Resistance : Structure, Agency, Transformation
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  • Front Cover -- Oppression and Resistance: Structure, Agency, Transformation -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Oppression and Resistance: A Structure-and-Agency Perspective -- Oppression -- Structure -- Agency -- Structure and Agency -- Forms of Oppression -- Class Exploitation -- Superiority Delusions -- White Supremacy -- Male Supremacy -- Epistemological Imperialism -- Epistemological Emancipation and Resistance -- Social Justice and Transformation -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Behind Closed Doors: Organizational Secrecy, Stigma, and Sex Abuse within the Catholic Church -- Just a Few "Bad Apples?" -- Stigma and Information Management -- The Stigmatized Organization and the Control of Discrediting Information -- A Note on Methodology -- Sex Abuse and Organizational Secrecy within the Catholic Church -- Secrecy and the Discreditable Church -- The Role of the Bishop and Canon Law -- Structural Resources and the Maintenance of Secrecy -- Losing Control of the Secret -- Rumors and Empowerment: A Discussion of Organizational Secrecy and Stigma -- Notes -- References -- "Black Man/White Tower": A Performative Film Autocritography -- "To Sir With Love" -- Selling the Black Dean -- "Dangerous Minds" -- A Principle of Color -- "Lean on Me" -- "So you're the head nigger in charge?" -- "Stand and Deliver" and "The Great Debaters" -- Story # 1: A Lesson on Juxtapositions -- Story #2: Walking the Dog/Being the Dog -- Reasons to Stay -- Notes -- References -- Films -- Transforming Identities of Illness through Aesthetic Narrative Collaboration -- Uncharted Territory -- Narrative as a Tool for Patients -- Narrative Theatre Strategies for the Patient and Health Professional -- Audience as Spect-Actor -- Discovering Metaphors of Self through Creative Collaboration with Others
  • Beginning the Journey -- Developing Sensory Sculptures of the Self through Found Materials -- Exploring Visual Awareness of Self and Other in the Mirror Sequence -- Experimenting with Tempos of Self-Awareness through Rhythmic Patterns of Flow and Disruption -- Honoring the Source of Energy within the Self -- Bifurcating the Performing Self to Explore Layers Within -- Creating Choric Voices: The Self within a Social World -- Mapping a Narrative Journey: Pointers for the Guide -- Destinations -- Explorations -- A Possible Itinerary -- Session 1 -- Session 2 -- Session 3 -- Session 4 -- Session 5 -- Session 6 -- Session 7 -- After-Math -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Power, Emergence, and the Meanings of Resistance: Open access Scholarly Publishing in Canada -- Introduction -- Symbolic Interaction, Power, and Emergence -- Open Access Scholarly Publishing: A Brief History of Emergent Events -- Methods and Data -- Research Findings: Open Access as Resistance -- Resisting Capitalist Profit Motives -- Resisting Access Barriers to Audiences -- Resisting Access Barriers to Contributors -- Challenging Academic Publication Norms -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Collective and Community Work in Senegal: Resisting Colonial and Neoliberal Models of Economic Development -- Introduction -- Colonial Occupation and Resistance -- Independence, Economic Shifts, and New Community Roles -- Lac Rose -- Ndem's Daara -- Community Structures as Resistance -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Time to Defy: The Use of Temporal Spaces to Enact Resistance -- Thought Community Membership -- Rational Time -- Setting and Methodology -- Temporal Practices -- Clocking Time -- Why Clocks? -- Conclusion -- References -- Dupe, Schemer, Mother: Navigating Agency and Constraint at Work -- "Foolish" Policies, Foolish Workers? -- Literature Review
  • Workers and Women: Gendered Resistance on the Shop Floor -- Data and Methods -- Research Setting -- Everyday Resistance -- Making Sense: Schemers -- Navigating Agency and Constraint -- Making Sense: "You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do" -- Conclusion -- Note -- Acknowledgments -- References -- "They Expect You to Be Better": Mentoring as a Tool of Resistance among Black Fraternity Men -- Literature Review -- Campus Hostilities and Everyday Resistance -- Student Group Membership and Mentoring -- Methods -- Findings -- Success through Motivation -- Connecting to the Black Community -- Developing Leadership and Professionalism -- Conclusion -- References -- Public Sociology and Symbolic Interactionism: Participatory Research and Writing Culture with a Southern Native American Tribe -- Introduction -- Methodology -- The Ethnographic Sites -- The Predicament of Histories -- The Invention of the Southeast Indian -- The Myth of Relatively Isolated and Unified Tribes -- The Myth of the Recognizable, Real Indian -- Invisibility -- Visibility -- Dialogue with a Second Observer/Interpreter -- At The Crossroads -- Changing Course -- Conclusion -- State Recognition and Beyond -- References -- About the Authors -- Index
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