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Introduction

A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

of the modern sciences in eighteenth-century Spain, the article offers an analysis of the emergence of the modern individual and the citizen. Interestingly, the author argues that the conceptualizations of emulation, education, public opinion, and

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‘Refugees Are Welcome Here!’

How Public Opinion Got Ahead of Government in Summer 2015 and Stayed There

Maurice Wren

and empathy, but also by the conviction that the UK could and should be playing a far more active and generous role in responding to the needs of people fleeing persecution and violence. Not surprisingly, in view of the often fickle nature of public

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Lionel Blue

idols are much more subtle. One very powerful one is public opinion, or the lowest common denominator of a crowd. Idolatry is preferring mass opinion to the still small voice inside you. The prophets never got security with all their prayers, but they

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Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

bodies started to engage ‘in research in the field of information, propaganda, public opinion, advertising, and visual communication preferably from a sociological perspective’ close to the ideology of the regime, 5 there emerged a new generation of

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Jews and Christians in Vichy France

New and Renewed Perspectives

Michael Sutton

precise and detailed. The archbishop of Paris appears to have been not only politically naive but also overly malleable. Public Opinion, Indifference, and Contempt Semelin’s Persécutions et entraides dans la France occupée , with its provocative subtitle

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Boys, Inclusive Masculinities and Injury

Some Research Perspectives

Adam White and Stefan Robinson

and Masculinities in Association Football: Evidence of a More Inclusive Environment .” British Journal of Sociology 63 , no. 2 : 370 – 387 . Clements , Ben , and Clive Field . 2014 . “ Public Opinion toward Homosexuality and Gay Rights in

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Quarantine and Its Malcontents

How Liberians Responded to the Ebola Epidemic Containment Measures

Umberto Pellecchia

continued to operate and the banning of ‘traditional’ funerals, when private funeral homes continued to embalm bodies. In other words, if social fear in the so-called Western World was seriously driven by social behaviours and public opinion, 6 in Liberia

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Poverty and Shame

Interactional Impacts on Claimants of Chinese Dibao

Jian Chen and Lichao Yang

“poor people” and that dibao is a basic civic right. Public opinion about dibao recipients has also changed; whereas they used to be considered “repulsive,” they are now “enviable” ( Han and Guo 2012: 151 ). The change in public opinion and the

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Tatiana Bulgakova

force of public opinion formed outside the communities by mass media advertisement. One of the main innovations was people’s eagerness to shamanize, considerably exceeding the spirits’ demands. In the traditional society social pressure on a neophyte

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Gideon Kouts

…. 14 The polemics and the tumult, however, did not cease. ‘Our audience was slightly insulted by this performance’, Jacob Fichman wrote, 15 ‘and did not understand why it had come. [The play] triggered a great written and oral polemic, leaving public