Mélissa De Wilde

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There is considerable evidence that cultural categories of worth are central to the ideological foundation of the American welfare state. However, existing perspectives on U.S. welfare policy development grant little explanatory power to the role of culture. For this reason, they cannot adequately explain the dynamics of an important, but frequently(More)
The proportion of Americans who reported no religious preference doubled from 7 percent to 14 percent in the 1990s. This dramatic change may have resulted from demographic shifts, increasing religious skepticism, or the mix of politics and religion that characterized the 1990s. One demographic factor is the succession of generations; the percentage of(More)
WORK AND OCCUPATIONS Sallaz / THE HOUSE RULES This ethnography of blackjack dealing at a corporate casino in Nevada reveals that dealers, to make tips, regularly violate the house's directives for regulating their interactive labor. Although the emergent sociology of service work has highlighted novel dilemmas of autonomy (workers must be free to provide "(More)
Temporary dewatering constitutes a drastic change in conditions for aquatic vegetation. Species’ sustained performance under these conditions relies partly on their ability to produce a terrestrial phenotype. Such adaptations may include the development of self-supporting aboveground organs with higher dry matter content enabling plants to withstand gravity(More)
Due to global change, many wetlands experience water level decreases and changes in their hydrological functioning, modifying their physico-chemical characteristics. Riverine wetlands are particularly complex within this framework because they are supplied by different water sources. This study assessed how long-term water level decreases in riverine(More)
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