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Televising "Terrorism": Political Violence in Popular Culture
Last year NBC-TV showed a film in which a group of antinuclear protesters threatened toblow upCharleston, South Carolina, with a nuclear device unless all nuclear weapons were destroyed. Produced onExpand
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Press Performance as Political Ritual
Studies of ritual in modern Britain have mostly been concerned with occasions ofpublic spectacle and ceremony. 2 In taking over the concept from social anthropologists, sociologists have mostly dealtExpand
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The sociology of the professions
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'Terrorism' and the state: a case study of the discourses of television
The legitimacy of the liberal-democratic state is no settled question. At the best of times, when peace and prosperity might appear to be the natural order of things, the state seems unshakeable, andExpand
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On the Stratification of Political Knowledge: Studying ‘Eurocommunism’, an Unfolding Ideology
The term 'Eurocommunism' is an ideological construct. Our object in this paper is to chart its origins, development and elaborations in current ideological struggles. Of particular interest is theExpand
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Professional Ideology and Social Situation
The concept of professional ideology has a basis in the everyday experience that members of the same occupational group tend to think and behave in characteristic ways. Occupational differentiationExpand
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