Tarnished Vision

The vivid and authentic story of the attempt by a group of reformed street robbers to save their inner-city community. The failure of their scheme has valuable lessons to teach other projects of inner-city reform.

Tarnished Vision

The vivid and authentic story of the attempt by a group of reformed street robbers to save their inner-city community. The failure of their scheme has valuable lessons to teach other projects of inner-city reform.

Out of Sight

Robins, D. (1992) Tarnished Vision: Crime and Conflict in the Inner-City (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Rose, T. (1994) Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (New England: Weslyan University Press).

Out of Sight

Talking about social exclusion and crime among young people, based on a study of a multiply deprived council housing estate in the north of England, this title investigates the importance of fashion, music and drugs in young people's lives, providing a detailed ethnographic account of the realities of exclusion.

Thomas Harris and William Blake

Much of this tarnished view comes through her interactions with Chilton and his contrast to Lecter, ... observation applies to the novel as well: Lecter's “intelligence and vision serve to underscore Chilton's fatally limited insight.

Thomas Harris and William Blake

This work examines the allusions to Blake throughout Harris's four Hannibal Lecter novels and provides a Blakean reading of the works as a whole, particularly in regard to the character of Lecter and the nature of evil in the world. Blake's works and philosophy provide a foundation for reading these novels as an exploration of how humanity should view evil and to what extent evil should be accepted. After establishing a Blakean view of evil, the book then explores Harris's novels and their film versions, which reveal that Harris uses Blake to suggest that good and evil are intertwined and coexist, and that it is foolish to try to see them simply as opposing binaries. Refusing to recognize and acknowledge their intertwined relationship leads to imbalance and a negative outcome, as revealed in the fate of Graham in Red Dragon. However, Lecter's journey illustrates the appropriate response to evil, one that ends in a marriage of contraries at the end of Hannibal.

No Nonsense Guide to International Development

A tarnished vision By the end of the 1960s, the vision had begun to tarnish. An international commission was set up under Lester Pearson, ex-Prime Minister of Canada, to conduct a 'grand assize' on the impact of development assistance.

No Nonsense Guide to International Development


American Foreign Relations Since 1600

... frustrations and disappointments experienced by American soldiers turned some of them toward a murderous and looting approach to the Mexican population and others to desertion, resulting in a tarnished vision of Manifest Destiny.

American Foreign Relations Since 1600

Chronicles American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present, with updated material on post World-War II.

Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

Teen Violence : A Global View . Westport , Connecticut : Greenwood , 2001. ... 0962 Robins , David Tarnished Vision : Crime And Conflict In The Inner City . Oxford , United Kingdom : Oxford University , 1992. The story of the founding ...

Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

Compiles an extensive list of works on youth crime around the globe.

Ethical Issues in Social Work

Robins, D. (1992) Tarnished Vision, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Rojek, C., Peacock, G. and Collins, S. (1988) Social Work and Received Ideas, London: Routledge. Rorty, R. (1989) Contingency, Irony and Solidarity, ...

Ethical Issues in Social Work

It has always been recognised that the practice of social work raises ethical questions and dilemmas. Recently, however, traditional ways of addressing ethical issues in social work have come to seem inadequate, as a result of developments both in philosophy and in social work theory and practice. This collection of thought-provoking essays explores the ethics of social work practice on the light of these changes. Ethical Issues in Social Work provides up to date critical analyses of the ethical implications of new legislation in community care and criminal justice, and of trends in social work thought and policy, such as managerialism, user empowerment, feminism and anti-oppressive practice. This study provides important and stimulating reading for social work students and their teachers, and for all practitioners and managers who are concerned about the ethical dimensions of their work.

The New Criminology

Added to the Millsian structure of the book was a strong denunciation of abstracted empiricism, of the positivistic view of ... led along by its tarnished vision of science, spurred on by a seemingly irrepressible physics envy.

The New Criminology

"The New Criminology was written at a particular time and place; it was a product of 1968 and its aftermath: a world turned upside down .It was a time of great changes in personal politics and a surge of politics on the left: Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism as well as radical social democratic ideas became centre stage." Jock Young, from the new introduction. Taylor, Walton and Young’s The New Criminology is one of the seminal texts in Criminology. First published in 1973, it marked a watershed moment in the development of critical criminological theory and is as relevant today as it was forty years ago. It was one of the first texts to bridge the gap between criminological and sociological theory and demonstrated the weaknesses of classical and positivist criminology. Critics at the time saw it as the first truly comprehensive critique of Anglo-American studies of crime and deviance. Reproduced unabridged, the fortieth anniversary edition includes a brand new introductory essay from Jock Young placing the book in its intellectual context and sequence and looking at the theories which built up to it and the theories that have been built upon since. It is essential reading for all serious students engaged in criminological theory and is destined to inspire future generations.

Congressional Record

out of the leftover from the big 1958 harvest , farther north than the United States the avnot from any more recent crops . erage growing season is short ; there are only TARNISHED VISION about 130 frost - free days around Moscow ...

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

City

David Robins, Tarnished Vision.' Crime and Conflict in the Inner City (Oxford: OUP, 1992), 3. Sennett (1997), 196. The quotation is from the seventeenth— century historian of Paris, Henri Sauval, cited from Colin Jones, Paris: Biography ...

City

This remarkable history of urban culture worldwide, from the first city builders 7000 years ago, to today's sprawling megacities, using the form of a popular guidebook to get to the heart of what makes cities thrive.

Perspectives on Barry Hannah

Because definitions of status and masculinity hinge upon the sale of a slave and participation in an archaic tournament, Tate exposes the tarnished vision of the Old South tradition. The narration relies upon the tension created by ...

Perspectives on Barry Hannah

"Perspectives on Barry Hannah" is a collection of essays devoted to the work of the award-winning fiction writer Barry Hannah. The anthology features a broad range of critical approaches and covers the span of Hannah's career from "Geronimo Rex" (1972) to "Yonder Stands Your Orphan" (2001). The book also includes a previously unpublished interview with Hannah. The ten essays cover all of Hannah's thirteen published books. The contributors give fresh perspectives on Hannah's classic works ("Airships" and "Ray"), provide illuminating readings of important fiction that has received less critical attention ("Nighwatchmen," "Hey Jack!," and "Never Die"), and offer the first sustained criticism of Hannah's acclaimed later fiction ("Bats Out of Hell," "High Lonesome," and "Yonder Stands Your Orphan"). As Martyn Bone explains in his introduction, the essays--though varied in approach and style--consistently hone in on the recurrent themes that characterize Hannah's career: his relationship to postmodernism; his interrogation of traditional ideas of masculinity and heroism; his complex engagement with southern history, literature, and culture; and his growing concern with spirituality and morality. The essays in "Perspectives on Barry Hannah" make connections between Hannah's work and that of several prominent modern and postmodern authors, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Allen Tate, John Irving, J. M. Coetzee, and Cormac McCarthy. Contributors also consider Hannah's fiction in relation to non-literary cultural forms such as sport, film, and popular music. Ultimately, "Perspectives on Barry Hannah" affirms Hannah's status as a leading figure in contemporary American literature. Martyn Bone is assistant professor of American literature at the Institute for English, German, and Romance Languages at the University of Copenhagen. His previous publications include "The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction."

The Borders of Subculture

Tarnished vision: Crime conflict and the inner city. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Robinson, V. (1990). Boom and gloom: The success and failure of South Asians in Britain. In C. Clarke, C. Peach, & S. Vertore (Eds.), South Asians ...

The Borders of Subculture

This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider the connection of subcultures to everyday culture, exploring more mainstream forms of cultural production and consumption across a wider range of social groups. As a consequence, this book extends the scope to look beyond the white, male, adolescent, urban cultures identified with earlier subcultural studies. Contributors also examine fusions and crossovers between Western and non-Western cultural practices.

Reluctant Gangsters

Robins, D. (1992) Tarnished Vision: Crime and Conflict in the Inner Cities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Rutter, M. and Giller, H. (1983) Juvenile Delinquency: Trends and Perspectives. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Reluctant Gangsters

This book provides an account of the emergence, nature and impact of armed youth gangs in an East London Borough over the last decade. It describes the challenges these armed young men and women pose to their communities, those charged with preventing crime and those struggling to vouchsafe 'community safety'. While the focus of the book is 'local', the processes it outlines and the effects it chronicles have both a national and international relevance. It argues that the main reason behind the emergence of the armed youth gang has been the coalesence of two previously discreet socially deviant groups; the rowdy, episodically criminal, adolescent peer group on the one hand and the locally-based organized criminal network on the other. The book analyses the impact of the globalisation of the drugs trade and the consequent shift in the focus of local organized crime from the 'blag' to the 'business'. It also discusses how socio-economic and cultural factors, as well as family and neighbourhood histories and loyalties and localized racial antagonisms all play their part in the emergence of the armed youth gang.

We Hate Humans

Tarnished Vision: Crime and Conflict in the Inner City (1993), was based upon four years spent in a training workshop, while his last book, Cool Rules (2000), an analysis of the attitude of 'cool' written with Dick Pountain, ...

We Hate Humans

We Hate Humans is a landmark in the study of soccer violence. The first book to give voice to the denizens of the terraces, it followed seven years of research onto the violent `ends' of Britain's football grounds, such as Chelsea's Shed and Manchester United's Stretford End. Through the vivid speech of the fans themselves, it chronicles a subculture of disaffected young men, their lives and backgrounds and their reasons for fighting. We Hate Humans is a bizarre, scary, sometimes funny and always thought-provoking look at one of the most intriguing social topics of our times.

Prayers of Manifestation

I thank you that my tarnished vision, caused by fear and anger is washed and balanced through the knowledge and grace of God's truth in every past and present facet of existence. I thank you that I am held and protected in all moments ...

Prayers of Manifestation

Pray your way to healing—and a changed and improved life! This collection of inspiring prayers can help alleviate specific problems through the power of spiritual growth and give us the insight to make decisions in accordance with higher consciousness. Inspiring and practical, it offers ways to remove blockages, lessen stress, remove negative thoughts, and live in joy and happiness.

Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

One must sometimes commit an act against one's own goodness in order to see clearly its existence though by then it is a tarnished vision. That is, I had never known how very good I was until I became very bad. When one transgresses one ...

Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

Finalist for the 2016 PEN AWARD for Debut Fiction Books may be Mayumi Saito’s greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. Forty-one years old, disenchanted wife and dutiful mother, Mayumi’s work as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading and provides her with many occasions for wry observations on human nature, but it does little to remedy the mundanity of her days. That is, until the day she issues a library card to a shy seventeen-year-old boy and swiftly succumbs to a sexual obsession that subverts the way she sees the library, her family, the island she lives on, and ultimately herself. Wary of the consequences of following through on her fantasies, Mayumi hesitates at first. But she cannot keep the young man from her thoughts. After a summer of overlong glances and nervous chitchat in the library, she finally accepts that their connection is undeniable. In a sprawling house emptied of its summer vacationers, their affair is consummated and soon consolidated thanks to an explosive charge of erotic energy. Mayumi’s life is radically enriched by the few hours each week that she shares with the young man, and as their bond grows stronger thanks not only to their physical closeness but also to their long talks about the books they both love, those hours spent apart seem to Mayumi increasingly bleak and intolerable. As her obsession worsens, in a frantic attempt to become closer to the young man, Mayumi nervously befriends another librarian patron, the young man’s mother. The two women forge a tenuous friendship that will prove vital to both in the most unexpected ways when catastrophe strikes. Exquisitely written, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness is part wry confession, part serious meditation. At its most anxious, it’s a book about time, at its most ecstatic, it’s a deeply human story about pleasure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

New Directions in Race Ethnicity and Crime

Robins, D.(1992) Tarnished Vision–Crime and Conflictin theInner Cities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Rowe, M. (2012)Race andCrime. London: Sage. SerrantGreen, L. (2002) 'Black on Black: Methodological Issues for BlackResearchers ...

New Directions in Race  Ethnicity and Crime

The disproportionate criminalisation and incarceration of particular minority ethnic groups has long been observed, though much of the work in criminology has been dominated by a somewhat narrow debate. This debate has concerned itself with explaining this disproportionality in terms of structural inequalities and socio-economic disadvantage or discriminatory criminal justice processing. This book offers an accessible and innovative approach, including chapters on anti-Semitism, social cohesion in London, Bradford and Glasgow, as well as an exploration of policing Traveller communities. Incorporating current empirical research and new departures in methodology and theory, this book also draws on a range of contemporary issues such as policing terrorism, immigration detention and youth gangs. In offering minority perspectives on race, crime and justice and white inmate perspectives from the multicultural prison, the book emphasises contrasting and distinctive influences on constructing ethnic identities. It will be of interest to students studying courses in ethnicity, crime and justice.

Race and Criminal Justice

... Sociology, 38(4), 681–99. Ray, L., Smith,D. and Wastell, L. (2004) 'Shame, rage and racist violence',British Journal ofCriminology, 44(3), 350–68. Robins, D.(1992) Tarnished Vision: Crime and Conflict inthe Inner City.

Race and Criminal Justice

'The social landscape of 'race' and 'ethnicity' within contemporary Britain has become increasingly diverse and complex. The old, exclusive research emphasis in criminology on the outcomes of social inequalities and policies is now challenged by an appreciation of how race and ethnicity are constructed and other theoretical perspectives. This collection of papers will introduce students to these subjects, and do so usefully by addressing contemporary themes that must be given attention by criminologists.' - Professor Simon Holdaway, University of Sheffield 'This collection provides useful and up-to-date information on the response of police, prosecution, prisons and probation services to the challenges of increasing ethnic diversity. It is an excellent source for students and practitioners concerned with reforming policy and improving practice.' - Professor David J. Smith, University of Edinburgh & London School of Economics This text delivers a comprehensive overview of race and ethnicity across the criminal justice system. It unpacks terms such as 'race', 'diversity' and 'multiculturalism' to equip students with a thorough understanding of this complex subject area. Featuring chapters by leading experts, Race and Criminal Justice provides a specialist introduction to each area of the criminal justice system, including police, prosecution, prisons and probation. It also features stimulating discussion of contemporary issues, such as criminal justice responses to refugees and asylum seekers, and the experiences of Muslims within the criminal justice system post-9/11 and 7/7. Each chapter follows a consistent structure, offering: " an overview of key theories relating to the study of race, ethnicity and criminal justice " analysis of research, policy and practice " chapter summaries and further reading to support understanding.

Principles and Practice of Informal Education

Robins, D. (1992) Tarnished Vision: Crime and Conflict in the Inner City. London: OUP. Robson, E.R. (1874) School Architecture. (Reprinted Victorian Library Leicester: Leicester University Press 1972). Spence, J. (2001) 'The impact of ...

Principles and Practice of Informal Education

This new and exciting text is aimed at informal educators involved in youth work, community work and adult education and health promotion. The contributors explore the principles and practice of informal education and focus, in particular, on the notion of 'working with' which is central to practice, in this sector. The book argues for an approach which is relevant to a number of professional fields and which focuses on a way of working rather than upon a specific target group. The book looks at the role of an educator in informal education and youth work settings. Comprehensive and analytical, it looks at social, cultural and political contexts of education. The authors discuss the practical side of teaching from the setting, programme planning and communication to activity-based work, one-to-one case work, formal group work and managing the work load. Finally the book analyses developing professional practice, the use of line management and supervision, and evaluation of work.

Unleashed

Robins, D. (1992) Tarnished vision: Crime and conflict in the inner cities, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Rojek, C. (1995) Decentring leisure: Rethinking leisure theory, London: Sage. Roll, A. and Unshelm, J. (1997) 'Aggressive ...

Unleashed

Status and weapon dogs are easily visible on social housing estates throughout the UK, providing acquired authority respect, power and control. This book contextualises the phenomenon in terms of sociology, criminology and public policy.