WorldCat Identities

Beasley, Eric

Overview
Works: 9 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 521 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JC599.U5, 323.490973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Beasley
Restricting freedoms : limitations on the individual in contemporary America by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, freedom is so closely associated with the United States that most people still view America as the ultimate symbol of freedom. This is one reason why the desire to immigrate to the United States from almost anywhere in the world has not waned for more than a century. Because of this image, the idea that Americans are constrained by restrictive ordinances and rules seems contrary, and therefore difficult for most citizens to accept. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley argue that the idea of basing American society upon unadulterated freedom in all spheres of life is both unrealistic and simplistic. The authors define freedom as the ability to choose one of many available alternatives. They note that this concept of freedom sometimes leads to a paradox: occasionally, freedoms are expanded through the creation of additional restrictions because the restrictions provides people with more alternatives. Thus, being "free" or "restricted" is not an all-or-nothing proposition, but rather a question of degrees. Many works discuss restrictions in relation to a particular area of life, but none of them explore the magnitude of how limitations shape people's everyday lives. Restricting Freedoms is unique in that the authors provide case studies that illustrate a wide variety of social contexts in relation to religious activity, noise-making, and sexual activities, among others. This overview of the role of restrictions in American life will be of interest to all American readers. -- from dust jacket
Power and inequality in interpersonal relations by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misperceptions of the social world : what we get wrong about sex, race, money, and violence by Eric Beasley( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume elucidates some of the very concrete ways in which Americans misperceive the social world and how we are all subject to biases and illusions. As such, it challenges the assumption in much social science theorizing that people are rational actors by exploring how the machinations of cognition, the effect of our past experiences, the news, and social media feeds all factor into our opinion-making process. The chapters highlight common, and often incorrect, perceptions of population diversity, sexual behavior, the economy, health, and relationships. It shows how correcting these misperceptions of the social world can lead to real behavioral and attitudinal change
Restricting Freedoms : Limitations on the Individual in Contemporary America by Eric Beasley( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, freedom is so closely associated with the United States that most people still view America as the ultimate symbol of freedom. This is one reason why the desire to immigrate to the United States from almost anywhere in the world has not waned for more than a century. Because of this image, the idea that Americans are constrained by restrictive ordinances and rules seems contrary and therefore difficult for most citizens to accept. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley argue that the idea of basing American society upon unadulterated freedom in all spheres of life is both unrealistic and simplistic. The authors define freedom as the ability to choose one of many available alternatives. They note that this concept of freedom sometimes leads to a paradox: occasionally, freedoms are expanded through the creation of additional restrictions because the restrictions provide people with more alternatives. Thus, being free or restricted is not an all or nothing proposition, but rather a question of degrees. Many works discuss restrictions in relation to a particular area of life, but none of them explore the magnitude of how limitations shape people's everyday lives. Restricting Freedoms is unique in that the authors provide case studies that illustrate a wide variety of social contexts in relation to religious activity, noise-making, and sexual activities, among others. This overview of the role of restrictions in American life will be of interest to all American readers."--Provided by publisher
Power and Inequality in Interpersonal Relations by Eric Beasley( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores interpersonal situations in which weak or vulnerable people find themselves and the ways in which others help create, sustain, and eradicate such social dynamics. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley demonstrate that people can gain power over each other and then abuse this power because of unequal resource conditions. The authors define resources as the means necessary for satisfaction or achievement of needs or goals, such as wealth, physical strength, intellectual capacity and information, sexual attractiveness, and status. This volume is different from existing social science books on inequality and vulnerability, which address relations between people of different social positions, races, genders, ages, and places of residence confronting each other in political, economic, and cultural battles. This book focuses on people who become the victims of those whom they know personally-relatives, colleagues, neighbors. The authors argue that unequal resource distribution among members of social units is the main cause of conflict and ultimately creates situations where members of a social unit can abuse other members of the same unit."--Provided by publisher
The Process of video production( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discusses the making of the video tape from development of the initial concept to presentation of the finished product
Overlooking Men and Boys in Forced Criminality at the Border: A Content Analysis of Human Trafficking Training and Awareness Materials by Eric Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Executive Summary In the Post 9/11 era, where American security is intimately linked to a militarized border management system designed to protect the United States and its territories from threats of terrorism, illegal drugs, and illegal immigration, the media continues to perpetuate the 'Latino Threat Narrative'. The images and information offered to us for consumption help us construct an understanding of events, people, and places. This paper explores how the 'Latino Threat Narrative' and inherent gender biases shape how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) understands vulnerability and identifies human trafficking victims, particularly men and boys from Mexico and Central America who are victims of forced criminality. Drawing on current literature and by conducting a content analysis of human trafficking training and awareness materials made publicly available on the website of the Department of Homeland Security, this paper seeks to explain how and why men and boys are looked upon with suspicion as criminals and are overlooked as victims of human trafficking and forced criminality. It concludes by offering recommendations for improving the reporting procedures, as well as best practices for raising awareness
Misperceptions of the social world - what we get wrong about sex, race, mon by Eric Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Veterinary dentistry : extractions on a dog( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step-by-step instructions on how to extract teeth on a dog
 
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English (27)