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Cohen, Stanley

Works: 43 works in 401 publications in 5 languages and 7,889 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: HM291, 303.33
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Most widely held works about Stanley Cohen
Most widely held works by Stanley Cohen
Folk devils and moral panics : the creation of the Mods and Rockers by Stanley Cohen( Book )

88 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen's classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term 'moral panic' into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon"--
The manufacture of news : social problems, deviance and the mass media by Stanley Cohen( Book )

61 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States of denial : knowing about atrocities and suffering by Stanley Cohen( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blocking out, turning a blind eye, shutting off, not wanting to know, wearing blinkers, seeing what we want to see ... these are all expressions of 'denial'. Alcoholics who refuse to recognize their condition, people who brush aside suspicions of their partner's infidelity, the wife who doesn't notice that her husband is abusing their daughter, are supposedly 'in denial'. Governments deny their responsibility for atrocities, and plan them to achieve 'maximum deniability'. Truth Commissions try to overcome the suppression and denial of past horrors. Bystander nations deny their responsibility to intervene, whether in Bosnia or Rwanda. Do these phenomena have anything in common? When we deny, are we aware of what we are doing or is this an unconscious defence mechanism to protect us from unwelcome truths? Can there be cultures of denial? How do organizations like Amnesty and Oxfam try to overcome the public's apparent indifference to distant suffering and cruelty? Is denial always so bad--or do we need positive illusions to retain our sanity? States of denial is the first comprehensive study of both the personal and political ways in which uncomfortable realitites are avoided and evaded. It ranges from clinical studies of depression, to media images of suffering, to explanations of the 'passive bystander' and 'compassion fatigue'. The book shows how organized atrocities--the Holocaust and other genocides, torture, and political massacres--are denied by perpetrators and by bystanders, those who stand by and do nothing
Psychological survival; the experience of long-term imprisonment by Stanley Cohen( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social control and the state by Stanley Cohen( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of social control : crime, punishment, and classification by Stanley Cohen( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Punishment and social control : essays in honor of Sheldon L. Messinger( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All deviance-control reforms or policy shifts can be observed in two ways. First, there are the ideas, concepts, theories, ideologies, or knowledge claims that are supposed to have informed the policy. Second, there are the observable ways in which the policy has been practiced or implemented. These two aspects - theory and practice, ideas and implementation, knowledge and power - are related, but they are not the same. This volume explores that problematic relationship, which might be seen as one between intentions and consequences. What accounts for the apparently permanent gap in the history of social control between good intentions leading to bad consequences? One line of argument suggests that the original intentions have been undermined by bureaucratic convenience or professional self-interest. In other studies, those original intentions are themselves suspect - riddled by ideological contradictions or masks for political-economic interest and other historical imperatives. The essays in this volume are connected by a concern with the elements involved in the interface between the ideas and policies associated with law and punishment. Among the major questions raised are: Is what is alleged to be "new" really new? Are continuities more striking that discontinuities? How are we to explain any changes? And what effect do these changes have?
Images of deviance by Stanley Cohen( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against criminology by Stanley Cohen( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime, social control and human rights : from moral panics to states of denial, essays in honour of Stanley Cohen by David M Downes( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of essays in Stanley Cohen's honor that examines the main themes he has explored and developed, which are: crime, social control, and human rights
Representations of global poverty : aid, development and international NGOs by Nandita Dogra( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the efforts of increasingly media-aware NGOs, people in the west are bombarded with images of poverty and inequality in the developing world. This is a comprehensive study of the communications and imagery used by international NGOs to represent the developing world
The interrogation of Palestinians during the Intifada : ill-treatment, "moderate physical pressure" or torture? by Daphna Golan-Agnon( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceived work effort as time devoted to an activity by John R Turney( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work effort is one of the quantitative measures in organizational effectiveness programs, but little has been done to measure effort itself or its external indicators. This research explores the extent to which self-estimates of effort expended on specific activities are related to actual time spent. Self-estimates of the effort and amount of time spent on specific activities were collected from 31 soldiers in an information-processing facility. At the same time, a computer recorded the amount of time actually spent on each activity. Analysis of the data indicated that the perceptual measures of effort correlated significantly with actual durations across different activities and different measures of time. On the average, 25% of the variance in effort was accounted for by time. External indicators of work effort can measure either intensity or duration of expended effort. When external indicators of intensity are also developed, it should be possible to determine how adequately self-estimates of effort can be anchored in external reality by incorporating measures of both intensity and duration across a range of Army jobs and organizational settings. (Author)
Green harms and crimes : critical criminology in a changing world by Ragnhild Aslaug Sollund( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Harms and Crimes was produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, and to pay tribute to Stanley Cohen. The book presents discussions of the application of Cohen's theories alongside empirical contributions in the fields of critical and green criminology. Taken together, the authors address harms and crimes against the environment, as well as against human and nonhuman victims. Injustices produced by powers driving harmful practices, such as capitalism and consumerism, are analyzed from the perspectives of speciesism, environmental (in)justice, species (in)justice and ecological (in)justice - thus encompassing both human and animal rights. Specific topics in this important volume include: waste and corporate crimes, agribusiness and food crimes, illegal wildlife trafficking, species endangerment, political protest and its oppression by legal power institutions
Ausbruchsversuche : Identität und Widerstand in der modernen Lebenswelt by Stanley Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiones de control social : delitos, castigos y clasificaciones by Stanley Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prison secrets by Stan Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime, justice, and social control in the Israeli Arab population by Stanley Cohen( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Hebrew and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potere e violenza : guerra, terrorismo e diritti( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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States of denial : knowing about atrocities and suffering
Alternative Names
Cohen, S.

Cohen, Stan 1942-

Cohen Stan 1942-2013

Cohen, Stanley Hymie 1942-2013

Cohen, Stanley Hymie 1942-2013 sociologue

Cohen, Stanley J.

Kohen, Stanli

Kohen, Sṭanli 1942-2013

Kohen Sṭenliy 1942-2013

Kojen, S. 1937-

Stanley Cohen britischer Soziologe

Stanley Cohen Brits socioloog (1942-2013)

Stanley Cohen, Ed

Stanley Cohen sociólogo y criminólogo sudafricano

Стэнли Коэн

כהן, סטנלי

כהן סטנלי 1942-2013

استنلی کوهن

코언, 스탠리

コーエン, S.

コーエン, スタンリー

スタンリー・コーエン (社会学者)

English (341)

German (7)

Italian (5)

Spanish (5)

Hebrew (1)

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