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2006 - American Sociological Association Pages: 34 pages || Words: 9609 words || 
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1. Trujillo-Pagan, Nicole. "Hazardous Constructions of Latino Immigrants in the Construction Industry: The Case of a Post-Katrina New Orleans" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug 10, 2006 Online <PDF>. 2020-01-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p104430_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper demonstrates that dominant approaches to Mexican immigrant construction workers obscure the nature of workplace discrimination. In defining the problems of occupational risk, health and safety specialists emphasize Mexican immigrant workers’ deficiencies. In contrast, workers emphasized workplace discrimination and legal vulnerability. This paper argues that health and safety specialists’ outreach to Mexican immigrant workers not only obscure experiences of discrimination and vulnerability, but also facilitate structural inequality. These perspectives were particularly evident and “hazardous” in the case of a post-disaster New Orleans as Mexican immigrants working in cleanup and recovery work found themselves physically and symbolically injured by a broader political discourse to “Bring New Orleans Back.”

2013 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 6920 words || 
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2. Dixon, Shane. and Quirke, Linda. "Construction Work: The Social Construction of “Work” in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton New York and Sheraton New York, New York, NY, Aug 09, 2013 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2020-01-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p649935_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper examines the textual coverage of the topic of work in Canadian English-language introductory sociology textbooks. Our findings are based on a content analysis of 21 Canadian texts published between 2008 and 2012. We found that only 12 of 21 textbooks included a chapter on work, suggesting that work occupies a peripheral position in Canadian sociology texts. Most chapters on work discussed economic systems, economic sectors (i.e. secondary and service) and major transitions in the world of work over the past two generations. However, topics such as service sector work were given a disproportionate share of attention, while others (i.e. workplace injury) were given short shrift. Textbook portrayals of content such as manufacturing work were frequently characterized by a lack of nuance. These findings highlight a gap between the sociology of work, and the social construction of the "sociology of work" in many Canadian introductory sociology textbooks.

2009 - ISA's 50th ANNUAL CONVENTION "EXPLORING THE PAST, ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE" Pages: 49 pages || Words: 15604 words || 
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3. Gerdes, Luke. "Constructing Terror: How Issues of Construct Validity Undermine the Utility of Terror Databases and Statistical Analyses of Terrorism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 50th ANNUAL CONVENTION "EXPLORING THE PAST, ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE", New York Marriott Marquis, NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, Feb 15, 2009 Online <PDF>. 2020-01-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p312611_index.html>
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Abstract: A methodological divide plagues terrorism research. Quantitative and qualitative researchers have drawn mutually exclusive conclusions regarding the root causes of the terrorism. In an attempt to help resolve this conflict, this paper assesses the reliability of the data used by statistical researchers of terrorism. The results demonstrate that issues of construct validity limit the reliability of regression analysis in the field of terrorism; unless quantitative researchers make significant changes in the way they operationalize dependent and independent variables, their work will remain misleading. Ultimately, statistical analysis of terrorism must be paired with other methodologies in order to provide the context necessary to understand raw quantitative data.

2009 - Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference Words: 170 words || 
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4. Mosser, Joanna. "Constructing Risk, Constructing Citizens in U.S. Public Health Policy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, <Not Available>. 2020-01-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p360412_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Regulations that protect against threats to public health and safety have come under attack as inconsistent with democratic claims. The resulting debate has been unproductive, teetering between calls of ‘not enough’ or ‘too much’ democracy, and ‘not enough’ or ‘too much’ science, in the cycles of regulatory anxiety, reactivity, inefficacy, doubt, and insecurity that pit science, law, the administrative process, interest politics, and public demands against one another. Given less attention is the constitutive effect of this boundary-crossing conversation and conflict among stakeholder constructions of risk. This paper, accordingly, asks two questions: First, to what ways of knowing—scientific, legal, political, organizational, or lay—are constructions of public health risk obedient, and why? Second, what are the constitutive implications of risk regulation’s juggling act for the construction and representation of norms and expectations of democratic citizenship? I explore these questions in a study of the Healthy People initiative, a project that enlists federal and state public health agencies and non-governmental community organizations in preventive action against a series of national health priorities.

2008 - International Communication Association Pages: 35 pages || Words: 11062 words || 
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5. Lee, Micky. "Constructed Global Space, Constructed Citizenship" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 21, 2008 Online <APPLICATION/NAME>. 2020-01-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p229846_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper is interested in the question of how social actors negotiate their racial/ethnic, gender, and class identities in relation to their citizen identity in a specific spatio-temporal context. More specifically, it looks at how the process of identity negotiations takes place under a neoliberal economic ideology in an integrated global economy. By examining the WTO protest in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Disneyland, it is argued that the British colonial government-designed “Hong Kong Chinese” identity has been employed by the state even after decolonisation to justify the free market policies of this city-state. New international division of labour however probes to question naturalised social relations.

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