New York



The Online Journal of the

New York State Sociological Association

Volume 6 —December 2012



Table of Contents Numbered to Correspond with Printed Articles

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An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Asylum Seekers’ Challengers of Becoming Displaced

Babak R. Mohassel, Bloomsburg University

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Freezing the Movement on Film: Iconic Photos of the Civil Rights Movement

Paul T. Murray, Siena College

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Securing the Nation: The National Security Strategy According to the Bush and Obama Administrations

Polly Sylvia, Baruch College

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Attitudes towards People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Cheryl Posillico, Siena College

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From the Civil Rights Movement to the Rise of the Incarceration Nation: The Politics of Race and Crime in Contemporary America

Owen Brown, Medgar Evers College

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Paul T. Murray, Siena College

Laura J. McClusky, Wells College

Michael I. Niman, Buffalo State College

Kristen Hourigan, University @ Albany

Deinya Phenix, St. Francis College

Jeanne Cameron, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Paul Fuller, St. John Fisher College

Tim McCorry, Medaille College

Cover Photo: Michael I. Niman

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ISSN 1936-1947


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