Stacey Hannem

Stacey Hannem
Wilfrid Laurier University | WLU · Department of Criminology

PhD Sociology (Carleton University 2009)

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Introduction
Stacey Hannem is a Professor in the Department of Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University.
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July 2016 - July 2019
Wilfrid Laurier University
Position
  • Chair
July 2009 - present
Wilfrid Laurier University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (23)
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This chapter addresses the concept of social structure in symbolic interactionist analyses. I begin by offering a brief overview of the critique of “astructural bias” in symbolic interaction and the rebuttals of these early criticisms. In exploring how interactionists may attend to structures of power and social organisation implicitly or explicitl...
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Drawing on some of my own empirical work, in this chapter I illustrate the need to comprehend structural stigma as an exercise of power and governance that relies on a discourse of risk. In so doing, I argue that common-sense and colloquial understandings and usage of the term stigma emphasize negative individual interactions while ignoring the way...
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Full-Text Available: https://rdcu.be/bhWib Sixteen months after Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States a Washington Post headline read: “2016 is the rape election.” This paper examines the evolution of the discourse of sexual misconduct in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Using qualitative media analysis as ou...
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La présente étude se penche sur les tentatives récentes des chercheurs et des activistes pour comprendre les conséquences collatérales du système de justice pénale pour les familles des détenus et pour remettre en question la légitimité de tels dommages collatéraux dans la « guerre contre le crime ». Ceux qui cherchent à montrer que les familles de...
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This article draws on fourteen in‐depth semi‐structured interviews with men who hire female escorts to examine the role of intimacy in their interactions with sex workers. Using the concept of social scripting, we examine the cultural, interpersonal, and intrapsychic meanings that shape the commodified sexual interaction. Focusing on the clients' i...
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This study describes the use of traditional public sociology as a method of recruitment for organic public sociology research with sex workers. Drawing on their grounded research experience, the authors discuss the issues of representation and framing of the research that arise when engaging in public research with multiple stakeholder publics. Spe...
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Goffman described the moral career of stigmatized persons as a process by which an individual acquires a stigmatized identity. His analysis, which assumes that individuals recognize and adopt the normative framing of their behavior, glosses over individual identity negotiations. Drawing on 50 interviews with sex industry third parties, this article...
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This report details the results of a qualitative needs assessment of sex workers in the small city of Brantford, Ontario, and the surrounding rural counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk.
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Nearly every ethnographer has observed the growing reach and increasingly uncomfortable power of the IRB. As IRB restrictions have grown tighter, the consequences have become more dire. The failure of most IRBs to understand ethnography at all, along with increasing concerns about litigation that trump the welfare of both researchers and “subjects,...
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Drawing on thirty in-depth interviews with individuals who have experienced verbal violence in intimate and family relationships, this article utilizes constructivist grounded theory to examine the tensions inherent in representations of verbal violence in the interview context. The authors find that participants discursively construct verbal viole...
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This report examines the response of victim service agencies in Ontario to "family-victims" - individuals who are both the primary victim of a crime and a family member of the accused.
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This article engages in a reflexive, critical, analysis, re-examining data from an earlier project that used qualitative interviewing to investigate the experiences of women who came into contact with police because of situations of ‘verbal abuse’. In the present article, we use discursive psychology to explore how the women navigated narratives of...
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This interdisciplinary, qualitative study explores why individuals called the police in noncriminal, verbally aggressive situations and how they perceived police responses. In-depth interviews were conducted with 30 individuals, mostly women. While some reported positive perceptions of the police response, the participants' accounts underscored the...
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As legal authorities consider the constitutionality of the laws surrounding prostitution in Canada, we have the opportunity to rethink some of the fundamental assumptions that have been made about sex work and the socio-legal responses to it. In this article we draw on the concept of structural stigma to analyze the stigmatic assumptions inherent i...
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Alors que de nombreux chercheurs universitaires du domaine de la surveillance et de la police affirment que l'émergence d'une société de la surveillance normalise l'utilisation des technologies de surveillance par les services policiers, nous constatons qu'à cause d'un manque de données empiriques il est difficile de déterminer l'impact réel de la...
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Stigma Revisited: Implications of the Mark is a collection of qualitative, empirical studies of populations who experience stigma. Discrimination, marginality and social injustice are recognized as indelibly tied to the phenomena of stigma. This volume builds on the work of Erving Goffman and integrates a larger, structural understanding of stigma...
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The goal of this book is to examine the social phenomenon of stigma as a substantive, everyday experience, and to contextualize the lived realities of stigmatized and marginalized persons theoretically. We need to appreciate that stigma is both symbolically realized in individual interactions and structurally embedded in the cultural values, practi...
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On September 11, 2001, a series of attacks occurred in the United States of America. Four commercial airliners were hijacked by a group1 of Muslim men from the Middle East. Two of the planes were flown into the World Trade Center (known as the Twin Towers) in New York City, one struck the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and another crashed in a field i...
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As the authors throughout this volume demonstrate, symbolic and structural stigmas are attached to those characteristics that are best described as "undesirable" or risk-laden within a particular social and political milieu. Certainly criminality, sexual deviance, ethnic minority status, and mental illness are some of the most salient markers of ri...
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Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) is a restorative justice-based model that originated in Canada in the mid-1990s for the postincarceration reintegration of those who have offended sexually. Although the roots of COSA are in restorative justice philosophy, the program has also found favour, to some degree, with organisations such as poli...
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This article is an examination of the Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) initiative in Canada as a community response to the release of high‐risk, warrant‐expired sex offenders. In this paper, we examine the socio‐political context in which the COSA initiative emerged and provide a theoretical analysis of the underlying philosophy of the...

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Through the use of semi-structured interviews with clients who purchase sexual services, this project explores how these clients reacted to the criminalization of their behaviour through Bill C-36. Topic explored include feelings of stigma and stigma management, their decision making process and the desire for "connection" in their interactions with sex-workers.
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This project has two goals: 1. To examine how images are used in the framing processes associated with the construction of social problems. To begin, we are conducting several case studies involving a semiotic analysis of images used in social problems claimsmaking, Following this, we will engage in audience reaction studies to examine how the public interprets images in the context of a social problems claims. 2. To lay out a methodological framework for the study of images in the constructionist approach to studying social problems.