W. Lawrence Neuman

W. Lawrence Neuman
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater | UWW · Department of Sociology, Criminology & Anthropology

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Introduction
W. Lawrence Neuman, Professor Emeritus. Sociology, Univ. Wisconsin - Whitewater. W. does research in Social Stratification, Quantitative and Qualitative Social Research and Japanese Society.
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Social scientists have actively debated the concept of citizenship since the 1990s. Most discussions occurred within a Western academic context and only referenced the experiences of Europe and North America. This paper examines recent conceptualizations of citizenship and considers their relevance for citizenship in Japan. More than a technical tr...
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Federal and state agencies as well as private sector agencies often try to serve the needs of small and medium-sized firms to facilitate their efforts for globalization. Educational and training programs are usually developed based on hypothetical needs. Understanding the perceived barriers or impediments for globalization of small and medium sized...
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he face-to-face interview has several limitations. It requires more time and entails greater cost than other survey modes. It may yield data that mix variation originating in a respondent’s responses with variation across interview situations. However, it also has significant advantages over non-interview surveys and over non-personal interviews du...
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American public opinion toward Japan grew more negative coincident with 1980s “Japan-bashing” media messages. Two theories of opinion formation provide explanations for this. Democratic representation theory understands opinions as rational responses to new information. Cultural interpretation theory holds that public opinion is based on one's rece...
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Cross-national studies of crime are dominated by a Durkheimian-Modernization theoretical perspective. We evaluate this perspective and present two alternatives, the Marxian-World System and Ecological-Opportunity perspectives. Each is for its theory of social change, causal explanation of criminal behavior, conceptualization of law and crime rates,...
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State transformation theory links social movements to state policy formation processes by focusing on the role of cultural meaning in organized political struggles. Despite a resemblance among concepts and concerns, constructionist ideas found in the social problems, social movements, and symbolic politics literatures have Mot been incorporated int...
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This aggregate analysis of rape law reform in 48 states complements existing individual-level studies by providing a picture of the nationwide impact of the reforms. A theoretical model of rape law impact is developed, and the effects of several reform measures on official rape rates are examined through multiple regression analyses that control fo...
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Szafran's (1986) study on pretests in introductory sociology is replicated and extended. His findings for posttest scores basically are confirmed, but different variables are found to affect pretest scores and results for students' evaluation are not replicated. New variables are examined and two learning models, accumulated advantage and interest...
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Largely as a result of the feminist movement, most states have passed some form of rape reform legislation. Most rape law research has attempted to ascertain whether the reformed laws have achieved specific instrumental goals. In contrast, this paper emphasizes rape law reform as a symbolic indicator of women's contemporary social status. We believ...
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This is an analysis of the relationship between large landownership and "representative political activity" as one expression of political hegemony in the capitalist class of Chile in the mid-1960s. We conceptualize landed corporate executives and principal owners of capital and their non-landed counterparts in the largest corporations as distinct...

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A book length project that examines the Japanese case to understand how people construct boundaries of social inclusion or exclusion. I argue that people use understandings of who they are, i.e., identity, and their relationships with others in local civil society to build an informal, localized form of citizenship. They construct a local normative order that may (or may not) include others, advance human dignity, and provide care.