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This week in North Philly Notes, Scott Decker, David Pyrooz, and James Densley, the coauthors of On Gangs take a look back at gangs in American society. Like most social phenomena, gangs are dynamic. The str...

What is past is prologue: A century of gangs in the United States

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Jim Murphy speaks @ Temple University

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Chris Malo, from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication, will interview Jim Murphy about his book Real Philly Real Faston Tue, Feb 08 at 1:00 pm. This program will be presented via Zoom. For more information visit:

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Making Their Days Happen
Paid Personal Assistance Services Supporting People with Disability Living in Their Homes and Communities

Lisa I. Iezzoni

LISTEN: Lisa Iezzoni addressed ableism in health care on the Vital Voices podcast (Jan 10)
READ: an editorial on the need for doctors to accommodate people with disabilities in STAT (Jan 13)

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Good Reasons to Run
Women and Political Candidacy

Edited by Shauna L. Shames, Rachel I. Bernhard, Mirya R. Holman, and Dawn Langan Teele

WINNER: Erika Fairchild Award from the Southern Political Science Association's Women's Caucus

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Islam, Justice, and Democracy

Sabri Ciftci

READ: author's blog post on Religion in Public (Jan 5)

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Public City/Public Sex
Homosexuality, Prostitution, and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Andrew Israel Ross

Honorable Mention: the Eugen Weber Book Award from the UCLA Department of History

Spring 2022

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