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THINKING ALLOWED
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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
08 March 2006
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The Games Black Girls Play
In her new book The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop, Kyra Gaunt, Associate Professor of ethnomusicology at New York University, explains that games such as handclapping and double-dutch, played by young black girls both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular music-making.

Laurie Taylor discovers how these musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African-American girls learn and how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music.

Punishment
In society today there's a great deal of discussion going on concerning crime and what should happen to those committing the offence.  Crime and punishment are social and cultural manifestations closely bound up with perceptions of morality, norms and values.

Laurie Taylor is joined by Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus at University College London and Nils Christie, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oslo to explore the legitimacy of punishment and the relationship between prisons and social order.
Additional information: 

Kyra Gaunt, Associate Professor of Ehtnomusicology at New York University 

The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 0814731198

Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University College London

Punishment: The Supposed Justifications Revisited
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 0745321313

Professor Nils Christie, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oslo

A Suitable Amount of Crime
Publisher: Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Lt
ISBN 0415336112

Crime Control as Industry: Towards Gulags, Western Style?
Publisher: Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Lt
ISBN 0415234875
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