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In: Grazer Philosophische Studien
In: Pneuma


The anarchist movement utilizes non-statist and anti-statist strategies for radical social transformation, thus indicating the limits of political opportunity theory and its emphasis upon the state. Using historical narratives from present-day anarchist movement literature, we note various events and phenomena in the last two centuries and their relevance to the mobilization and demobilization of anarchist movements throughout the world (Bolivia, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, Venezuela). Labor movement allies, failing state socialism, and punk subculture have provided conditions conducive to anarchism, while state repression and Bolshevik success in the Soviet Union constrained success. This variation suggests that future work should attend more closely to the role of national context, and the interrelationship of political and non-political factors.

In: Comparative Sociology
In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion
In People and Institutions in the Roman Empire colleagues honor Garrett Fagan for his contributions to our understanding and appreciation of Roman history and culture. In addition to reviewing and contextualizing Fagan’s works and legacy, contributing authors pursue in their chapters topics and methodologies that interested Fagan - the experiences of individuals within Roman state and social institutions from the end of the Republic through the Empire and into Late Antiquity.
Part One contextualizes Fagan’s scholarship, demonstrating the diversity of his interests and his impact. Part Two considers the intersection between people and core state institutions: army, law, and religion. Part Three examines Roman social and cultural institutions such as the baths, arena, historiography, and provincial elite society.
In: People and Institutions in the Roman Empire
In: People and Institutions in the Roman Empire
In: People and Institutions in the Roman Empire

The specific features of the Internet have created an ideal place for teaching and learning. There has been a lot of attention on how and why students adopt and use an Internet-based learning medium. In recent years, we witnessed a significant amount of studies on the impact of contextual factors (such as gender difference) on technology usage. These studies have shown that male and female users seem to use technology in a very different way. In view of this, we attempt to explore the gender differences in student acceptance of an Internet-based learning medium (ILM). Specifically, we examine the gender differences in the relative impact of both extrinsic and intrinsic motivations, as well as the social influence on student acceptance of an ILM. A total of 504 students participated in this study. Attitude has the strongest direct effect on behavioral intention for both male and female students. Perceived usefulness influences attitude and behavioral intention to use an ILM more strongly for male students than it influences female students, whilst subjective norm is a more important factor determining female students’ intention to use an ILM than it is for male students. We conclude the paper by discussing its theoretical and practical implications.

In: Technology Acceptance in Education