American constitutional law provides protection for arrested persons from coercive police interrogation by giving them the right to refuse to answer questions and to the assistance of a lawyer during questioning. Once these Miranda rights are invoked by the interrogated suspect, the police must cease questioning immediately. In recent years, however, courts have adopted restrictive definitions of the kind of invocation that will count as legally efficacious. In using hyper-literal parsings of the language of suspects who attempt to assert their rights, these judges fail to utilize ordinary norms ofRead More
Tom Boellstorff is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. From 2007–2012, Boellstorf sat as Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. He currently sits on the Read More
This study describes death in Mawlanā Jalāl ad-dīn Rūmī’s magnum opus, Mathnawī. The work concentrates on discussing death in a positive light as emphasized in Islām. This thesis thus touches on a notion quite common in Islamic, be it larger religious, mysticism; that one can die a spiritual death while still physically alive. The inevitability and certitude of death has always captured human imagination. In Islām, and especially in early Ṣūfī literature, interesting discussions on the ‘idea of dying’ have occurred with profound insight and understanding. The preoccupation with deathRead More

Posted On August 1, 2015By thanhnhan.huynhle@gmail.comIn 2015-aug-18, 2015-aug-18-ais2

Mental health service users in Hong Kong
– Hong Kong

The community project investigated the effects of mental health services on their Chinese users in Hong Kong. The relationship between mental health and social inclusion has generated much interest among social services providers, policy makers, and academics. The interactions with these individuals occurred throughout 2013 and 2014, and suggest that individuals receiving these facilities well participate in various life domains, and are satisfied with the level of opportunities in these domains. Furthermore, the individuals do not often encounter discrimination in their daily life, and have strong general health. The projectRead More