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Wiley, George  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
George Wiley (1931–1973) was a reformer, organizer, and social activist. He is credited with organizing poor people into a significant political force in the United States during the late ... More

Wilkins, Roy  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Roy Wilkins (1901–1981) was a writer and national civil rights spokesperson. He was assistant executive secretary and executive director of the NAACP for 46 years, during which time he ... More

William Blake and the Apocalypse  

Christopher Rowland

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Aug 2016
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Religion
William Blake (1757–1827) was a British artist, engraver, poet, and writer on theological themes. His illuminated books were the product of his technological inventiveness, and are ... More

William Labov  

Matthew J. Gordon

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May 2017
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Linguistics
William Labov (b. 1927) is an American linguist who pioneered the study of variationist sociolinguistics. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Labov studied English and philosophy at ... More

Williams, Anita Rose  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Anita Rose Williams (1891–1983) was a social worker and supervisor. She was the first Black Catholic social worker in the United States and the first Black supervisor employed by a ... More

Williams, Raymond  

Jim McGuigan

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Apr 2017
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Communication
Raymond Williams (1921–1988) is often cited as one of the founders of the interdisciplinary field of education and research known as cultural studies (CS). To be more specific, he ... More

wind  

Liba Taub

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Feb 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Oxford Classical Dictionary
In classical times, wind was in some cases understood to be a god, or as being under the influence of a god; it was understood by some to be a phenomenon liable to prediction and/or explanation as a ... More

wind-gods  

Alan H. Griffiths

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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Wind-gods are attested as the object of anxious cultic attention as early as the Mycenaean period, when a priestess of the winds (anemōn iereia) is recorded on the *Cnossus tablets (see mycenaean ... More

wine, Greek and Roman  

Jeremy Paterson

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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
The grape vine, which grows naturally in the highlands between the 10° C and 20° C annual isotherms (approximately between 30° and 50° north), had appeared in a cultivated form (vitis vinifera ... More

Witnessing and Victimhood  

Sandra Walklate

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Feb 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
It is without doubt that the 21st century is marked by ever-present 24-hour media. Mobile phones, iPads, and Wi-Fi networks mean that many people in many different parts of the world are ... More

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