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"Prison abolition cannot be understood through a myopic lens, at its core, the long-term goal of prison abolition is for all people to live in a safe and liberated world. In this way, contrary to popular belief, prison abolition is about healing and accountability, suggesting an entirely different way of living..." – By Kayla M. Martensen and Beth E. Richie
"Faces loom large in our everyday lives for many different reasons. We use them to infer people’s thoughts and feelings, to help in understanding what they are saying, to recognize people we know, and to form impressions of people we haven’t met before, including their age, gender, attractiveness, and even personality. ..." – By Andrew W. Young
In June 2021, 171 new and 11 revised articles across 23 disciplines have been published on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias platform.
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