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Thrift and Thriving in AmericaCapitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Joshua Yates and James Davison Hunter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book is about the seminal importance of thrift to American culture and history. Underpinning the diversity of disciplinary perspectives presented in this volume are two overarching claims. ... More

Towards Another ReasonIdentity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Ulrich Demmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Locating the politics of ethical collective identities in postcolonial South India, this work explores the ways in which different cultural communities forge their self-understandings in terms of ... More

Transcending Racial BarriersToward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Despite recent progress against racial inequalities, American society continues to produce attitudes and outcomes that reinforce the racial divide. This book offers a fresh perspective on how to ... More

(Un)Familiar FemininitiesStudies in Contemporary Lesbian South Asian Texts

(Un)Familiar Femininities: Studies in Contemporary Lesbian South Asian Texts

Aneeta Rajendran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199454914
eISBN:
9780199085385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199454914.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The female homosexual in South Asia is not always a visible lesbian person. She is often a figuration of an act that challenges hegemonic ideas of gender and female subjectivity. This lesbian ... More

Unbecoming CitizensCulture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan

Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan

Michael Hutt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670608
eISBN:
9780199081806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670608.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book recounts the plight of some hundred thousand refugees of Nepali ethnic origin (also known as the Lhotshampa or ‘Southern Borderlander’) who claim to have been wrongfully evicted from ... More

Unraveling Farmer Suicides in IndiaEgoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life

Unraveling Farmer Suicides in India: Egoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life

Nilotpal Kumar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199466856
eISBN:
9780199087402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466856.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

‘Farmers’ suicides’ have largely been framed through official suicide statistics, and they have been explained in terms of agrarian production-related crisis across geographies. Based on ethnographic ... More

UnwantedMuslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Sandra M. Bucerius

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199856473
eISBN:
9780199398133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity

This study builds on five years of ethnographic research with an all-male group of fifty-five Muslim second-generation immigrant drug dealers in Frankfurt, Germany, and examines the relationship ... More

The Victimization of WomenLaw, Policies, and Politics

The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765102
eISBN:
9780199944187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book presents a balanced and comprehensive summary of the most significant research on the victimizations, violence, and victim politics that disproportionately affect women. The chapters ... More

Violence at the Urban Margins

Violence at the Urban Margins

Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190221447
eISBN:
9780190221461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190221447.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book examines the causes, forms, and experiences of urban violence in the Americas. It does so through a series of theoretically informed ethnographic analyses of the role that violence plays in ... More

Violence, Martyrdom and PartitionA Daughter's Testimony

Violence, Martyrdom and Partition: A Daughter's Testimony

Nonica Datta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699340
eISBN:
9780199080236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699340.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book presents the oral testimony of Subhashini (1914–2003), the woman head of a well-known Arya Samaj institution devoted to women's education in rural north India. Subhashini's narrative ... More

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