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South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This work is a well-researched study of the last few decades of the networks in the Global Justice Movement (GJM) and World Social Forums. It offers a more novel perspective on the traditions of ... More

Soybeans and PowerGenetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina

Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina

Pablo Lapegna

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190215132
eISBN:
9780190215170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Genetically modified (GM) or transgenic crops transformed global agriculture since their commercial release in the mid-1990s. GM crops are the product of genetically engineered seeds that are ... More

The Space of OpinionMedia Intellectuals and the Public Sphere

The Space of Opinion: Media Intellectuals and the Public Sphere

Ronald N. Jacobs and Eleanor Townsley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797929
eISBN:
9780199944170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797929.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Opinion is increasingly central in American news media, but there has been little systematic attention paid to the institutional spaces of media opinion, or to the role of media commentary in ... More

Spectacular CitiesReligion, Landscape, and the Dialectics of Globalization

Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape, and the Dialectics of Globalization

Ipsita Chatterjee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199465132
eISBN:
9780199086825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Economic Sociology

Globalization is a much talked about subject in academic and non-academic circles; hence plenty has been written to understand it, describe it, and find conceptual tools to explain it. However, ... More

State Without HonourWomen Workers in India's Anganwadis

State Without Honour: Women Workers in India's Anganwadis

M.S. Sreerekha

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199468164
eISBN:
9780199088836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468164.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Gender and Sexuality

This book is an attempt towards a fresh understanding of the political economy of women’s work in India and its relationship with the Indian state. The study critically analyses the concept and ... More

Stories Without BordersThe Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event

Stories Without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event

Julia Sonnevend

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190604301
eISBN:
9780190604349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604301.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book asks how particular news events become “global iconic events,” while others fade into oblivion. Focusing on journalists covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and on subsequent retellings of ... More

Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the past two decades, many prevention and suppression programs have been initiated on a national and local level to combat street gangs—but what do we really know about them? Why do youths join ... More

Structure and CognitionAspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Veena Das

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Hindu caste and ritual are two features of the Hindu society that are discussed in Structure and Cognition. The book presents a thorough analysis of two Sanskrit texts, the Dharmaranya Purana and the ... More

Stubborn RootsRace, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Prudence L. Carter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

This book details a sociological, comparative analysis of the institutional and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and South Africa. This book details how ... More

Taking RootHuman Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South

Taking Root: Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South

James Ron, Shannon Golden, David Crow, and Archana Pandya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199975044
eISBN:
9780190677299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975044.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

The number of rights organizations worldwide has grown exponentially, as the term “human rights” becomes increasingly common among politicians and civil society activists. As international donors ... More

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