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Water Security in Peri-urban South AsiaAdapting to Climate Change and Urbanization

Water Security in Peri-urban South Asia: Adapting to Climate Change and Urbanization

Vishal Narain and Anjal Prakash (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199464166
eISBN:
9780199087037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

This book explores the implications of urbanization and climate change for peri-urban water security in South Asia. Focusing on four locations in the region, namely Kathmandu (Nepal), Khulna ... More

What Is a Human?What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

What Is a Human?: What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190608071
eISBN:
9780190608101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608071.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Comparative and Historical Sociology

For hundreds of years people have debated what a human is. Some claim humans are those with human DNA. Some claim humans are those with certain traits like rationality. Others say humans are those ... More

What's Normal?Reconciling Biology and Culture

What's Normal?: Reconciling Biology and Culture

Allan V. Horwitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603243
eISBN:
9780190603281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603243.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Since the emergence of Western philosophy and science among the Classical Greeks, debates have raged over the relative significance of biology and culture on an individual’s behavior. Today, recent ... More

What's Wrong with Fat?The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Abigail Saguy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic—a “battle of the bulge” of not just national, but global proportions—that requires drastic and immediate action. Experts in the media, ... More

When Prisoners Come HomeParole and Prisoner Reentry

When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Joan Petersilia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Every year, hundreds of thousands of jailed Americans leave prison and return to society. Largely uneducated, unskilled, often without family support, and with the stigma of a prison record hanging ... More

Who Owns the World's Media?Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

Who Owns the World's Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

Eli M. Noam and The International Media Concentration Collaboration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199987238
eISBN:
9780190210182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Economic Sociology

Media concentration has been an issue around the world. To some observers the power of large corporations has never been higher. To others, the Internet has brought openness and diversity. What ... More

Why David Sometimes WinsLeadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Marshall Ganz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' ground-breaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural ... More

Women in WarThe Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador

Women in War: The Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador

Jocelyn Viterna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199843633
eISBN:
9780199369591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843633.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Over the past several decades, women have joined insurgent armies in significant and surprising numbers. Why do women become guerrilla insurgents? What experiences do they have in guerrilla armies? ... More

The World Heroin MarketCan Supply Be Cut?

The World Heroin Market: Can Supply Be Cut?

Letizia Paoli, Victoria A. Greenfield, and Peter Reuter

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195322996
eISBN:
9780199944194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322996.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Heroin is universally considered the world's most harmful illegal drug. This is due not only to the damaging effects of the drug itself, but also to the spread of AIDS tied to its use. Burgeoning ... More

Wounded CityViolent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio

Wounded City: Violent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio

Robert Vargas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190245900
eISBN:
9780190245948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245900.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

This book charts a new direction for explanations of neighborhood violence that focuses on the underexamined role of adversarial relations (turf wars) among politicians, gangs, and the police. This ... More

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