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Concrete JunglesUrban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Rivke Jaffe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190273583
eISBN:
9780190273620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190273583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Social Movements and Social Change

In the popular imagination, Caribbean islands represent tropical paradise. This image underlies the efforts of many environmentalists to protect Caribbean coral reefs, mangroves, and rainforests. ... More

Contested KnowledgeScience, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Shiju Sam Varughese

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Contested Knowledge argues that the structural coupling between science and media in the context of risk politics has led to the creation of a ‘scientific public sphere’ in the state of Kerala, ... More

Controlling the WaterMatching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Irrigation management for agriculture and rural development has a long history in South Asia, yet today it asserts a critical paradox: new scarcities are emerging, but irrigated agriculture still ... More

The Criminology of PlaceStreet Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem

The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem

David Weisburd, Elizabeth R. Groff, and Sue-Ming Yang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369083
eISBN:
9780199979110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The study of crime has focused primarily on why particular people commit crime or why specific communities have higher crime levels than others. This book presents a new and different way of looking ... More

Crisis CitiesDisaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans

Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans

Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199752225
eISBN:
9780199371983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752225.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

This book blends critical theoretical insight with a historically grounded comparative study to examine the form, trajectory, and contradictions of redevelopment efforts following the 9/11 and ... More

The Culture of ConnectivityA Critical History of Social Media

The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Jose van Dijck

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199970773
eISBN:
9780199307425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970773.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book studies the rise of social media in the first decade of the twenty-first century, up until 2012. It provides both a historical and a critical analysis of the emergence of networking ... More

Curated StoriesThe Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

Sujatha Fernandes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618049
eISBN:
9780190618087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618049.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Culture

In the contemporary era we have seen a proliferation of storytelling activities, from the phenomenon of TED talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story-coaching agencies and consultants. ... More

Dancing to the StateThe Ethnic Compulsions of the Tangsa in Assam

Dancing to the State: The Ethnic Compulsions of the Tangsa in Assam

Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199472598
eISBN:
9780199089086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472598.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Race and Ethnicity

Can small indigenous communities survive, as distinct cultural entities, in northeast India, an area of mind-boggling ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity? What are the choices such communities ... More

Delivering Public Services EffectivelyTamil Nadu and Beyond

Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu and Beyond

Vivek S.

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199451326
eISBN:
9780199084494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India. In some states one can go miles without seeing a functional school or a public health centre, where roads are poorly ... More

Democracy and Its Institutions

Democracy and Its Institutions

André Béteille

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Democracy was inspired by the lofty ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. These ideals led many countries to challenge the absolutist monarchies of the past. In Europe, ... More

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