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Entangled UrbanismSlum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Sanjay Srivastava

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

What makes a city? Rather than a totality, a city is best understood through focusing upon different but interconnected spaces and processes that make for both dynamism and instability in human ... More

Ethnic Boundary MakingInstitutions, Power, Networks

Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Andreas Wimmer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

The book introduces a new theory that overcomes essentializing approaches to ethnicity all the while avoiding the pitfalls of excessive constructivism. It suggests understanding ethnic/racial ... More

The Explanation of Social Action

The Explanation of Social Action

John Levi Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The social sciences have increasingly placed all their bets on a notion of explanation that turns on linking abstractions through causal relations. This explanatory vocabulary is, if analysts deem it ... More

Fire in the HeartHow White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Mark R. Warren

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751242
eISBN:
9780199943326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751242.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book uncovers the dynamic processes through which some white Americans become activists for racial justice, reporting accounts of the development of racial awareness drawn from in-depth ... More

Forgotten FamiliesEnding the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Jody Heymann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In the last half-century, radical changes have rippled through the workplace and the home from Boston to Mumbai. In the face of rapid globalization, these changes affect us all, and we can no longer ... More

Fridays of RageAl Jazeera, the Arab Spring, and Political Islam

Fridays of Rage: Al Jazeera, the Arab Spring, and Political Islam

Sam Cherribi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199337385
eISBN:
9780190652098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337385.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

Fridays of Rage reveals for the first time Al Jazeera’s surprising rise to that most respected of all Western media positions: the watchdog of democracy. Al Jazeera served as the nursery for the Arab ... More

From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult CrimeCriminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Why do many juveniles stop offending when they grow up? Why are juvenile delinquents dealt with differently in the courts than adult criminals, and should young adults be dealt with differently than ... More

Gendering Mental HealthKnowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Bhargavi V. Davar and T. K. Sundari Ravindran (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Steeped in archaic and narrow colonial attitudes towards people of ‘unsound mind’, the discourse on mental health in India, as also the public apparatus dealing with it, are rigid, exclusionary and ... More

The Global AuctionThe Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

For decades, the idea that more education will lead to greater individual and national prosperity has been a cornerstone of developed economies. Indeed, it is almost universally believed that college ... More

The Great American Crime Decline

The Great American Crime Decline

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181159
eISBN:
9780199944132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181159.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The major lesson from the 1990s is that relatively superficial changes in the character of urban life can be associated with up to 75% drops in the crime rate. Crime can drop even if there is no ... More

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