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HeavyThe Obesity Crisis in Cultural Context

Heavy: The Obesity Crisis in Cultural Context

Helene A. Shugart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210625
eISBN:
9780190210656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210625.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The current “obesity epidemic” has been at the top of the national and, increasingly, global public agenda for the last decade—the subject of extensive and intensive concern, scrutiny, and corrective ... More

Hidden in Plain SightThe Social Structure of Irrelevance

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Social Structure of Irrelevance

Eviatar Zerubavel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199366606
eISBN:
9780190225780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366606.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction, Culture

While examining its neuro-cognitive hardware, psychology usually ignores the socio-cognitive software underlying human attention. Yet although it is nature that equips us with our sense organs, it is ... More

The Hindu HouseholderThe T.N. Madan Omnibus

The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

T. N. Madan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This Omnibus brings together two of distinguished sociologist T.N. Madan's books on the concept of the householder in Hinduism. A common thread running through the Omnibus is the focus on life and ... More

The Holy GrailIndia's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book chronicles India’s quest for universal elementary education (UEE) with focus on the period after 1986, a period during which India made spectacular strides progressing from a country which ... More

Homeward BoundModern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190261092
eISBN:
9780190666590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Marriage and the Family

Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care. Existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million ... More

The Human Right to Dominate

The Human Right to Dominate

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199365012
eISBN:
9780199365043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365012.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

At the turn of the new millennium, a new phenomenon has emerged: conservatives who just decades before had rejected the expanding human rights culture began to embrace human rights in order to ... More

Human Rights as PracticeDalit Women Securing Livelihood Entitlements in South India

Human Rights as Practice: Dalit Women Securing Livelihood Entitlements in South India

Jayshree P. Mangubhai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198095453
eISBN:
9780199082650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198095453.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book is based on ethnographic fieldwork in three villages in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where Dalit women engage in struggles to secure or protect livelihood entitlements such as ... More

Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940The Politics of Method

Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: The Politics of Method

Mike Savage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587650
eISBN:
9780191740626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587650.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book examines how, between 1940 and 1970, British society was marked by the imprint of the academic social sciences in profound ways that have an enduring legacy on how we see ourselves, ... More

Identity Theory

Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke and Jan E. Stets

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388275
eISBN:
9780199943937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388275.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

The concept of identity has become widespread within the social and behavioral sciences in recent years, cutting across disciplines from psychiatry and psychology to political science and sociology. ... More

Imprisoning CommunitiesHow Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Todd R Clear

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195305791
eISBN:
9780199943944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

At no time in history, and certainly in no other democratic society, have prisons been filled so quickly and to such capacity than in the United States. And nowhere has this growth been more ... More

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