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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

Haunting HandsMobile Media Practices and Loss

Haunting Hands: Mobile Media Practices and Loss

Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Larissa Hjorth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190634971
eISBN:
9780190635008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634971.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

From natural disasters to private funerals, digital media are playing a central role in the documentation and commemoration of shared significant events and individual loss experiences. Yet few ... More

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

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