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This Fissured LandAn Ecological History of India

This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book emphasizes the significance of various ways of resource use in India. This book is divided into three parts. The first part examines the several forms of restraint on resource use reported ... More

This Year's Model"Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Over the last four decades, the fashion modeling industry has become a lightning rod for debates about Western beauty ideals, the sexual objectification of women, and consumerist desire. Yet, as ... More

Thrift and Thriving in AmericaCapitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Joshua Yates and James Davison Hunter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book is about the seminal importance of thrift to American culture and history. Underpinning the diversity of disciplinary perspectives presented in this volume are two overarching claims. ... More

To Care for CreationThe Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

Stephen Ellingson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367248
eISBN:
9780226367415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367415.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Historically, American religions have not been involved with the environmental movement, but during the early 1990s activists from a variety of religious traditions established a small number of ... More

To Fix or to HealPatient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Joseph E. Davis and Ana Marta Gonzalez (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The collected essays in To Fix or to Heal examine the persistence of reductionistic approaches to medicine and public health. Despite widespread discontent with such approaches and good reasons to ... More

To Flourish or DestructA Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil

To Flourish or Destruct: A Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil

Christian Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226231952
eISBN:
9780226232003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book advances a personalist account of human beings to help us better understand and explain human persons, motivations, interests, and the social life to which they give rise. It offers an ... More

Too Few Women at the TopThe Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Kumiko Nemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender ... More

Torah QueeriesWeekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Gregg Drinkwater, Joshua Lesser, and David Shneer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week. These weekly portions, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject ... More

Total LiberationThe Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement

Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement

David Naguib Pellow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687763
eISBN:
9781452949277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book is a story about inequality, its many forms and far reaching consequences, and unconventional efforts to challenge it. The book expands our understanding of inequality by making sense of ... More

Tough ChoicesBearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan

Tough Choices: Bearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan

Ekaterina Hertog

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761291
eISBN:
9780804772396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761291.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As is the case in Western industrialized countries, Japan is seeing a rise in the number of unmarried couples, later marriages, and divorces. What sets Japan apart, however, is that the percentage of ... More

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