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Introduction

Susan Visvanathan

in The Christians of Kerala: History, Belief and Ritual Among the Yakoba

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647990
eISBN:
9780199080663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647990.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This introductory chapter begins with brief discussions of the origins of Christianity in Kerala and the pluralism in Kerala society. It describes the ‘private’ world of Christianity in Kerala ... More


Thick poverty, thicker society and thin state: policy spaces for human dignity in India

Sony Pellissery and Leemamol Mathew

in The shame of it: Global perspectives on anti-poverty policies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308713
eISBN:
9781447312093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Poverty is a widespread everyday experience in India, where it intersects with other social differentiations, particularly, in terms of caste and tribe. Exploitation at the societal level contributes ... More


What May Dampen the Demand for Schooling?

V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada

in Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467051
eISBN:
9780199087167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Based on the understanding of socio-economic determinants of dropouts, irregular attendance, and learning achievements, this chapter advances possible reasons for the low demand for schooling from ... More


Negotiating Identity Narratives among Mexico’s Cosmic Race

Christina A. Sue

in Global Mixed Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770733
eISBN:
9780814770474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770733.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter studies the ideologies and practices of race mixture in Mexico. In colonial times, Spaniards developed an elaborate caste system to maintain a socio-racial hierarchy in light of the race ... More


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