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Moral Animals: Ideals and Constraints in Moral Theory

Catherine Wilson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267675
eISBN:
9780191601859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267677.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral Animals offers a set of anthropological and conceptual foundations for moral theory before turning to the problem of overdemandingness or exigency as it afflicts contemporary ... More


Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S Kulkarni (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

What distinguishes this book from the current literature is its analysis of malnutrition and its meticulous exploration of dietary transition, poverty nutrition traps and links between multiple ... More


Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes ... More


Constraints and Pressures

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The previous chapter suggests that progress has been made in tackling some of the problems outlined earlier in the book. However, the pressures on social spending and on distribution do not stand ... More


Demand for Nutrients in India, 1993–2004*

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni (eds)

in Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Deaton–Dreze (2009) explanation of a decline in calorie intake despite rapid economic growth in terms of lower calorie ‘requirements’ is incomplete. This chapter fills this gap by taking into ... More


Poverty and Affluence

Amartya Sen

in Inequality Reexamined

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289289
eISBN:
9780191596896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289286.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

If poverty is seen as the deprivation of some minimum fulfilment of elementary capabilities, it becomes easier to understand why it has both an absolute and a relative aspect. These considerations ... More


Well-being: In search of a good life?

Beverley Searle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348876
eISBN:
9781447304241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348876.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

We are often told that ‘money can't buy happiness’. But if money is not the answer, then what is? This book considers this question by examining empirical data stretching back almost ten years. ... More


Chiaroscuro: Social and Political Components of the Urban Process

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter discusses the social and political components of the urban process and how they affect urbanization and life in metropolitan areas. It presents facts and figures on how affluence, ... More


Psychosocial issues in obese children and adults

Andrew J. Hill

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Body weight affects people's perception of themselves and of others. Although attitudes to obesity are shaped by age, gender, and cultural background, the prevailing climate in the developed world is ... More


Introduction

Avner Offer

in The Challenge of Affluence

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter presents a brief background to and an outline of the book. The book is made up of three parts. The first is conceptual — how to think about affluence, well-being, and self-control. The ... More


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