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Unequal Opportunities: Class, Caste and Social Mobility1

DIVYA VAID and ANTHONY HEATH

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses intergenerational class mobility, which is the extent to which sons — and even daughters — follow in their father's footsteps. It asks how ‘open’ India is, and whether it is ... More


Class Mobility

Gordon Marshall, Adam Swift, and Stephen Roberts

in Against the Odds?: Social Class and Social Justice in Industrial Societies

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292401
eISBN:
9780191684913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292401.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the social mobility patterns found in eleven contemporary industrialized societies including Great Britain using the Goldthorpe class schema. It finds that substantial absolute ... More


Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Karen W. Tice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Universities are unlikely venues for grading, branding, and marketing gendered beauty, bodies, poise, and style. Nonetheless, thousands of college women have sought not only college diplomas but ... More


Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on ... More


From Gods to Human Beings: Mapping Generational Histories

Ester Gallo

in The Fall of Gods: Memory, Kinship, and Middle Classes in South India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199469307
eISBN:
9780199089871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199469307.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Chapter two explores the generational dimension of Nambudiri class engagements with reform movements, and threads this into a discussion of the position held by Nambudiris in Kerala society. It ... More


Salir Adelante: Mobility, Travel, and Aspirational Economies in the Central Andes

Ulla D. Berg

in Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479803460
eISBN:
9781479863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803460.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the Mantaro region's historic articulation with global markets and cosmopolitan ways of life. This produced various social and technological infrastructures that ... More


“Yes, sir, I was the one who got away”: Postcolonial Emergence and the Vernacular Canon

Ankhi Mukherjee

in What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the emergence of English as a global and englobing vernacular with reference to Anglophone literature from South Asia, focusing on language rather than nation as its creative ... More


The <i>Illam</i> and Its Dispersion

Ester Gallo

in The Fall of Gods: Memory, Kinship, and Middle Classes in South India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199469307
eISBN:
9780199089871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199469307.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Chapter four examines Nambudiri houses and the place they hold in the material phenomenology of kinship memories. Houses are understood here not only as ‘private domestic’ places but as domains where ... More


Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Carolyn Chen and Russell Jeung (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Over fifty years ago, Will Herberg theorized that future immigrants to the United States would no longer identify themselves through their races or ethnicities, or through the languages and cultures ... More


Sunset Trailer Park: With Florence Bérubé

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.14
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay presents an expanded version of a talk Berube presented in 1997 at an academic conference called “The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness.” Here, Berube continued his autobiographical ... More


Getting Paid

Dalton Conley

in Honky

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215863
eISBN:
9780520921733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The author describes what he learned from stealing a comic book and two Reggie bars from a luncheonette and from spending his emergency shoe money. He relates his punishment to work off the money he ... More


The Good Women of Chharanagar

Dia Da Costa

in Politicizing Creative Economy: Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040603
eISBN:
9780252099045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040603.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter continues to complicate the optimistic embrace of creative livelihoods and practices as a mode of transitioning away from criminality by attending to Budhan Theater’s gender politics and ... More


Caricature and Social Change 1820–1840: The March of Intellect Revisited

Brian Maidment (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines mass literacy and print culture in relation to attitudes towards science, education, literacy, and class mobility in the period 1830–1860, dubbed ‘The March of Intellect’. It ... More


A Boost Up, 1954–1958

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 3 deals with the beginnings of my rise in social class—my parents’ move to a “better” neighborhood with more academically oriented schools—my excitement about my coursework in history and the ... More


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