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New Desires, New Selves: Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth

Gul Ozyegin

Published in print:
1937
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814762349
eISBN:
9780814762356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762349.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

As Turkey pushes for its place in the global pecking order and embraces neoliberal capitalism, the nation has seen a period of unprecedented shifts in political, religious, and gender and sexual ... More


Introduction: Japan’s Possible Futures

Frank Baldwin and Anne Allison

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The earthquake, tidal wave, and nuclear meltdown in 2011 brought enormous loss of life and destruction to a Japan already grappling with recession, demographic dilemmas, and challenges from China. ... More


Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Peter C. Little

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760697
eISBN:
9780814764510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of ... More


The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Yoga, humanistic psychology, meditation, holistic healing: these practices are commonplace today, yet before the early 1960s they were atypical options for most people outside of the upper class or ... More


Negotiating Justice: Progressive Lawyering, Low-Income Clients, and the Quest for Social Change

Corey S. Shdaimah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740545
eISBN:
9780814786703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740545.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

While many young people become lawyers for the big bucks, others are motivated by the pursuit of social justice, seeking to help people for whom legal services are financially, socially, or ... More


Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Piotr Dutkiewicz and Dmitri Trenin (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In this book a group of leading Russian intellectuals and social scientists join with top researchers from around the world to examine the social, political, and economic transformation in Russia. ... More


Introduction: The Possibility of Reproductive Autonomy

Jennifer M. Denbow

in Governed through Choice: "Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479828838
eISBN:
9781479808977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828838.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The introduction makes the case that heightened social concern about reproductive decisions has coincided with an increased ability to manage reproduction. Reproductive technology has facilitated the ... More


Mediating Miracle Truth: Permanent Struggle and Fragile Conviction in Kyrgyzstan

Mathijs Pelkmans

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the academically neglected area of miracles and their sustainability, not just because they characterize the effervescent qualities of Pentecostal conviction, but also because ... More


Understanding Desistance

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter draws from two predominant criminological theories that have been used to explain desistance from crime: Life-course theories and theories of cognitive transformation. Particular ... More


A Productive, Law-Abiding Citizen

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter takes a closer look at the notion of prison as a turning point. It demonstrates that the majority of interviewees described having experienced a ‘personal change’, an ‘epiphany’ or a ... More


Staying Out

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter ten delves deeper into the factors the interviewees mentioned as key to staying out. These included aging out of crime, a healthy fear for the conditions of parole, and self-efficacy, or ... More


Reconsidering Lifer Reentry

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter eleven concludes by exploring the boundaries of two main theoretical models: Life-course theories and theories of cognitive transformation, in explaining success and failure among these ... More


Acts of Identity Work

Charles Price

in Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the processes of identity transformation. Creating a Rastafari identity for oneself involves many challenges, as a person must decide how to deal with whom they were “before” ... More


A Pair of Queens: La Reina de Los Angeles, the Queen City of Charlotte, and the New (Latin) American South

José L. S. Gámez

in Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784044
eISBN:
9780814724705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784044.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the “invisible terrain” occupied by new Latina/o migrants in East Los Angeles and Charlotte, North Carolina. In East L.A., established Latina/o residents and new migrants ... More


Everybody’s Novel Protist: Chimeracological Entanglements in Amitav Ghosh’s Fiction

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Amitav Ghosh's award-winning science fiction novel The Calcutta Chromosome (1995), a piece that speculates on the somatic transformations to biological life in an era where the ... More


Conclusion: The Mobile Assemblage and Social Change in China

Cara Wallis

in Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter ties together the various themes in the book and provides a final analysis of the diverse practices, understandings, and investments that make up young migrant women's mobile ... More


“Some People Just Hide in Plain Sight”: Historicizing Racism in Mad Men

Sarah Nilsen

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the underlying racial discourse that serves as the backdrop for the narrative action in Mad Men, a television series set in the 1960s about the fictional advertising agency ... More


All Saints from Village Church to Shared Parish

Brett C. Hoover

in The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of U.S. Catholicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854394
eISBN:
9781479815760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854394.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter lays out the history of All Saints Catholic Church within the larger context of American Catholic parishes. It details its growth from a tiny Roman Catholic community in a Protestant ... More


Esalen’s Wellspring: Foundational Doctrines

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the Institute's central spiritual doctrines. Michael Murphy's sojourn at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in India inspired him to found the Institute with Dick Price and to popularize ... More


Bollywood Is Useful: Media Industries and the State in an Era of Reform

Aswin Punathambekar

in From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771891
eISBN:
9780814771907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771891.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the aims of sociocultural and political transformations in India that set the stage for the reimagination of the Bombay film industry as Bollywood. The Indian state implemented ... More


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