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Deliberative Empowerment: The Cultural Politics of Discursive Space

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter takes up the design of deliberative fora. It begins by introducing the influential theory of ‘empowered participatory governance’ put forward by Fung and Wright, which is seen to focus ... More


Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Stuart Blackburn

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book travels inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic, describing the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in ... More


Algebraic Thought in Medieval India

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explores medieval Indian algebraic thought in the works of Āryabhạ‎ta, author of the astronomical treatise Āryabhạ‎tīya (ca. 500 CE), and Brahmagupta, who wrote the ... More


Common-Property Resource-Management in Traditional Societies

Raymond Noronha

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240692
eISBN:
9780191714269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240692.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers four examples of ‘common property resources’: Kerala in southern India, the Sudan, southern Bahia in Brazil, and forest dwellers. ‘Traditional’ systems of management appear to ... More


Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Corinne G. Dempsey

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Kerala Christian Sainthood is an ethnography‐based study that celebrates the multivocal function of saints. Drawing on pilgrim anecdotes, shrine practices, official hagiographies, and regional ... More


Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Paul Younger

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the South Indian religious tradition, there are grand ten‐day festivals held each year in the streets around the temples, mosques, and churches. This tradition is found not only inTamil Nadu and ... More


Disciple and Preceptor/Performer in Kerala

Rolf Groesbeck

in Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Studies of pedagogical relationships in India have often focused on imitation and embodiment of the preceptor's knowledge; this chapter, however, discusses the centrality of peer-group immersion. ... More


Can Śivaṉ Be “Re‐Formed”?: The Changing Festival Patterns in the Village of Murukapuḻa

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Murukapula is a modestly sized village in the south of Kerala which looks out onto the backwaters leading to the sea and has a huge Roman Catholic church for its large population of fishermen. The ... More


Me, St. George, and Other Foreigners

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Begins by questioning imperialist misconceptions that overestimate the ability of colonial powers to suppress indigenous cultures. Rather than viewing Kerala's Christian traditions as passive ... More


Siblings and Other Metaphors for Christian‐Hindu Relations

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Argues how the metaphor of siblings used to associate village church patron saints and temple deities reflects ambivalent yet ultimately peaceful human relations between Hindus and Christians in ... More


Calamity Management and the Role of Sacred Ambivalence

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Juxtaposes local European Christian saint traditions with Kerala's Hindu and Christian practices as a means for understanding cross‐cultural responses to evil, calamity, and the problem of theodicy. ... More


Analytics of Migration and Growth: Exploring Kerala’s Economic Performance

K. Pushpangadan

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter provides analytical reasons for the service-led growth of the regional economy of Kerala emanating from migration and demographic transition. In an economy facing a labour shortage for ... More


China and India

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Taking advantage of the similarities between China and India when they began their development planning, an assessment is made of their achievements and how eventually China had greater success than ... More


Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

India is a country of great diversity. The commonly used indicators of ‘quality of life’ (such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and literacy) vary tremendously between the different states, ... More


On Kerala's Development Achievements *

V.K. Ramachandran

in Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a major historical account of Kerala's impressive record in eliminating basic deprivations at an early stage of economic development. Kerala is distinct among Indian states in ... More


Property Rights, Water Resources, and Technology: The Missing Ecological Link

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines access to water in a paddy-growing tract in Palakkad district, Kerala, India. Traditionally an area served by small tanks and ponds, access to irrigation has been changed by new ... More


Immigration and the Return of the “Woman Question”

Sujani K. Reddy

in Nursing and Empire: Gendered Labor and Migration from India to the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625072
eISBN:
9781469625096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625072.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

While immigration offered many Indian nurses a chance to professionalize and to sponsor their families, it also often created families and communities where women held an obvious degree of ... More


India

Suresh Kumar

in Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569855
eISBN:
9780191730443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Palliative care in India is more than two decades old. Despite that, less than 3% of patients with incurable cancer get pain relief) and less than 2% of patients in need of palliative care have ... More


Neighbourhood network in palliative care, Kerala, India

Dr Suresh Kumar

in Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: A resource for voluntary service managers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199545827
eISBN:
9780191730429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses palliative care programmes in the south Indian state of Kerala, specifically the Neighbourhood Network in Palliative Care (NNPC). This programme recruits volunteers from the ... More


India in Comparative Perspective

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in India: Development and Participation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199257492
eISBN:
9780191717826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257492.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter compares India's development with that of other countries. It also considers development in Indian states such as Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. Regional variations in experiences and ... More


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