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Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Sarah Harper (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book explores the interactions between family and ageing in Western industrialised societies. It features 10 chapters. Chapters 1-3 provide and overview of the demographic and social factors in ... More


Conclusion

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

This chapter sums up the book's main arguments regarding a critical republican theory of citizenship. The book's critical republicanism reconstructs, criticizes, and improves on the official ... More


Names are Thicker than Blood: Kinship and Ownership amongst the Iatmul

Andrew Moutu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264454
eISBN:
9780191760501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264454.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is an ethnographic study of kinship and the nature and behaviour of ownership amongst the much-studied Sepik River Iatmul people. Until very recently, anthropology has remained a Western ... More


Social and Political Trust in Established Democracies

Kenneth Newton

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Deals with three main topics: the nature and origins of social trust and its importance in society; trends in social trust in Western societies (with some comparisons with less developed societies); ... More


“Smash Temples, Build Schools”: Comparing Secularism in India and China

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses secularism as a political project with its own utopian elements. Secularism refers to the growing importance of scientific knowledge that is not constrained by religious ... More


The Year 2000

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the significance of the year 2000 for Western society, evangelical Christianity, and Kensington Temple. It argues that in all three arenas, the millennium raised hopes that had ... More


Late Christendom

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the wide-ranging role played by Christianity and the churches in Western societies in the 1940s and 1950s, and considers the limits of their influence and the new challenges ... More


Models of Kinship from the Developed Worl d

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines kin interactions to identify the demographic, socio-economic, and cultural factors that influence social contacts between kin in Western industrialised societies. Variations by ... More


Freedom of Conscience: A ‘Western’ Value?

THOMAS M. FRANCK

in The Empowered Self: Law and Society in the Age of Individualism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248094
eISBN:
9780191707766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248094.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines one of the great claims advanced by individuals against compelled communitarian conformity: the claim to freedom of conscience. A necessary component of the new order is ... More


Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book explains why the Holocaust has come to be considered the central event of the 20th century, and what this means. It debates how the Holocaust has evolved over the years, and the profound ... More


“There Is No Word for Art”: The Creative Process

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the traditional arts of Native Americans. It looks into the spiritual perspectives and fundamental assumptions of traditional arts that are often misunderstood in Western ... More


Philosophy and Human Affairs

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Philosophy is a discipline that puts forward fundamental inquiries — without necessarily addressing them — about the experience of human beings. In view of this, the author states that his interest ... More


Tradition and Modernization: A Concluding Remark

Yujiro Hayami and Yoshihisa Godo

in Development Economics: From the Poverty to the Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199272709
eISBN:
9780191602870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272700.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

What should be the right combination of community, market, and state? It depends not only on the stage of economic development but also on the cultural tradition. Under the different value systems in ... More


Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Today, Muslims are the second-largest religious group in much of Europe and Northern America. The chapters in this collection look both at the impact of the growing Muslim population on Western ... More


Spirituality and Emotions

Tariq Ramadan

in Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183566
eISBN:
9780199850426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183566.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Muslim consciousness, without giving itself the right to stand in judgment, must make an effort to define for itself its own spirituality, its specific qualities, its demands, and its ... More


Interreligious Dialogue

Tariq Ramadan

in Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183566
eISBN:
9780199850426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183566.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

There is a very long tradition of interreligious dialogue. At various times in history, in very diverse contexts, people of various religions have engaged in interreligious exchanges to try to ... More


The Longitudinal Study and Its Setting

David A. Carlson

in A Girl’s Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and The Yale Child Study Center

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300117592
eISBN:
9780300210804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117592.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter examines the institutional history of the Yale Longitudinal Study (YLS) within its regional intellectual and disciplinary context. In particular, it looks at the so-called “New ... More


Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Joao Biehl, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is an extended intellectual conversation about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. Examining the ethnography of the modern subject, this group of scholars probes the ... More


Visitors

David Ellis

in Death and the Author: How D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199546657
eISBN:
9780191701443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the visitation policy to a sick or dying person. Western society imposes numerous obligations on the very sick or dying to receive visitors. How many visitors appeared depended ... More


The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order

Marc Schuilenburg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854219
eISBN:
9781479881956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854219.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Traditionally, security has been the realm of the state and its uniformed police. However, in the last two decades, many actors and agencies, including schools, clubs, housing corporations, ... More


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