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Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Sabina Alkire

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The author examines how Amartya Sen's capability approach can be coherently—and practically—put to work in participatory poverty reduction activities so that the voices and values of the poor matter. ... More


Introduction

DAVID BRAUND

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book was conceived when the British Academy supported a conference in November 2001 in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of the Ukraine. However, the ... More


Trouble Defining the Human

C. John Sommerville

in The Decline of the Secular University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306958
eISBN:
9780199850853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306958.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

It is noted that scientists clearly accept human differences. Scientists become easily confused on defining what it means to be human. The current cultural struggle in the academic world is between ... More


Strategic, Managerial, and Cultural Issues

Ibrahim Warde

in Islamic Finance in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612161
eISBN:
9780748653072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612161.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The rapid growth of Islamic finance is likely to last for a few more years given the opportunities presented by the huge Islamic market, which is only partially tapped. However, the picture is not ... More


Spiritual debts and gendered costs

Pascale F. Engelmajer and Misa Izuhara

in Ageing and intergenerational relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422057
eISBN:
9781447301424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines religious dimensions of intergenerational debts and obligations. It explores in particular how the religiously defined debts that children owe impact on the lives of women in ... More


Out of Control?: The Effects of Augury on Roman Public Life

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy

in Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834434
eISBN:
9780191872495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834434.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers Roman augury in practice, arguing that the results of augury did not always cohere with human will and challenging the ‘alignment model’ of Roman divination. In modern ... More


Bodies of Music / Songs of Magic

Guthrie P. Ramsey

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Rev. John F. Watson published a tract in 1819 meant to discourage black Methodist congregants from musical practices that they obviously enjoyed but that he loathed. Despite Watson’s bias, his words ... More


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