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Themes in Marxist Social Theory

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first of the two main sections of this chapter discusses Marx's goal and the elements of a Marxist tradition, and presents the views of various later scholars (David Little, Steven Lukes, Alvin ... More


The Elusive Meaning of the Debate over Ratification

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The first two sections of this chapter discuss the two main approaches to the analysis of the ratification debate over the US Constitution. Until the late 1960s, the predominant interpretation ... More


Citizenship, Collective Action, and the State

Joe Foweraker and Todd Landman

in Citizenship Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Analysis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240463
eISBN:
9780191696831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240463.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter looks at the complexities and contradictions of citizenship rights, as well as their relation to histories of social struggle, and explicates their normative content. It also defends the ... More


The Political Economy of Tank Management in Tamil Nadu

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/9780198082927.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In academic and policy debates, tanks are seen as appropriate alternative irrigation infrastructure to large dams in terms of efficiency, equity, and sustainability. Though partially true, this ... More


Introduction

Daniel Perlman and Ananya Roy

in The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195310276
eISBN:
9780199865369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.003.19
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter discusses the rationale behind this book, which seeks to show how the practice of public health engages with public issues such as social struggle, political intrigue, and ... More


Other Struggles: Migration and the Transformation of Social Relations

in Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226496412
eISBN:
9780226496436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of migration of in the transformation of social relations in the Machaze district in Mozambique. It describes how migrancy reshaped local social relations and the ... More


Introduction

John Dugan

in Making a New Man: Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical Works

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267804
eISBN:
9780191708152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267804.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Cicero's creation of his new self — a novus homo. It explains that the political and social struggles that he faced as a novus homo were the factors that shaped his subsequent ... More


Prosecuting Life by Other Means: The Social Logic of Violence in a Fragmented War

in Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226496412
eISBN:
9780226496436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates how war-time violence in the Machaze district in Mozambique was profoundly influenced by local social struggles with their own historical specificity and cast in culturally ... More


The Vykom Compromise: Gandhi’s Role and Broader Implications

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

An important social struggle of modern India, Vykom inherently questioned the basis of social power. Yet as an emerging sense of citizenship and democratic inclination were becoming tangible, Gandhi ... More


An Inconvenient Ally: Clodius

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Publius Clodius Pulcher who was born into the patriciate but had become a plebeian — with the authority of Caesar as pontifex maximus — with the sole aim of being elected tribune, was the ... More


The EZLN and Indymedia: “One No, Many Yeses”

Todd Wolfson (ed.)

in Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038846
eISBN:
9780252096808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038846.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In 1994, as the political and economic elite of the United States, Canada, and Mexico inaugurated the North American Free Trade Agreement, an army of masked guerillas from the Zapatista Army of ... More


Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, and John W. Mckerley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. This book brings together a collection of essays that explore long-standing themes in ... More


Conclusion: John Henry, Efficiency, and Community

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the origin of the John Henry legend and how it has been attributed to West Virginia around the time railroads expanded into the new frontier, seeking the region's rich raw ... More


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