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American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

Kevin R. Reitz (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190203542
eISBN:
9780190203566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190203542.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The idea of American exceptionalism has made frequent appearances in discussions of criminal justice policies—as it has in many other areas—to help portray or explain problems that are especially ... More

At the MarginsDiscourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Orissa

At the Margins: Discourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Orissa

Jayanta Sengupta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099154
eISBN:
9780199085224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099154.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In comparison to other linguistic movements in India, Orissa is the single instance of a pan-regional linguistic identity that made a successful negotiation with the colonial state by using ... More

Being Muslim in South AsiaDiversity and Daily Life

Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life

Robin Jeffrey and Sen Ronojoy (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092063
eISBN:
9780199082872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The 500 million Muslims who live in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka constitute roughly one-third of the world’s Muslims. Their lives in the twenty-first century are challenging and ... More

Democratic PracticeOrigins of the Iberian Divide in Political Inclusion

Democratic Practice: Origins of the Iberian Divide in Political Inclusion

Robert M. Fishman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190912871
eISBN:
9780190912918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912871.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book offers a new way to conceptualize and study differences among democracies, focusing on political conduct and interaction as well as related taken-for-granted assumptions. With an empirical ... More

Denial of ViolenceOttoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009

Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009

Fatma Muge Gocek

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199334209
eISBN:
9780199395774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334209.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

To this day, the Turkish state officially denies that what happened to the Armenians in 1915 was genocide, while the Western scholarly community is almost in full agreement that what happened to the ... More

Dispossession without DevelopmentLand Grabs in Neoliberal India

Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Michael Levien

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the mid-2000s, India has been beset by widespread farmer protests against “land grabs.” Dispossession without Development argues that beneath these conflicts lay a profound transformation in ... More

Encounter on the Great PlainsScandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Karen V. Hansen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746811
eISBN:
9780199369478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746811.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

In 1904, Scandinavian settlers began moving onto the Spirit Lake Dakota Indian Reservation. These land-hungry first and second generation immigrants struggled with a poverty nearly as severe as that ... More

The Fall of GodsMemory, Kinship, and Middle Classes in South India

The Fall of Gods: Memory, Kinship, and Middle Classes in South India

Ester Gallo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199469307
eISBN:
9780199089871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199469307.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The book explores the relationship between colonial history and memory from the perspective of middle- class intergenerational relations. Drawing from a prolonged research conducted with Malayali ... More

Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940The Politics of Method

Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: The Politics of Method

Mike Savage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587650
eISBN:
9780191740626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587650.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book examines how, between 1940 and 1970, British society was marked by the imprint of the academic social sciences in profound ways that have an enduring legacy on how we see ourselves, ... More

LEARNING TO FORGETThe Anti-Memoirs of Modernity

LEARNING TO FORGET: The Anti-Memoirs of Modernity

Dipankar Gupta

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195674330
eISBN:
9780199081820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674330.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book introduces some of the enduring features of modernity which are often overlaid and hidden from view because of contemporaneous diachronies, or the coexistence of different temporal rhythms. ... More

Lifeworlds of IslamThe Pragmatics of a Religion

Lifeworlds of Islam: The Pragmatics of a Religion

Mohammed A. Bamyeh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190280567
eISBN:
9780190280581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280567.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Islam is what Muslims do. From this premise, the book elaborates a sociology of Islam in three concise chapters. The book shows that Islam has operated typically not in the form of standard dogmas, ... More

The Long DefeatCultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan

The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan

Akiko Hashimoto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190239152
eISBN:
9780190239190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239152.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Comparative and Historical Sociology

How do memories of national trauma remain relevant to culture and society long after the event? Why do the memories of difficult experiences endure, and even intensify, despite people’s impulse to ... More

Modernity of SlaveryStruggles against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala

Modernity of Slavery: Struggles against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala

P. Sanal Mohan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198099765
eISBN:
9780199085392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099765.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book tells the story of Cherumas, Kuravas, Parayas, Pulayas, and Thanda Pulayas—the slave castes of nineteenth-century Kerala—and their tryst with Christianity. These castes comprised nearly ... More

National ColorsRacial Classification and the State in Latin America

National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Mara Loveman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The era of official color-blindness in Latin America has come to an end. For the first time in decades, nearly every state in Latin America now asks their citizens to identify their race or ethnicity ... More

Pieces of EarthThe Politics of Land-Grabbing in Kashmir

Pieces of Earth: The Politics of Land-Grabbing in Kashmir

Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199477616
eISBN:
9780199091003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477616.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Resource exploitation in the form of land-grabbing has become a major debate worldwide. Based on extensive field research conducted at the India-Pakistan border, using Kishanganga Hydroelectric ... More

The Politics of ConsolationMemory and the Meaning of September 11

The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

Christina Simko

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199381784
eISBN:
9780199381814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381784.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

What meaning can be found in calamity and suffering? This question is in some sense perennial, reverberating through the canons of theology, philosophy, and literature. Today, this book reveals, it ... More

Popular Contention, Regime, and TransitionArab Revolts in Comparative Global Perspective

Popular Contention, Regime, and Transition: Arab Revolts in Comparative Global Perspective

Eitan Y. Alimi, Avraham Sela, and Mario Sznajder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190203573
eISBN:
9780190203597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203573.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book puts the recent Arab revolts in comparative global perspective, as a means to a larger end: to flesh out similarities and to draw parallels between democratic and authoritarian-like ... More

The Power TriangleMilitary, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

Hazem Kandil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190239206
eISBN:
9780190239237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239206.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book explores the genesis and structure of the coup-installed regimes in Iran, Turkey, and Egypt, with particular emphasis on the interactions between the three ruling institutions across ... More

Refuge beyond ReachHow Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

David Scott FitzGerald

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190874155
eISBN:
9780190874186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874155.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Comparative and Historical Sociology

The core of the asylum regime is the principle of non-refoulement that prohibits governments from sending refugees back to their persecutors. Governments attempt to evade this legal obligation to ... More

Reluctant WitnessesSurvivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness

Reluctant Witnesses: Survivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness

Arlene Stein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199733583
eISBN:
9780199381937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Reluctant Witnesses mixes history, memoir, and sociological analysis to tell the story of the rise of Holocaust consciousness in the United States from the perspective of survivors and their ... More

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