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The Proper Study of ReligionAfter Jonathan Z. Smith

The Proper Study of Religion: After Jonathan Z. Smith

Sam Gill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197527221
eISBN:
9780197527252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527221.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Proper Study of Religion charts an innovative course of development for the academic study of religion by engaging the legacy of Jonathan Z. Smith (1938–2017), perhaps the field’s most ... More

Indian Migrant OrganizationsEngagement in Education and Healthcare

Indian Migrant Organizations: Engagement in Education and Healthcare

Md Mizanur Rahman and Rakesh Ranjan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190121341
eISBN:
9780190990244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The Indian diaspora is increasingly engaging with the homeland by forming a range of migrant organizations—organizations constituting a growing sector of non-State actors who engage with the host ... More

In Search of a FutureYouth, Aspiration, and Mobility in Nepal

In Search of a Future: Youth, Aspiration, and Mobility in Nepal

Andrea Kölbel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190124519
eISBN:
9780190990985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124519.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In a conversation about youth agency, the most common discourses that come up are of acts of liberation, resistance, and deviance. However, this perspective is fairly narrow and runs the risk of ... More

Testing HearingThe Making of Modern Aurality

Testing Hearing: The Making of Modern Aurality

Viktoria Tkaczyk, Mara Mills, and Alexandra Hui (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197511121
eISBN:
9780197511169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511121.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, History, Western

Testing Hearing: The Making of Modern Aurality argues that the modern cultural practices of hearing and testing have emerged from a long interrelationship. Since the early nineteenth century, ... More

The Insidious Momentum of American Mass Incarceration

The Insidious Momentum of American Mass Incarceration

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197513170
eISBN:
9780197513200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197513170.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Population and Demography

The phenomenal growth of penal confinement in the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century is still a public policy mystery. Why did it happen when it happened? What explains the ... More

The Liberal State and Criminal SanctionSeeking Justice and Civility

The Liberal State and Criminal Sanction: Seeking Justice and Civility

Jonathan A. Jacobs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190863623
eISBN:
9780190863654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863623.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Current forms of incarceration in the U.S. and U.K. are morally problematic in ways that are antithetical to the values and principles of liberal democracy. While indicating those morally problematic ... More

New IndiaReclaiming the Lost Glory

New India: Reclaiming the Lost Glory

Arvind Panagariya

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197531556
eISBN:
9780197531587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531556.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

Its GDP having touched $2.6 trillion, India is poised to become the world’s third-largest economy in less than a decade. In doing so, it will have moved one step closer to reclaiming its pre-1820s ... More

The Rise of Political Action CommitteesInterest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Emily J. Charnock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book explores the origins of political action committees (PACs) in the mid-twentieth century and their impact on the American party system. It argues that PACs were envisaged, from the outset, ... More

The SolaceFinding Value in Death through Gratitude for Life

The Solace: Finding Value in Death through Gratitude for Life

Joshua Glasgow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190074302
eISBN:
9780190074333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

While navigating his own mother’s cancer diagnosis, the author explores how we might find solace in the fact that we will die. Traditionally, philosophical answers to this question center on two ... More

ThreatsIntimidation and Its Discontents

Threats: Intimidation and Its Discontents

David P. Barash

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190055295
eISBN:
9780197523209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055295.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book studies situations in which individuals threaten each other or feel threatened by society, and often respond in ways that threaten social stability in turn. Animals also engage in all sorts ... More

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