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Connection amidst Disconnection

Georgina Drew and Roshan P. Rai.

in Darjeeling Reconsidered

July 2018; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology; Sociology. 7535 words.

Darjeeling residents face regular water stress despite a high annual amount of rainfall and an abundance of nearby springs and lakes. This chapter examines how the struggle for water...

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The conscience constituent reconsidered

Nicholas Owen.

in Other People's Struggles

September 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 7756 words.

Chapter 1 provides a critical account of the conscience constituent in social movement theory. It identifies the points at which conscience constituents are deployed in social movement...

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Corruption and the Moral Economy of State Resources

Jelle J.P. Wouters.

in In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency

August 2018; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 14444 words.

This chapter uses the vantage of corruption to explore state-society relations in Nagaland. Through focusing on the narrativisation of corrupt practices, the author explores the moral...

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The Criminalization of Migration in Canada and Its Unintended Policy Consequences

Idil Atak.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 8360 words.

This chapter examines the criminalization of asylum seekers arriving irregularly into Canada and the human rights implications of this process, in particular the Designated Foreign National...

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The Crisis of Gulf Migration

S. Irudaya Rajan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7055 words.

The discovery of oil in Gulf countries significantly influenced international migration of workers to the Gulf region as these countries required human resources from other countries to...

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Darjeeling Reconsidered

Edited by Townsend Middleton and Sara Shneiderman.

July 2018; p ublished online July 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology; Sociology. 312 pages.

Darjeeling occupies a special place in the South Asian imaginary with its Himalayan vistas, lush tea gardens, and brisk mountain air. Thousands of tourists, domestic and international,...

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Decolonization, Nation Building, and Migration Crises in Southeast Asia

Ulbe Bosma.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 8737 words.

This chapter explores the mechanisms and underlying socioeconomic causes of the forced migrations that attended the decolonization of Southeast Asia. It is argued that these migrations...

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Decolonizing Global Studies

Eve Darian-Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 11081 words.

This chapter argues for the need to decolonize global studies, particularly as it is emerging as a new field of inquiry in the Global North. This entails decolonizing the basic building...

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Democracy

Jan Aart Scholte.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 11269 words.

This chapter explores democracy as a key normative challenge for global research and global action. It asks how “people’s power” can and should be conceived and practiced in respect of...

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Democracy as Rumour

Irfan Ahmad.

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 12459 words.

Based on qualitative data from the coverage of the 2014 Indian elections by television channels and social media, this chapter demonstrates Schmittian politics by examining...

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Democracy Denied

Jennifer M. Silva.

in We're Still Here

September 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 11477 words.

This chapter examines what unites working-class people across race, birthplace, and gender: their disenchantment with mainstream social and political institutions, and their decision to...

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Democratic Practice

Robert M. Fishman.

June 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 288 pages.

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...

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Democratic Practice in Action

Robert M. Fishman.

in Democratic Practice

June 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 12693 words.

This chapter provides multiple types of evidence on the large difference between Portugal and Spain in the treatment provided to political “outsiders” and in the degree to which they are...

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Digital Connectivity

Tania Lewis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 8377 words.

Digital connectivity has become central to the daily lives of billions of people throughout the world. This chapter employs the growing digitization of food as a way of grounding and...

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Discourse and Politics

John W.P. Veugelers.

in Empire's Legacy

January 2020; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 8297 words.

This chapter distinguishes between front- and back-stage discourse in locating the nature and extent of the affinity between the ex-colonials and the far right. The front stage discourse of...

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Does National Conflict within Spain Undermine or Reinforce the Argument?

Robert M. Fishman.

in Democratic Practice

June 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 17215 words.

This chapter examines conflict over the status of Catalonia in response to the demand for independence. The chapter asks whether the Catalan crisis serves as evidence in favor of, or...

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Does Space Matter in Electoral Democracy?

Bikramaditya Kumar Choudhary.

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 7864 words.

Banaras witnessed accelerated political climate in 2014 as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate decided to represent this as his parliamentary constituency. Suddenly, the city marked with...

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Drug Violence in the Streets and at Home

Javier Auyero and Katherine Sobering.

in The Ambivalent State

December 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 6055 words.

Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork collected in the poor neighborhood of Arquitecto Tucci, this chapter describes residents’ everyday experiences with violence. It begins by...

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East Asian Exceptionalism to Western Populism and Migration Crisis

John Lie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 6392 words.

In the 2010s, the world is seemingly awash with waves of populism and anti-immigration movements. Yet virtually all discussions, owing to the prevailing Eurocentric perspective, bypass East...

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Ecofeminism and Global Environmental Politics

Juliann Emmons Allison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Politics; Political Sociology. 10162 words.

Ecofeminism can be described as both an ecological philosophy and a social movement that draws on environmental studies, critiques of modernity and science, and feminist critical analyses...

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