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‘A Summer Place’

Rune Bennike.

in Darjeeling Reconsidered

July 2018; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology; Sociology. 7208 words.

From the tales of nineteenth century British explorers to contemporary tourism advertising, representations of Darjeeling circulate far and wide. Across more than a century and a half,...

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Adherents and constituents

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. 7362 words.

Chapter 2 develops a new definition, based on motivations rather than expected outcomes, renaming the conscience constituent as the adherent. An adherent puts resources into the movement in...

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Affluence, Anti-Consumerism, and the Politics of Consumption

Kim Humphery.

in The Oxford Handbook of Consumption

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Economic Sociology. 7329 words.

This chapter explores “anti-consumerist” critique and practice as articulated in a range of Western nations over the last two decades. It surveys the rise of a twenty-first-century...

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Afghan Experiences of Displacement

Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 8871 words.

This chapter focuses on research among internally displaced Afghan communities who had fled to Pakistan over the protracted periods of conflict and were then unable to return to their homes...

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Afterword

Tanka Subba.

in Darjeeling Reconsidered

July 2018; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology; Sociology. 2535 words.

In this provocative afterword, senior scholar and Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University Tanka Subba comments on Darjeeling Reconsidered’s implications for Darjeeling Studies. Subba draws on...

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The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare

Edited by Irfan Ahmad and Pralay Kanungo.

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 412 pages.

Electoral democracy combines the ideas and practices of warfare and welfare, where both work in tandem as near synonyms. India’s robust electoral democracy exemplifies this combination in...

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The Ambivalent State

Javier Auyero and Katherine Sobering.

December 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 208 pages.

Over the past few decades, debates about policing in poor urban areas have shifted from analyzing the state’s neglect and abandonment to documenting its harsh interventions and punishing...

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The Anthropocene Thesis

Simon Dalby.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7971 words.

The theme of the Anthropocene raises fundamental questions for how world politics is now to be understood. Geopolitics can now no longer take the context of the human drama for granted;...

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Art and the Cultural Transmission of Globalization

Linda Williams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 10481 words.

This chapter assesses how from early modernity to the present day, art has been a significant agent in the cultural transmission of globalization. It is a cultural legacy, however, that...

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Australia and People Seeking Asylum who Arrive by Boat

Caroline Fleay.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7871 words.

Throughout the past forty years various leaders from both major political parties in Australia have categorized the arrival by boat of people seeking asylum as a “crisis” and the people...

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Becoming- work

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. 7327 words.

Chapter 11 describes a new approach to adherence. Earlier chapters have examined the various forms of work that social movements do and asked whether and when such work can be pursued...

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Caste and Cultural Icons

R. Thirunavukkarasu.

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 8907 words.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be an insignificant entity in the electoral arena of Tamil Nadu as the party won only one seat in the 2014 parliamentary elections. However, its efforts...

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Causes and combinations in the long nineteenth century

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. 7764 words.

Chapter 4 develops, through a historical illustration, the arguments concerning motivation presented in chapter 3. It makes a distinction between causes—movements made up of adherents...

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Ceará

Rebecca Tarlau.

in Occupying Schools, Occupying Land

August 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology of Education; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 14459 words.

Chapter 6 analyzes the MST’s engagement with public schools in Ceará in the late 2000s, in a very different context, when the movement’s educational initiatives are already recognized...

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Ceasefire as Conflict

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. 16547 words.

This chapter gives voice to ordinary villagers’ experiences, views, and concerns vis-à-vis Naga insurgency, and particularly evaluates the post-ceasefire practices and patterns they speak...

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Central American Refugees Reveal the Crisis of the State

Leisy J. Abrego.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7100 words.

This chapter analyzes President Obama and his Administration’s construction of Central American migrants as a crisis. Based on a close reading of letters to Congress, governmental Fact...

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Change or Continuity in Cultures?

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. 8588 words.

This chapter poses the large theoretical question of what generates cultural change or continuity, and provides examples of both patterns in the cases examined in the book. The large-scale...

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Charisma and the Radical Right

Roger Eatwell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 8439 words.

Although the concept of “charismatic” leaders is commonplace in political discourse, many academics hold that the notion is vague and these leaders’ alleged appeal to voters untestable....

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Citizenship

Hans Schattle.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 8770 words.

This chapter explores citizenship as an interdisciplinary concept of central interest in the field of global studies. The chapter outlines the general concept of citizenship and discusses...

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Civil Society

Karen Buckley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7445 words.

For all its myriad debates, interpretations, and discussions, research on detailing and imagining civil society, global civil society, and associated social relations is constrained in how...

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