Pakistani Diasporas

Author: Virinder S. Kalra
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195476255
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

When compared to studies of the Indian diaspora, or even in the wider framework of diaspora studies, there is relatively meager research about the Pakistani diaspora. This collection is the first to bring together the extant literature and provide both a historical and contemporary set of accounts. It is primarily about the processes associated with migration and settlement as seen from the receiving end. Even though Roger Ballard and Junaid Rana offer accounts of Pakistan's political economy, it is only in Frances Watkins chapter that migrant voices within Pakistan themselves speak. Even in this chapter their life stories are focused on the impact of migration. Though, given the transnational frame in which many Pakistani diasporic communities live, it is not really possible to solely focus on the place of settlement. Indeed, the shift from migration studies to transnational or diaspora research reflects the empirical reality of a non-linear dynamics inherent in migratory movements. Historically the notion that people move and settle in a sequential and traceable manner has been rightly disputed and the circular nature of migratory movements has come to the fore. Even though the issues that are raised in the majority of the chapters are concerned with adaptation and change in new environments, these are always linked or referenced to a transnational frame.

The Sociology of Formal Organizations

Author: Abha Chaturvedi
Publisher: OUP India
ISBN: 0198067690
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

This reader seeks to develop a distinct identity for the theme of formal organizations in sociological research. It explores diverse organizations such as the civil service, hospitals, schools, cooperatives, business firms, development agencies, and trade unions.

Social Conflict

Author: N. Jayaram
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198074913
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

This volume examines the functioning of societies through a systematic study of a wide range of perspectives on conflict, including the historical implications in various spheres like family, culture, politics, and labour. It also discusses conflict resolution

Islam and Society in Pakistan

Author: Magnus Marsden
Publisher: OUP Pakistan
ISBN: 0195479572
Release Date: 2011-11-03
Genre: Social Science

This book aims to bring together some of the most sophisticated recent anthropological work on the ways in which Pakistan's citizens from diverse social and regional backgrounds set to the task of being Muslim, and contribute to the dynamic role played by Islam in the country's political and social life.

The Scheduled Tribes and Their India

Author: Nandini Sundar
ISBN: 0199459711
Release Date: 2016-07-26

A people in need of quick modernization and mainstreaming, or a powerful defense against the advancing march of capitalist growth---these are the two most prominent and stereotypical images of Adivasis in contemporary India, and both do grave injustice to the ground realities. The category Scheduled Tribes, which is purely an administrative category, and does not reflect the immense diversity among the 500 different communities of tribals in India, comprising 8.6 per cent of Indias population, has acquired over a period of time, a distinct political and discursive salience. This collection of essays, divided in three parts, brings together a range of predominantly sociological and anthropological but broadly social science writing that reflects on and illuminates the jungle of dilemmas and conflicts that the scheduled tribes face as they navigate their way through everyday life. It highlights the enormity of social, cultural, linguistic, and politico-economic diversity among the so-called Scheduled Tribes in India, and aims to provide an intellectual platform for an engagement between the scheduled tribes and their India, as also to map the state of current sociological/anthropological writing and debate on the scheduled tribes.

The Oxford India Companion to Sociology and Social Anthropology

Author: Veena Das
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: MINN:31951D023154201
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

This volume is a major new reference work, bringing together contributions from over sixty highly regarded scholars around the world, to provide an overview of contemporary thinking on Indian society and culture.

The Village in India

Author: Vandana Madan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: PSU:000054176041
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

This volume presents a profile of the processes and change in Indian villages over the last fifty years while addressing a wide number of interests - economic, political, cultural, social and gender.

Hindu Divorce

Author: Livia Holden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317121909
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Genre: Law

This comparative study investigates the place of Hindu divorce in the Indian legal system and considers whether it offers a way out of a matrimonial crisis situation for women. Using the narratives of the social actors involved, it poses questions about the relationship between traditional jurisdictions located in rural areas and the larger legal culture of towns and cities in India, and also in the UK and USA. The multidisciplinary approach draws on research from the social sciences, feminist and legal studies and will be of interest to students and scholars of law, anthropology and sociology.

Pakistani Women

Author: Sadaf Ahmad
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: PSU:000067881604
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

The different chapters cover an entire range of localities, from rural to urban settings, and from small town to Diaspora. Most of the chapters are driven by ethnographic data, while some are more theoretical. Yet despite all this diversity of time, place and approach, a number of crosscutting themes come out in these chapters, themes that play a critical role in encouraging the reader to recognise the similarity and diversity of Pakistani women's experiences within a culture made up of a variety of ideologies that are often in conflict with each other. A dearth of knowledgeexists about Pakistani women; knowledge that adequately represents the diversity found amongst women in this part of South Asia, and that is able to capture the rich details of their lives. While there may be many cross cutting themes in their lives-by virtue of being citizens of the same nation andhence being exposed to a particular history, power structures, and customs-there is also immense variation based on where they are placed in terms of rural-urban setting, ethnic background, class affiliation, social structures, and so on. This volume attempts to capture some of that diversity in thespirit of moving away from the homogenous images of Pakistani women that grace their representation in much of the world.

Sociology at the University of Lucknow

Author: Madan,
Publisher: OUP India
ISBN: 0198080379
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Social Science

T.N. Madan-scholar, former student, and faculty of the University of Lucknow, puts together selections from the published works of Radhakamal Mukerjee, D.P. Mukerji, D.N. Majumdar, and A.K. Saran, and provides valuable insights into the path-breaking research interests and methodological approaches of these four scholars. This volume introduces students and scholars to the rich legacy of sociology at the University of Lucknow.

Methodology and Fieldwork

Author: Vinay K. Srivastava
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UVA:X004874245
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

Contributed articles chiefly with reference to India.

Education and Society

Author: Meenakshi Thapan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199451311
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Social Science

Through an excellent selection of essays arranged in six thematic sections, this volume provides an overview of the major underlying concepts, processes and practices that explicate education in contemporary India. Most essays are grounded on empirical research and use ethnography in seeking to understand education from the perspective of students, teachers, as well as the institutional and non-institutional settings within which educational practices occur.

Moral Time

Author: Donald Black
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831602
Release Date: 2011-04-14
Genre: Social Science

Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious than others? In Moral Time, sociologist Donald Black presents a new theory of conflict that provides answers to these and many other questions. The heart of the theory is a completely new concept of social time. Black claims that the root cause of conflict is the movement of social time, including relational, vertical, and cultural time--changes in intimacy, inequality, and diversity. The theory of moral time reveals the causes of conflict in all human relationships, from marital and other close relationships to those between strangers, ethnic groups, and entire societies. Moreover, the theory explains the origins and clash of right and wrong not only in modern societies but across the world and across history, from conflict concerning sexual behavior such as rape, adultery, and homosexuality, to bad manners and dislike in everyday life, theft and other crime, racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, witchcraft accusations, warfare, heresy, obscenity, creativity, and insanity. Black concludes by explaining the evolution of conflict and morality across human history, from the tribal to the modern age. He also provides surprising insights into the postmodern emergence of the right to happiness and the expanding rights of humans and non-humans across the world. Moral Time offers an incisive, powerful, and radically new understanding of human conflict--a fundamental and inescapable feature of social life.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology

Author: Richard Fardon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446266014
Release Date: 2012-07-25
Genre: Social Science

In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects. The Handbook is divided into four sections: -Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies. -Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world -Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison -Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research. Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.