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

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.

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 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.

Readings in Indian Sociology

Author: Vinay Kumar Srivastava
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9788132118398
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Social Science

Contributions to Sociological Theory, aims to quell the popular belief that sociologists and their journals are shy of making a contribution to theory—they are mere empiricists. The volume introduces the dimensions and trajectories of the multiplicity of theory in its sumptuous Introduction. The volume has two sections: the first deals with the contribution of the Sociological Bulletin to the conceptual framework of sociology, and the second is the contribution made to the writings of the Western thinkers who have considerably influenced Indian sociology.

Women and Kinship Comparative Perspectives on Gender in South and South East Asia

Author: Dube, Leela
Publisher: United Nations Univ
ISBN: UOM:39015039887446
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

This is the first sustained effort to compare South and South-East Asia in respect of the situation of women. Arguing that kinship systems provide an important context in which gender relations are located, the study overlooks at three types of kinship system, found in their carious forms in the two regions of Asia--predominantly patrilineal South Asia and predominantly bilateral South-East Asia, with a presence of matriliny in both. The treatment of kinship departs significantly from what is usually found. Gender permeates the examination of the chosen themes, which include group placement and perpetuation, entitlement to and rights over resources, marriage, conjugal relations, implications of residence, rights over space and children, family structures and kin networks, work, female sexuality, and limits set by bodily processes. The underlying assumptions is that kinship systems are neither innocuous nor immutable, and, operating through material relations, they express themselves most effective through values and ideology. For comparison are taken up selected populations of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand--representing Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity. The results are striking: South-East Asian womens unusual degree of autonomy in economic and social life and the relative egalitarianism between the sexes contrast sharply with the situation in South Asia, characterized by strong patriliny, patrilocal family structure, womens lack of rights, and concern about female sexuality. Many other contrasts in respect of gender parities and disparities, including education, nutrition, health, and work emanate from contrastingfeatures of kinship. Rich in information ad insights, the book fills a gap in gender studies at the same time as it challenges facile generalizations and provokes probing into apparently similar phenomena.

Sociology of Law

Author: Indra Deva
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063986678
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

Contributed articles with reference to India.

Nomadism in South Asia

Author: Aparna Rao
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195657454
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

Focussing On Nomadic Societies In The Region, This Reader Brings Together Essays, Which Illustrate How Large Sections Of Rural South Asian Have Long Been Dynamic, Mobile, Resilient And Rational Agents. It Discusses Primarity Three Types Of Nomads--Animal Husbanders, Including Gatherers And Hunters, Peripatetic Traders And Entretainers.

The Village in India

Author: Vandana Madan
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111949298
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science

This Selection Of Readings Is Representative Of The Myriad Dimensions Of Life In Village India. It Traces The Development Of Village Studies From Dumont To The Present, Covering Important Landmarks As With As The Less Visible Shifts In Method, Approach And Discourse.

Urban Studies

Author: Sujata Patel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195678397
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

This book is the twelfth in the OIRSSA series and deals with the sociological study of the Indian city and urbanism. India's urban growth experience has been phenomenal. It is increasingly defining the life of the country's population, whether or not they live in cities. This volume exploresthe many dimensions of this experience, and presents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the urban phenomenon. A comprehensive introduction enables the reader to understand and assess the complex pattern of the urban process in modern and contemporary India. It underscores the need to analyse the urban phenomenon and its actors in two separate phases: colonial and post independence.Sociologists, historians, geographers, economists, urban planners, cultural studies scholars and litterateurs have contributed to the volume. The topics covered include life in the city and its relationship with industrialization; urban inequality and class formation, and its ethnic and genderdimensions; urban infrastructure, governance and conflicts; ways of living and eating, forms of leisure and the influence of Bollywood; and issues concerning the informal sector, urban planning, slums, health and sanitation.

Family Kinship and Marriage in India

Author: Patricia Uberoi
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39076002048150
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Social Science

This Book Attempts To Capture The Great Variety Of Family Types And Kinship Practices Found In The South Asia Region.