Delhi’s Meatscapes: Muslim Butchers in a Transforming Mega City

Delhi’s Meatscapes: Muslim Butchers in a Transforming Mega City
Tracing the journey of meat from the farm to the meat shop and other workspaces of the butcher within the multi-sited margins in Delhi, the current volume intimately follows the lives of Qureshi butchers and other meat sector workers in this transforming mega-city. The author addresses the tensions that meat throws up in a bristling society whose stakes are now more than ever intense. She shows how meat is also a rising sector in the Indian economy and fetches precious foreign exchange. Qureshi butchers stand at the crossroads of class, caste, stigma, religion, market, urban ecological policies and a never-ceasing political debate around these issues.
Delhi’s Meatscapes brings together rare archival documents, vernacular sources and ethnographic insights gleaned from several years of immersion in the city’s meatscapes and is the first of its kind for urban anthropologists, economists, political scientists, policy planners and readers who wish to take a hard look at their own (non-) meat choices.
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Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind

Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind
Biological Anthropology: The Natural History of Humankind combines comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the field with modern innovations and discoveries, helping students understand and get excited about, the discipline. Because the authors conduct research in three of the main areas of biological anthropology the human fossil record (Susan Anton), primate behaviour and ecology (Craig Stanford) and human biology and the brain (John Allen) they offer a specialist approach that engages students and gives them everything they need to master the subject. The Fourth edition continues to present traditional physical anthropology within a modern Darwinian framework and includes coverage of contemporary discoveries to highlight the ever-increasing body of knowledge in biological anthropology.
Features
1) Introduction Learning Objectives at the start of each chapter provide a road map for students to flesh out the outline of important concepts and key ideas.
2) Addition of Insights and Advances boxes in each chapter which expand on text material or call attention to current events connected to the subject, to emerging debates or sometimes just to fascinating side stories.
3) Increase in the number of Innovations feature which provide an intense visual presentation of new, burgeoning areas of research in this field.
Table of Contents Introduction: What Is Biological Anthropology?
Part I Mechanisms of Evolution
1 Origins of Evolutionary Thought
2 Genetics: Cells and Molecules
3 Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype
4 the Forces of Evolution and the Formation of Species
5 Human Variation: Evolution, Adaptation and Adaptability
Part II Primates
6 the Primates
7 Primate Behaviour
Part III Paleontology and Primate Evolution
8 Fossils in Geological Context
9 Origin of Primates
Part IV the Human Fossil Record
10 Early Hominins
11 Origin and Evolution of the Genus Homo
12 Archaic Homo sapiens and Neanderthals
13 the Emergence and Dispersal of Homo sapiens
Part V New Frontiers in Biological Anthropology
14 Evolution of the Brain and Language
15 Biomedical Anthropology
16 the Evolution of Human Behaviour
17 Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology.
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Delhi’s Meatscapes: Muslim Butchers in a Transforming Mega City

Delhi’s Meatscapes: Muslim Butchers in a Transforming Mega City
Tracing the journey of meat from the farm to the meat shop and other workspaces of the butcher within the multi-sited margins in Delhi, the current volume intimately follows the lives of Qureshi butchers and other meat sector workers in this transforming mega-city. The author addresses the tensions that meat throws up in a bristling society whose stakes are now more than ever intense. She shows how meat is also a rising sector in the Indian economy and fetches precious foreign exchange. Qureshi butchers stand at the crossroads of class, caste, stigma, religion, market, urban ecological policies and a never-ceasing political debate around these issues.
Delhi’s Meatscapes brings together rare archival documents, vernacular sources and ethnographic insights gleaned from several years of immersion in the city’s meatscapes and is the first of its kind for urban anthropologists, economists, political scientists, policy planners and readers who wish to take a hard look at their own (non-) meat choices.
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The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth about Men and Women in the 21st Century

The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth about Men and Women in the 21st Century
“Satisfying food for thought on the ever-changing dynamics of men and women as they interact and go about their individual lives” (Kirkus Reviews) as cultural commentator Stephen Marche examines contemporary male-female relations—with the help of his wife, writer and editor Sarah Fulford.

One morning in New York City, Stephen Marche, then a new father and tenure-track professor, got the call: his wife had been offered her dream job…in Canada. Their decision to prioritize her career over his and move to Toronto sheds new light on the gender roles in their marriage (and in the world around them). As Marche provocatively argues, we are no longer engaged in a war of the sexes, but rather stuck together in a labyrinth of contradictions. And that these contradictions are keeping women from power and confounding male identity.

The Unmade Bed is a deeply researched, deeply personal exploration into the moments in everyday life where women and men meet. After all, within offices and homes, on the street, online, and in bed, we constantly ask ourselves: What are we expected to sacrifice? Is it possible to be equal? As he attempts to answer these questions, Marche explores the issues that define our modern conversations on gender, from mansplaining and sexual morality to parenthood and divisions of the domestic sphere. In the process, he discovers that true power remains shockingly elusive for women while the idea of masculinity struggles in a state of uncertainty. The only way out of these mutual struggles is together.

With footnote commentary throughout the book from Marche’s wife, The Unmade Bed is a “compelling” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto), uniquely balanced, and honest approach to the revolution going on in our everyday lives—a thought-provoking work of social science that is sure to be a conversation starter.
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Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India (Oxford India Studies in Contemporary Society)

Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India (Oxford India Studies in Contemporary Society)
Equity and Access attempts to unravel the complex narrative of why inequities in the health sector are growing and access to basic health care is worsening and the underlying forces that contribute to this situation. It draws attention to the way globalization has influenced India’s development trajectory as healthcare issues have assumed significant socio-economic and political significance in contemporary India. The volume explains how state and market forces have progressively heightened the iniquitous health care system and the process through which substantial burden of meeting health care needs has fallen on the individual households. Twenty-eight scholars comprising social scientists, medical experts, public health experts, policy makers, health activists, legal experts and gender specialists have delved into the politics of access for different classes, castes, gender and other categories to contribute to a new field ‘health care studies’ in this volume. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach within a broader political-economy framework, the volume is useful for understanding power relations within social groups and complex organizational systems.
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The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth about Men and Women in the 21st Century

The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth about Men and Women in the 21st Century
“Satisfying food for thought on the ever-changing dynamics of men and women as they interact and go about their individual lives” (Kirkus Reviews) as cultural commentator Stephen Marche examines contemporary male-female relations—with the help of his wife, writer and editor Sarah Fulford.

One morning in New York City, Stephen Marche, then a new father and tenure-track professor, got the call: his wife had been offered her dream job…in Canada. Their decision to prioritize her career over his and move to Toronto sheds new light on the gender roles in their marriage (and in the world around them). As Marche provocatively argues, we are no longer engaged in a war of the sexes, but rather stuck together in a labyrinth of contradictions. And that these contradictions are keeping women from power and confounding male identity.

The Unmade Bed is a deeply researched, deeply personal exploration into the moments in everyday life where women and men meet. After all, within offices and homes, on the street, online, and in bed, we constantly ask ourselves: What are we expected to sacrifice? Is it possible to be equal? As he attempts to answer these questions, Marche explores the issues that define our modern conversations on gender, from mansplaining and sexual morality to parenthood and divisions of the domestic sphere. In the process, he discovers that true power remains shockingly elusive for women while the idea of masculinity struggles in a state of uncertainty. The only way out of these mutual struggles is together.

With footnote commentary throughout the book from Marche’s wife, The Unmade Bed is a “compelling” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto), uniquely balanced, and honest approach to the revolution going on in our everyday lives—a thought-provoking work of social science that is sure to be a conversation starter.
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The Brazilian Puzzle – Culture on the Borderlands of the Western World (Paper)

The Brazilian Puzzle - Culture on the Borderlands of the Western World (Paper)
How do Brazilians think about their own culture in comparison with those of North America and Western Europe? “The Brazilian Puzzle” provides a unique picture of everyday life in Brazil viewed from a comparative perspective. Brazilian scholars and Brazilianists explore a range of topics in everyday life in Brazil, including sports, music, voluntary associations, religion, political practices, race and gender, and poor neighborhoods. The authors show how Brazilian culture involves a complex negotiation in which the traditional values of hierarchy and personalism permeate even the most modern institutions. “The Brazilian Puzzle” is emblematic of the new era in Brazilian studies in which Brazilian scholars are leading the way. Many of the authors draw on the work of the Brazilian anthropologist Robert DaMatta, who has questioned the perspective of observers from developed Western countries. DaMatta argues that they often project their own categories onto Brazilian society, and instead he suggests that Latin Americans and other peoples develop their own theories rooted in their own unique experiences. In this way “The Brazilian Puzzle” contributes to the end of an era of Brazilianists and the decolonizing of area studies.
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