Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 27


Jared A. Jaworski (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research
BISAC: SOC026000

The first chapter of Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 27 addresses epistemological tensions which reflect on the accessibility of minority groups to universities in Brazil, emphasizing the role of Afro-Brazilian women. It focuses on the cosmopolitics of gender and race, taking into consideration the feminist thinkers who have raised the prospect of the intersectionality categories in gender-dominant contexts.

Next, the authors create an output-based measure of urban India’s social sustainability to be used as a primary tool to provide guidance for policymakers and to assist in decision-making and monitoring urban strategies.

Following this, the formation of a traditional immigrant dwelling in a rural settlement is discussed. The use of internal and external spaces by a family living with the production activities appropriate for rural life are investigated, taking into account factors such as male and female relationships, neighborhood relations, social beliefs and rituals, and celebrations in daily life.

This compilation also examines the aspects of discrimination facing children living with disabilities as perpetuated by policy failures, cultural and social beliefs, attitudes and practices that still prevent them from benefitting from educational opportunities.

The authors critically examine the state of health care policy in Jamaica in the context of the three leading causes of disease and mortality in the country.

Communitarian epistemology is a promising view for analyzing the nature of knowledge we share. The closing chapter points out communitarian epistemology in the ambit of social epistemology by focusing on some important perspectives of the ongoing debate. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Cosmopolitics of Gender and Race: Epistemological Tensions in Academic Contexts in Brazil
(Milena Silvester Quadros, PhD, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil)

Chapter 2. Using a Composite Index to Create a Social Sustainability Scorecard for Urban India
(Sudha Panda, PhD, Soumyendu Shankar Ray, and Manjari Chakraborty, PhD, School of Architecture and Planning ,KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India, and Department of Architecture, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India)

Chapter 3. The Relationship between Sociocultural Factors and Rural Houses, a Case Study: Iner House
(Gulcan Iner, PhD, and Nevnihal Erdogan, PhD, Vocational School of Technical Science, Interior Design Program, Kirklareli University, Kirklareli, Turkey, and Faculty of Architecture and Design, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey)

Chapter 4. Discrimination in Education of Children Living with Disability: Tales of Gender Based Experiences in Homa Bay County – Kenya
(Samwel Oando, and Marygortty Akinyi, African Women Studies Centre, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya)

Chapter 5. Pathways to Sustainable Development Goal # 3: Integrating Human Rights, Health Equity and Social Justice into Health Policies and Programmes in Jamaica
(Jasneth Mullings, Antoinette Barton-Gooden, Sheryl Garriques-Lloyd, Valerie Noble-Myrie, Stephanie Reid, and Tomlin Paul, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, and others)

Chapter 6. Communitarian Epistemology and the Social Space of Reasons
(Raffaela Giovagnoli, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, Italy)

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