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Published Apr. 12, 2013 3:23 PM

This paper examines the concept of vulnerability in the context of maternal morbidity and mortality in Burkina Faso, an impoverished country in West Africa. Drawing on a longitudinal cohort study into the consequences of life-threatening or ‘near miss’ obstetric complications, we provide an in-depth case study of one woman’s experience of such morbidity and its aftermath.

Published Mar. 19, 2013 1:16 PM

This paper explores factors affecting individual goal satisfaction in Bangladesh and Thailand. Analysing the determinants of goal satisfaction in two countries at different levels of development enables the paper to address the broader question of whether the common practice of classifying goals as ‘universal’ (e.g. health) or ‘local’ (e.g. community relationships) has any empirical support.

Published Jan. 18, 2013 10:53 AM

Wilhite develops a new way of understanding energy sustainability through social practice theory. Wilhite highlights that our habits with regard to cooking technologies, lighting strategies, or transportation can be valued differently and practiced in multiple and varied ways.

Published Jan. 18, 2013 10:53 AM

In this book chapter, Winther examines the social and moral aspects of electricity use in zanzibari homes, highlighting changes in gender and marital relations. She also analyzes the function of electricity in providing improved security in the public sphere, setting the stage for increased engagement in both religious and municipal contexts.