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Disability and Poverty

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ISBN: 9781847428851 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100735
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book is about being disabled and being poor and the social, cultural and political processes that link these two aspects of living in what has been characterised as a “vicious circle” (Yeo & Moore 2003). It is also about the strengths that people show when living with disability and being poor. How they try to overcome their problems and making the best out of what little they have. This book will appeal to academics, postgraduates and policymakers in disability studies, development studies, poverty and social exclusion.

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Sociology

Labour and Employment in a Globalising World

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ISBN: 9789052016580 9783035260243 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0352-6024-3 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103090
Subject: Sociology
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This collection of essays provides new insight into the complex realities of labour and employment market globalisation. The pluridisciplinary and multi-faced understanding of globalisation is based upon ground research in ten countries from South to North. Its contextualisation of globalising labour and employment market, perceived as process, constitutes the originality of the book. Globalisation is understood through a single process of both standardisation and differentiation, which also underscores its political agenda. The globalising process incorporates trends of convergent and somewhat undifferentiated Southern and Northern situations in labour and employment. Strong political perspectives thereby emerge to help understand changes in current capitalism and question the longstanding North to South paradigm. As labour and employment markets standardise and differentiate, what other problematical threads can be pulled to strengthen the hypothesis that trends converge within a single globalising process? The comparative concepts and tools proposed in this volume help to answer these queries.

Das Europa der Europäer

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837616262 9783839416266 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839416266 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103241
Subject: Sociology
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Wurden die Grundeinstellungen europäischer Bürger bisher fast exklusiv durch quantitative Methoden beobachtet und erklärt, so geht die in diesem Buch vorgestellte international vergleichende Studie einen anderen Weg: Das Ziel der von 2006 bis 2009 durchgeführten Erhebungen war es, genauere qualitative Untersuchungstechniken einzusetzen, um so die Komplexität und Vielfalt der Wahrnehmungen und Reaktionen der "Normalbürger" besser wiederzugeben. Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Vielfalt der Einstellungen zu Europa und zur Erklärung der allgemeinen Distanz der meisten Bürger in Bezug auf die EU.(aus dem Französischen von Frank Weigand und Markus Merz)

A Life-Course Perspective on Migration and Integration

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ISBN: 9789400715448 Year: Pages: 297 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Social Sciences
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Over the last four decades the sociological life course approach with its focus on the interplay of structure and agency over time life course perspective has become an important research perspective in the social sciences. Yet, while it has successfully been applied to almost all fields of social inquiry it is much less used in research studying migrant populations and their integration patterns. This is puzzling since understanding immigrants’ integration requires just the kind of dynamic research approach this approach puts forward: any integration theory actually refers to life course processes. This volume shows fruitful cross-linkages between the two research traditions. A range of studies are presented that all apply sociological life course concepts to research on migrants and migrant groups in Europe. The book is organized thematically, indicating different important domains in the life course. Using a wide variety of methodological approaches, it covers both quantitative studies based on population census data and survey material as well as qualitative studies based on interviews. Attention is paid to the life courses of those who migrated themselves as well as their offspring. The studies cover different European countries, relating to one national context or a particular local setting in a city as well as cross-country comparisons.&#xD;Overall the book shows that applying the sociological life course approach to migration and integration research may advance our understanding of immigrant settlement patterns as well as further develop the life course perspective.

Cities Full of Symbols

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ISBN: 9789087281250 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.5117/9789087281250 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Political Science --- Anthropology --- Architecture
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This book examines design proposals that show symbolic handling of the 9/11 attack on New York, the disaster symbolism of the ship washed ashore by the tsunami in Banda Aceh, and the design of the symbol of the city of Cape Town derived from a remnant of Dutch colonial architecture, or the mass pilgrimage to Elvis’s Graceland in Memphis. Cities Full of Symbols develops urban symbolic ecology and hypercity approaches into a new perspective on social cohesion. Approaches of architects, anthropologists, sociologists, social geographers and historians converge to make this a book for anyone interested in urban life, policymaking and city branding.

AIDS, Intimacy and Care in Rural KwaZulu-Natal

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Book Series: Care & Welfare ISBN: 9789089643599 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_408875 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Internal medicine --- Public Health --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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In 2003-2006, Patricia Henderson lived in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal where she recorded the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS. In this illuminating study, she recounts the concerns of rural people and explores local repertoires through which illness was folded into everyday life. The book spans a period when antiretroviral medication was not available, and moves on to a time when the treatment became accessible. Hope gradually became manifest in the recovery of a number of people through antiretroviral therapies and 'the return' of bodies they could recognise as their own. This research implies that protracted interaction with people over time, offers insights into the unfolding textures of everyday life, in particular in its focus on suffering, social and structural inequality, illness, violence, mourning, sensibility, care and intimacy.

International Approaches to Rape

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ISBN: 9781847426208 9781847426222 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101308
Subject: Social Sciences
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By introducing readers to national perspectives of issues relating to rape, the book presents a comparative approach which highlights similarities and differences between countries, contexts, laws, key issues and policies and interventions.

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Sociology --- International --- Rape --- Approaches

Workfare als Mindestsicherung

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Book Series: Gesellschaft der Unterschiede ISBN: 9783837615098 9783839415092 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839415092 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103245
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Die individuelle Möglichkeit, Notwendigkeit sowie Art und Weise, die eigene Arbeitskraft zur Existenzsicherung zu verkaufen, werden von staatlicher Sozialpolitik geformt. Neu an einer Workfare-Politik ist nicht, dass Einzelne ihre Arbeitskraft verkaufen (müssen). Neu an Workfare sind vielmehr die Rahmenbedingungen, die mit sozialpolitischen Maßnahmen gesetzt werden. Anhand der Entwicklung der Mindestsicherung zeichnet das Buch die Ursprünge, Ansätze und Ausdehnung der Workfare-Logik in der deutschen Sozialhilfe von 1962 bis zu deren voller Blüte im SGB II alias Hartz-IV-Gesetz nach.

Equality and Diversity

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ISBN: 9781847426079 9781847426086 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101309
Subject: Social Sciences
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This important book explores the values of equality and diversity as promoted across liberal societies, drawing on various traditions of political and social philosophy, and applying them to policy and practice debates.

Entbehrliche der Bürgergesellschaft?

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Book Series: Gesellschaft der Unterschiede ISBN: 9783837617894 9783839417898 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839417898 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103244
Subject: Political Science
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Mitmachen, gestalten, sich für andere einsetzen - zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement hat viele Facetten. Und sie sind alle wichtig, denn die Beteiligung an der Bürgergesellschaft ist nicht zuletzt Beteiligung an der res publica. Die Form der Bürgergesellschaft hat sich in den letzten Jahren allerdings gewandelt: Informelle und flexible Aktivitäten werden gegenüber starren Mitgliedschaften bevorzugt. Doch ist bislang kaum versucht worden, die Perspektive sozial Benachteiligter einzunehmen. Dieses Buch beschäftigt sich daher mit der Teilhabe von Menschen mit geringem Einkommen und niedrigem Bildungsgrad an der modernen Bürgergesellschaft und zeigt: Auch hier gibt es zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement. Nur anders.(unter Mitarbeit von David Bebnowski, Oliver D'Antonio, Ivonne Kroll, Michael Lühmann, Felix M. Steiner und Christian Woltering)

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