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Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Bill Jordan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Research on well-being reveals the significance of personal relationships, trust and participation to sustain quality of life, yet it is the economic model that remains the dominant basis for ... More


Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Rachel Thomson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The process of becoming an adult in contemporary times is fragmented and unequal, shaped by chance, choice and timing. This book presents a unique approach to understanding the changing face of youth ... More


The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant

Karla A. Erickson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732061
eISBN:
9781604733464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732061.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

At a Tex-Mex restaurant in a Minneapolis suburb, customers send Christmas and Hanukkah cards to the restaurant, bring in home-baked treats for the staff, and attend the annual employee party. One ... More


Boundaries of intimacy

Lynn Jamieson

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on practices of intimacy, moving the book from an analysis of families to relationships more widely. It notes that there are contradictory claims about the meaning and ... More


Introduction: An Unexpected Journey

Tim Clydesdale

in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to make sense of the first year out, for various sorts of teens, who head off into various settings, and who thus discover ... More


Managing multiple life courses: the influence of children on migration processes in the European Union

Louise Ackers and Helen Stalford

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter considers the impact of personal and family relationships and obligations on migration behaviour. The analysis seeks to add to debates that move beyond the ‘male breadwinner’ and ... More


Introduction

Marian Barnes

in Care in everyday life: An ethic of care in practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428233
eISBN:
9781447307686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428233.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introduces care as a way of conceptualising relationships, as a set of values and as a practice. It notes the way in which care has been resisted, and the need to recognise ‘poor care’ and its ... More


Long Two Years

Deepak Singh

in How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293304
eISBN:
9780520966475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293304.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter talks about a real-life family drama that unfolds in the store, right before the eyes of the author when he tries to sell a cellphone plan to a young couple. Along with the young woman's ... More


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