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American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Adam Seth Levine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these ... More


The Challenge of Affluence

Avner Offer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Since the 1940s Americans and Britons have come to enjoy an era of rising material abundance. Yet this has been accompanied by a range of social and personal disorders, including family breakdown, ... More


Chapter Chapter Changing Risks Confronting Pension Participants

Phyllis C. Borzi

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The shift from traditional employer-sponsored defined benefit pensions towards individual-account defined contribution plans involves a reallocation of risks and rewards from plan sponsors to ... More


Social Change and the Future of the Left

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The authors discuss the political implications of the social changes that took place over the 18 years of Conservative government from 1979–97 and assess two rival lines of argument about the ... More


Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Leah F. Vosko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This book seeks to understand the precarious margins of late‐capitalist labour markets. Its point of departure is the prevailing view that the full‐time continuous job or the standard employment ... More


Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Michael Laffan and Max Weiss (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Fear is ubiquitous but slippery. It has been defined as a purely biological reality, derided as an excuse for cowardice, attacked as a force for social control, and even denigrated as an unnatural ... More


Work and Employment Relations in the Smaller Component Subcontractors: Distinctive Pressures and Contrasting Trajectories

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter analyses the evolution of management policies and work and employment relations in two smaller Japanese sub-contractors. Both firms were tightly constrained by customer-supplier ... More


Film noir

Sam Rohdie

in Film Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992637
eISBN:
9781526104151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film noir is essentially a style, a night time film where shadows and murky grays predominate. Dim reflections and shimmering electric lights create an unstable, uneasy, disquieting space, a ... More


Financial Threats and Self-Undermining Rhetoric

Adam Seth Levine

in American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book examines the political consequences of threats to Americans' financial well-being and in particular why they might not motivate ... More


Diagrams in Geometric Proofs

Marcus Giaquinto

in Visual Thinking in Mathematics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285945
eISBN:
9780191713811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285945.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Presentations of geometric proofs are often accompanied by diagrams for quick and easy comprehension. But to many people, it seems clear that diagrammatic reasoning cannot be a part of the argument ... More


Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Stewart Patrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conventional wisdom among policymakers in both the US and Europe holds that weak and failing states are the source of the world's most pressing security threats today. The international community's ... More


Obesity under Affluence Varies by Welfare Regimes

Avner Offer, Rachel Pechey, and Stanley Ulijaszek

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Among affluent countries, those with market-liberal regimes (which are also English-speaking) tend to have the highest prevalence of obesity. The impact of cheap, accessible high-energy food is often ... More


Creative Destruction, Economic Insecurity, Stress, and Epidemic Obesity

Kevin W. Capehart and Jon D. Wisman

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The past three decades have witnessed a substantial increase in insecurity and stress as capitalism's creative destruction has become ever-more pervasive. A link between insecurity, stress and ... More


Behavioural Biology and Obesity

Trenton G. Smith

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

While conventional wisdom holds that excessive body weight is the product of some combination of a high-calorie diet and a sedentary lifestyle, public health measures aimed at these factors have been ... More


Surveillance, Conspiracy, and the Nanny State

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the provision of security is not only an act of care but also an expression of power. And power is always something that stands to be abused. Agencies of twentieth-century ... More


Language, Culture, and Anxiety

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 12 begins an analysis of the market conditions that supported Cody's course, chief of which was the anxiety about grammatical correctness that grew in the Anglo‐American tradition of language ... More


Self-Undermining Rhetoric in the Past and Present

Adam Seth Levine

in American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter considers the prospects for political change in the face of communicative barriers to collective action. It begins to address this question by identifying several of the most well-known ... More


China and the EU: Science and Technology Cooperation as a Binding Factor in Partnership

YANG YANG

in The International Politics of EU-China Relations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264089
eISBN:
9780191734809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264089.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the possibilities for building a science and technology foundation to the EU–China relationship. China and Europe face quite different societal changes in the next twenty years ... More


The Redefinition of Europe

John McCormick

in Europeanism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556212
eISBN:
9780191721830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556212.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the changes that have redefined Europe since 1945. The two core internal influences were the search for a lasting peace, which meant addressing the causes of conflict, and the ... More


Attachment, Learning, and Coping: The Interplay of Cultural Similarities and Differences

Fred Rothbaum, Gilda Morelli, and Natalie Rusk

in Advances in Culture and Psychology: Volume 1

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380392
eISBN:
9780199863501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380392.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter discusses similarities and differences in attachment relationships across cultures. They propose that cultural differences in attachment relate to cultural differences in learning and ... More


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