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Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

James Hinton

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The associational life of middle-class women in 20th-century England has been largely ignored by historians. During the Second World War women's clubs, guilds, and institutes provided a basis for the ... More


Lady Reading and Women's Voluntary Services

James Hinton

in Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

To a degree unusual among social institutions, WVS was the creation of a single individual — Lady Reading. For this reason, this chapter explores her belief in the importance of ‘character’, the ... More


Conclusion

James Hinton

in Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lady Reading believed her creation had found the key to reconciling voluntary work and state expansion. In fact the WVS did not provide a model for the future. The welfare state certainly enabled ... More


Our Towns

James Hinton

in Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter returns to the wider female associational world, examining attempts to consolidate women's organizations around a non-partisan reformist agenda which reflected their conviction that, ... More


Older Volunteers in Denmark: A Large Voluntary Sector in a Highly Developed Welfare State

Per H. Jensen

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The Danish Social Democratic Welfare regime is characterized by the combination of a strong welfare state, a strong civil society, high levels of labor force participation and a dual breadwinner ... More


Older Volunteers in the Netherlands: New Challenges to an Old Tradition

Joop Schippers and Wieteke Conen

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Despite major changes in the Dutch welfare system and an increase in labour market participation the number of older volunteers has been and still is increasing. The typical Dutch older volunteer is ... More


Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen, and Giovanni Lamura (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

‘Active ageing’ has become a key phrase in discourses about challenges and remedies for demographic ageing and the enrolment of older adults into voluntary work is an important dimension of it. The ... More


Fixing Britain's ‘broken’ society: from the Third Way to Big Society

Irene Hardill and Susan Baines

in Enterprising care?: Unpaid voluntary action in the 21st century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427212
eISBN:
9781447302193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427212.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter presents the objectives of this book whereby it specifically seeks to offer a theoretically nuanced understanding of voluntary work in the 21st century in liberal democracies by linking ... More


Older Volunteers in Germany: Opportunities and Restrictions in the Welfare Mix

Paula Aleksandrowicz, Doris Bockermann, and Frerich Frerichs

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The Third Sector in Germany plays an important role in the provision of welfare besides the state and the market. Voluntary work is encouraged and strengthened by the welfare state, especially in the ... More


State Without Honour: Women Workers in India's Anganwadis

M.S. Sreerekha

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199468164
eISBN:
9780199088836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468164.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Gender and Sexuality

This book is an attempt towards a fresh understanding of the political economy of women’s work in India and its relationship with the Indian state. The study critically analyses the concept and ... More


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