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The More Things Change, the More Threatening They Feel: White Youths' Attitudes on Equity

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Five focuses on the perspectives of white students who are the numerical “minority” in the U.S. and South African schools; yet, their racial groups maintain economic (and political—in the ... More


Equity and Empathy: Growing Equality of Opportunity

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

Drawing on organizational, group-, and individual-level data presented in the prior chapters, Chapter Six outlines a typology that emerges from the focal study about the multiple dimensions of mixed ... More


Inequities in Education in India: Genesis and Dimensions

Mohd. Sanjeer Alam

in Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter lays bare the socio-political structures and processes that have deeply influenced the overall development of the Indian education system. It is argued in this chapter that the issues of ... More


Unfolding the Context: Structures and Processes

Mohd. Sanjeer Alam

in Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In every society, structural resources are likely to be unequally distributed across social groups. Inequality in distribution of structural resources is particularly glaring in societies defined by ... More


The future of planning: Beyond growth dependence

Yvonne Rydin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308416
eISBN:
9781447312062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308416.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The planning system has always sought to support greater prosperity in local areas, but has achieved mixed success. Inequality, social deprivation and environmental injustice remain persistent ... More


Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America

Sean P. Holmes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037481
eISBN:
9780252094682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037481.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Published to coincide with the centenary of the founding of the Actors' Equity Association in 1913, this book explores the history of actors' unionism in the United States from the late nineteenth ... More


A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

A Shared Future analyzes contemporary political work for racial equity in the United States within a social movement sector known as faith-based community organizing. In collaboration with faith ... More


Transforming Institutions: The Strategic and Ethical Dynamics of Commitment to Racial Equity

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter offers a case study of one of the primary sponsors of faith-based community organizing in the United States, the PICO National Network. It analyzes the organizational dynamics underlying ... More


Strategic Innovation and Democratic Theory

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter summarizes how faith-based community organizing challenges three key demons of contemporary American democracy: rising economic inequality, racial injustice, and the continuing paralysis ... More


Contemporary social policies

Brid Featherstone

in Contemporary fathering: Theory, policy and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349880
eISBN:
9781447301974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349880.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The last decade has seen a limited focus on men as fathers within a wide-ranging project emphasising the importance of investing in children. There has been an array of developments in relation to ... More


Equity begins with children

Jan Vandemoortele

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

While considerable progress is being made across the world in terms of human well-being, global statistics hide the fact that global progress has, by and large, by-passed those who are excluded, ... More


Black Women’s Health Activism and the Development of Intersectional Health Policy

Kia Lilly Caldwell

in Health Equity in Brazil: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040986
eISBN:
9780252099533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040986.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines black women health activists’ contributions to an intersectional reconceptualization of health that links gender health equity and racial health equity. The analysis explores ... More


Towards asset-based welfare states

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the UK, the Beveridge-inspired welfare state began to break down in the 1970s under the impact of globalization and was partially replaced with a ‘competition state’, or at least a model that ... More


Urban ecological accounting: a new calculus for planning urban parks in the era of sustainability

Sarah Dooling

in The Future of Sustainable Cities: Critical Reflections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426673
eISBN:
9781447305545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426673.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The intersections of urban parks and homelessness are some of the most intractable challenges facing cities today. This chapter examines these intersections. While it is clear that homelessness and ... More


Building Opportunities to Achieve

Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Carter and Welner bring together the evidence compiled by the book’s authors, describing a wide and deep opportunity gap arising from the accumulated impact of many factors: segregation in housing in ... More


Current key issues: forms of policy and forms of equity

Stephen J. Ball

in The education debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349200
eISBN:
9781447303756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349200.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter addresses those aspects of current policy that relate, directly or indirectly, to issues of social equity in education. It focuses on the issue of equity and policy by looking at ... More


The English NHS as a market: challenges for the Coalition government

Mays Nicholas

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter assesses the implications of the Coalitions's plans to restructure the National Health Service (NHS) in England. It explains that the plans involve taking another big step towards an NHS ... More


A ‘pivotal moment’? Education policy in England, 2005

Alan Dyson, Kirstin Kerr, and Mel Ainscow

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that the Labour government reached a pivotal point in its third term, in relation to its two long-standing objectives of raising educational performance, while also reducing ... More


Conclusions from the US experience

Karen Lucas

in Running on empty: Transport, social exclusion and environmental justice.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345707
eISBN:
9781447303282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter summarises the main points raised in the US chapters and draws out some key issues and concerns in relation to the approach that is being applied to the transport-equity agenda in the ... More


The case for universal child benefit

Anthony Atkinson B.

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes up Peter's campaign for a universal child benefit, started over 40 years ago. It makes the case for its retention, against the trend policy on income-tested benefits increasingly ... More


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