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The Affluent Society Revisited

Mike Berry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686506
eISBN:
9780191766374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686506.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book looks at the background to and causes of the global economic crisis that erupted in 2008 and is with us still. It does this by revisiting a classic book of the past, John Kenneth ... More


Social Policy Review 31: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2019

Elke Heins, James Rees, and Catherine Needham (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447343981
eISBN:
9781447344018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343981.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Bringing together the voices of leading experts in the field, this edition offers an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past year. The book considers a ... More


Privatisation and the death of public housing

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter charts the death of public housing from its emergence as part of a wider collective resistance to the social murder of unregulated capitalism to its planned demise under neoliberal ... More


Financial inclusion, financial stress and debt

Glen Bramley and Kirsten Besemer

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334224
eISBN:
9781447334309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334224.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Exclusion from financial services in the form of bank accounts has fallen and appears less significant than informal borrowing and problem debt, which have increased dramatically and are strongly ... More


Transnational money: the formalisation of migrant remittances

Kavita Datta

in Migrants and their money: Surviving financial exclusion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428431
eISBN:
9781447307549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428431.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter Six maps remittance flows from London to migrants' home countries, highlighting the uneven nature of development in the world and the transnationality of finance. Beginning with a discussion ... More


Introduction: towards a sociology of debt

Mark Featherstone (ed.)

in The Sociology of Debt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447339526
eISBN:
9781447339571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339526.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In this introductory chapter I consider the diverse meanings of the idea of debt in the contemporary world. Starting with the current problem of apparently ever-expanding debt, I explain the origins ... More


‘Choose your moments’: discipline and speculation in the indebted everyday

Samuel Kirwan, Leila Dawney, and Rosie Walker

Mark Featherstone (ed.)

in The Sociology of Debt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447339526
eISBN:
9781447339571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339526.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Looming behind the formidable spectres haunting Europe is a rising tide of indebted households. This chapter focuses upon the United Kingdom, where a perfect storm of measures has caused a ... More


Digital subprime: tracking the credit trackers

Joe Deville

Mark Featherstone (ed.)

in The Sociology of Debt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447339526
eISBN:
9781447339571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339526.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter introduces a phenomenon I call ‘digital subprime’. Digital subprime represents a frontier in lenders’ quest for predictive power, involving a growing group of technology startups who are ... More


Housing’s economic context

Nick Gallent

in Whose Housing Crisis?: Assets and Homes in a Changing Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447345312
eISBN:
9781447346104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345312.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Housing has long been implicated in the productive economy, providing a focus for manufacturing, construction and material consumption. The privatisation, assetisation and financialisation of housing ... More


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