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Peter Brereton Townsend 1928–2009

HOWARD GLENNERSTER

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 172, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, X

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264904
eISBN:
9780191754081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264904.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

Peter Townsend was a towering figure in the intellectual history of social policy in the twentieth century. He was both a sociologist and a tireless campaigner for poor and disabled people, who ... More


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

Alan Walker, Adrian Sinfield, and Carol Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book makes a vital academic and political statement in the cause of social justice. It begins with an appreciation of the seminal contributions of Peter Townsend (1928–2009), and applies them to ... More


Peter Townsend, 1928–

Bob Holman

in Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Peter Townsend was Britain's leading poverty researcher and campaigner against child poverty, known for his involvement with social work. In 1939, at age eleven, he passed the scholarship to the ... More


The legacy of Peter Townsend

Adrian Sinfield, Alan Walker, and Carol Walker

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/9781847427151.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter details the personal and professional life of Peter Townsend who is regarded as one of the 20th-century's great champions of social justice. It notes that Peter dedicated his ... More


Talking with Peter Townsend: Elderly Britons at Home

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The family lives of elderly people attracted fresh concern in the postwar years when more old people lived alone and used welfare services. Sociologist Peter Townsend spent many hours speaking with ... More


Conclusion: building on the legacy of Peter Townsend

Alan Walker and Carol Walker

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/9781847427151.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter pulls together the main threads linking each of the previous chapters, summarises their contributions to a policy manifesto inspired by Peter and emphasises the main issues for research, ... More


Revisiting The Last Refuge: present-day methodological challenges1

Julia Johnson, Sheena Rolph, and Randall Smith

in Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348906
eISBN:
9781447302001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter provides a fascinating insight into some of the methodological challenges associated with revisiting Peter Townsend's (1962) classic study of residential care: The Last Refuge. The ... More


Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Bob Holman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Numerous books have been written about Victorian child-care pioneers, but few biographical studies have been published about more recent child-care and welfare pioneers. This book looks at the lives ... More


Experts and the Elderly: Social Research on Old Age

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Researchers and policymakers became increasingly interested in improving the lives of older Britons over the course of the twentieth century. Expert attention was first drawn to the particular ... More


Into the Institution: Residential Care for the Aged

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1958–1959 Peter Townsend interviewed almost 500 residents of old age homes for his project The Last Refuge. Townsend investigated what had changed since the Labour Government introduced new ... More


Past, present and future

Bob Holman

in Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book is mainly about six champions for children who have made significant contributions in addressing poverty and social inequality in Britain. Eleanor Rathbone repeatedly argued that every ... More


Conclusion

Shailen Nandy and Alberto Minujin

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/9781847424822.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The chapter brings together the key lessons and themes of the book. Future studies of child poverty need to reflect international definitions which set out its multidimensional nature. Effective ... More


Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Charlotte Greenhalgh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As the baby boom generation reaches retirement and old age, bringing unprecedented challenges, this study of aging could not be more timely. Historian Charlotte Greenhalgh examines ignored testimony ... More


Epilogue

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

What it means to be old is among the most pressing questions of our time. International organizations describe population aging as one of the most significant social transformations of this century ... More


Welfare policy: tendering for evidence

Robert Walker

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Welfare policy has a long and distinguished history of being informed by research evidence. This chapter shows that the most influential studies were landmarks in social policy research – from ... More


Controversial Final Years

Stanley Finger

in Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190464622
eISBN:
9780190464646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464622.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Gall remained a controversial figure throughout his life, which ended in Paris in 1828. In his later years, he continued to fight with Georges Cuvier, who had overseen the rejection of his and ... More


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