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Into a Precarious Future

Tim O’Riordan and Tim Lenton

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The scientific world recognizes the Anthropocene, where the human hand appears to overcome natural cycles of energy, chemical processes, and land use. We may be approaching planetary boundaries of ... More


Afterword: Reflections on the Journey

J. Trickett Edison

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This collection of essays evoked many recollections of how the author walked the ecological walk throughout his career. The book is a compilation of essays written over a 40-year span that portray ... More


Protestant Promoters and Jewish Eugenics

Christine Rosen

in Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195156799
eISBN:
9780199835218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515679X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter continues the discussion of religious enthusiasts of eugenics by tracing the support the movement garnered from prominent Protestants such as Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis of Plymouth ... More


The Privatizing State: The Pioneers and the Closing of the Legal Commons

Dana D. Nelson

in Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268382
eISBN:
9780823272525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268382.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 3 studies Cooper’s early novel The Pioneers (1826). So familiarly analyzed by the myth and symbol critics as an account of the conflict between “nature and civilization,” and by environmental ... More


The Social Division of Welfare: Some Reflections on the Search for Equity1

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter looks at how some students of social policy see the development of ‘The Welfare State’ in historical perspective as part of a broad, ascending road of social betterment provided for the ... More


Race Betterment and Tropical Medicine in Imperial San Francisco

Alexandra Minna Stern

in Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285064
eISBN:
9780520960657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285064.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, where West Coast eugenics initially coalesced under the aegis of the Race Betterment Foundation. It describes the context ... More


Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

D. Asher Ghertner and Robert W. Lake (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book explores the common storylines, narratives, and tales of social betterment that justify and enact land as commodity. It interrogates global patterns of property formation, the ... More


Silver Linings: The Good from the Worst

Lee Clarke

in Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the good things or the silver linings of worst cases or disasters. It explains that worst cases and disasters are patterned phenomena with complex causes and effects. And while ... More


Prologue

Robert Chazan

in Refugees or Migrants: Pre-Modern Jewish Population Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300218572
eISBN:
9780300240627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218572.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. There is a widespread consensus that Jews have suffered an extraordinary level of majority maltreatment, which has occasioned constant ... More


The Craft of Social Responsibility

in The Disinherited Society: A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool During the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238003
eISBN:
9781846317354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317354.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the creation of an urban society in Liverpool in which the principle of universal social responsibility would be viable. It discusses how the pioneers laid down ... More


O Father, Where Art Thou: The Spirit of Paternalistic Capitalism in the Age of the First Great Transformation (1870s–1900)

Christian Olaf Christiansen

in Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198701033
eISBN:
9780191770500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701033.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines ideological debates about American industrialization from around 1870 until 1900. At this time, ethical or “progressive” business emerged as an alternative route between ... More


Consulting, Cinematic Utopia, and Organizational Restraints

Florian Hoof

in Angels of Efficiency: A Media History of Consulting

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190886363
eISBN:
9780190886400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886363.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 discusses Frank and Lillian Gilbreth’s understanding of media and the attempts at implementing their consulting model in the business world as a solution for tackling the crisis of ... More


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