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Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book shows that few American Christians donate generously to religious and charitable causes — a parsimony that seriously undermines the work of churches and ministries. Far from the ten percent ... More


Can This Republic Be Saved?

Jean Bethke Elshtain and Christopher Beem

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For most Americans, intense sectarian commitments embodied in congregations were central and helped to fuel the penchant for political liberty. The replacement of citizenship with a state-sanctioned, ... More


The Rich Fool

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that despite superficial parallels in secular wisdom like that expressed in Seneca's “Epistule Morales,” Jesus’ parable has a different and unique message. Roughly speaking, it ... More


Relationships and Communication Between Caregivers and Patients

Leslie R. Martin, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

in Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews four basic models for understanding the patient–practitioner relationship: paternalistic, expert, consumerist, and mutual. While some aspects of communication are well-predicted ... More


The 1930s: Capitalism on Trial

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The Wall St crisis of 1929 intensified but did not alter an emerging intellectual critique of the new forms of consumerist society emerging in America. Some of these views flirted with ... More


Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

James L. Heft

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Catholic high schools in the United States have been undergoing three major changes: the shift to primarily lay leadership and teachers; the transition to a more consumerist and pluralist culture; ... More


Cultures of Anyone: Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Luis Moreno-Caballud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381939
eISBN:
9781781382295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381939.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen ... More


Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Patrick Hyder Patterson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Yugoslavia was unique among the communist countries of the Cold War era in its openness to mixing cultural elements from both socialism and capitalism. Ordinary Yugoslavs enjoyed access to a wide ... More


German Studies

John L. Flood

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British scholarship with respect to German studies during the twentieth century. It explains that until 1925 the only work of modern German literature studied for the Modern and ... More


The changing National Health Service, user involvement and palliative care

Neil Small

in Patient Participation in Palliative Care: A voice for the voiceless

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198515814
eISBN:
9780191730498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses what has changed and what has remained the same in the National Health Service (NHS). It enumerates the crucial developments that have occurred in the NHS since 1997 and ... More


As Long as We Both Shall Love: The White Wedding in Postwar America

Karen M. Dunak

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737811
eISBN:
9780814764763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737811.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, watched by hundreds of millions of viewers, the wedding followed a familiar formula: ritual, vows, reception, and a white gown for the bride. ... More


“The Allegory of a China Shop”: Ben Jonson's ‘Entertainment at Britain's Burse’ and ‘Volpone’

in On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804738569
eISBN:
9780804772907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804738569.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter, which focuses on Ben Jonson's Entertainment at Britain's Burse (1609), argues that the Entertainment is both a proto-consumerist fantasy and a market analysis. In it, imagination and ... More


Remaking Mothers: From an Ethic of Service to an Ethic of Choice

Heather Paxson

in Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223714
eISBN:
9780520937130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223714.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces material, ideational, and ethical shifts in what Athenian women have been expected to do in order to demonstrate gender proficiency and be good mothers. It also tracks changing ... More


Choice and the consumer society

Michael Clarke

in Challenging choices: Ideology, consumerism and policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423986
eISBN:
9781447301622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423986.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides substantive consideration of where choice in its modern ideological and institutional form comes from, and the place of choice in a consumer society. It discusses how ... More


Media Consumerism and Cultural Transformation

Eric Masinde Aseka

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter argues that society is today marked by a growing addiction to over-consumption of products and services ranging from car alarms to TV news programmes. Addictive consumerism, and an ... More


The consumer and New Labour: the consumer as king?

Eric Shaw

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter elucidates New Labour's understanding of ‘consumerism’. It draws heavily on Schon and Rein's concept of the frame. Frames can be understood as analytical devices that supply order and ... More


Bling Fling: Commodity Consumption and the Politics of the “Post-Racial”

Roopali Mukherjee

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter highlights the work of consumption and acquisitive desire within struggles over race and racial equality, focusing on a comparative reading of two moments in time to reveal how racial ... More


Awkward customers? Policing in a consumer age

Louise Westmarland and John Clarke

in Subversive citizens: Power, agency and resistance in public services

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422088
eISBN:
9781447303619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422088.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the problematic relationship between the consumerist orientation of New Labour's approach to public service reform and the organisation of the police as guardians of law and ... More


Consumption and the changing nature of the household in later life

Ian Rees Jones, Martin Hyde, Christina R. Victor, Richard D. Wiggins, Chris Gilleard, and Paul Higgs

in Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter studies the impact of the changes in household composition on consumption in later life. It also considers how many changes in the household structure have facilitated or held back the ... More


Service users and social policy: developing different discussions, challenging dominant discourses

Beresford Peter

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that the tensions inherent in the competing value systems around participation and involvement mean that there are risks for service users and their movements attached to ... More


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