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Renewed hope for mutuality: credit unions

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the history of credit unions and their arrival in Britain during the 1960s. Initially championed as equitable alternatives to moneylenders and vehicles through which to renew ... More


Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Sean O'Connell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines credit in working class communities since 1880, focusing on forms of borrowing that were dependent on personal relationships and social networks. It provides an extended historical ... More


Dissent in Everyday Borrowing

Paul Langley

in The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236596
eISBN:
9780191717079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236596.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers additional modes of financial dissent. It examines credit art projects that (re)politicize everyday borrowing precisely by playing on the difficulties of personal and political ... More


Community finance: the emergence of credit unions in London

Paul A Jones and Michelle Howlin

in Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331032
eISBN:
9781447331056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331032.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Inspired by a strong sense of social mission, credit unions in London, as elsewhere in Great Britain, have a long commitment to serving people on low-incomes. Recognised by the UK Government as key ... More


Truth in Lending? Consumer Credit and Social Policy after Crowther

Stuart Aveyard, Paul Corthorn, and Sean O’Connell

in The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198732235
eISBN:
9780191796555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732235.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Chapter 7 addresses consumer protection issues from the 1970s onwards. It discusses the increasingly complex connections between mortgage and consumer credit, particularly in terms of second ... More


Paradigms of Anti-poverty Policy

David Stoesz

in Financial Capability and Asset Development: Research, Education, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199755950
eISBN:
9780199332526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755950.003.0020
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter reviews the anti-poverty paradigms that evolved during the 20th century: the Welfare Entitlement Paradigm, the Tax Credit Paradigm, and the Asset Building Paradigm. Each is described ... More


Finance and Investment Democracy in Practice: Capital Controls, Public Banks, and Participatory Budgeting

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter examines real world examples of institutions that have been developed to democratize finance and investment. Three main areas are explored. The first section looks at the efficacy of ... More


Mission

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter describes how we can apply service and selflessness to our secular organizations and even our personal lives with equally explosive results by making sure we have a high, overarching ... More


Between the Pew and the Picket Line

Christopher D. Cantwell, Heath W. Carter, and Janine Giordano Drake

in The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039997
eISBN:
9780252098178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter gathers a number of local histories and suggests that although many Americans worshipped in churches and worked on shop floors, most lived in the space between the pew and ... More


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