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Miracle to Meltdown in Asia: Business, Government and Society

Norman Flynn

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295525
eISBN:
9780191685125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295525.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The crisis in Asia has caused economic hardship and brought an end to the ‘economic miracle’ of fast economic growth in the region. This book asks whether the 1997/8 crisis marks a break with the ... More


The Origins of Neo-liberalism: Depression and Dictatorship

A. J. Nicholls

in Freedom with Responsibility: The Social Market Economy in Germany 1918-1963

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208525
eISBN:
9780191678059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208525.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the origin of the concepts of neo-liberalism, and it looks at the subsequent economic depression and dictatorship that came to Germany during the early 20th century. Walter ... More


The Formation of a Female Underclass

Susan Thistle

in From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245907
eISBN:
9780520939196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245907.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides a new explanation of the rise in female-headed families among the poor. It explains that the economic hardship faced by single mothers is generally perceived as changing little ... More


An Analysis of the Socio-Economic Logics Underpinning Formal and Informal Strategies for Coping with Economic Hardships in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Maïté le Polain and Nyssens Marthe

in Securing Livelihoods: Informal Economy Practices and Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687015
eISBN:
9780191766916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter aims to analyse the strategies used by vulnerable inhabitants of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to cope with economic hardships. The analysis is based on exploratory ... More


Poverty and Children’s Development: Familial Processes as Mediating Influences

Vonnie McLoyd, Rashmita S. Mistry, and Cecily R. Hardaway

in Societal Contexts of Child Development: Pathways of Influence and Implications for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199943913
eISBN:
9780199354689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943913.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Poverty touches the lives of millions of American children and has been robustly shown to compromise child and adolescent development across virtually all domains of functioning including physical ... More


Only Yesterday: Hope and Disillusionment at the End of a Century

Michael Dennis

in The New Economy and the Modern South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032917
eISBN:
9780813038407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032917.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Dreams of Silicon prosperity dominated Virginia's public life in the 1990s, but they failed to answer nagging questions about the economic hardship that so many Virginians faced. The rhetoric of ... More


An Analysis of Poverty in Hmong American Communities

Yang Sao Xiong

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the causes of and solutions to socioeconomic immobility in the Hmong American community. It assesses the key factors that make poverty an enduring problem for Hmong in two ... More


Wartime suicides, 1939–1944

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in a bloody campaign. The suicide rate closely mirrored Germany's fortunes in the war. When Germany's military fortunes ... More


Rule Bending for the Necessary Evil

Yi-min Lin

in Dancing with the Devil: The Political Economy of Privatization in China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190682828
eISBN:
9780190682866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190682828.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Democratization

Chapter 5 investigates the strategies of local officials in places where the sales growth strategy faltered in the early years of reform. An alternative strategy was to tolerate and even facilitate ... More


‘No One Should Be Poor’: Social Shaming in Norway

Erika Gubrium

in Poverty and Shame: Global Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199686728
eISBN:
9780191766800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686728.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the broader perceptions of wider society towards those living in poverty in Norway. Data for this analysis were drawn from a random sample of national news articles spanning a ... More


Heroes or Traitors?

Paul Taylor

in Heroes or Traitors?: Experiences of Southern Irish Soldiers Returning from the Great War 1919-1939

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381618
eISBN:
9781781384954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381618.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Loyalist lobbying groups found it politically convenient to emphasize the victimisation of ex-servicemen, and later a republican historiography excluded them from the nation’s narrative; both factors ... More


The Training of a Traditional Priest: “I would like to be a pastor of souls”

Peter M. Sánchez

in Priest Under Fire: "Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061191
eISBN:
9780813051482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061191.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 2 revisits Rodriguez’s youth. He grew up on a sugar plantation in the Department of San Vicente. His father, Lisandro Rodríguez, sent him to primary school in the small, nearby town of ... More


What we talk about when we talk about disability: making sense of debates in the European user/survivor movement

Jasna Russo and Debra Shulkes

in Madness, distress and the politics of disablement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447314578
eISBN:
9781447314608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing on their personal experiences, the authors reflect on how the notion of disability is discussed in the European political movement of people who have undergone psychiatric treatment. They ... More


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