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Responsibility in Community

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Critics have interpreted the therapeutic trend as a replacement of community-oriented morality with self-oriented therapeutic values such as self-esteem, self-fulfilment, and authenticity. They ... More


Beginnings: From the Compassionate Friends to Parents of Murdered Children

PAUL ROCK

in After Homicide: Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267959
eISBN:
9780191683428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267959.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the emergence of self-help groups, defined as a group organized around a common problem or condition, its members joining to meet their own needs and taking responsibility for ... More


How We Help Preparing Inmates for Release

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter documents the decline of inmate participation in prison work, treatment, and education programs. It considers these trends in light of the growing amount of research documenting what ... More


The American Chemistry Game

Ofer Sharone

in Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226073361
eISBN:
9780226073675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226073675.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the American white-collar job search process focusing on the role of the career-advice self-help industry. Drawing on a year of participant-observations at a job search support ... More


Connecting with Civil Society: Weaving a Web of Strategic Alliances

Bina Agarwal

in Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women's Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569687
eISBN:
9780191721847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569687.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter begins by summarizing the book's main empirical findings, which show that women's presence makes a critical difference to all aspects of forest governance: effective participation, rule ... More


Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh: The Disparate Twins

V.N. Balasubramanyam and Ahalya Balasubramanyam

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the impact of growth on development in the context the experience of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in south India. It argues that the translation of growth into development is ... More


Transgender care networks, social movements and citizenship

Sally Hines

in transForming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349163
eISBN:
9781447304074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349163.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter draws on research into transgender care and the main transgender support and self-help groups in the UK. It also examines the values that matter to transgender people in relation to the ... More


Person Envy

Michael E. Staub

in Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1960s and 1970s, feminist insurgency emerged as an influential and absolutely significant aspect of both antipsychiatric thought and radical therapy. Feminist self-help groups and clinics ... More


The neoliberalisation of civil society: community-based organisations, contractor NGOs and class relations

Jonathan Pattenden

in "Labour, state and society in rural India": A class-relational approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089145
eISBN:
9781526109583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089145.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that many civil society organisations in rural India have been neoliberalised. Rather than organisations seeking to redistribute power and resources towards labourers, NGOs have ... More


Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises: An Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London

Alice Jenkins (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311406
eISBN:
9781846313554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313554
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1818 Michael Faraday and a handful of other London artisans formed a self-help group with the aim of teaching themselves to write like gentlemen. For a year and a half Faraday's essay-circle met ... More


Functioning of NREGS in Andhra Pradesh

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the implementation and functioning of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Andhra Pradesh in relation to other states and in the context of politics and ... More


Exploring the Black-Box of Economic Informality: Social Networks and Institutional Change among Micro and Small Enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya

Totolo Edoardo

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/9780199687015.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is growing interest among academics and policy-makers in understanding the role of social networks and informal institutions in shaping market structures in local economies in Africa. However, ... More


Unfulfilled Promises: The Microfinance Bill, 2012

Rajesh Chakrabarti and Kaushiki Sanyal

in Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199475537
eISBN:
9780199090853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475537.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter chronicles the almost roller-coaster evolution of the Microfinance. It starts with a brief summary of the rise of the virtually unregulated sector from the 1970s to the 2000s till the ... More


Sā Vidyā Yā Vimuktaye

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

After outlining the genesis of Mahila Samakhya, an exceptional programme for women’s empowerment initially funded by the Dutch and later by the British, this chapter offers a critique and compares it ... More


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