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Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009

Kirstein Rummery, Ian Greener, and Chris Holden (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423733
eISBN:
9781447303480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This series provides all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. This year the book takes the opportunity of ... More


The problem of riches: is philanthropy a solution or part of the problem?

Beth Breeze

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter is a response to the call for research agenda focusing on the ‘problem of riches’. It suggests that the topic of philanthropy fits within this agenda yet is under-researched in the ... More


The Poor Law Commission of 1905–09: a view from a century on

John Offer

in Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423733
eISBN:
9781447303480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter draws on housing studies to examine how the housing sector's contribution to tackling squalor has changed since 1948, arguing that both a longer historical and a more geopolitical ... More


Breaking up the jigsaw

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role that housing and urban policy played in sucking out people in the interwar years, leaving decay and squalor behind. It notes that the reality of poverty, squalor, and ... More


Old Rubbish

Scott Herring

in The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how accounts of pathological hoarding emerged alongside accounts of pathological old age. It explores how cultural depictions of aging recluses fostered stereotypes of the ... More


Conceptualizing the Consumer in an Age of Affluence

Noel Thompson

in Social Opulence and Private Restraint: The Consumer in British Socialist Thought Since 1800

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199646012
eISBN:
9780191778490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646012.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses how socialist writers responded to the growing political and economic significance of the consumer in a period which saw a dramatic improvement in living standards. Affluence ... More


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