Rethinking Social Exclusion

Author: Simon Winlow
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446292932
Format: PDF
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‘…classic Winlow and Hall – bleak, brilliant and unmatched in the art of rethinking crucial social issues. Enlightening, and rather scary.’ - Professor Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London ‘This superb book inhabits a unique theoretical space and demonstrates Winlow and Hall at their brilliant best as theorists of contemporary social exclusion.’ - Professor John Armitage, University of Southampton ‘…making exemplary use of critical theory, this book represents a powerful, rallying response to Benjamin's notion that "It is only for the sake of those without a hope that hope is given to us"’. - Dr Paul A. Taylor, author of Zizek and the Media ‘… an intellectual tour de force. Winlow and Hall, outriders of a radically different political economy for our era, have done it again. Their latest book is the critical criminology book of the decade, and the best account of capitalism since the 2008 crash… A devastating critical analysis of the effects of neo-liberalism.’ - Professor Steve Redhead, Charles Sturt University 'I had long regarded "social exclusion" to be another zombie-concept that retained no analytic or political purchase whatsoever. This book has changed my mind.' - Professor Roger Burrows, Goldsmiths, University of London In their quest to rethink the study of ‘social exclusion’, Winlow and Hall offer a startling analysis of social disintegration and the retreat into subjectivity. They claim that the reality of social exclusion is not simply displayed in ghettos and sink estates. It can also be discerned in exclusive gated housing developments, in the non-places of the shopping mall, in the deadening reality of low-level service work – and in the depressing uniformity of our political parties. Simon Winlow is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University. Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University.

Rethinking Social Exclusion in India

Author: Minoru Mio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351983229
Format: PDF, Docs
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In recent years exclusionary policies of the Indian state have raised questions concerning social harmony and economic progress. During the last few decades the emergence of identity politics has given new lease of life to exclusionary practices in the country. Castes, communities and ethnic groups have re-emerged in almost every sphere of social life. This book analyses different aspects of social exclusion in contemporary India. Divided into three sections – 1. New Forms of Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary India; 2. Religious Identities and Dalits; 3. Ethnicity and Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion in the North-eastern Frontier – the book shows that a shift has taken place in the discourse on inclusion and exclusion. Chapters by experts in their fields explore issues of inclusion and exclusion that merit special attention such as dalit identity, ethnicity, territoriality and minorities. Authors raise questions about developmental programmes of the state aimed at making India more inclusive and discuss development projects initiated to alleviate socio-economic conditions of the urban poor in the cities. As far as North-east region is concerned, the authors argue that there is a tendency to highlight the homogenizing nature of the Indian culture by stressing one history, one language, one social ethos. Diversity is hardly accepted as a social reality, which has adversely affected the inclusive nature of the state. Against this development the final part of the book looks at questions regarding ethnic minorities in the northeast. Offering new insights into the debate surrounding social exclusion in contemporary India, this book will be of interest to academics studying anthropology, sociology, politics and South Asian Studies.

Introduction to Social Policy Analysis

Author: Stephen Sinclair
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447313925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Illustrating the insights which Social Policy analysis offers to understanding the social world through examples such as the impact decisions about care provision have on workplace opportunities and access to welfare for men and women.

Social Exclusion in European Cities

Author: Ali Madanipour
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0117023728
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Across Europe concern is rising over the disintegration of social relations and the growing number of people who are being socially excluded. social Exclustoin in European Cities, the first major study of this topic, provides a definition of social exclusion and looks at both the processes which cause it and the dimensions of the problem throughout Europe. The experiences of people living in areas or neighbourhoods with low rates of social integration are considered, illuminating the human impact of exclusion where it is most visible. Finally the contributors evaluate the various policy and community initiatives which are currently confronting the problem in a wide sample of European Cities on a variety of levels, from inform individual actions to supra-national European Union policy, and suggest new ways in which social exclusion could be tackled. With most large cities experiencing some degree of social exclusion, this is an important volume for all those working in the areas of regional policy, town planning, housing management, social work, community development, sociology, political science and urban studies.

Offending Women in Contemporary China

Author: A. Shen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137441445
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Through an empirical inquiry into three categories of offending women, Offending Women in Contemporary China: Gender and Pathways into Crime explores the socioeconomic conditions that facilitate womens' pathways into crime, and examines the interplay between gender, class, rapid social changes and female law-breaking in neoliberal China.

Leichte Sprache im Spiegel theoretischer und angewandter Forschung

Author: Bettina M. Bock
Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH
ISBN: 373290282X
Format: PDF, ePub
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„Leichte Sprache“ aus einer interdisziplinären sowie internationalen Sicht zu ergründen – das ist Anspruch und Ziel dieses Bandes. Theoretische und empirische Ansätze zur Erforschung „Leichter Sprache“ sowie Möglichkeiten der praktischen Umsetzung in verschiedenen Anwendungsfeldern werden dabei gleichermaßen thematisiert. Die Autorinnen und Autoren gehen Fragen der Teilhabeförderung für benachteiligte Zielgruppen nach und diskutieren, wie eine angemessene Anpassung des Sprachgebrauchs in verschiedenen Lebensbereichen gelingen kann. Schwerpunkte sind u. a. Voraussetzungen, Wirksamkeit und Kontexte „Leichter Sprache“, Fragen adressatenorientierten Sprachgebrauchs, funktionale und intentionale Aspekte der Verwendung „Leichter Sprache“ sowie ihre gesellschaftliche Relevanz und Wirkung.