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Economic sociology : state, market, and society in modern capitalism. /

by Triglia, Carlo.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Blackwell Publishers 2002Description: x, 287 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Happiness : lessons from a new science. /

by Layard, Richard.

Publisher: New York, NY Penguin 2005Description: ix, 310 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index.Summary: Economist Richard Layard contests the view prevailing among western governments (and many economists) that perfect markets will lead us to the greatest happiness that is possible, given people s wants and resources. In this book he explores the evidence (from psychology, sociology, neuroscience, economics and other disciplines) for what really makes people happy and therefore what steps we should be taking to make live really worth living.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New theories of welfare. /

by Fitzpatrick, Tony.

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2005Description: xvii, 239 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-236) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bridges out of poverty : strategies for professionals and communities. /

by Payne, Ruby K | DeVol, Philip | Dreussi Smith, Terie.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: Highlands, TX aha! Process 2005Description: 267 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-267)Summary: Designed for social, health and legal professionals in the United States, this book aims to help such workers understand the hidden rules which shape many aspects of the lives of people in poverty. The authors argue that staff with middle-class backgrounds are largely unaware that their clients belong to a quite different culture, and therefore often overlook the challenges faced and the strengths demonstrated by people living in survival mode . They suggest strategies for achieving better communication, negotiation and understanding - accompanied by exercises and summaries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reclaiming development agendas : knowledge, power and international policy making. /

by Utting, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2006Description: xix, 249 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-235) and index. Contents: Introduction: Reclaiming development agendas / Peter Utting -- 1. Challenging the knowledge business / Shalmali Guttal -- 2. The new buzzwords / Andrea Cornwall and Karen Brock -- 3. The search for policy autonomy in the global south / Norman Girvan -- 4. The World Bank as a knowledge agency / John Toye and Richard Toye -- 5. Knowledge management and the global agenda for education / Kenneth King -- 6. The quest for gender equality / Gita Sen -- 7. Global social policy reform / Bob Deacon -- 8. Generating knowledge in the United Nations / Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly and Thomas G. Weiss.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Transforming unjust structures : the capability approach. /

by Deneulin, Severine (ed.) | Nebel, Mathias (ed.) | Sagovsky, Nicholas (ed.).

Publisher: Dordrecht, The Netherlands Springer 2006Description: 200 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction. Transforming unjust structures : the capability approach / Severine Deneulin, Mathias Nebel and Nicholas Sagovsky -- Part I The capability approach : theoretical discussion. Chapter 1 Capabilities and rights / Paul Ricoeur -- Chapter 2. "Necessary thickening" : Ricoeur's ethic of justice as a complement to Sen's capability approach / Severine Deneulin -- Chapter 3. Structural injustice and democratic practice : the trajectory in Sen's writings / Sabina Alkire -- Chapter 4. "Capable individuals" and just institutions : Sen and Rawls / Nicholas Sagovsky -- Chapter 5. Justice for women : Martha Nussbaum and Catholic social justice teaching / Lisa Sowle Cahill -- Part II Transforming unjust structures : five case studies. Chapter 6. Narrative capability : telling stories in the search for justice / Teresa Godwin Phelps -- Chapter 7. Promoting capability for work : the role of local actors / Jean-Michel Bonvin and Nicholas Farvaque -- Chapter 8. Enhancing students' capabilities? : UK higher education and the widening participation agenda / Michael Watts and David Bridges -- Chapter 9. Enter the poor : American welfare reform, solidarity the capability of human flourishing / Vincent D. Rougeau -- Chapter 10. "Patent injustice" : applying Sen's capability approach to biotechnologies / Julie Clague.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) /

by Australasian Human Development Association.

Publisher: 11/27/2002 09:11:41 2005Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 11/27/2002 09:11:41 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit association formed in the early 1980s. Its' goals are to foster and promote research on human development at all stages of the lifespan: prenatal development, infancy and childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The association aims to promote the application of research findings to inform professional practice in various disciplines, as well as to inform social policy concerned with individual development, families and communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding global social policy. /

by Yeates, Nicola.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press ; and the Social Policy Association 2008Description: xxiii, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

World population ageing : 1950-2050 /

by United Nations : Department of Economic and Social Affairs : opulation Division.

Publisher: Paris, France United Nations 2002Description: PDF.Summary: This report was prepared by the Population Division as a contribution to the 2002 World Assembly on Ageing and its follow-up. The report provides a description of global trends in population ageing and includes a series of indicators of the ageing process by development regions, major areas, regions and countries. The report shows that: ; Population ageing is unprecedented, without parallel in human history?and the twenty-first century will witness even more rapid ageing than did the century just past. ; Population ageing is pervasive, a global phenomenon affecting every man, woman and child?but countries are at very different stages of the process, and the pace of change differs greatly. Countries that started the process later will have less time to adjust. ; Population ageing is enduring: we will not return to the young populations that our ancestors knew. ; Population ageing has profound implications for many facets of human life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Identity : sociological perspectives /

by Lawler, Steph.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2008Description: vii, 168 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP. Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-159) and index.Summary: "This book will be essential reading on upper-level courses across the social sciences that focus on the compelling issues surrounding identity."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Sociology : a graphic guide /

by Osborne, Richard.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2009Description: 176 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Contemporary social theory : an introduction /

by Elliot, Anthony.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2009Description: xvi, 375 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Us and them : interfaith relations and cultural harmony in Australia /

by Ata, Abe W.

Publisher: Bowen Hills, Qld. Australian Academic Press 2009Description: viii, 178 p.: ill. graphs.Other title: Us and them: Muslim-Christian relations and cultural harmony.Summary: Cross-cultural research provides exceptional insights into the hopes and fears of dealing with people different to ourselves. In Australia, such research suggests that Australian Muslims have surpassed Asians as one of the country's most marginalised religious and ethnic groups. Muslims and people from the Middle East are thought to be unable to fit into Australia, with more than 50% of Australians preferring their relatives did not to marry into a Muslim family. Yet this statistic masks diverse interpretations of interfaith relations and cultural harmony present across Australia today. In 12 essays Us and Them offers truths about interfaith relations as they are believed and expressed by Muslim and non-Muslim Australians. The essays are interdisciplinary and varied in topic, and seek to challenge the images of Islam held by both xenophobic Westerners and extremist Muslims. Drawn from a variety of research projects over past years, including results from a national survey on attitudes towards Islam and Muslims among Australian secondary students, they also raise thematic questions, such as: Will any dialogue lead to a rapprochement between the Muslim and mainstream communities? What is Christian-Muslim diversity? Why does it matter? Can we really learn how to manage diversity in the workplace? Can the Shari'a law coexist with the Australian legal system on issues including polygamy, marital status and dress?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Against recognition /

by McNay, Lois.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2008Description: vii, 232 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: against recognition -- 1. Recognition and misrecognition in the psyche -- 2. The politics of recognition -- 3. Narrative and recognition -- 4. Recognition and redistribution -- 5. Beyond recognition: identity and agency. Missing 15 March 2012Summary: "In this original book, Lois McNay argues that the insights of the recognition theorists are undercut by their reliance on an inadequate account of power. Using Bourdieu's relational sociology, McNay develops an alternative account of individual agency that connects identity to structure. By focusing on issues of gender identity and agency, she opens up new pathways to move beyond the oppositions between material and cultural feminisms."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Common cause : the case for working with our cultural values /

by Crompton, Tom | World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK).

Publisher: London, U.K. World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK) 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 89-96Summary: This report is intended to catalyse debate on current approaches to tackling a wide range of challenges, including global poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss. Whatever the success of civil society organisations in beginning to address such challenges, these often seem to be intractable or worsening. Throughout this report such challenges are referred to, collectively, as 'bigger-than-self' problems. This is to distinguish them from another class of problem: one that it is clearly in an individual's immediate self-interest to invest energy and resources in helping to tackle (for example, an insensitive development in their neighbourhood).Availability: (1)

Orderly fashion : a sociology of markets /

by Aspers, Patrik.

Publisher: Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2010Description: x, 237 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: For any market to work properly, certain key elements are necessary: competition, pricing, rules, clearly defined offers, and easy access to information. Without these components, there would be chaos. "Orderly Fashion" examines how order is maintained in the different interconnected consumer, producer, and credit markets of the global fashion industry. From retailers in Sweden and the United Kingdom, to producers in India and Turkey, Patrik Aspers focuses on branded garment retailers--chains such as Gap, H&M, Old Navy, Topshop, and Zara. Aspers investigates these retailers' interactions and competition in the consumer market for fashion garments, traces connections between producer and consumer markets, and demonstrates why market order is best understood through an analysis of its different forms of social construction. Emphasizing consumption rather than production, Aspers considers the larger retailers' roles as buyers in the production market of garments, and as potential objects of investment in financial markets. He shows how markets overlap and intertwine and he defines two types of markets - status markets and standard markets. In status markets, market order is related to the identities of the participating actors more than the quality of the goods, whereas in standard markets the opposite holds true. Looking at how identities, products, and values create the ordered economic markets of the global fashion business, "Orderly Fashion" has wide implications for all modern markets, regardless of industry.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Markets /

by Aspers, Patrik.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2011Description: xiii, 202 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-198) and index.Summary: Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter daily in our social lives. Aspers starts by defining what a market actually is, analyzing its essential elements as well as its necessary preconditions and varied consequences. An important theme in the book is that a whole host of markets are embedded within one other and in social life at large, and Aspers discusses these in the context of other forms of economic coordination, such as networks and organizations. Combining theory with empirical examples, the book cuts to the core of understanding how different markets function, the role they have played in history, and how they come into being. This accessible and theoretically rich book will be essential reading for upper-level students seeking to make sense of markets and their complex role in social life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Turning houses into homes /

by Frances, Nic | Fabian Society.

Publisher: London, U.K. Fabian Society 1998Description: 16 p.Other title: Fabian Society. Discussion paper ; no. 41.Notes: January 1998Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

World population ageing : 2013 /

by United Nations : Department of Economic and Social Affairs : opulation Division.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report provides the demographic foundation for the follow-up activities of the Second World Assembly on Ageing and the aforementioned mandates of ICPD, the Commission on Population and Development and the Commission on Social Development. It considers the process of population ageing for the world as a whole, for more and less developed regions and major areas and regions. ; In addition to the core demographic aspects of population ageing, the present edition of World Population Ageing introduces new sections and information on trends in the economic support ratio, the demographic dividend, independent living among older persons, international differences in the main causes of deaths among older persons, in health expenditures, intergenerational transfers, the sources of financial support in old age, and the prevalence of poverty among older people in different regions of the world.Availability: (1)

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