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An Australian newtown : life and leadership in a working-class suburb / Lois Bryson and Faith Thompson.

by Bryson, Lois | Thompson, Faith.

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin, 1972Description: 378p : graphs, map, tables ; 18cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Applied learning after class /

by Pardy, John | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 11-12 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: By foregrounding teachers, practices in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) this paper illustrates how social class can be deployed to critically explain inequalities and differences in schooling. Applied learning is represented as a practical and 'un-academic' schooling option for the 'difficult to teach', and has similarities with earlier institutional forms of working class schooling as provided in Technical Schools. Schooling through VCAL prepares students differently than general schooling by instigating a new subjective and cultural shift in schooling. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: (1)

Casual labour : a stepping stone to something better or part of an underclass? /

by Richardson, David | Australia Institute.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper responds to the invitation by the Brian Howe inquiry set up to examine insecure work. The consultation document makes it clear that the casualisation of the workforce is a consequence of the increasing flexibility built into the labour market at the initiative of employers/business and the general predisposition for deregulation among policy-makers.Availability: (1)

Citizenship and social class /

by Marshall, Trevor | Bottomore, Tom.

Publisher: London, U.K. Pluto Press 1992Description: vii, 101 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Table of Contents: Foreword by Robert Moore Preface by Tom Bottomore PART 1: Citizenship and Social Class Marshall 1. The Problem Stated, with the Assistance of Alfred Marshall 2. The Development of Citizenship to the End of the 19th Century 3. The Early Impact of Citizenship on Social Class 4. Social Rights in the 20th Century 5. Conclusions Notes PART 2: Citizenship and Social Class, Forty Years On Tom Bottomore 1. Citizens, Classes and Equality 2. Capitalism, Socialism and Citizenship 3. New Questions about Citizenship 4. Changing Classes, Changing Doctrines 5. A Kind of Conclusion Notes Bibliography IndexSummary: Over forty years after it first appeared, T.H. Marshall's seminal essay on citizenship and social class in postwar Britain has acquired the status of a classic. His lucid analysis of the principal elements of citizenship--namely the possession of civil, political, and social rights--is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared. This edition includes complementary material from Tom Bottomore that brings the work into a more contemporary context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Class and inequality in Australia: sociology perspectives and research. /

by Hiller, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Harcourt Crace, Jovanovich 1981Description: 292p.Notes: Contains: Poverty and povert research in Australia, by Lois BrysonAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Class, inequality and the state : social change, social policy and the new middle class. /

by Jamrozik, Adam.

Publisher: Sth. Melbourne, Vic. Macmillan 1991Description: 348 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cultural Chameleons : an investigation into the construction and influences of working-class identities on the formal learning of white, baby-boomer males /

by Lovett, Trevor | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 9-11Summary: This paper outlines the findings of a qualitative, narrative, retrospective investigation into white, working-class, baby-boomer males? perceptions of their own formal educational experiences. The study while accepting the significance of the socio-economic/class correlation also identified important non-material influences of class on the participants? formal learning. The investigation revealed how discursively marginalized social identities negotiated their relationship with formal learning environments. Social persistence or continuity was considered problematic because many effects normally associated with a stratified social structure were not obvious in the research data. The study showed that the participants' educational potential was affected more by the dynamics of personal interaction than broad socially constructed differences. It was found that the educational and social opportunities of the participant sample tended to be a consequence of the respect individual actors showed for each other both within and outside the context of the school.Availability: (1)

Dimensions of Australian society. /

by Graetz, Brian | McAllister, Ian.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: South Melbourne Macmillan Education 1994Description: xviii, 427 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index. Previous ed.: South Melbourne : Macmillan, 1988.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dispositional change for a new work habitus : is that all it takes for retrenched textile workers? /

by Keating, Maree | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 13-14 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Changes in the Australian economy brought about by the 'Global Financial Crisis' saw tangible effects in early 2009 with another downturn in the manufacturing sector in Victoria and New South Wales. The well publicised retrenchment in March 2009 of 1,850 employees from Pacific Brands, became a story which provoked much public response. In the years leading up to 2009, however, retrenchment had affected thousands of workers in large, iconic companies such as Blundstones in Hobart and Yakka in Albury/Wodonga. This paper discusses the dispositional changes undergone by those retrenched workers who stayed in the labour market, and the circumstances under which 'desirable' personal adaptations resulted in advantages for them. The current emphasis placed by training and employment policy on the individual's acquisition of 'employability' attributes, qualities and orientation fails to recognise the ways in which constructions of work within particular occupations and industries generate conditions which advantage or disadvantage individuals and in which particular dispositions might thrive.Availability: (1)

Empowerment : the politics of alternative development /

by Friedmann, John.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA Blackwell 1992Description: ix, 196 p.Summary: Poverty is seen as a form of social, political and psychological disempowerment. More than half the people of the world are poor, and their numbers are growing in rich and poor countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Equality and authority : a study of class, status and power in Australia. /

by Encel, Solomon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Cheshire 1970Description: 492 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Explaining changes in the social structure of employment : the importance of geography. /

by Hunter, Boyd | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1996Description: 42 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1996Availability: (1)

Inequality in Australia : slicing the cake /

by The Social Justice Collective | O'Leary, Jan | Sharp, Rachel.

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. William Heinemann Australia 1991Description: xxvi, 338 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inequality reexamined /

by Sen, Amartya.

Edition: New ed.Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxford University Press 1995Description: :242: p. : 1ill. ; 22cm.Summary: Amartya Sen argues that the dictum "all people are created equal" serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By concentrating on the equity and efficiency of social arrangements in promoting freedoms and capabilities of individuals, Sen adds an important new dimension to arguments about such vital issues as gender inequalities, welfare policies, affirmative action, and public provision of health care and education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Neoliberalism and the underclass thesis : social divisions in an era of welfare reform /

by Martin, Sonia.

Publisher: Saarbrucken, Germany Verlag Dr. Muller 2009Description: x, 399 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.Notes: Thesis (PhD)--University of South Australia,2006. Also available electronically via the WWW.Summary: This thesis is a study of social divisions and an assessment of the impact of neoliberalism upon them. Its purpose is to investigate the nature of comtemporary social divisions, and whether or not the 'underclass' is a useful way of conceiving the social and economic marginalisation of some individuals. ; The underclass thesis crystallises in a powerful and contentious way some fundamental premises that underpin the neoliberal philosophy, namely that the welfare state is considered a threat to freedom, discourages work, and is socially and economically damaging. Thus there ought to be a reduced role for the state in the provision of welfare. ; There are two fundamental weaknesses in social democratic critics' contributions to debates about welfare reform. The first relates to a focus on residual welfare and measurements of poverty, largely neglecting the systems of power that underlie welfare distribution. The second relates to the omission of agency. Critics' responses have tended to ignore the behaviour of the welfare beneficiaries targeted by current reform. In order to address both of these issues, I have formulated a critical post-traditional paradigm of social divisions. ; The study comprises three stages. The first is an historical overview of neoliberal policy and a quantitative analysis of social divisions. The findings indicate that neoliberal nations have the lowest commitment to welfare, and the highest levels of poverty and widening inequality. In Australia, labour market changes and educational underachievement are likely to contribute to new and emerging divisions, and the cumulative nature of disadvantage is apparent within low socio-economic areas. ; The second stage of the study examines the policies of the Howard Coalition Government in Australia and focuses on the prevalence of the underclass phenomenon in current welfare reform. Records central to the Government's welfare reform agenda are analysed to examine policy makers' normative beliefs. The findings reveal that the underclass thesis is an ideological construct that legitimises a reduction of welfare provision and control of the unemployed. ; The third stage of the study focuses on the experiences of unemployment among young people, and the views and experiences of welfare providers who work with them. The data show that individuals make decisions about their lives from the range of options they perceive to be available to them at a particular point in time. These options are not limited to those made available by the provisions of the welfare state, nor are they solely the product of inter-generational welfare. The welfare providers enforce the Government's position on welfare reform by endorsing a version of the underclass thesis in their work and directing their interventions at the individual. ; Considered together, the findings reveal that a conservative neoliberal social policy fails to capture the complex interaction that occurs between individuals and their social environment, and the impact this has on their labour market activities. By successfully converting the problem of welfare dependency into a private issue, a neoliberal social policy is legitimised and current social arrangements are maintained.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Opening doors, breaking barriers: a strategy for social mobility /

by Great Britain. HM Government.

Publisher: London, U.K. UK. Cabinet Office April 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Foreword by Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime MinisterSummary: 'A fair society is an open society, one in which every individual is free to succeed. That is why improving social mobility is the principal goal of the Government?s social policy. No one should be prevented from fulfilling their potential by the circumstances of their birth. What ought to count is how hard you work and the skills and talents you possess, not the school you went to or the jobs your parents did. This strategy sets out our vision of a socially mobile country, and how it can become a reality' ForewordAvailability: (1)

Religion, class coalitions, and welfare states /

by Kersbergen, Kees van (Ed.) | Manow, Philip (Ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2009Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social change, suburban lives : an Australian Newtown, 1960s to 1990s. /

by Bryson, Lois | Winter, Ian C.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian Institute of Family Studies 1999Description: xviii, 238 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes indexAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social citizenship and social justice : an unhappy coupling. /

by Burchell, David.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 35- 46 (v.1).Notes: Rec. no. for book B7041 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social class and community services. /

by Jamrozik, Adam.

Publisher: Sydney, Welfare & social policy in Australia : the distribution of advantage edited by Michael Wearing and Rosemary Berreen. 1994Description: p.99-119.Notes: Rec. no. for book B6702 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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