Evan Easton-Calabria’s critical history of refugee self-reliance assistance brings new dimensions to refugee and international development studies.
The promotion of refugee self-reliance is evident today, yet its history remains largely unexplored, with good practices and longstanding issues often missed. Through archival and contemporary evidence, this book documents a century of little-known efforts to foster refugee self-reliance, including the economic, political, and social motives driving this assistance.
With five case studies from Greece, Tanzania, Pakistan, Uganda, and Egypt, the book tracks refugee self-reliance as a malleable concept used to pursue ulterior interests. It reshapes understandings of refugee self-reliance and delivers important messages for contemporary policymaking.
Using a broad international comparative perspective spanning multiple countries across South America, Europe and Africa, contributors explore resident-led self-building for low- and middle-income groups in urban areas. Although social, economic and urban prosperity differs across these contexts, there exists a recurring, cross-continental, tension between formal governance and self-regulation.
Contributors examine the multifaceted regulation dilemmas of self-building under the conditions of modernisation and consider alternative methods of institutionalisation, place-making and urban design, reconceptualising the moral and managerial ownership of the city. Innovative in scope, this book provides an array of globalised solutions for navigating regulatory tensions in order to optimise sustainable development for the future.
At a time when gender diversity is gaining increasing public attention, this book presents a poignant account of the current policy approaches to self-determining sex and gender in the UK and beyond.
Davy shows how legal, medical and pedagogical policy developments are interconnected, while unique interviews with parents of sex/gender expansive children reveal how policy affects and is affected by experiences and advocacy.
Written by an internationally renowned scholar, this book sparks new debate on the challenges and opportunities surrounding sex/gender self-determination.
This book is a call for confident, skilled and knowledgeable practice in social work.
The current managerialist agenda has restricted judgement and the exercise of discretion in the profession, and, more damagingly, has played down the social justice components of social work, as well as the responsibilities for therapeutic and change-orientated interventions. This book explores how, through strong self-leadership, social workers can both explain and demonstrate how social work can achieve positive change.
Offering a fresh and innovative view on leadership for social workers, managers of social services and social work students at all levels, the book identifies tactics and strategies to provide leadership both within a team and in senior positions.
In Creating Community-Led and Self-Build Homes, Martin Field explores the ways in which people and communities across the UK have been striving to create the homes and neighbourhood communities they want.
Giving context to contemporary practices in the UK, the book examines ‘self-build housing’ and ‘community-led housing’, discussing the commonalities and distinctions between these in practice, and what could be learned from other initiatives across Europe.
Individual methods and models of local practice are explored - including cohousing, cooperatives, community land trusts, empty homes and other intentional communities - and an examination is made of what has constrained such initiatives to date and how future policies and practice might be shaped.
In the past, youth has been seen as a transition into the labour market, but today young people’s identities are increasingly wrapped up in their value as workers.
In this book, young people describe the meaning of work in their own words. Drawing on these narratives, the author reveals how their identities are intertwined with the dynamics of labour and value in post-Fordist capitalism and how social inequalities are manifested through the practices and ethics that young people draw upon to cultivate an economically productive self.
Illuminating the rapidly changing social conditions that mould youth identities, this book represents a paradigm shift in our understanding of youth and work.
February 2017 • First published online 20 March 2017 article Relational wellbeing: re-centring the politics of happiness, policy and the self Sarah C White, email@example.com University of Bath, UK The ubiquity of references to happiness and wellbeing indicates widespread anxiety that all may not be well, reflecting the erosion of the social in late capitalist modernity. The paper finds that, rather than helping to solve this problem, individualist formulations of wellbeing in policy mimic or deepen the underlying pathology. Drawing on empirical research in
RESEARCH ARTICLE Love your enemy? An aesthetic discourse analysis of self-transcendence in values-motivated altruism Sue Mitchell and Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa a,b aSection of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Barcelona; bProgram for Recovery and Community Health, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine ABSTRACT Inter-disciplinary academic enquiry shares the challenge to explore the social and ethical applications of research into today’s globalised but
Introduction How does dementia impact upon who we are? This question has been approached in myriad ways given the elusiveness of a single definition or model of the ‘self’. Moreover, a range of capacities have been linked to selfhood and identity, which are preserved or impaired to varied extents in different dementia types and stages (for a review, see Caddell and Clare, 2010 ). In Australia, an estimated 386,200–472,000 people were living with dementia in 2021, with approximately 65 per cent residing in the community ( AIHW, 2021 ). Each year, more people
301 NINE Narcissism and the ‘politics of recognition’: concepts of the late-modern self I take my desires for reality, for I believe in the reality of my desires. (May 1968 graffiti) A late-modern point of departure: the ‘postsocialist’ condition and the politics of redistribution/recognition The work of the eminent feminist political philosopher Nancy Fraser regarding the ‘postsocialist’ condition and the politics of ‘redistribution or recognition’ is fairly well known, referring as it does to social and economic equality as a political goal and to claims