155 SEVEN social networks and belonging introduction ‘Most importantly, as a human, you are a social creature, so you have to have social networks in order to feel human. Because the immigration law already makes you dehuman anyway. So you have to have people around you to make you feel that you are still human even though the Home Office do not accept that.’ 1 ‘Refugees are forced to lay bare the scars of their victimhood even if they just want to find work and have a normal life.’2 ‘My life is like a jigsaw. Now I need to find new pieces.’3 This chapter
Leading migration researcher Louise Ryan’s topical and intersectional book provides rich insights into migrants’ social networks.
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the same terms. Social networks, social capital and poverty: panacea or placebo? Peter Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org University of Stirling, UK Kirsten Besemer, Griffith University, Australia Our understanding of the links between social networks and the causes or solutions to poverty have been enhanced through theoretical and empirical research on the concept of social capital. In this paper we discuss how social networks and social capital have commonly been presented as a problem or a panacea in policy regarding neighbourhoods and worklessness and then
233 EIGHT refused asylum seekers, destitution, poverty and social networks Destitution is shaming. Both for the individual and for the society that tolerates it…. Hungry and homeless people who lack any sense of purpose in their lives, who cannot, will not or fear to return to their country of origin ought not to disappear into a murky twilight on the fringe of society. It benefits no one. It has a negative impact on the economy, on public health, on community relations. These ‘invisible people’ need to be brought out of the shadows so that they may be
75 5 Social networks and EBP implementation I go monthly to the Children’s System of Care meeting in Sacramento. And that’s where other people in similar administrative positions to myself who are responsible for children’s mental health services, we chew on these kinds of things. We discuss these kinds of things. And, you know, we have presentations, and so forth. So that is my peer group. And that, uhm, certainly provides a lot of information to me in making decisions. (Mental health services director) In this chapter, we examine in detail the role of
129 SIX Social networks and social lives “I guess after quitting the job I became very demoralised; I also realised that all my networks were based on my work. After losing my job I also lost my friends. I guess I have met all my friends at the Kurdish centre. I did not need to meet people outside of work as there were many people – clients or just community members. OK we are physically in England, but mentally not. We are very dependent on community centres. We do not need to get out of the circle and meet new people. We imagine community centres as
This article explicates the role of family, social networks and communities in the journeys that South Asian women in the UK make towards greater inclusion, belonging and participation in private and public life in the aftermath of domestic violence. Given the role of domestic violence in inhibiting women’s full membership of their families and community and in the exercise of citizenship in relation to intimate, civic and public life, this article conceptualises their journey to rebuild their lives following exit from the abusive relationship as a process of
175 EIGHT Social identity, social networks and social capital in desistance and recovery David Best Introduction The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the concepts and principles of social identity theory to a criminology audience and to apply it to the model of desistance from offending concurrent with recovery from substance use problems. The empirical examples used to illustrate this come from a study of alcohol and drug workers who are in recovery from their own addiction, with the sub-sample used for the current analysis restricted to those
119 NINE Consequences for social network and support structures The previous chapter considered repartnering from the perspective of what a new partner could contribute in terms of social support. The purpose of this chapter is instead to investigate how the introduction of a new partner affects the wider social network. We ask how a new partner is accepted into the older individual’s family and social network and we ask how these existing relationships are renegotiated as a consequence. In the chapter we show that in most cases a new partner is
99 EIGHT Between public and private: privacy in social networking sites Reijo Kupiainen, Annikka Suoninen and Kaarina Nikunen introduction Social networking has changed many people’s everyday lives, and in an extraordinarily short time. Children and young people, especially, are adopting social networking as a part of their social relationships, learning, consumption and creative practices. What defines children and young people as social beings is happening more and more often in social networking sites (SNS), which are online spaces where people can