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Degrees of FreedomPrison Education at The Open University

Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University

Rod Earle and James Mehigan (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447353065
eISBN:
9781447353089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Degrees of Freedom is the first book to examine The Open University’s pioneering work with people in prison. This unique book gives voice to prisoners and ex-prisoners whose lives have been ... More

Ending Homelessness?The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Ending Homelessness?: The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Mike Allen, Lars Benjaminsen, Eoin O'Sullivan, and Nicholas Pleace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447347170
eISBN:
9781447347323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447347170.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In recent years, across Europe, North America and the Antipodes, a significant number of countries, states and regions have devised strategies that aim to end long-term homelessness and the need to ... More

Exploring Trade Union IdentitiesUnion Identity, Niche Identity and the Problem of Organizing the Unorganized

Exploring Trade Union Identities: Union Identity, Niche Identity and the Problem of Organizing the Unorganized

Bob Smale

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204070
eISBN:
9781529204117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204070.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book explores questions of trade union identities and what is termed ‘niche unionism’ in the work. It exposes the inadequacy of the extant industrial relations literature in explaining both ... More

Mental Health in Later LifeTaking a Life Course Approach

Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Alisoun Milne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Focusing on mental health rather than mental illness, this book adopts a life course approach to understanding mental health and wellbeing in later life. Drawing together material from the fields of ... More

Precarity and AgeingUnderstanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, and Richard A. Settersten Jr (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book examines some of the challenges facing older people, given a context of rising life expectancy, cuts to the welfare state, and widening economic and social inequalities. It explores ... More

Transforming GlasgowBeyond the Post-Industrial City

Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City

Keith Kintrea and Rebecca Madgin (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447349778
eISBN:
9781447349792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349778.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

“Transforming Glasgow is designed to become an essential book for academics, students, and urban practitioners. The book explores how the city of Glasgow is coming to terms with its post-industrial ... More

Why Who Cleans CountsWhat Housework Tells Us about American Family Life

Why Who Cleans Counts: What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life

Shannon Davis and Theodore Greenstein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447336747
eISBN:
9781447336792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336747.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

While housework is an often-studied phenomenon, Why Who Cleans Counts frames the performance of housework as a way to understand power dynamics within couples. Using couple-level data from the United ... More

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