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The challenges of neoliberalisation
Marco Oberti and Edmond Préteceille

16  Marco Oberti and Edmond Préteceille Urban segregation, inequalities and local welfare: the challenges of neoliberalisation The central argument of this chapter is twofold: the transformation of social structures and that of welfare-state regimes have to be considered together; urban inequalities and segregation are crucial in relating these two processes. The first part discusses the relevance of social class analysis in the face of the fragmentation produced by changing work relations, the growth of the service sector, the expansion of the middle classes

in Western capitalism in transition
Cerwyn Moore

3 Regional politics, trans-local identity and history This chapter introduces some background themes which influence the networks, groups and affiliations, and latterly distinctive armed resistance movements, in the Balkans and the Caucasus in the mid-1990s. In both cases the armed resistance movements emerged against the backdrop of the disintegration of the USSR and Socialist Yugoslavia, but the provenance of each movement needs to be located in a broader frame of late nineteenthand twentieth-century history. The armed resistance movements became involved in

in Contemporary violence
Alysa Levene

7 Childcare and health in a local setting he is hade the smolpx verry latle . . . Note left with child 5933, Peter Puff Admitted 10 October 1757 Reclaimed 6 June 1764 So far, the investigation of the London Foundling Hospital archive has focused predominately on the mortality rates and risks of the infants and children it cared for. This chapter considers questions of ill-health, which arguably gives a better impression of the everyday problems and experiences involved in caring for large numbers of small children. The health of nurslings was an immediate

in Childcare, health and mortality at the London Foundling Hospital 1741–1800
Fabian Graham

local bureaus of the Communist Party of China (CCP) and by the overseas popularisation of Tua Di Ya Pek. These factors are best illustrated by briefly recounting its pre-1989 history and events following its post-1990 relocation. The following data has been pieced together from multiple sources, including the temple’s self-published Anxi County Chenghuang Temple’s History ; face-to-face and online interviews with Chen Qixin, 1 Hu Jingzi and Anxi’s present temple manager Chen Yiqun; 2 interviews at Singapore’s first City God temple

in Voices from the Underworld
Zahira Araguete-Toribio

This article considers how the reburial and commemoration of the human remains of the Republican defeated during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) is affected by the social, scientific and political context in which the exhumations occur. Focusing on a particular case in the southwestern region of Extremadura, it considers how civil society groups administer reburial acts when a positive identification through DNA typing cannot be attained. In so doing, the article examines how disparate desires and memories come together in collective reburial of partially individuated human remains.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action1
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

local cultures. 2 Examples include discourses that portray gender-based violence (GBV) as cultural practice ( Ward, 2002 : 9) and gender equality programming as ‘akin to “social engineering” and [going] against cultural norms’ ( IASC, 2006 : 1). While acknowledging the importance of respect for the cultures and values of local communities when serving them, I argue that transforming certain gender norms and related cultural practices is essential to

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Interpreting Violence on Healthcare in the Early Stage of the South Sudanese Civil War
Xavier Crombé and Joanna Kuper

conflict in South Sudan as well as MSF’s operational decisions, not least the withdrawal of international teams from the areas under attack. The absence of expatriate witnesses from the most violent events in the situations reviewed here highlights the need to combine and contrast institutional and academic sources with direct testimonies from local MSF personnel and residents – voices that are rarely heard in security analyses. This attention to local experiences and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Focus on Community Engagement
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez, and Sylvain Landry B. Faye

Introduction During the 2014 West African Ebola epidemic, an estimated US$ 10 billion was spent to contain the disease in the region and globally. The response brought together multilateral agencies, bilateral partnerships, private enterprises and foundations, local governments and communities. Social mobilisation efforts were pivotal components of the response architecture ( Gillespie et al. , 2016 ; Laverack and Manoncourt, 2015 ; Oxfam International, 2015

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Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
Dominique Marshall

the CRC via Facebook and Twitter to inquire about shelter, a six thousand percent increase in traffic. In addition to the flurry of urgent questions and answers, registrations and individual electronic money transfers used the same channels. ‘Alberta is still on my mind,’ Falconer said about the CRC use of social media. Five years later, even if the families of Fort McMurray are less visible in the national media, the CRC continues to use the same channels of information with the local population for the ongoing tasks of recovery. When another emergency, the COVID

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