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Enzo Mingione

heterogeneity and instability and growing inequalities (Piketty 2013; Harvey 2014; Streeck 2016). On the one hand, the crisis of Western countries has confirmed the failure of market neoliberal strategies and policies but, on the other, it has also revealed the limits of nation-state regulation and the perverse effects of the expansion of bureaucratic oppression. The interpretation of contemporary social change by mainstream paradigms of the social sciences is not convincing, mainly for two reasons. First, these interpretations are centred on a different hypothesis of

in Western capitalism in transition
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Frances Steel

were meaningful in the larger-scale political, economic and cultural constructions of maritime regionalism. To craft less linear and inevitable – and more negotiated and complex – histories of technology, imperial power and social change, I have argued for a closer engagement of the histories of transport and empire with those of New Zealand and the Pacific. These entwined perspectives open up an

in Oceania under steam
The revolt as an interface of the Russian colonial crisis and the World War
Tomohiko Uyama

, according to many researchers, its causes had been accumulated during many years of Russian rule? In order to answer these questions, it is important to examine specificities of administration in Russian Central Asia, social changes in this region during World War I and people’s perception of Russia’s situation in the war and relations with its adversaries. The last point is also related to international factors of the revolt. The impact of the Imperial edict Before directly answering the two fundamental questions, let us touch upon the evaluation of the impact of the

in The Central Asian Revolt of 1916
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Mark Garnett and Kevin Hickson

within the party. If he could not speak out freely from the front bench, then to some extent his dismissal really did constitute a liberation. He gave a brief exposition of his views at the 1967 party conference, in a speech which was immediately published by the CPC as The Consuming Society.8 The title of the pamphlet said much about its author. Maude had already co-written serious studies of social change, The English Middle Classes (1949) and Professional People (1952).9 He was, in short, the last person to confuse the atmosphere within the political hothouse of

in Conservative thinkers
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

also an understanding of the processes of social change. Preindustrial society and its deep emotional ties to traditional national identity was the major casualty of this vast social and intellectual change. Nationalism, as Ernest Gellner argues in Nations and Nationalism ( 1983 ), became an ideological tool of elites to mobilise people to welcome change. The nation was claimed to have deep historical roots, compensating people for the loss of

in Understanding political ideas and movements
John Field

social change as well as relief; and while the social movement camps were trying to build a new life, they also had to get along with circumstances as they existed. MUP_Field_WorkingMen_Printer.indd 195 22/07/2013 15:56 196 Working men’s bodies Work camps as social service John Mangan argues that, after the First World War, public and imperial justifications for sport were replaced by individualistic ideas that put competitive success before service, freedom of choice before loyalty and courage.6 Ideas of labour, community and service, however, continued to play

in Working men’s bodies
Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

by western governments from the last few decades of the twentieth century onwards. However, the encouragement of home ownership is also connected to the aspirations and ideals of many people who have come to see owning a home as being socially as well as economically advantageous (Saunders, 1990; Atkinson and Jacobs, 2016). We can suggest that social changes and deep-seated legal concepts of property ownership are closely aligned with territorial instincts and the desire for economic prosperity, both of which paved the way for the neoliberal economic and political

in Domestic fortress
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Clothing and masculine identities in the imperial city, 1860–1914
Christopher Breward

site which offers a commonplace setting for those themes of alienation, exoticism and modernity explored by contemporary commentators. In this chapter I wish to consider how fin-de-siècle imperial preoccupations, together with an escalating sense of decadence or imminent collapse in the face of rapid social change, related to the experience of the urban everyday and the formation of metropolitan identities. More specifically, I aim to draw out the connections between imperial aspirations and metropolitan realities in

in Imperial cities
Michael Foley

the creation of a public sphere The journalist taking a shorthand note at a public meeting was, in effect, facilitating the development of a public sphere within which political debates took place. From the end of the eighteenth century right up into the twentieth century, campaigns for political and social change were often linked with newspapers and other forms of journalism. Additionally, the protagonists were often themselves political activists, Members of Parliament or members of revolutionary organisations. As Joep Leerson explains: Printing was

in Irish journalism before independence
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Ethnography, history and the vagaries of research
Jonathan Hearn

concept in question is embedded in the middle of each. Thus each of these chapters starts with an initial exploration of ethnographic data, steps back to Salvage Ethnography.indb 12 24/05/2017 15:07:34 Introduction 13 contemplate its governing concept, and then returns to the data. Chapter 4 looks at the concept of ‘culture’ as applied to both national groups (Scots and English) and organisations (BoS and Halifax). Chapter 5 explores the theme of ‘change’, as both the unavoidable circumstance of wider social change, and a moral imperative to constant organisational

in Salvage ethnography in the financial sector