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Cara Diver

1 Marital violence as a social problem in post-independence Ireland, 1922–65 In her memoir, Are You Somebody?, Nuala O’Faolain describes the bleak life of her mother Catherine, a woman who lost herself in novels and alcohol in order to take refuge from her thirteen pregnancies, her enduring poverty, and her philandering and largely absent husband. Catherine was neither domestic nor maternal, and she became an increasingly neglectful mother as she spent more of her time drinking at the local pub. ‘My mother didn’t want anything to do with childrearing or housework

in Marital violence in post-independence Ireland, 1922–96
Resilience and the Language of Compassion
Diego I. Meza

Internal forced displacement is a current social problem in Colombia. Although this phenomenon has been studied extensively, the purpose of this article is to analyse the administration of this crisis under the grille interprétative of humanitarian government during the presidential term of Juan Manuel Santos (2010–18). My argument is that humanitarian government functions as a biopolitical assembly that amalgamates two elements: resilience – a fundamental element of psychosocial attention to the displaced – and the language of compassion used publicly by President Santos. Finally, I will try to underline that this logic operates as a condition of possibility to normalise this phenomenon and hide the functioning of the violence that unequally distributes the compassion between lives considered valuable and those whose lives and problems simply appear to be not valuable at all.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Author: John Edwards

As European politics, society, economy and religion underwent epoch-making changes between 1400 and 1600, the treatment of Europe's Jews by the non-Jewish majority was, then as in later periods, a symptom of social problems and tensions in the Continent as a whole. Through a broad-ranging collection of original documents, the book sets out to present a vivid picture of the Jewish presence in European life during this vital and turbulent period. This book discusses the history and background of the Jewish presence in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe. As far as the late medieval Church was concerned, the basis for the treatment of Jews, by ecclesiastical and secular authorities, was to be found in the decrees of the Fourth Lateran Council of the Roman Church, which were issued in 1215. The book is concerned with Jewish economic activities for their own sake, and Jews' financial relations with Christian rulers. It then concentrates on other aspects of the dealings which went on between European Jews and their Christian neighbours. The book includes the Jews' own economic presence and culture, social relations between Jews and Christians, the policies and actions of Christian authorities in Church and State. It draws upon original source material to convey ordinary people's prejudices about Jews, including myths about Jewish 'devilishness', money-grabbing, and 'ritual murder' of Christian children. Finally, the book demonstrates from the outset that much of the treatment of European Jews, in the period up to the Reformation and thereafter, was to be a practical result of the controversies within 'Christendom' on the subject of authority, whether ecclesiastical or secular.

Chris Waters

homosexuality and begin to write about homosexuality as a social problem , amenable to social solutions? In this respect, how and when did the homosexual become the object of new practices of social management? How did the homosexual subsequently also come to be conceptualised not only as a ‘social problem’ but as a member of a ‘minority’, enjoying a distinctive ‘way of life’ that could now be dissected and mapped with some precision? 2 More generally, how can we understand the transformation that took place, especially in educated circles in Britain, from the view of the

in British queer history
The introduction of ASBOs
Paul Michael Garrett

Introduction It has been maintained that each ‘society, at each moment, elaborates a body of social problems taken to be legitimate, worthy of being debated, of being made public and sometimes officialized and, in a sense guaranteed by the state ’ (Bourdieu and Wacquant, 2004 : 236, original emphasis). In the Republic of Ireland the ‘moment’ of the ‘social problem’ labelled ‘anti-social behaviour’ arrived when Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) were included in the Criminal Justice Act (2006). From 1 January 2007, these orders could be

in Defining events
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Thibaut Raboin

Introduction In March 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May ordered a review of the way lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) asylum claims are handled in the United Kingdom (UK), after much criticism of the way claimants are treated and decisions are made. This step came fifteen years after the extension of asylum rights to claimants on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in 1999. Between 1999 and 2014, the social problem of LGBT asylum did not cease to evolve and be present in public arenas, through a stream of cases arising in the news, and

in Discourses on LGBT asylum in the UK
Thibaut Raboin

1 Narrating LGBT asylum Before looking at the relationship between LGBT asylum and nationhood, as well as how they configure certain forms of queer optimism, it is essential to unpack the main ways in which LGBT asylum is defined as a social problem. Social problems engage the state, which is asked to deal with a particular problem and solve it. The social problem of LGBT asylum is therefore part of a process of collective definition, representation and narrativisation that gives a shape to what really is problematic about asylum, what needs to be solved, what

in Discourses on LGBT asylum in the UK
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The rupture of loss and trauma
David Bolton

taken a form in which we can find comfort and hope, and where the resources we have to hand seem inadequate for the jeopardy we feel. Entering into this existential crisis and its intolerable consequences is the erosion of well-being and mental health presented in psychological problems, mental health disorders, substance misuse, addictions and wider family and social problems. These heap a new set of

in Conflict, peace and mental health
Chloe Campbell

community medicine. 1 The problem for anybody with a eugenic agenda in Kenya and wishing to implement eugenic policy measures along the lines of those aimed at by eugenicists in Britain was that the infrastructure by which the social problem group could be traced did not exist. It was only through the national expansion of education and health care, by government officials rather than disparate

in Race and empire
Hugh Cunningham

Discussion of philanthropy reached a peak in the late nineteenth century. The fundamental question that lay behind much of what was written was whether philanthropy was capable of coping with, far less resolving, the social problems that beset urban society: poor housing and sanitation, ill-health, unemployment; all this in a highly charged atmosphere centering around ‘urban degeneration’ and ‘the future of the race’. Out of these discussions emerged different views of the proper role of philanthropy. Some felt that it had ceased to have any useful role at all

in The reputation of philanthropy since 1750