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Peter Murray and Maria Feeney

173 6 Social research and state planning Introduction The First Programme for Economic Expansion was launched in 1958. By the early 1960s the scope of programming was widening as the stagnation prevailing for most of the 1950s gave way to a period of continuous economic growth. Initial crisis conditions had enabled increased social spending to be left off the programmers’ agenda. The changed politics of increasing prosperity, as well as their own expanding ambitions, meant that this could no longer be sustained. This chapter begins by sketching Ireland’s social

in Church, state and social science in Ireland
Peter Murray and Maria Feeney

139 5 The institutionalisation of Irish social research Introduction The injection of resources into Ireland’s scientific research infrastructure at the end of the 1950s created two new social science research producers –​the Rural Economy Division of An Foras Taluntais and the ERI. In the former rural sociology took a recognised place alongside a variety of other agriculture-​relevant disciplines. In the latter, as exemplified by the letter sent by SSISI to the Ford Foundation on 20 August 1959, the distinction between the economic and the social was from the

in Church, state and social science in Ireland
Liam Harney and Jane Wills

Introduction This chapter describes an experiment in pragmatic social research that took place in east London, UK, lasting for 14 months from January 2015. The experiment, called the ‘E14 expedition’ after the postcode covering the area of Poplar and the Isle of Dogs, involved recruiting volunteers who were interested in joining a new community initiative to foster local relationships and identify shared interests and issues around which to campaign. Conducted in two phases, the first focused on thinking about the local community and its history, and the

in The power of pragmatism
Linda and Jim revisited
Jane Elliott and Jon Lawrence

This chapter explores two of the book's key themes: the 'polarization of workers' lives', and the ways in which couples share the domestic division of labour over the life course. Ray Pahl pairs the story of Linda and Jim with a much shorter case study of Beryl and George, a couple untouched by unemployment and living a life of 'modest affluence'. George and Beryl are used as a device to highlight the arbitrariness of Linda and Jim's fate. Linda and Jim's plight in 1992 underscored many of the central aspects of Pahl's analysis in Divisions of Labour the polarisation of society into work-rich and work-poor households, the disincentives to work embedded in the welfare system, and above all, the arbitrariness of economic success and failure in the context of rapid deindustrialisation and the liberalisation of labour markets.

in Revisiting Divisions of Labour
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Mass and Propaganda. An Inquiry Into Fascist Propaganda (Siegfried Kracauer, 1936)
Nicholas Baer

Written in French exile, the following text by Siegfried Kracauer from December 1936 outlines a research project that the German-Jewish intellectual undertook with funding from the Institute for Social Research. The work outlined here would be a study of totalitarian propaganda in Germany and Italy through sustained comparison with communist and democratic countries, especially the Soviet Union and the United States. Appearing in English translation for the first time, this document from Kracauer‘s estate is crucial for a full understanding of his career as a sociologist, cultural critic, film theorist and philosopher, demonstrating the global scope of his engagement with cinema, mass culture and modernity.

Film Studies
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Valérie Gorin and Sönke Kunkel

. Kurasawa , F. ( 2015 ), ‘ How Does Humanitarian Visuality Work? A Conceptual Toolkit for a Sociology of Iconic Suffering ’, Sociologica , 9 : 1 , 1 – 59 . Lenette , C. ( 2016 ), ‘ Writing with Light: An Iconographic-Iconologic Approach to Refugee Photography ’, Forum: Qualitative Social

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
Myfanwy James

Making of Colonial Africa ( Madison : University of Wisconsin Press ). Lewis , D. and Mosse , D. (eds) ( 2006 ), Development Brokers and Translators: The Ethnography of Aid and Agencies ( Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press ). Long , N. and Long , A. (eds) ( 1992 ), Battlefields of Knowledge: The Interlocking of Theory and Practice in Social Research and Development ( London : Routledge ). Magone , C. , Neuman , M. and Weissman , F. (eds) ( 2011 ), Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience ( London : Hurst & Co. ). Mathys , G

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Brendan T. Lawson

. de Waal , A. ( 1997 ), Famine Crimes: Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press ). Desrosières , A. ( 2001 ), ‘ How Real are Statistics? Four Possible Attitudes ’, Social Research , 68 : 2 , 339

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

. Notes 1 Frédéric Le Marcis would like to acknowledge the European Union (Horizon 2020 programme, grant N° 666092 REACTION!). Almudena Mari Saez would like to thank the International Rescue Committee for the opportunity to conduct this work. Luisa Enria would like to acknowledge support from the Economic and Social Research Council (Future Research Leaders Fellowship ES/N01717

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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action1
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

. ( 2018 ), ‘ Gender and Disaster: Foundations and New Directions for Research and Practice ’, in Rodríguez , H. , Donner , W. and Trainor , J. E. (eds), Handbook of Disaster Research , 2nd edition (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research) ( Cham : Springer International

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