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5. People, objects, and identity

5. People, objects, and identity  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0005
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‘People, objects, and identity’ considers how the home is a major focus in the construction of self-identity and how people carve out home space even within institutions. It suggests that a ... More
6. Home politics

6. Home politics  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Home politics affects anyone who lives with other people, because transforming a space into a home involves negotiations of various sorts. Wherever people live together, there is bound to ... More
6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages

6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776564
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0006
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The main source of wealth in the Middle Ages in England was the land. From this wealth sprang the prosperity of individuals, institutions, and the Crown. The greatest landowners were the ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776328
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0010
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The ‘Epilogue’ compares the lives of the rich and poor through the lens of economics. Similar people can have very different lives based on the communities they inhabit. Members of less ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0001
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Poverty is a global issue. There are people in every country with a standard of living that is significantly lower than that of others. Nevertheless, the absolute number of people living in ... More
8. Whither poverty?

8. Whither poverty?  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0008
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A world without extreme poverty is still some way off, but there have been moments where some actual poverty reduction occurred. ‘Whither poverty?’ considers three of the post-1960 attempts ... More
4. Medicine in the community

4. Medicine in the community  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776984
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10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0005
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‘Medicine in the community’ examines the rise of public health in the nineteenth century, with its new concepts of state directives on healthcare and mass treatment and prevention ... More
3. Poverty and wealth

3. Poverty and wealth  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0004
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9780199238484
‘Poverty and wealth’ considers the economic experience and the existence of inequality in the Soviet Union. The Soviet system had three main economic principles: egalitarianism, ... More
6. Problems

6. Problems  

David Garland

in The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191780981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.003.0006
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9780199672660
The welfare state is, at its core, a problem-solving apparatus, designed to manage dysfunctions that are endemic to the economic and social life of modern nations. But welfare states also ... More
8. The future of home

8. The future of home  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0008
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There are indefinitely numerous new ideas and technologies that might develop and improve the quality of life if humans have the good sense to protect their planet’s health, learn to live ... More
3. Migration and globalization

3. Migration and globalization  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0003
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9780198753773
‘Migration and globalization’ shows how international migration is an important dimension of globalization. Growing developmental, demographic, and democratic disparities provide powerful ... More
2. The importance of place

2. The importance of place  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0002
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Home is a place, so when thinking about home, our concept of place needs to be stretched in order to accommodate quite different dimensions of meaning. ‘The importance of place’ considers ... More
7. Homelessness and uprootedness

7. Homelessness and uprootedness  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0007
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No discussion of home is complete without taking account of homelessness. ‘Homelessness and uprootedness’ discusses the different categories of homelessness: those who chronically have no ... More
5. The century of the child and beyond

5. The century of the child and beyond  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0006
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9780190681388
The 1989 Convention of the Rights of the Child, issued by the United Nations, provided a far more detailed and supposedly binding set of conditions and rights than the 1924 Declaration of ... More
2. History

2. History  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0002
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Poverty is an ancient problem. In the pre-modern period, poverty was synonymous with hunger, but the kind of poverty we recognize today arose with the emergence of the market economy. ... More
7. Africa

7. Africa  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0007
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9780199596652
African poverty is not new. Sub-Saharan Africa was the poorest region of the world in 1500, and it remains so despite the increase in income per head that has occurred. ‘Africa’ aims to ... More
4. Cholera

4. Cholera  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0005
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9780199340071
Cholera is caused by ingesting water contaminated with infected fecal matter. The disease spreads easily. Seven cholera pandemics have traveled the globe, the first starting in India in ... More
7. The future

7. The future  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0007
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9780199670543
‘The future’ looks at the role of entrepreneurship today and beyond. Even though we may see entrepreneurship today as being in a golden age, several challenges still need to be dealt with. ... More
4. Remembering, imagining, and other mindwork

4. Remembering, imagining, and other mindwork  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0004
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9780198747239
What we put into our concept of home through acts of memory and imagination is an enormous part of what home means to us. ‘Remembering, imagining, and other mindwork’ looks at reviving the ... More
8. Beyond institutional racism: ‘race’, class, and gender in the USA and Britain

8. Beyond institutional racism: ‘race’, class, and gender in the USA and Britain  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0009
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9780192805904
The term institutional racism dates back to the late 1960s and refers to the process by which irrespective of individual attitudes, motivations, and behaviour with respect to racism, all ... More

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