Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847427151 Published June 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $36.50 ISBN: 9781847427144 Published June 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice

A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Edited by Alan Walker, Adrian Sinfield, and Carol Walker

Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice
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Edited by Alan Walker, Adrian Sinfield, and Carol Walker

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

320 pages | © 2011
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847427151 Published June 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $36.50 ISBN: 9781847427144 Published June 2011 For sale in North and South America only
This important book makes a vital academic and political statement in the cause of social justice. It begins with an appreciation of the seminal contributions of Peter Townsend (1928-2009), and applies them to contemporary policy debates. It brings together many of the leading contributors to current debates in this field and provides a compelling manifesto for change for students and researchers in the social sciences, policy makers and practitioners, and everybody with an interest in creating a more equal and socially just society.
Contents

List of figures and tables

Preface

Notes on contributors

 

1              The legacy of Peter Townsend

                Adrian Sinfield, Alan Walker and Carol Walker

2              The making of a pioneer researcher: reflections from Peter Townsend’s life story

                Paul Thompson

3              Peter Townsend, a man ahead of his time: re-reading The family life of old people and The last refuge

                Hilary Land and Hilary Rose

4              The case for universal child benefit

                Anthony B. Atkinson

5              Poverty

                Jonathan Bradshaw

6              Social justice for children: investigating and eradicating child poverty

                Ruth Lister

7              For universalism and against the means test

                Carol Walker

8              Underclass, overclass, ruling class, supernova class

                Danny Dorling

9              Addressing health inequalities: building on Peter Townsend’s legacy

                Margaret Whitehead

10           Towards a new sociology of ageing: from structured dependency to critical gerontology

                Chris Phillipson

11           Disability: prospects for social inclusion

                Carol Thomas

12           Putting the lawyers in their place: the role of human rights in the struggle against poverty

                Conor Gearty

13           Radicalising social policy in the 21st century: a global approach

                Nicola Yeates and Bob Deacon

14           Conclusion: building on the legacy of Peter Townsend

                Alan Walker and Coral Walker

 

Index

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