The Peter Townsend Reader

Edited by Alan Walker, David Gordon, Ruth Levitas, Peter Phillimore, Chris Phillipson, Margot E. Salomon, and Nicola Yeates

The Peter Townsend Reader
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Edited by Alan Walker, David Gordon, Ruth Levitas, Peter Phillimore, Chris Phillipson, Margot E. Salomon, and Nicola Yeates

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

696 pages | © 2010
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781847424044 Published January 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Peter Townsend, who sadly passed away in June 2009, had a long career researching an exceptional range of topics within the social sciences and campaigning against social inequalities.This reader brings together for the first time a collection of his most distinctive work, allowing readers to review changes and continuities over the past six decades, and reflect on social issues that have returned to the fore today. A particular feature of the volume is in tracing the links between empirical evidence and both social theory and social policy, and how those disciplines intersect. This reader will provide a teaching and learning resource for students in different disciplines of the social sciences and will also provide an insight into the development of one scientist's entire intellectual approach. We hope it will be a fitting memorial to his life and work.
Contents

Introduction
Section I: Sociology and social policy

   ~ edited by Alan Walker
Section II: From welfare state to international welfare

   ~ edited by Nicola Yeates
Section III: Poverty

   ~ edited by David Gordon
Section IV: Inequality and social exclusion

   ~ edited by Ruth Levitas
Section V: Health inequalities and health policy

   ~ edited by Peter Phillimore
Section VI: Older people

    ~ edited by Chris Phillipson
Section VII: Disability

   ~ edited by Alan Walker
Section VIII: Social justice and human rights

   ~ edited by Margot E. Salomon
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