Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Peter Townsend was the greatest British social scientist of the 20th century. This book, by leading experts, clearly explains Townsend's contribution to knowledge and how his ideas will influence research and policy in the future. David Gordon,Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol

Part biography, part manifesto, part a work of research and scholarship, this book is in a fascinating genre of its own. Based on the ideas of the late Peter Townsend, it makes an elegant and powerful contribution to debates of major contemporary importance. Colin Crouch, Warwick Business School

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847427151
  • Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Walker, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Adrian Sinfield, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh and Carol Walker, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Lincoln

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Table of 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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