What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care
What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care

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What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care


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The following extracts are taken from Chapters 5 and 15; Understanding Care, Welfare and Community: A Reader (Blytheway et al, 2001) published by Routledge in association with The Open University © The Open University

5.1: Herbert J. Gans, ‘Ways of Labelling the Poor’, from The War Against the Poor, pp. 14–18, Basic Books, 1995. Copyright © 1995 by Herbert J. Gans. Published by Basic Books, a member of Perseus Books, L.L.C.

5.2: David G. Green, ‘An End to Welfare Rights: the Discovery of Independence’, Institute of Economic Affairs, pp. 67–9, Civitas, 1999.

5.3: Gladys Gibson (in the voice of). ‘An Unemployment Investigator in the 1930s’ from © Nigel Gray, The Worst of Times, Wildwood House, 1985, pp. 60–1, Ashgate Publishing Limited.

5.4: Cliff Prior, ‘Disabled People and Disincentives to Work’, published from ‘Swallowed up by the system’, Community Care, pp. 26–27, 29 July–4 August 1999, Community Care.

5.5: Peter Beresford and Suzy Croft, ‘Who Are Social Services For?’ from Whose Welfare: Private Care or Public Services, Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre, pp.42–44.

5.6: Michael Ignatieff, ‘The Needs of Strangers’, from The Needs of Strangers, Viking, 1984, pp. 9–12, first published by Chatto © Windus. Reprinted by permission of The Random House Group Ltd, (Territories, British Commonwealth) Sheil Land Associates Ltd for remaining territories.

15: Meera Syal, an extract from Anita and Me, pp. 57–68, Flamingo, 1997, © Meera Syal 1996. Reproduced by permission of the Author, C/o Rogers, Coleridge & White Limited, 20 Powis Mews London W11 1JN

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