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Title Ethnographies of social support / edited by Markus Schlecker and Friederike Fleischer
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages)
Contents Introduction / Markus Schlecker -- Housing Support for the "Undeserving": Moral Hazard, Fires, and Laissez-Faire in Hong Kong / Alan Smart -- "Who Will Love You if They Have to Look after You?": Sakhalin Koreans Caring from a Distance / Dorota Szawarska -- Access to the Social: The Ethics and Pragmatics of HIV/AIDS Support Groups in South Africa / Marian Burchardt -- The Changing Scale of Imprisonment and the Transformation of Care: The Erosion of the "Welfare Society" by the "Penal State" in Contemporary Portugal / Manuela Ivone P. da Cunha -- The Compassion of Strangers: Intimate Encounters with Assistance in Moscow / Melissa L. Caldwell -- Young Chinese Volunteers: Self/Interest, Altruism, and Moral Models / Friederike Fleischer -- Engagements and Interruptions: Mapping Emotion at an Athenian Asylum Advocacy NGO / Heath Cabot -- Life, Labor, and Merit: War Martyrdom as Support Encounters in Late Socialist Vietnam / Markus Schlecker -- Empathy, Salvation, and Religious Identity: Hindu Religious Movements and Humanitarian Action in India / Frederique Pagani -- Epilogue / Bartholomew Dean
Summary Why is a government administration concerned that providing public housing might encourage arson? Why do elderly choose to move away from their children so as to not receive their support? In this book, contributors explore case studies of social support from South Africa, Portugal, Greece, Russia, India, South Korea, Vietnam, and China. Conceptualizing support as encounters between state institutions and citizens, between aid workers and their clients, and between family members, the essays draw attention to the ways in which the nature and possible consequences of support are variably understood and negotiated. For the first time "Ethnographies of Social Support " draws attention to the non-purposive background presence of support that comes with living in a shared world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record and online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCOhost eBook Collection, viewed December 6, 2013)
Subject Interpersonal relations -- Case studies.
Social networks -- Case studies.
Social service -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Fleischer, Friederike, editor, editor of compilation
Schlecker, Markus, 1969- editor, editor of compilation
ISBN 113733097X (electronic bk.)
1299952291 (ebk)
9781137330970 (electronic bk.)
9781299952294 (ebk)