Tag: welfare

Janne Heederik: The Voluntarisation of Welfare in Manchester: A Blessing and a Burden

focaal_admin , October 2nd, 2020

As a result of welfare reform and continuing budget cuts, social service agencies in the UK have struggled to make ends meet and match the still-growing demand on…


#Failures: Failed to belong – (Re)Negotiations of care in a Tanzanian social welfare office

Nina Haberland , September 30th, 2020

Every day, women, men, and children sit on the wonky wooden benches in front of the social welfare office, patiently waiting to present their matters to one of…


What Many Don’t Know About Welfare

Tom Mould , August 13th, 2020

This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. When Americans talk about people receiving public assistance—food stamps, disability, unemplo…


#Reviews: Dispossessed

Sophie Andreetta , May 27th, 2020

Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, Dispossessed considers the 2008 subprime crisis through the eyes of Sacramento homeowners and the daily work of bank officers tasked to…


Book Review: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks

Rose Deller , July 2nd, 2018

In Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, Virginia Eubanks outlines the life-and-death impacts of automated decision-making on public services in the USA throu…

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