Table of contents
Theoretical concepts: livelihood and household
Health: food security, hygiene and HIV/AIDS
Female opportunities to foster income procurement: microfinance and entrepreneurship
Societal developments in Western society: opportunities for the elderly and the home-work balance of telecommuters
About this book
In 'The arena of everyday life' nine authors look back and forward at developments in the sociology of consumers and households. Nine chapters show variety in the employed methods, from multivariate analyses of survey data to classical essays. The contributions are organised around four themes.
In the first theme, two chapters entail a critical discussion of the concepts livelihood and household. The second part deals with health, in particular food security, hygiene and aids/HIV. The third theme focuses on female opportunities to foster income procurement of household by respectively microfinance and entrepreneurship. The fourth theme concentrates on two topical societal developments in a Western society, the first chapter dealing with the issue of creating opportunities for tailor-made services to older people, the second one focussing on the home-work balance of telecommuters.
This publication, written by international researchers, once supervised by prof. Anke Niehof, while writing their PhD dissertation, or (former) colleagues of Niehof, covers the many issues and reflecting her work and interest. The arena of everyday life is what her research and teaching evolved around, as shown in this book.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-775-2
- Copyright Information Wageningen Academic Publishers 2013
- Publisher Name Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
- Online ISBN 978-90-8686-775-2
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