International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy: Volume 34 Issue 7/8


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Low-status work repercussions on Egyptians’ collective organisation

Theodoros Fouskas

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the repercussions of work and employment in low-status jobs upon the collective organisation and representation of Egyptian…

The choice of the necessary: class, tastes and lifestyles: A Bourdieusian analysis in contemporary Britain

Christopher Deeming

Our attitudes, values and tastes are shaped by our position in social space. At least, that was the argument Pierre Bourdieu set out in his seminal work, La Distinction


Establishing the connection between demographic and economic factors, and gender status in the Middle East: Debunking the perception of Islam's undue influence

Elhum Haghighat

Multiple dimensions influencing women's status in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region – factoring in socio-demographic, economic, and political forces are…


Assessing natural disaster survivor evacuation attitudes to inform social policy

Kenneth David Strang

The literature was reviewed to locate the most relevant social-psychology theories, factors, and instruments in order to measure New York State resident attitudes and…

Factors underlying sex preference of domestic servants in Nigeria

Oludayo Tade, Adeyinka A. Aderinto

The purpose of this paper is to examine factors underlying gender preference of domestic servants (DS). Children in domestic service constitute the most common form of…

A quantitative and qualitative analysis of social dominance orientation and race-related comments

Aneika L. Simmons, Rochelle Parks-Yancy

The purpose of this paper is to determine how social dominance orientation (SDO) might influence perceptions of bias when the race of the offender and the target of the…

Developing sustainable urban transportation: Lesson drawing and the framing of Montreal's bikesharing policy

Daniel Béland

Shedding light on urban transportation and, more specifically, the contemporary development of “smart” bikesharing systems (i.e. short-term bicycle rental services), the…


Active entrepreneurs and blue-collar workers. Cultural understandings mirrored in European youth unemployment policies

Bettina Grimmer, Jennifer Hobbins

With a particular focus on cultural understandings and the concepts behind welfare policies, the purpose of this paper is to analyse commonalities and dissimilarities in…

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