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A Thematic Issue about Central and Eastern European Societies

Zuzana Reptova Novakova and Laurent van der Maesen

conservative than many western European societies. For both ruling parties, appeals to family values are popular with their rural, older voter base. But evocations of traditional values also create a narrative that obscures the true nature of the showdown with

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Mike Gane

capitalist power remained in place. Durkheim's theory is not presented in this new introductory text, and neither is the more general grand narrative that goes with it: the rejection of the law of the three states and its Marxist variant (feudalism

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The Evolution of 20 Years of Social Quality Thinking

personal capacity. Relevant are residents’ feelings about the consequences of newcomers (immigration) in their communities. Their narratives demonstrate a sense of disenfranchisement from and disillusionment with politics, strengthening their feeling of

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Marine Dhermy-Mairal, Jean-François Bert, and Baudry Rocquin

scientific activities and those as a scientist living in the world (pp. 73–74). Put another way, and coming back to it later, a scientist cannot totally get away from prejudices of the time. This takes us to the climax of Christian Topalov’s narrative

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Antipoverty Measures

The Potential for Shaming and Dignity Building through Delivery Interactions

Erika Gubrium and Sony Pellissery

: Perspectives on a Social Union for Canada , ed. J. Bakan and D. Schneiderman , 59 – 84 . Ottawa : Carleton University Press . Olesen , S.-P. , and L. Eskelinen . 2011 . “ Short Narratives as a Qualitative Approach to Effects of Social Work

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Pathways to Empowerment

The Social Quality Approach as a Foundation for Person-Centered Interventions

Judith R. L. M. Wolf and Irene E. Jonker

observation led us to further explore the notion of agency and the constitutional factors of social quality within the societal context by taking account of the narratives of clients and professionals and by examining related concepts such as hope, self

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Concluding Remarks

A “Social Quality Observatory” for Central and Eastern European Countries?

Laurent J. G. van der Maesen

similarities and differences between the CEE region and region of Western Europe (the so-called “EU-15”), two profound historical events in the first region from the 1930s till the 1960s may explain the divergent interpretations, legends, myths, narratives, and

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Adeel Hamza and John Gannon

textual contamination. 4 According to Sanders (1969: 521), the word Ham first occurs in the Bible in Genesis, Chapter 5, in which there is an an enumeration of the sons of Noah, identified as Shem, Ham and Japheth. In a repetitious narrative that is