Recent Submissions

  • Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on British newspaper articles. 

    Woods, Ruth; Coen, Sharon; Fernández, Ana
    WOODS, R., COEN, S. and FERNANDEZ, A. [2018]. Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on British newspaper articles. Journal of community and applied social psychology [online], (accepted).
    Anthropogenic climate change (ACC) is widely acknowledged to be morally significant, but little is known about everyday moralising around ACC. We addressed this gap via quantified thematic analysis of 300 online comments ...
  • Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017. 

    Woods, Ruth; Henderson, Gillian
    WOODS, R. and HENDERSON, G. [2018]. Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017. Adoption and fostering [online], (accepted).
    UK policy has increasingly promoted early intervention and permanence planning for children who experience, or are at risk of experiencing, abuse or neglect, raising the question of whether these practices have actually ...
  • The thorny issue of status disclosure to children living with HIV: the case of HIV positive children living in a child and youth care facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

    Dube, Nkosiyazi; Harms Smith, Linda (Unisa Press https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/1350, 2016-04-30)
    DUBE, N. and HARMS SMITH, L. 2016. The thorny issue of status disclosure to children living with HIV: the case of HIV positive children living in a child and youth care facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. Southern African journal of social work and social development [online], 28(1), pages 53-68. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/1350
    There is a dilemma regarding HIV/AIDS disclosure to children born and living with HIV/AIDS in residential settings. Since the advent and accessibility of Anti-Retroviral Therapy, most children born HIV positive live longer ...
  • Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project. 

    Stevens, Gemma; O'Donnell, Victoria L.; Williams, Lynn (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024010, 2015-04-14)
    STEVENS, G., O'DONNELL, V.L. and WILLIAMS, L. 2015. Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project. Educational research and evaluation [online], 21(2), pages 154-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024010
    This paper discusses the ethical issues faced in undertaking research about the role of learning in the subjective experience of chronic illness, where data were taken from social media. Drawing on psychology and education, ...
  • What should social work learn from 'the fire of social movements that burns at the heart of the society'? 

    Harms Smith, Linda (Policy Press https://doi.org/10.1332/204986015X14226342177835, 2015-03-01)
    SMITH, L.H. 2015. What should social work learn from 'the fire of social movements that burns at the heart of the society'? Critical and radical social work [online], 3(1), pages 19-34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986015X14226342177835
    That social work should be 'on the side of the poor and the oppressed' in the context of the ubiquitous and increasingly pernicious consequences of global neoliberal capitalism, demands a differently engaged practice ...
  • A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school. 

    Stevens, Gemma; Jahoda, Andrew; Matthews, Lynsay; Hankey, Catherine; Melville, Craig; Murray, Heather; Mitchell, Fiona (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12340, 2017-04-12)
    STEVENS, G., JAHODA, A., MATTHEWS, L., HANKEY, C., MELVILLE, C., MURRAY, H. and MITCHELL, F. 2018. A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school. Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities [online], 31(S1), pages 52-67. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12340.
    Background: - The prevalence of obesity is higher in those with intellectual disabilities than the general population. The aim of the study was to understand the determinants of physical activity and dietary patterns in ...
  • Bringing social and cultural considerations into environmental management for vulnerable coastal communities: responses to environmental change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Nguyen, Song Tung; Nguyen, Thi Kim Dung; Pham, Thi Tram; Cao, Thi Thanh Nga; Le, Thu Quynh; Dang, Thanh Trung; Nguyen, Thi Huyen Thu; Nguyen, Thi Bich Nguyet; Le, Hong Ngoc; Tran, Thi Tuyet; Bui, Thi Cam Tu; Tran, Ngoc Anh; Mueller-Hirth, Natascha; Yuill, Chris (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.03.022, 2018-03-19)
    MABON, L., NGUYEN, S.T., NGUYEN, T.K.D., PHAM, T.T., CAO, T.T.N., LE, T.Q., DANG, T.T., NGUYEN, T.H.T., NGUYEN, T.B.N., LE, H.N., TRAN, T.T., BUI, T.C.T., TRAN, N.A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and YUILL, C. 2018. Bringing social and cultural considerations into environmental management for vulnerable coastal communities: responses to environmental change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam. Ocean and coastal management [online], 158, pages 32-44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.03.022
    This paper elaborates the importance of considering social and cultural factors within management responses to environmental change in coastal areas. The case study taken is Xuan Thuy National Park in Nam Dinh Province, ...
  • What might 'just green enough' urban development mean in the context of climate change adaptation? The case of Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shih, Wan-yu (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.02.035, 2018-03-20)
    MABON, L. and SHIH, W.-Y. 2018. What might 'just green enough' urban development mean in the context of climate change adaptation? The case of Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan. World development [online], 107, pages 224-238. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.02.035
    This paper argues that climate change adaptation through strategic greenspace planning requires scholars and planners to think differently about what equity means in an urban greenspace context. We use the heat mitigation ...
  • Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Michigan Publishing https://doi.org/2027/spo.11217607.0004.104, 2015-01-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2015. Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. Human figurations [online], 4(1), article 4. Available from: https://doi.org/2027/spo.11217607.0004.104
    Approaches to residential childcare within the United Kingdom incorporate processes that are ostensibly types of civilising offensives. The offensives are determined by political and media groups in an attempt to alter the ...
  • #NotDomestication #NotIndigenisation: decoloniality in social work education. 

    Harms Smith, Linda; Nathane, Motlalepule
    HARMS SMITH, L. and NATHANE, M. [2018]. #NotDomestication #NotIndigenisation: decoloniality in social work education. Southern African journal of social work and social development [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.25159/2415_5827/2400
    This article argues that South African social work education, situated in Western modernism and broadly within the ideological project of colonialism and racist capitalism, should move from knowledge and discourses which ...
  • CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return? A Nigerian case study. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Academic Journals http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJSA/article-abstract/67C611F2245, 2011-06-30)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2011. CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return? A Nigerian case study. International journal of sociology and anthropology [online], 3(6), pages 159-162. Available from: http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJSA/article-abstract/67C611F2245
    In this paper the impact of oil and gas companies in Nigeria is explored under the umbrella concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). At one level there is acknowledgement of greater emphasis on socially responsible ...
  • Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Social Responsibility Research Network http://www.socialresponsibility.biz/newsletters.htm, 2012-03-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2012. Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria. Social responsibility review [online], 1, pages 35-48. Available from: http://www.socialresponsibility.biz/2012-1.pdf
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has grown in prominence over recent years. And rising levels of interest have been accompanied by contests within academic and business circles over the purpose and suitability of ...
  • Islamic 'new social movements'? Radical Islam, Al-Qa'ida and social movement theory. 

    Sutton, Philip W.; Vertigans, Stephen (Mobilization http://mobilizationjournal.org/doi/abs/10.17813/maiq.11.1.h072u0r458458426, 2006-02-28)
    SUTTON, P.W. and VERTIGANS, S. 2006. Islamic 'new social movements'? Radical Islam, Al-Qa'ida and social movement theory. Mobilization: an international quarterly [online], 11(1), pages 101-115. Available from: http://mobilizationjournal.org/doi/abs/10.17813/maiq.11.1.h072u0r458458426
    European new social movement (NSM) theory was developed to describe and explain the apparently unique character of the wave of collective action that began in the 1960s and continues to this day. Key characteristics of NSM ...
  • Management of sustainability transitions through planning in shrinking resource city contexts: an evaluation of Yubari City, Japan. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shih, Wan-yu (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2018.1443004, 2018-03-01)
    MABON, L. and SHIH. W.-Y. 2018. Management of sustainability transitions through planning in shrinking resource city contexts: an evaluation of Yubari City, Japan. Journal of environmental policy and planning [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2018.1443004
    This paper evaluates the planning competences required to enact a managed transition to sustainability at the municipal level for cities facing population, economic and employment decline. Drawing on the 'shrinking cities' ...
  • Mapping the socio-political landscape of heat mitigation through urban greenspaces: the case of Taipei Metropolis. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shih, Wan-yu
    MABON, L. and SHIH, W.-Y. [2018]. Mapping the socio-political landscape of heat mitigation through urban greenspaces: the case of Taipei Metropolis. Environment and urbanization [online], (accepted).
    We assess socio-political challenges for urban heat island (UHI) mitigation in greenspace planning, focusing on Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan. Through analysis of articles from two newspapers, we suggest that attention to ...
  • Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (GESIS https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.42.2017.4.169-188, 2017-12-14)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2017 Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. Historical social research [online], 42(4), pages 169-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.42.2017.4.169-188
    American enthusiasm for promoting democracy has waned since the longer term consequences of the 2003 invasion of Iraq became apparent. The neo-cons misplaced confidence in the superiority of their ideals appeared to blind ...
  • Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Barnard, S.; Macduff, Colin; Moffat, M.; Walker, P.; Diack, Lesley (eSciRes https://doi.org/10.0000/JHSE.1000122, 2017-11-14)
    JOSEPH, S., BARNARD, S., MACDUFF, C., MOFFAT, M., WALKER, P. and DIACK, L. 2017. Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. Journal of health science and education [online], 1(3), pages 1-11. Available from: http://escires.com/articles/Health-1-122.pdf
    Purpose: The study aimed to construct narratives of journeys that cancer patients and their families experience and to investigate participants' perceptions of related interagency collaboration spanning any engagements ...
  • #FeesMustFall #Decolonisededucation frontline. 

    Nathane, Motlalepule; Harms Smith, Linda (Policy Press https://doi.org/10.1332/204986017X14835300150779, 2017-01-31)
    NATHANE, M. and HARMS SMITH, L. 2017. #FeesMustFall #Decolonisededucation frontline. Critical and radical social work [online], 5(1), pages 115-118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986017X14835300150779
    This paper looks at the student protests and demands for free and deconloised education which began in 2015 in South African universities. These protests were also representative of deep anger about broader inequalities ...
  • Children's use of multiple categorisations in practice in a multicultural setting. 

    Woods, Ruth
    WOODS, R. 2017. Children's use of multiple categorisations in practice in a multicultural setting. Children and society, [online], Early View. https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12254
    Little is known about whether and how children combine categories of race, ethnicity, language and religion in multicultural settings where more than one of these dimensions is salient. Ethnographic data from a multicultural ...
  • Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa. 

    Shih, Wan-yu; Mabon, Leslie (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2017.1394277, 2017-12-14)
    SHIH, W.-Y. and MABON, L. 2017. Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South Africa. Journal of environmental planning and management [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2017.1394277
    This paper evaluates the role of land use planning, especially open space systems, in mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) at the urban level. Whilst there is increasing interest in BES mainstreaming to ...

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