This chapter analyses the role of household-level refugee hosting relationships in refugees’ experiences of home in protracted displacement. Conceptualised as relationships of care, the everyday practice of hosting holds the potential for home within an uncertain and hostile context. Yet, this is an incomplete and transient home, restricted by the temporal, legal, and political limitations of protracted displacement. Based on qualitative research with Sudanese refugee men living in urban Amman, I look at the day-to-day experience of living in a refugee-refugee hosting relationship in with the socio-economic dynamics of Sudanese refugeehood. Household-level hosting is an overlooked practice within humanitarian and forced migration studies, yet it is by paying attention to the everyday ways in which particular refugee groups create and experience relations of care that we can re-focus our attention on how refugees inhabit, experience, and negotiate protracted urban displacement.
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The client organisation is Slough Children First Independent Fostering Agency (SCF IFA). SCF IFA is focused on maintaining an adequate pool of foster carers. Foster carers provide stable homes for children who, for various reasons, cannot remain with their families. SCF IFA’s current pool of foster carers is not sufficient to meet the demand. SCF IFA has seen an increase in the total number of fostering enquiries over the last five years, but has not been able to convert more enquiries to applicants willing to foster. The project was given the green light to evaluate reasons behind the problem situation, and to provide recommendations based on the key themes that emerged following data collection and analysis.
As a discipline, nursing espouses ideologies of inclusion, equity and valuing diversity. However, little is known about how these ideologies translate into clinical care. Pressure ulcer prevention is a routine aspect of nursing care; yet there is evidence of inequity in relation to patient assessment and clinical care, with a higher prevalence of pressure ulcers in people with dark skin tones.
Despite limited literature being available surrounding the topic of pressure ulcers and skin tone diversity, it remains the responsibility of nurse educators to address contemporary issues and health inequity within the nursing curriculum to ensure that the teaching of pressure ulcer prevention is inclusive.
The aim of the study was to critically evaluate the educational preparation of registered nurses in Higher Education institutions in relation to pressure ulcer assessment and identification, particularly focusing on skin tone diversity.
A sequential mixed method collective case st…
The battlefields in the contemporary conflicts in the Middle East are multi-level conflicts. They take place in the air and on the ground, but an important and often overlooked dimension of these conflicts is found under the surface. This article recognizes the usefulness of political geography's ‘volumetric turn’ as it examines the use of tunnels in conflict, particularly in the post-2001 conflicts in the Middle East. It asks questions about who uses tunnels, for which purposes and about the impact of tunnels on conflicts. It proceeds to show how tunnels are used by a range of actors (including states, insurgents, civilians and organized crime groups) for various, often overlapping purposes (including offensive, defensive and smuggling/economic purposes). The article argues that tunnels impact on conflicts by benefiting the weaker side in asymmetrical warfare, by directly affecting states’ military strategy, by either generating or challenging political legitimacy and lastly, by becoming central to the econ…
Through extensive archival research and close-reading, this thesis recovers and explores poetry from Glasgow’s Red Clydeside period (c. 1910 to 1932). Though the Red Clydeside period occupies an important place in Scottish labour history, and remains powerfully relevant for left-wing political activists in the present, the poetry of the period has yet to be considered critically by researchers in either the fields of history or literary studies. This thesis collects and examines poetry from a range of sources, including newspapers, pamphlets, song books, and collections of verse, in order to explore the important role poetry played in the political struggle of the period. I begin by exploring poetry published in the radical newspaper the Worker, considering the ways in which poems were used to support the paper’s broader political agenda. I then go on to consider the impressive literary output of John S. Clarke, editor of the Worker and the Red Clydeside period’s most prolific writer. Next, I explore poems re…
Wearable sensors are becoming increasingly popular in organizational research. Although
validation studies that examine sensor data in conjunction with established social and
psychological constructs are becoming more frequent, they are usually limited for two reasons:
first, most validation studies are carried out under laboratory settings. Only a handful of studies
have been carried out in real-world organizational environments. Second, for those studies carried
out in field settings, reported findings are derived from a single case only, thus seriously limiting
the possibility of studying the influence of contextual factors on sensor-based measurements. This
article presents a validation study of expressive and instrumental ties across 9 relatively small R&D
teams. The convergent validity of Bluetooth (BT) detections is reported for friendship and adviceseeking ties under three organizational contexts: research labs, private companies and universitybased teams. Results show that, in general, BT detections …
Gender research goes beyond adding sex as an independent, explanatory category. To conduct gender research in the field of business and management, therefore, it is important to apply a more sophisticated understanding of gender that resonates with contemporary gender theory. This entails taking the social construction of gender and its implications for research into consideration. Seeing gender as a social construct means that the perception of “women” and “men,” of “femininity/ties” and “masculinity/ties,” is the outcome of an embodied social practice.
Gender research is commonly sensitive to notions of how power is reproduced and challenges concepts such as “hegemonic masculinity” and “heteronormativity.” The first highlights power relations between gender groups, as well as the different types of existing masculinities. The latter emphasizes the pressure to rely on a binary concept of “women” and “men” and how this is related to heterosexuality, desire, and the body. Gender research needs to avoid the pi…
Purpose. Little attention has been given specifically to the experience of women social entrepreneurs
despite the assumption they are prone to ‘care’, and even less to their motivations or their selfperception
of success. This article provides an insight into the relationship between motivations and social and economic performance among women social entrepreneurs in 10 EU countries. Design/methodology/approach. This article classifies the motivations of women social entrepreneurs, drawing on the results of a survey conducted (n=380) by the European Women’s Lobby. The article then examines how these motivations relate to self-perceptions of social and economic performance.
Findings. In addition to being driven by self-interest and prosocial motivations, women social
entrepreneurs also seek to develop alternative business models. Where a social mission is central,
women are likely to feel successful in meeting their social aim; however, there is a strong
negative relationship between self-interested motivations…
Nursing is undervalued both in status and pay and until both are enhanced, the UK will continue to experience severe nursing shortages, according to a new study.