Insecure Times: Living with Insecurity in Modern Society

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Michael Hill, John Vail, Jane Wheelock
Taylor & Francis, Jul 15, 1999 - Social Science - 256 pages
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At a time when families break up and employment is often short-term, society is increasingly forced to operate against a background of insecurity. Insecure Times looks at how this sense of risk and instability has affected the major institutions of social life.
With examples and research taken from a range of European and North American societies today, this innovative text on contemporary society discusses such major issues as:
* the causes of social and economic insecurity
* insecurity and modern capitalism
* the role of the state
* insecurity and housing
* contemporary family life.

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The editors are lecturers at the University of Newcastle.

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