Daily Archives: May 13, 2014

Income Inequality in today’s China

Using multiple data sources, we establish that China’s income inequality since 2005 has reached very high levels, with the Gini coefficient in the range of 0.53–0.55. Analyzing comparable survey data collected in 2010 in China and the United States, we … Continue reading

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What Ants teach us about the Brain, Cancer and the Internet

Ecologist Deborah Gordon studies ants wherever she can find them — in the desert, in the tropics, in her kitchen … In this fascinating talk, she explains her obsession with insects most of us would happily swat away without a … Continue reading

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Connecting Communities and Complexity: creating conditions for Transformational Change

The standard, deficit-based, approach to health promotion tends to focus on health problems, designing services which are meant to solve these problems, of which members of communities are made the passive recipients. An alternative approach recognises that health problems are … Continue reading

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The Precariat and Inequalities Produced by Global Capitalism

The precariat is the first mass class in history that has been systematically losing the acquired rights of citizenship – civil, cultural, political, social and economic. The precariat consists of supplicants, being forced to beg for entitlements, being sanctioned without … Continue reading

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Understanding Health promotion in a Neoliberal climate and the making of Health Conscious Citizens

Neoliberal rationality is frequently invoked in critical analyses of health promotion, particularly those analyses stemming from a Foucaultian governmental perspective. Such references made to neoliberalism have been beneficial in highlighting the interconnections between health promotion policy and practice and the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing perfect Debtors: a comment on the Debt Industries

The growing issue of personal debt the so-called debt crisis is more and more being represented as an issue of individual financial capability and responsibility. Problems of personal debt are constructed as something that can be remedied through improved access … Continue reading

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