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Living with social evils: further views from people in disadvantaged groups

Chris Creegan, Martha Warrener and Rachel Kinsella

in Contemporary social evils

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9781847424099
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301981 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0005
Living with social evils: further views from people in disadvantaged groups

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This chapter examines people's day-to-day experiences of living and coping with the social evils that have been identified and discussed. It also reports on what people from disadvantaged groups see as some of the solutions. Social evils were clearly interconnected in participant's day-to-day lives. Contrasting and competing definitions emerged from the discussions of what ‘coping’ with particular social problems meant in practice. Participants primarily saw the task as one for government and politicians when asked what could or should be done to address social evils. A desire for the media, business and financial institutions and faith groups to play a more constructive part was also identified.

Keywords: social evils; coping; social problems; living; media; business institutions; financial institutions; faith groups

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