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Democratic devolution. an ethnographic study of a ‘whole-of-society approach’ to tackling homelessness in Greater Manchester (2022)
Thesis
Knowles, B. Democratic devolution. an ethnographic study of a ‘whole-of-society approach’ to tackling homelessness in Greater Manchester. (Dissertation). University of Salford

This thesis explores the Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) as a case study in the development of social policymaking in a newly devolved city region. Drawing on eighteen months of insider ethnography and a series of interviews wi... Read More about Democratic devolution. an ethnographic study of a ‘whole-of-society approach’ to tackling homelessness in Greater Manchester.

It’s like being on a tight-rope : an ethnography of the working lives of professional stand-up comedians in the UK (2021)
Thesis
Hurdsfield, T. It’s like being on a tight-rope : an ethnography of the working lives of professional stand-up comedians in the UK. (Thesis). University of Salford

While previous research has tended to examine the personalities of stand-up comedians, this research contributes to a gap in the literature by ethnographically studying the working lives and lived experiences of professional stand-up comedians on the... Read More about It’s like being on a tight-rope : an ethnography of the working lives of professional stand-up comedians in the UK.

Identity, religion, and clothing : the lives of British Muslim women (2021)
Thesis
Ansari, S. Identity, religion, and clothing : the lives of British Muslim women. (Thesis). University of Salford

The continuing discourse around Muslim women’s bodies has predominately occupied itself with ideas of ‘traditional’ Islamic dress such as the Hijab, Burka, and the Niqab. Rarely has the image of the Muslim woman moved away from these popular discours... Read More about Identity, religion, and clothing : the lives of British Muslim women.

Exploring socio-cultural factors that influence maternal mortality and perceived strategies for its reduction in south eastern Nigeria (2020)
Thesis
Oko Uka, J. Exploring socio-cultural factors that influence maternal mortality and perceived strategies for its reduction in south eastern Nigeria. (Thesis). University of Salford

Background: The risk of a woman dying from avoidable complications during pregnancy and childbirth has declined significantly in high income-countries but has remained unacceptably high in most of the middle- and low-income countries. In Nigeria, pre... Read More about Exploring socio-cultural factors that influence maternal mortality and perceived strategies for its reduction in south eastern Nigeria.

Dimensions of power : a Bourdieusian approach to control and influence in the voluntary sector (2011)
Thesis
McGovern, P. Dimensions of power : a Bourdieusian approach to control and influence in the voluntary sector. (Thesis). Salford : University of Salford

This extended case study investigates locally-founded voluntary self-help groups for people with chronic disease and how they change over time. It explores a self-help group and its partnerships with five local organisations. The aims are both to r... Read More about Dimensions of power : a Bourdieusian approach to control and influence in the voluntary sector.