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A guide to the systems of provision approach, who gets what, how and why, Kate Bayliss, Ben Fine

A guide to the systems of provision approach, who gets what, how and why, Kate Bayliss, Ben Fine
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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non fiction
Main title
A guide to the systems of provision approach
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Kate Bayliss, Ben Fine
Sub title
who gets what, how and why
Understanding consumption requires looking at the systems by which goods and services are provided – not just how they are produced but the historically evolved structures, power relations and cultures within which they are located. The Systems of Provision approach provides an interdisciplinary framework for unpacking these complex issues. This book provides a comprehensive account of the Systems of Provision approach, setting out core concepts and theoretical origins alongside numerous case studies. The book combines fresh understandings of everyday consumption using examples from food, housing, and water, with implications for society’s major challenges, including inequality, climate change, and prospects for capitalism. Readers do not require prior knowledge across the subject matter covered but the text remains significant for accomplished researchers and policymakers, especially those interested in the messy real world realities underpinning who gets what, how, and why across public and private provision in global, national, and historical contexts
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction: Background to the SoP Approach -- Chapter 2 – The SoP Approach: Theoretical Background and Empirical Practice -- Chapter 3 – Understanding Material Cultures -- Chapter 4 – Insights from Operationalizing the SoP Approach -- Chapter 5 – A SoP Approach to Understanding Food Consumption -- Chapter 6 - Conclusion – The Contribution of the SoP Approach.
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