INTRODUCTORY "GIVEN a number of human beings, with a certain development of physical and mental faculties and of social resources, how can they best utilize these powers for the attainment of the most complete satisfaction?" Thus J. A. Hobson states what he calls The Social Problem, adding that if "complete satisfaction" seems too indefinite, owing to the various interpretations of which it is capable, we may adopt Ruskin's words and say that the end to be sought is "the largest number of healthy and happy human beings." It is as a factor in the Social Problem, thus broadly stated in terms of human life, that this series of papers will consider The Home. There was a time when the home could hardly have been said to be a factor in the Social Problem. It had a problem of its own, to be sure, that of the proper management of its internal affairs, and upon the wisdom of that management the welfare of society was largely dependent. This problem, however, was not greatly affected by conditions in the world at large. The home was independent industrially and in no way involved in the general labor problem. Its women members were not tempted to prepare themselves for and to enter upon occupations unconnected with its administration and welfare; the question whether a woman could have a career and a home had not then arisen. The home was at that time independent also of public work, looking to city or village boards for assistance neither in maintaining cleanliness nor in warding off disease. Now all has changed. The home, by consenting to use factory products and by employing outside help, has involved itself in the great labor problem; by educating its daughters to support themselves in occupations unconnected with its management it has complicated its original problem of household administration; by entrusting the education of its little children to schools, the care of its sick to hospitals, the protection of its water supply, and other important interests, to town councils or to village boards, it has entered into public affairs. It has brought to itself new problems and to women and to men new responsibilities, new opportunities, and new privileges. These new responsibilities, opportunities, and privileges will be considered in the pages that follow.
This is an insightful study of spatial planning and housing strategy in London, focusing on the period 2000 - 2008 and the Mayoralty of Ken Livingstone. Duncan Bowie presents a detailed analysis of the development of Livingstonea (TM)s policies and their consequences.
Examining the theory and practice of spatial planning at a metropolitan level, Bowie examines the relationships between:
It places Livingstonea (TM)s Mayoralty within its historical context and looks forward to the different challenges faced by Livingstonea (TM)s successors in a radically changed political and economic climate.
Clear and engaging, this critical analysis provides a valuable resource for academics and their students as well as planning, housing and development professionals. It is essential reading for anyone interested in politics and social change in a leading a world citya (TM) and provides a base for parallel studies of other major metropolitan regions.
If you also wish to understand how you can check for breast cancer at your home, then you need to understand the various ways to do so. This book contains simple ways that will help you to conduct Breast Self Examination (BSE) successfully at home. These steps will help you to find out even the slightest change in your breasts. The book also lists various signs, symptoms and misconceptions regarding breast cancer. While the signs and symptoms help you to identify the changes in your breast, the misconceptions warn you against the myths. The main aim of the book is to help you conduct breast self exams at your home so that you can regularly examine your breasts and notify any changes to your doctor for further investigation. You should consult a doctor as soon as you detect a symptom of breast cancer in your breasts.
This collection of letters tells the story of Josiah Mourison and his family as they settle the West. Letters exchanged by Josiah and his family members in New Jersey are transcribed here. The hardships endured mix with the cost of flour and tea, as Josiah repeatedly promises his family back east that he will return. A trip he never makes. Feel the full range of emotions as illness, crop failure, theft, and death keep Josiah from a return visit. Scholars and everyday people alike will enjoy reading about America in the mid-1800s.