TOC: International Journal of Social Quality, 7(1)

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Dear Colleague,

The idea behind the composition of this issue of the International Journal of Social Quality is twofold. First is to present studies from different epistemic worlds. The second is to present demonstrations of endeavors to explicate the application of the different epistemic worlds on societal, political, and global levels. Also included are the contents from the previous issue titled: Experiencing Dignity while Accessing Public Services in the Global North and South.

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Volume 7, Issue 1



Reconfiguring the Politics of School Anti-Bullying Policy Making in Taiwan: A Critical Realist Approach

Ming-Lun Chung

New Conditions of Work in Society and the Art of Precarity

Rolf Dieter Hepp

Poetics of Development

Anata Kumar Giri

The Limits to Cheating History: Changing the Reference for Accounting

Peter Herrmann

Searching for a New Way of Thinking about Society: A Noospheric Social Quality Orientation for Development toward Sustainability

Vyacheslav Nikolayevitch Bobkov and Nikolay Vyacheslavovich Bobkov


Volume 6, Issue 2

Experiencing Dignity while Accessing Public Services in the Global North and South.



Antipoverty Measures: The Potential for Shaming and Dignity Building through Delivery Interactions

Erika Gubrium and Sony Pellissery


Poverty and Shame: Interactional Impacts on Claimants of Chinese Dibao

Jian Chen and Lichao Yang

A Dignified Meal: Negotiated Spaces in India's School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biaswas and Biju Abraham

Building Dignity?: Tracing Rights, Discretion, and Negotiation within a Norwegian Labor Activation Program

Erika Gubrium, Leah Johnstoneand Ivar Lødemel

Indignity in Cash Transfers: The Senior Citizen's Grant in Uganda

Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo

Sisphyean Struggles: Encounters and Interactions within Two US Public Housing Programs

Erika Gubrium, Sabina Dhakal, Laura Sylvester and Aline Gubrium