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Community, consumerism & class : an examination of the works of Martin Mowbray on 'localism'

Crow, Ruth and Crow, Maurie (1984) Community, consumerism & class : an examination of the works of Martin Mowbray on 'localism'. Ruth and Maurie Crow.

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Abstract

It is refreshing to find a sustained effort by academics who seem to identify with a Marxist position analysing Australian society in the area of human services. One such person is Martin Mowbray. He has produced a series of papers (1) over the last three or four years which persistently develop a central core of theory. Unfortunately, controversy developing around some of his ideas is threatening to become divisive. Some progressives[original wording is 'progressives'] are pushing for human services delivery to be devolved to local government level with user involvement in the services and their management. Others - following Mowbray - attack "localism" based on a "community", describing it as a way of cutting costs disguised as an unrealistic myth that legitimates continued central control.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 0959144102
Uncontrolled Keywords: community, consumerism, Martin Mowbray, health sector, welfare sector, social services, localism, parochialism, Australian society, Marxists, local government, NSW, Victoria, community child care, Hitler, fascists, communists, 1970's, CROW-BOX5-3-24-DOC1
Subjects: Collections > Crow Papers
FOR Classification > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 22:40
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:47
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/16127
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