Space and Culture, India
EISSN : 2052-8396
Published by: ACCB Publishing (10.20896)
Total articles ≅ 422
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Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 58-59; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1258
Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 51-53; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1254
Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 16-27; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1228
Urban poor are engaged in waste picking in the city areas of Bangladesh, as it requires no skills and experience. Though several studies have been conducted on waste management, the livelihood of waste pickers remains unexplored. So, this study has been undertaken to investigate the livelihood and health status of the informal waste pickers living in the Sylhet City Corporation, Bangladesh using the five capitals of the sustainable livelihood framework. To achieve the study objectives, at first, purposively selected one hundred waste pickers were surveyed. Then, to substantiate quantitative data gathered by the survey, ten in-depth interviews and a focus group discussion (FGD) were conducted. This study found that the vulnerabilities of waste pickers in the city area are the consequences of their poor education and lack of skills, lower earnings, miserable living and working conditions, lower social status, and no access to social services. In addition, they face chronic injuries and occupational health risks, but they are not aware of this. As a result, they cannot maintain a standard of living by their efforts. So, Government and non-government organisations should recognise their contribution and take necessary steps for improving their livelihood and health status.
Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 28-42; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1180
Rice plays a vital role in the socio-economic aspects of Purba Bardhaman district, West Bengal - the 'Rice Bowl’ of the State. The glorious past of this district is associated with several indigenous rice varieties and also the direct relation with the livelihood and social status of the farmers. However, after the Green Revolution in the 1960s, High Yielding Varieties (HYV) flourished rapidly at the cost of indigenous rice varieties. Later on, such aggression resulted in less return gradually and the need for another alteration is expected in the advent of the second Green Revolution for better prospects and profitable farming practices. This study tries to analyse the socio-economic viability and associated risk hazards of both Gobindabhog indigenous and HYV’s rice cultivation. In doing so, the study attempts to search for the alternative one in the contemporary crisis of agriculture taking into account the farmers' socio-economic issues of the study area. Respondents' interviews with a cross-sectional; multi-layered; semi-structured questionnaire and secondary data were used with both thematic narratives and quantitative techniques using IBM SPSS version 20.0 software to reflect the comparison with ground truth. It might be suggested that the cultivation and spreading of indigenous varieties accompanied with HYV’s would be a future solution for both farmers and environmental concerns.
Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 54-57; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1256
Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 43-50; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1234
This article is dedicated to doing a detailed review of the book entitled Life Under Lockdown: Lived Experiences and LessonsLearnt by Professor Sanjai Bhatt, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi,3, University Road, Delhi 110007, India; Immediate Past President, National Association of Professional Social Workers in India; Immediate Past President,(South Asia), International Council on Social Welfare, Alliance Ambassador, GSSWA.
Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 60-61; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1260
Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 6-15; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1259
We live in a bizarre world that is constantly changing. While thousands fall into a country demarcated below poverty lines, the world's top ten wealthiest men appeared to have more than doubled their fortunes during the epidemic. 'Davos Man: How the Billionaires Destroyed the World,' a book written by New York Times reporter Peter Goodman, explored how the ultra-rich are responsible for things like climate change, violence, and the collapse of democracy. Social workers seem to go along with fixing the society and reach the last impoverished man on the planet, unmindful of what appears to happen to resources. The following is a report on the topics that were discussed at a meeting of social workers from around the world on 15 March 2022, which the Brisbane Institute of Strengths-Based Practice organised. Journal Space and Culture, India was also a part of this endeavour. There were nearly one hundred social workers attending the conference and a few thousand through other social media outlets.
Space and Culture, India, Volume 9, pp 1-5; https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v9i4.1257
Co-building a new eco-social world calls for redesigning the policies and programmes that promulgate sustainability and equity. A sense of eco-social justice is a prerequisite to shaping the eco-social world. This article looks at existing socio-economic and environmental systems from a critical perspective and refers to the stands on which social workers should approach this issue. The article also calls for specific interventions and active engagements of social workers.