social margin

social margin

the total of all resources (material, personal, and interpersonal) available to assist an individual in coping with stress.
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The social margin has been pushed to the center of research, while the previous center faded from view.
People with proper social resources (family, employment, a stable financial situation and housing) might be less likely to perceive an event as a major reason for treatment since they are better equipped to handle the events--a buffering effect by their social margin (Finney & Moos, 1995).
In Joyriders, Kate's assessment of herself as a "shadow of a socialist," echoing the description of Davoren as a weak and sentimental would-be poet under a "shadow of a gunman," reveals the difficulty of liberating those on the social margin, including Irish teenagers, from their quandaries with received ideologies or gender expectations, as Kate experiences in particular (132).
Rather it was part of the social margin that had continually to be defined; that is, cocaine use became a vice and public health problem.
Unable to make himself feel at home, he finds refuge in the city's sleazy bars, where "tears are not forbidden," and in the company of motley characters who live at the social margin.
Churches, synagogues, scouts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, even friends and neighbors have been pushed to the social margins.
In Johannesburg we also looked at evangelism as the call to change led by people at the social margins.
suggest that such reactions should be approached with caution: individuals who advocate social change consign themselves to the social margins by posing a threat to the prevailing status quo (6-8).
The venue is nested in Tensta, a suburban complex of nearly six thousand apartments, which sprang up as a direct result of Sweden's 1965-74 Miljonprogrammet, or Million Program, an initiative to create a level playing field by giving those living on the social margins a middle-class home, and therefore a meaningful place to live.
For example, Reichardt and Bahrani are covered just after mumblecore because the former tend to focus on lower-class characters and the struggle of life on the social margins," while the mumblecore films usually feature upper-middle-class young adults who have lives very similar to the filmmakers themselves (169-170).
A New Race of Men (the title is from the New Statistical Account of 1840: 'I seem to live not only among a new race of men, but in a new world') is structured in five sections: economy, social history, social margins, politics, and culture, the last being mainly architecture, painting, literature and philosophy.
One may wonder if history isn't repeating itself in the Central African Republic, as the border between anti-balaka militias (many of them wearing army uniforms) and the rank and file of the army, who are largely drawn from the same social margins, appears extremely fuzzy.