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self-help

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N. 1 Action taken by a person to whom a wrong has been done to protect his rights without recourse to the courts. Self-help is permitted in certain torts, such as ...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...self-help The attitude towards caring and providing for oneself even in the face of other viable alternatives (medical, political, economic, social). ...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Law
Length:
225 words

...prove sufficient; failing these, war might be resorted to as the ultimate means of self-help. Since self-help was regarded at international law as a legal remedy, the results secured by it were recognized by the international community as a final settlement of the case. Since the establishment of the United Nations, self-help with regard to use of force can only be legal in so far as it forms part of a legitimate claim to self-defence . The remaining forms of self-help are countermeasures, such as retorsion and reprisals...

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John F. C. Harrison

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
98 words

...-help . Social and moral doctrine that people should rely on their own efforts and not look to the state for help. In the 19th cent. self-help took two forms: collectivist, as with friendly societies , mutual improvement societies, Cooperatives , and trade unions ; or individualistic, as with the practice of sobriety, thrift, hard work, and self-education. Self-help, as popularized by Samuel Smiles , was middle-class advice how working people might better themselves without upsetting the status quo or seeking public relief when sick, aged, or unemployed....

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
120 words

...-help This term relates to measures taken by a State in response to unfriendly and illegal acts by another State. If the initial act is unfriendly and the response not contrary to international law, the response is called retorsion ; if the initial act is illegal and the response would otherwise be contrary to international law, the response is called reprisal . Arts. 2(3) and 2(4) of the U.N. Charter limit self-help measures, by requiring States to settle disputes by peaceful means and to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial...

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Eric J. Evans

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
2,005 words

...-help was a crucial concept for Dickens. Widely associated in late-20th-century minds conditioned by a decade of Thatcherism and Reaganomics with greed, financial sharp practice, and selfishness, Dickens saw self-help differently. In this he was in line with his age. Samuel Smiles 's famous tract Self Help ( 1859 ) preached hard work, thrift, and self-improvement as a way of life in which material advancement and moral enrichment went hand in hand. Although connotations of ‘self-help’ today are largely material, the Victorian perspective saw them much more...

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
423 words

...all-conquering in his version of industrialism. Ideology apart, the reality of Victorian self- help placed much emphasis on adult education. Trollope was familiar with the world of intellectual improvement, lecturing at many of the mechanics' institutes, athenaeums, and literary and scientific societies that dotted the country. Their libraries and soirées were alternatives to the gin palaces, music halls, and worse that tempted him as a young man alone in London. Self-help meant social mobility, however, which raised problems for Smiles, as for Trollope ....

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
224 words

...prove sufficient; failing these, war might be resorted to as the ultimate means of self-help. Since self-help was regarded at international law as a legal remedy, the results secured by it were recognized by the international community as a final settlement of the case. Since the establishment of the United Nations, self-help with regard to use of force can only be legal in so far as it forms part of a legitimate claim to self-defence . The remaining forms of self-help are countermeasures, such as retorsion and reprisals...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...self-help organizations Organizations that offer guidance to people with certain specified problems that enable affected individuals and families to help themselves. Several validated self-help programs exist in many countries. Some are part of the social safety net . Examples include Alcoholics Anonymous ( AA ) and many organizations for families in which there are psychiatric problems or someone with Alzheimer's disease, hemophilia, or cystic fibrosis. ...

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Greta Ai-Yu Niu

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
828 words

...experiences. The self-help philosophy of individual improvement can often ignore the situation of many women of color, poor women, disabled women, and lesbians. However, a recent bestseller in the self-help genre, Gloria Steinem 's Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem ( 1992 ), makes a point of not only addressing issues such as race, class, and sexual orientation but also reveals convergences between the individualistic aims of most self-help books and the collective, political goals of feminism . Multiple-authored self-help works can offer...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
221 words

...the good life and to offer practical instruction for achieving it. During the 20 th century, self-help became a cornerstone of *paperback publishing, and books mixing religion and psychology, such as I’m Okay, You’re Okay ( 1967 ), How to Be Your Own Best Friend ( 1971 ), and The Road Less Travelled ( 1978 ), became multi-million copy *bestsellers . This therapeutic category, combined with rising numbers of diet, health, and how-to books, made self-help one of the fastest growing and most profitable sectors of the book industry by the 20 th ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
947 words

..., and José Alpuche . Tomás Benítez , who grew up in the shadow of Self-Help Graphics, worked as a grant writer for the collective and became executive director after the death of Boccalero in 1997 . Under his directorship, Self-Help Graphics and Art, as it is now known, has expanded to become one of the most respected art spaces and graphic art ateliers in the country with the addition of a digital printmaking unit and the De Colores Store. He has organized and accompanied Self-Help exhibitions in Ireland, Germany, and South Africa. Collections of the...

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

...social, and cultural needs of suffering people ( Zinman , 1986 ). Implications and Trends for Social Work Social work's contribution is to help people to help themselves, to empower them. Thus engaging their clients with self-groups is one important tool social workers have to do. Recognition of the origin of some self-help initiatives in dissatisfaction with traditional helping interventions that some self-helpers find dissempowering is a challenge for social work. Social work must consider in the development of its interventions distinctions between...

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Margarita Nieto

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
Length:
784 words

...Departament de Cultura, 1989. Essay, Margarita Nieto. Mesa-Bains, Amalia . Chicano Expressions: Serigraphs from the Collection of Self Help Graphics . Los Angeles, Calif.: Self Help Graphics, 1993. University of California, Santa Barbara, Library, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives . Guide to the Archives of Self-Help Graphics and Art, Inc., 1960–1986 . Santa Barbara: University of California, 1993. “Self Help Graphics & Art.” http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com . Margarita...

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The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012

...had begun experimenting in micro-finance to address poverty issues and create self-employment for women. Official interest in informal group lending took shape during 1986–7 when the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) supported and funded an action research project on ‘Savings and Credit Management of Self-Help Groups’ of an NGO in Karnataka ( Dasgupta 2001 ). Following a survey of 43 NGOs in 11 states in India to study the functioning of self-help groups (SHGs) in 1988–9 , NABARD impressed upon the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
20 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
35 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
32 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
35 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
89 words

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