Anthony Abela

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Anthony Abela
Born 1954
Floriana, Malta
Died 2006
Malta
Occupation Philosophy

Anthony Abela (1954–2006) was a major Maltese sociologist. He mostly specialised in values.

Life[edit]

Abela was born at Floriana, Malta, in 1954. He began his studies at the University of Malta, from where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (1976), and then pursued further studies at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, from where he acquired a Bachelor degree in Theology (1982). He also studied at the Centre Sèvres in Paris, France, from where he acquired a Master’s degree in Theology (1984), at the Loyola University of Chicago, U.S. (1987), and at the University of Oxford, England, from where he acquired a Doctorate in Sociology (1990). He began teaching at the University of Malta in 1985, and later, in 1990, also taught at the Gregorian University in Rome. He was principal investigator of the European Values Study in Malta, Member of the European Values Steering Committee at Tilburg in the Netherlands, and served as Evaluator and Reviewer of social research projects for the European Commission. He was also Non-Governmental Maltese Expert on Poverty and Social Inclusion for the European Commission. For three years he was director of the Institute of Social Welfare at the University of Malta. His research interests included comparative European Values Studies, sociology of the family, sociology of religion, youth, gender, poverty, and social policy. Until his premature death on April 4, 2006, at the relatively young age of 52, he was an associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy.

Works[edit]

Books

  • 1991 - Transmitting Values in European Malta.[1]
  • 1992 - Changing Youth Culture in Malta.[2]
  • 1994 - Shifting Family Values in Malta.[3]
  • 1996 - Il-Harsien Socjali fis-Snin Disghin (Social Welfare in the 1990s) .[4]
  • 1998 - Women and Men in the Maltese Islands.[5]
  • 1998 - Gender Issues and Statistics (ed.) .[6]
  • 1998 - Secularised Sexuality: Youth Values in a City-island.[7]
  • 1999 – European Values Study.
  • 2000 - Young Catholics at the New Millennium.
  • 2001 - Values of Women and Men in the Maltese Islands: A comparative European Perspective, .[8]
  • 2001 - Youth Participation in Voluntary Organisations and Women's Welfare in Society.

Chapters in books

  • 1994 - ‘Values for Malta’s Future’, in Maltese Society: A Sociological Inquiry, ed. by R.G. Sultana and G. Baldacchino, pp. 253-270[9]
  • 1994 – ‘Drug Abuse Among School Children’, in Maltese Society: A Sociological Inquiry, ed. by R.G. Sultana and G. Baldacchino, pp. 669-684[10]
  • 1994 – ‘Religjon u Identità’ (Religion and Identity), in Kungress dwar l-Identità Maltija (Congress on Maltese Identity), PIN Publications, Malta, pp. 53-73[11]
  • 1995 – ‘Family and Social Values in Europe and Malta’, in The Malta Year Book 1995, ed. by S.J.A. Clews. De La Salle Brothers, Malta, pp. 487-491[12]
  • 1995 – ‘Fundamentalist Religious Values of Young People in Malta’, in Fundamentalism and Youth in Europe, ed. by L. Omasi. Franco Angeli Editore, Milan, pp. 43-62[13]
  • 1998 – ‘Feminizatiion of Poverty’, in Gender Issues and Statistics. Department for the Rights of Women, Ministry of Social Policy, Malta.[14]

Other

  • 1999 – ‘Values 2000’ Department of Information, Malta[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. II, p. 239
  2. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. I, p. 101
  3. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. II, pp. 239–240
  4. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. I, p. 229
  5. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. II, p. 257
  6. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. I, p. 202
  7. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. II, p. 162
  8. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. II, p. 240
  9. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. II, pp. 238–239
  10. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. I, p. 135
  11. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. II, p. 137
  12. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. I, pp. 160–161
  13. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. I, p. 185
  14. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. I, pp. 162–163
  15. ^ Montebello (2001), Vol. II, p. 238

Sources[edit]

  • Montebello, Mark (2001). Il-Ktieb tal-Filosofija f'Malta [A Source Book of Philosophy in Malta]. Malta: PIN Publications. ISBN 9789990941838. 

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