Constructing Risky Identities in Policy and Practice (BOK)

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In this cutting edge collection authors examine risk thinking in a range of policy and practice contexts, including special needs education, digital exclusion, domestic violence and abuse, child protection and youth work. Four key interlinking themes emerge from the chapters. The first is how, within a neoliberal context, risk agendas can be used to justify and normalise the rationing and targeting of services. The second theme demonstrates that the use of such agendas can in themselves redefine what is constituted as social problems, and how they are understood and responded to in practice. Thirdly, it is clear welfare practice itself is being re-structured and re-theorised to adapt and conform to the new definitions and understandings that risk thinking has brought about. Finally, the fourth theme illustrates how the use of risk as a negative organising discourse is not inevitable but, in different contexts, can create positive outcomes for service users, practitioners and society.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
ISBN 9781137276070 Antall sider 208
Dimensjoner 14,4cm x 22,3cm x 1,7cm Vekt 367 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Catherine Donovan, Jeremy Kearney
Emner og form Social theory, Social issues & processes, Social welfare & social services