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Constructing Risky Identities in Policy and Practice

Constructing Risky Identities in Policy and Practice

by J. Kearney
     
 

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This collection explores how the dominant risk agenda is being embedded across welfare policy and practice contexts in order to redefine social problems and those who experience them. Identities of 'risky' or 'safe', 'responsible' or 'irresponsible' are being increasingly applied, not only to everyday life but also to professional practice.

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This collection explores how the dominant risk agenda is being embedded across welfare policy and practice contexts in order to redefine social problems and those who experience them. Identities of 'risky' or 'safe', 'responsible' or 'irresponsible' are being increasingly applied, not only to everyday life but also to professional practice.

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'This book is a well-conceptualized series of perspectives on risk that pulls from a variety of direct service and policy perspectives. Given this variety of contexts, the book would be appropriate for use in a number of settings and would be of benefit to readers in academic, policy, and direct service fields. We left this reading with a much clearer understanding of the way in which characterization of risk influences a range of individuals and with a broader, more informed perspective on our own contributions to the scientific community.' - Social Service Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137276070
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/08/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Nicola Ballantyne, University of Sunderland, UK

Rick Bowler, University of Sunderland, UK

John Clayton, University of Sunderland, UK

Dr Stephen J Macdonald, University of Sunderland, UK

Jacqueline Merchant, University of Sunderland, UK

Sheila Quaid, University of Sunderland, UK

Peter Rushton, University of Sunderland, UK

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