ISBN-10:
0803976100
ISBN-13:
9780803976108
Pub. Date:
07/09/1997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Postmodern Welfare: Reconstructing an Emancipatory Project / Edition 1

Postmodern Welfare: Reconstructing an Emancipatory Project / Edition 1

by Peter Leonard

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Overview

Peter Leonard provides an accessible analysis of debates about the crisis of the welfare state under the contemporary conditions of postmodern scepticism and the triumphs of global market capitalism. In the last two decades Western governments have sought to replace the post-war welfare compact with neo-conservative individualism. The prospects for the Left look bleak. At the same time, postmodern critique raises profound questions about the validity of a mass politics of emancipation based on the universal values of justice, reason and progress.

From a critical perspective founded in Marxism and feminism, Leonard uses elements of postmodern deconstruction to consider how we might now re-think the present and future of welf

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803976108
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/09/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Peter Leonard, Professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University, Canada, and was previously Professor of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warwick, UK. He has written extensively on social theory and social welfare, and is the author of five books, including Social Work Practice Under Capitalism (with Paul Corrig, Macmillan, 1978); and Personality and Ideology (Macmillan, 1984).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Argument
Subject
Culture
Organization
Economy
Politics

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