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Poststructuralism, Citizenship and Social Policy

1st Edition

By Ian Barns, Janice Dudley, Patricia Harris, Alan Petersen


232 pages

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Poststructuralism, Citizenship and Social Policy shows how poststructuralist ideas can be usefully applied in the areas of welfare, health, education and science and technology policy, making particular reference to the theme of citizenship.

The impact of poststructuralism on thinking in the social sciences and humanities over the last decade has been profound. However, to date, there has been little systematic analysis of the implications of poststructuralism for the critical analysis of social policy.

Poststructuralism, Citizenship and Social Policy will provide essential reading for students and researchers working in the areas of welfare studies, the sociology of health and medicine, political studies, social work, social administration and education.

Table of Contents

1. Welfare and Liberal Governance: Introduction; Patterns of Change; Welfare and Citizenship in the 20th Century; Resistance and Political Alternatives 2. Reflexive Message - A Discussion of Issues Raised in Chapter 3 3. Education and Citizenship 4. Reflexive Essay 5. Making Up 'the Public' in Public Health 6. Reflexive Essay 7. Citizenship and Technology 8. Reflexive Essay.

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