Social exclusion attempts to make sense out of multiple deprivations and inequities experienced by people and areas, and the reinforcing effects of reduced participation, consumption, mobility, access, integration, influence and recognition. This book works from a multidisciplinary approach across health, welfare, and education, linking practice and research in order to improve our understanding of the processes that foster exclusion and how to prevent it.
Theorising Social Exclusion first reviews and reflects upon existing thinking, literature and research into social exclusion and social connectedness, outlining an integrated theory of social exclusion across dimensions of social action and along pathways of social processes. A series of commissioned chapters then develop and illustrate the theory by addressing the machinery of social exclusion and connectedness, the pathways towards exclusion and, finally, experiences of exclusion and connection.
This innovative book takes a truly multidisciplinary approach and focuses on the often-neglected cultural and social aspects of exclusion. It will be of interest to academics in fields of public health, health promotion, social work, community development, disability studies, occupational therapy, policy, sociology, politics, and environment.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introducing Theories of Social Exclusion and Social Connectedness Part 2: Applied aspects of Social Exclusion and Social Connectedness 2.1. The Other Side of Social Exclusion: Interrogating the Role of the Privileged in Reproducing Inequality, Bob Pease 2.2 Professional discretion and social exclusion, Beth R Crisp 2.3 Not measuring up: low-income women receiving welfare benefits, Kay Cook 2.4 Inner city high-rise living: a catalyst for social exclusion and social connectedness, Claire Henderson-Wilson 2.5 The Influence of ‘Access’ on Social Exclusion and Social Connectedness for People with Disabilities, Janet Owens 2.6 The relationship between undertaking an informal caring role and social exclusion, Sally Savage and Nicola Carvill 2.7 Debating the capacity of information and communication technology to promote inclusion, Jane Maidment & Selma Macfarlane 2.8 The Reading Discovery Program: increasing social inclusion of marginalised families, Karen Stagnetti & Claire Jennings 2.9 Immigration and social exclusion: Examining health inequalities of immigrants through acculturation lenses, Andre Renzaho 2.10 Discourse, power and exclusion: the experiences of childless women, Gemma Carey, Julia Shelley, Melissa Graham & Ann Taket 2.11 Over 60 and beyond … the alienation of a new generation. Exploring the alienation of older people from society, Annemarie Nevill 2.12 "Exclusion By Inclusion": bisexual young people, marginalisation and mental health in relation to substance abuse, Erik Martin & Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli 2.13 Hope of a nation – experiences of social exclusion giving rise to spaces of inclusion for people living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa: a reflection, Greer Lamaro 2.14 Othering, marginalisation and pathways to exclusion in health, Sarah Barter-Godfrey & Ann Taket 2.15 Understanding processes of social exclusion: silence, silencing and shame, Ann Taket, Nena Foster & Kay Cook Part 3: Reflections and conclusions
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'This landmark book focuses on how social exclusion and social connectedness are constructed in the context of the lived experiences of people and groups, and in particular those who view themselves as marginalised and oppressed... This book would suit both occupational science and therapy students across undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as practitioners who want to learn about social and occupational justice issues across personal, community and societal levels from multidisciplinary perspectives.' – Journal of Occupational Science