1st Edition

Welfare, Exclusion and Political Agency

Edited By Janet Batsleer, Beth Humphries Copyright 2000
    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    Welfare, Exclusion and Politcal Agency develops key topics in social work and social policy relating to exclusion, social divisions and control in welfare. It provides theoretical tools for students, academics and professionals whose work involves them in supporting the political agency of excluded groups.
    At a time when there have been profound shifts in the organization of welfare and the underpinning theories of the associated professions, the book tackles issues such as:
    *the move away from publicly funded welfare
    *the loss of a public service ethic
    *reduction of input from professionals in policy
    *loss of professional skills
    *increase of bureaucracy.

    Chapter 1 Welfare, exclusion and political agency, Janet Batsleer, Beth Humphries; Chapter 2 From ‘street arabs’ to ‘angels’: working-class children, competence andcitizenship, 1850–1914, Tom Cockburn; Chapter 3 The colonization of the poor, Daryl S. Crosskill; Chapter 4 Outsiders within, Debra Hayes; Chapter 5 Clinical psychology in a cold climate, Gill Aitken; Chapter 6 Resources for hope, Beth Humphries; Chapter 7 Critical professionals and reflective practice, Mary Issitt; Chapter 8 Socio-economic factors, Vic Tuck; Chapter 9 School exclusion, Carol Packham; Chapter 10 Sparring Part ners, Helen Spandler, Janet Batsleer; Chapter 11 Three prisoners’ stories, Steve Morgan; Chapter 12 In or out?, Helen Williamson;


    Janet Batsleer is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Community Studies and Women's Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.,
    Beth Humphries is a Principal Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of Postgraduate studies in the Department of Applied Community Studies