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Rethinking Social Policy

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June 2000 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Rethinking Social Policy is a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of, the complex mixture of problems and possibilities within the study of social policy. Contributors at the cutting edge of social policy analysis reflect upon the implications of new social and theoretical movements for welfare and the study of social policy. Topics covered include: criminology and crime control; race, class and gender; poverty and sexuality; the body and the emotions; violence; work and welfare in Europe. Examples are drawn from a variety of welfare sectors such as: social services and community care, health, education, employment, and criminal justice. This is a course reader for The Open University course (D860) Rethinking Social Practice.

Gail Lewis
Introduction
Expanding the Social Policy Imaginary

 
Ruth Lister
Gender and the Analysis of Social Policy
Jane Lewis
Gender and Welfare Regimes
Tom Shakespeare
The Social Relations of Care
Sophie Watson
Foucault and the Study of Social Policy
Jean Carabine
Constituting Welfare Subjects through Poverty and Sexuality
Ann Phoenix
Constructing Gendered and Racialized Identities
Young Men, Masculinities and Educational Policy

 
Sharon Pinkney
Children as Welfare Subjects in Restructured Social Policy
Julia Twigg
Social Policy and the Body
Paul Hoggett
Social Policy and the Emotions
Gerry Mooney
Class and Social Policy
Bob Jessop
From the KWNS to the SWPR
Lynne Poole
New Approaches to Comparative Social Policy
The Changing Face of Central and Eastern European Welfare

 
John Clarke
A World of Difference? Globalization and the Study of Social Policy
John Muncie
Decriminalizing Criminology
Kevin Stenson
Crime Control, Social Policy and Liberalism
Elizabeth Stanko
Rethinking Violence, Rethinking Social Policy
Gail Lewis
Discursive Histories, the Pursuit of Multiculturalism and Social Policy
Celia Davies
The Demise of Professional Self-Regulation
A Moment to Mourn

 
Maureen Mackintosh
Exchange and the Metaphor of Exchange
Economic Cultures in Social Care

 
Sharon Gewirtz
Social Justice, New Labour and School Reform
Jane Pillinger
Redefining Work and Welfare in Europe
New Perspectives on Work, Welfare and Time

 
Fiona Williams
Principals of Recognition and Respect in Welfare

`...several "student-friendly" features...It is, though, the range of topics explored in this volume, which distinguishes it from others in the field, and renders it a particularly valuable resource for students' - Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law


An easily accessible introduction to important issues for students embarking on Social Policy or Sociology. The text is clear and straightforward but also encourages critical thinking.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Access to H.E., Leeds City College
March 19, 2014

A great text to add context to some of the more specific Sopcial Policy modules I teach. It adds a much more curent apporch to policy, with a heavy focus on Gnder and Sexuality, which is a key area of interest for me.

Ms Hazel O brien
Department of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology
January 15, 2013

This is a briliant book. I will try to make it to an essential litteratur at our faculty. It includes essential issues within social policy!

Dr Barzoo Eliassi
Department of social work, Linnaeus University
September 30, 2010

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