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Citizenship : Personal lives and social policy - Gail Lewis


Personal lives and social policy

By: Gail Lewis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9781861345219
Number Of Pages: 176

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This title adds a new dimension to the citizenship literature by using citizenship as a lens through which to explore the relation between personal lives and social policy. Citizenship is both one of the most taken-for-granted and most contested ideas in British social policy. While some claim that it defines the parameters of rights and responsibilities in advanced liberal democracies, others consider it to be among the most exclusionary of discourses and practices. Spurred by the effects of globalization, the rise in the movement of people around the world, and the profound reconstruction of welfare forms and relations, the issue of citizenship has come to occupy a central place in both official and popular debates. Taking these debates as the starting-point, this book focuses on the following domains to consider some of the dimensions of the lived practices and experiences of citizenship: the 'high moment' of working-class citizenship that was embodied in the post-war welfare state; the conflicts and anxieties experienced by children and parents in the transition to secondary school; the struggle of refugees and asylum seekers to gain right of residence in the UK and the possibi

"This book is a vital contribution to the citizenship discourse and a valuable resource for anyone interested in finding out the theory and reality of citizenship in the twenty-first century. Its simple, explanatory style with thought provoking exercises, makes it accessible to all. ... they demonstrate why we should all realise that the political is the personal - a case which should be widely disseminated, especially if we are ever to reverse the current state of political apathy." SCOLAG Legal Journal
"This is an extremely useful resource to guide students and lecturers alike. ... a model of what a textbook should look like." International Journal of Feminist Politics

'Do not go gently ...' : terrains of citizenship and landscapes of the personalp. 1
'All that heaven allows' : the worker-citizen in the post-war welfare statep. 39
Differentiated citizenship : psychic defence, social division and the construction of local secondary school marketsp. 85
Who counts as a refugee? : personal lives and the shifting boundaries of citizenshipp. 121
Citizenship : rights, belongings and practices of the everydayp. 161
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ISBN: 9781861345219
ISBN-10: 1861345216
Series: Personal Lives and Social Policy Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48