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Reconceptualizing Social Policy, Sc : Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Social Policy - Amanda Coffey

Reconceptualizing Social Policy, Sc

Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Social Policy

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This book provides a variety of sociological frameworks for understanding contemporary social policy. It is thematically structured, and explores how sociological perspectives may be used to theorize, conceptualize and research social policy. A broad approach to social policy is adopted in order to capture the different ways in which social policy can be understood - as academic discipline, policy process, service provision and lived experience. The book engages with a range of policy areas and client groups, as well as paying attention to socio-demographic categories such as class, gender, 'race' and age. It looks at contemporary developments in sociological theory and research methods, and considers the impacts, consequences and opportunities these offer students and scholars of social policy. In addition there are systematic introductions to some of the recent and relevant sociological discourses, for example on equality, citizenship, identity and embodiment.

Introductionp. 1
Sociological theory and thinkingp. 9
Social policy, feminism and postmodern timesp. 25
Social policy, citizenship and identityp. 43
Social policy, equality and differencep. 59
Social policy and the bodyp. 77
Time, space and social policyp. 95
Researching social policyp. 113
Representing social policyp. 132
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ISBN: 9780335206292
ISBN-10: 0335206298
Series: Introducing Social Policy (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1