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Social Policy and the Body
Transitions in Corporeal Discourse
Edited by Kathryn Ellis and Hartley Dean
 
 
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22 Sep 1999
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The opening chapters suggest that transitions in welfare capitalism can be understood in terms of shifts in dominant 'corporeal' discourses. The body as a focus for power and resistance in differing welfare regimes is further explored in individual contributions on health and social care, bodily metaphors in social policy and the relationship between animal and human welfare. In highlighting the significance of the body in social policy, the book opens up a novel, and potentially rich, vein of academic enquiry.


Description

The opening chapters suggest that transitions in welfare capitalism can be understood in terms of shifts in dominant 'corporeal' discourses. The body as a focus for power and resistance in differing welfare regimes is further explored in individual contributions on health and social care, bodily metaphors in social policy and the relationship between animal and human welfare. In highlighting the significance of the body in social policy, the book opens up a novel, and potentially rich, vein of academic enquiry.


Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Towards and Embodied Account of Welfare; H.Dean
Welfare and Bodily Order; Theorising Transitions in Corporeal Discourse; K.Ellis
The Care of the Body; K.Ellis
The 'Gift' of Body Organs; G.Randhawa
Bodies and Dualism; A.Assiter
Bodily Metaphors and Welfare Regimes; H.Dean
Body, Mind Expertise: Notes on the Polarisation of Health Care Discourse; H.Paley
Labouring Bodies: Mothers and Maternity Policy; F.Brooks and H.Lomax
Disciplinary Interventions and Resistances around 'Safer Sex'; M.Mitchell
The Equality of Bodies: Animal Exploitation and Human Welfare; J.Parry and N.Parry
References
Index


Authors

KATHRYN ELLIS is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Luton. Her recent publications include Squaring the Circle: User and Carer Participation in Needs Assessment and Access to Assessment: Perspectives of Practitioners, Disabled People and Carers (with A. Davis and K.Rummery).

HARTLEY DEAN is Reader in Social Policy at the University of Luton. His recent publications include Dependency Culture: The Explosion of a Myth (with P.Taylor-Gooby), Welfare, Law and Citizenship and Poverty, Riches and Social Citizenship (with M.Melrose).