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Issues of 'deficit' play a crucial role in the social world in fields as diverse as

  • Health
  • Education
  • Management
  • Social work
  • Law

Discourses of Deficit presents original contributions from key practitioners and researchers exploring how people routinely and at particular sites are discursively constructed as deficient. How people are evaluated in interactions materially affects their life chances and can serve as a warrant for interventions in their personal lives. The book argues that taking a multiple perspective on research offers a means whereby the role played by 'deficit' can be illuminated and explained across a wide range of professional and organizational domains.


Description


Issues of 'deficit' play a crucial role in the social world in fields as diverse as

  • Health
  • Education
  • Management
  • Social work
  • Law

Discourses of Deficit presents original contributions from key practitioners and researchers exploring how people routinely and at particular sites are discursively constructed as deficient. How people are evaluated in interactions materially affects their life chances and can serve as a warrant for interventions in their personal lives. The book argues that taking a multiple perspective on research offers a means whereby the role played by 'deficit' can be illuminated and explained across a wide range of professional and organizational domains.


Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction; C.N.Candlin & J.Crichton
PART I: CHARACTERISATION IN THE CONTEXT OF LAW
Constructing Vulnerability: The Experience of Children and Other Groups within Legal Discourse; J.Luchjenbroers & M.Aldridge
Learning and Unlearning Being Guilty: On the Contingent Ascription of a Deficit Category; T.Scheffer
PART II: RESPONSIBILITY IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL WORK
Categorizations of Child 'In Need' and Child 'In Need of Protection' and its Implications for the Formulation of 'Deficit' Parenting; C.Hall & S.Slembrouck
'She Is Not Coping': Risk Assessment and Claims of Deficit in Social Work; A.S.Firkins & C.N.Candlin
PART III: IDENTITY IN THE CONTEXT OF HEALTH CARE
Narrative, Identity and Care: Joint Problematisation in a Study of People Living With Dementia; J.Crichton & T.Koch
'We're Just Going to be Talking About You...': Identifying Deficits and Achieving Quality in Nurse Patient Discourse; S.Candlin
'You Don't Want to Look Like That for the Rest of Your Life': Contested Discourses of Loss in a Normative Societal Context; L.Stirling, L.Manderson & J.Macfarlane
PART IV: RELATIONSHIPS IN THE CONTEXT OF MANAGEMENT
Identity Work in Consultancy Projects: Ambiguity and Distribution of Credit and Blame; M.Alvesson & S.Sveningsson
On the Discursive Construction of Knowledge Deficits in the 'Alter'; P.Kastberg & M.Grove Ditlevsen
PART V: CAPACITY IN THE CONTEXT OF COMMUNICATION DISORDER
The Discursive Construction of Language Disorders; D.Kovarsky & I.Walsh
Public and Private Identity: The Co-Construction of Aphasia Through Discourse; E.Armstrong, A.Ferguson & L.Mortensen
PART VI: RECOGNITION IN THE CONTEXT OF EDUCATIONAL DIVERSITY
Epistemic Injustice and the Power to Define: Interviewing Cameroonian Primary School Teachers About Language Education; E.Esch
Absence as Deficit in Assessing Intercultural Capability; A.Scarino
PART VII: AGENCY IN THE CONTEXT OF MARKETING
Discourses of Deficit and Deficits of Discourse: Computers, Disability and Mediated Action; R.Jones
Young Peoples' Binge Drinking Constituted as a Deficit of Individual Self-Control in UK Government Alcohol Policy; C.Hackley, A.Bengry-Howell, C.Griffin, W.Mistral & I.Szmigin
PART VIII: MEMBERSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF INSTITUTIONAL APPRAISAL
Measuring Deficit; T.McNamara
A Neo-Colonial Farce? Discourses of Deficit in Australian Aboriginal Land Claim and Native Title Cases; M.Walsh
Index


Authors


CHRISTOPHER N. CANDLIN is Senior Research Professor in Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He researches in discourse analysis and pragmatics especially in the contexts of public institutions and professions. He has held Professorships in Applied Linguistics at Lancaster, UK; The City University of Hong Kong; The UK Open University, and Honorary Professorships at the Universities of Lancaster, Nottingham and Cardiff, and at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and was President of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). He publishes widely in Applied Linguistics and sits on the Editorial Boards of several major journals in the field.  
 
JONATHAN CRICHTON is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Research Fellow in the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia. His research focuses on the role of language in interactions that shape people's life chances in health, medical and educational settings. He has recently authored The Discourse of Commercialization, (Palgrave Macmillan, November 2010).