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Constructing Risky Identities in Policy and Practice

Editors: Kearney, J., Donovan, C. (Eds.)

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This collection explores how the dominant risk agenda is being embedded across welfare policy and practice contexts in order to redefine social problems and those who experience them. Identities of 'risky' or 'safe', 'responsible' or 'irresponsible' are being increasingly applied, not only to everyday life but also to professional practice.

About the authors

Nicola Ballantyne, University of Sunderland, UK Rick Bowler, University of Sunderland, UK John Clayton, University of Sunderland, UK Dr Stephen J Macdonald, University of Sunderland, UK Jacqueline Merchant, University of Sunderland, UK Sheila Quaid, University of Sunderland, UK Peter Rushton, University of Sunderland, UK

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'This book is a well-conceptualized series of perspectives on risk that pulls from a variety of direct service and policy perspectives. Given this variety of contexts, the book would be appropriate for use in a number of settings and would be of benefit to readers in academic, policy, and direct service fields. We left this reading with a much clearer understanding of the way in which characterization of risk influences a range of individuals and with a broader, more informed perspective on our own contributions to the scientific community.' - Social Service Review


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Identities, Individuals and Theories of Risk

    Kearney, Jeremy (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Risk, Identities and Recognition: A History of Dangerous Categories and Categories of Danger

    Rushton, Peter

    Pages 21-37

  • Risky Populations and Risky Identities: The Regulation of Trust and Relationships between Adults and Children

    Kearney, Jeremy

    Pages 38-54

  • The Right to be Labelled: From Risk to Rights for Pupils with Dyslexia in ‘Special Needs’ Education

    Macdonald, Stephen J.

    Pages 55-72

  • Lesbian Mothering and Risky Choices: ‘Dangerous’ New Forms of Love and Kinship

    Quaid, Sheila

    Pages 73-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constructing Risky Identities in Policy and Practice
Editors
  • J. Kearney
  • C. Donovan
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27608-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137276087
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27607-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44651-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 195
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