Rethinking Social Policy is a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of, the complex mixture of problems and possibilities within the study of social policy.
Contributors at the cutting edge of social policy analysis reflect upon the implications of new social and theoretical movements for welfare and the study of social policy. Topics covered include: criminology and crime control; race, class and gender; poverty and sexuality; the body and the emotions; violence; work and welfare in Europe. Examples are drawn from a variety of welfare sectors such as: social services and community care, health, education, employment, and criminal justice.
This is a course reader for The Open University course (D860) Rethinking Social Practice.
Introduction - Gail Lewis Expanding the Social Policy Imaginary Gender and the Analysis of Social Policy - Ruth Lister Gender and Welfare Regimes - Jane Lewis The Social Relations of Care - Tom Shakespeare Foucault and the Study of Social Policy - Sophie Watson Constituting Welfare Subjects through Poverty and Sexuality - Jean Carabine Constructing Gendered and Racialized Identities - Ann Phoenix Young Men, Masculinities and Educational Policy Children as Welfare Subjects in Restructured Social Policy - Sharon Pinkney Social Policy and the Body - Julia Twigg Social Policy and the Emotions - Paul Hoggett Class and Social Policy - Gerry Mooney From the KWNS to the SWPR - Bob Jessop New Approaches to Comparative Social Policy - Lynne Poole The Changing Face of Central and Eastern European Welfare A World of Difference? Globalization and the Study of Social Policy - John Clarke Decriminalizing Criminology - John Muncie Crime Control, Social Policy and Liberalism - Kevin Stenson Rethinking Violence, Rethinking Social Policy - Elizabeth Stanko Discursive Histories, the Pursuit of Multiculturalism and Social Policy - Gail Lewis The Demise of Professional Self-Regulation - Celia Davies A Moment to Mourn Exchange and the Metaphor of Exchange - Maureen Mackintosh Economic Cultures in Social Care Social Justice, New Labour and School Reform - Sharon Gewirtz Redefining Work and Welfare in Europe - Jane Pillinger New Perspectives on Work, Welfare and Time Principals of Recognition and Respect in Welfare - Fiona Williams