Social work, individualization and life politics

Ferguson, H. (2001) Social work, individualization and life politics. British Journal of Social Work, 31 (1). pp. 41-55. ISSN 00453102

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/31.1.41


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This article applies sociological theories of reflexive modernity, individualization and �life politics' to social work and attempts to re-conceptualize the fundamental concerns of the discipline in late-modernity. It was the first of its kind to make this sociological paradigm relevant to social work. It is seen by many as a landmark publication, having generated significant debate, including an exchange of articles with one critic which was described by the outgoing editors of the British Journal of Social Work (Vol. 35, 5: 639 � 653, 2005) as the �liveliest and most talked about in the history of the journal'.
Uncontrolled Keywords:social work, individualization, life politics
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences
ID Code:6553
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:12
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