'Race', Gender, Social Welfare : Encounters in a Postcolonial Society

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This book explores the relationship between 'race', gender and policy to develop an important and original argument about social welfare and racial formation in the late twentieth century. ...

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    Author: By (author)  Gail Lewis
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    More Product Information 1: Back cover copy
    This book explores the relationship between 'race', gender and policy to develop an important and original argument about social welfare and racial formation in the late twentieth century. The book presents a layered and finely textured analysis of the issue of 'ethnic minority' women in professional social work in Britain. The analysi......

    More Product Information 2: Table of contents
    Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. Preface. Introduction. PART I. GOVERNING RACIAL FORMATION. 1. Configuring the Terrain: Governmentality, Racialized Population and Social Work. 2. Now You See It, Now You Don't: 'Race', Social Policy and the Blind Eye of Central Government. 3. Sites of Condensation: Social Services and Racial Formation at the Local Level. 4. 'The Call of the Wild': Contestatory Professional Discourses on 'Race' and Ethnicity. PART II. COMPLEX ACTS OF BECOMING: WORKING 'RACE' AND GENDER. 5. 'Evidence of Things Not Seen': The Complexities of the 'Everyday' for Black Women Social Workers. 6. Categories of Exclusion: 'Race' and Gender in the SSD. 7. Situated Voice: 'Black Women's Experience' and Social Work......

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    'Lewis's demanding pace and unapologetic emphasis on the value of ideas, theory and analysis make this a challenging read in a positive sense.' International Social Work 'This post-structuralist analysis permits and requires a close engagement with the shifting complexities of everyday experience and connections with overarching structures of power, politics and professions ... the analysis of parliamentary debates is well-handled, tackling this well-worn ground with fresh insight ... Lewis's book provides a rigorous and invigorating analysis which demands that black and Asian women's voices be heard in debates over the provision of welfare.' Ethic and Racial Studies 'Gail Lewis's excellent contribution to this field indicates just what we have been missing. Lewis's a......

    More Product Information 4: About Gail Lewis
    Gail Lewis is at the Open University ...