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Reconstructing Social Policy and Ageing

Powell, Jason L. and Halsall, Jamie (2015) Reconstructing Social Policy and Ageing. World Scientific News, 7 (6). pp. 88-100. ISSN 2392-2192

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This article draws from the work of Michel Foucault to reconstruct an understanding of social
policy and ageing in contemporary Britain. In many ways, policy provides three trajectories for older
people; first, as independent self-managing consumers with private means and resources; second, as
people in need of some support to enable them to continue to self-manage and third, as dependent and
unable to commit to self-management. Governmentality provides the theoretical framework through
which to view policy and practice that is largely governed by discourses of personalisation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 18:01


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