Vulnerability and Young People: Care and Social Control in Policy and Practice (Paperback)
  • Vulnerability and Young People: Care and Social Control in Policy and Practice (Paperback)

Vulnerability and Young People: Care and Social Control in Policy and Practice (Paperback)

Paperback 252 Pages / Published: 14/12/2016
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Moves to assist or protect the vulnerable now play a crucial role in welfare and criminal justice processes. This distinctive book draws on in-depth research with marginalised young people and the professionals who support them to explore the implications of a `vulnerability zeitgeist', asking how far the rise of vulnerability serves the interests of those who are most disadvantaged.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447318187
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm

"A really illuminating book on the contentious notion of vulnerability, and it should be read, debated and brought to bear on service design and development." Research, Policy and Planning
"This insightful and timely book by Kate Brown is an excellent addition to new, critical, qualitative research that explores and questions key issues in social policy." Rob MacDonald, Teesside University
"Innovative, beautifully written, well researched and eloquently argued. Finally a book that subjects the concept of `vulnerability' to robust academic scrutiny, particularly in terms of the rise of its use to justify almost any type of intervention with children and young people. A must read for anyone interested in young people and social policy." Jo Phoenix, Leicester University
"Through a careful, theoretically rigorous analysis, Brown interrogates policy directives and practices that have seemingly championed the rights and needs of vulnerable citizens." Journal of Children and Poverty
"Brown's central focus is an analysis of the life stories of vulnerable young people...what the book does brilliantly is to give them a voice." Times Higher Education
"This essential book offers a groundbreaking study of the lived experience of vulnerability and its increasing importance to welfare and criminal justice systems, exploring fundamental questions of deservingness, human agency, care, governance and social control." John Flint, University of Sheffield
"A unique and compelling account of the implications of a `vulnerability zeitgeist' and an important contribution to an area of public policy that is not as benign as it can appear." Kenneth McLaughlin, Manchester Metropolitan University

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