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The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection

Warner, Joanne (2015) The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection. Policy Press, 224 pp. ISBN 978-1-4473-1843-9. (doi:10.1332/policypress/9781447318422.001.0001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:44136)

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Abstract

For several decades, social work and child protection systems have been subject to accelerating cycles of crisis and reform, with each crisis involving intense media and political scrutiny. In understanding the nature and causes of this cycle, little attention has been paid to the importance of collective emotions. Using a range of cases from the UK, and also considering cases from the Netherlands, the US and New Zealand, this book introduces the concept of emotional politics. It shows how collective emotions, such as anger, shame, fear and disgust, are central to constructions of risk and blame, and are generated and reflected by official documents, politicians and the media. The book considers strategies for challenging these ‘emotional politics’, including identifying models for a more politically engaged stance for the social work profession.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318422.001.0001
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Joanne Warner
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 09:32 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 10:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44136 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Warner, Joanne: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1049-0432
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