Citizenship

Personal lives and social policy

Edited by Gail Lewis

Citizenship

Edited by Gail Lewis

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781861345219 Published July 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Citizenship: Personal Lives and Social Policy adds a new dimension to the citizenship literature by using citizenship as a lens through which to explore the relation between personal lives and social policy. This book focuses on the following domains to consider some of the dimensions of the lived practices and experiences of citizenship: [vbTab]the 'high moment' of working-class citizenship that was embodied in the post-war welfare state; the conflicts and anxieties experienced by children and parents in the transition to secondary school and the struggle of refugees and asylum seekers to gain right of residence in the UK and the possibility of building a new life. The authors draw upon a range of theoretical perspectives, including feminist, psychoanalytic and Marxist, to explore what citizenship can tell us about the ways in which personal lives not only are shaped by social policy, but can become the site from which some of the exclusions embedded in social policy and welfare practice are contested.
Contents
Approaching citizenship, living citizens Gail Lewis
Introduction
Conceptualizing citizenship and citizens
Citizenship: from rights to belongings
Citizenship, personal lives and everyday practices
Conclusion
Further resources
References
All that heaven allows: The worker citizen in the post war welfare state Gail Lewis and Janet Fink
Introduction
The development of the welfare state and discourses of citizenship
Expanding the horizon of citizenship: The Squatters Movement of 1946
Film and representations of citizenship
Conclusion
Further resources
References
Differentiated citizenship: psychic defence, social division and the construction of local secondary school markets Helen Lucey
Introduction
The active citizen-consumer
A psychosocial approach
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis and social analysis
Personal lives and secondary school choice
Conclusion
Further resources
References
Who counts as a refugee? Personal lives and the shifting boundaries of citizenship Esther Saraga
Introduction
Refugees, asylum seekers and citizenship
Citizenship, identity and belonging
Citizenship and access to welfare
Citizenship as 'participation in social life'
Knowledge and evidence
Conclusion
Further resources
References
Citizenship: Rights
belongings
practices of the every day Gail Lewis
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