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Participation and emotion: troubling encounters between children and social welfare professionals

Pinkney, Sharon (2011). Participation and emotion: troubling encounters between children and social welfare professionals. Children & Society, 25(1) pp. 37–46.

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Abstract

This paper explores the emotional aspects of participation within social welfare contexts. The focus is on individual professionals such as social workers and children’s rights workers and their articulation, management and negotiation of the emotional when working with children and young people. The institutions of welfare are also shown to be ambiguous in their approaches to participation. Lastly the dimensions of power that are enacted in relations between professionals and children reveal some of the complex dynamics in this fraught area of social welfare policy and practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
ISSN: 1099-0860
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 27558
Depositing User: Sharon Pinkney
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2011 16:58
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 04:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/27558
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