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Contested individualization : debates about contemporary personhood

Author: Cosmo Howard
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
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Howard brings together top contributorsin avolume that provides a survey of new research and theoretical work on the topic of individualization. Topics covered include gender, social policy reform,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cosmo Howard
ISBN: 9781403977700 1403977704
OCLC Number: 874852828
Notes: Introducing individualization / Cosmo Howard. Three models of individualized biography / Cosmo Howard. Varieties of individualism / Anna Yeatman. Individualization and the life course : towards a theoretical model and empirical evidence / Melinda Mills. Individualization as an interpretive scheme of inequality : why class and inequality persists / Gerd Nollmann and Herman Strasser. Individualization and ethical agency / Paul Hoggett, Marj Mayo and Chris Miller. Sutured selves, queer connections : personal lives at the cutting edge of individualization / Sasha Roseneil. 'Lives of their own' free from violence individualization and child welfare interventions / Harry Ferguson. The new social 'isms' : individualization and social policy re-form in Canada / Janine Brodie. Governing individuality / Paul Henman. Institutionalized individualism and the care of the self : single mothers and the state / Michelle Brady
Description: vi, 241 s
Contents: Putting Gender Back In: Individualization and Social Policy Reform; J.Brody Late Modernity, Individualization, and Identity Capital: A Synopsis of Findings; J.Cote The New Individualism: The Emotional Costs of Globalization; A.Elliott Individualization, Social Policy, and the Democratization of Personhood and Family Life; H.Ferguson Values, Role, and Character; P.Hoggett The Risk Society and Young People: Life at the Intersection of Risk, Economy, and Illiberal Governmentalities; P.Kelly Is Individualization Freeing, Redistributing Risk, or Changing Inequality Structures?: Five Key Debates in the Life Course Literature; M.Mills Sutured Selves, Queer Connections: Intimacy at the Cutting Edge of Individualization; S.Roseneil Individualization as a Scheme of Interpretation: Why Class (and) Inequalities Persist; H.Strasser Individualization: Forms, Trajectories, Genealogies; W.Walters Individualization and Personhood; A.Yeatman
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