By Amanda Coffey
- How can sociological perspectives help us make sense of contemporary social policy?
- How has the discipline of social policy engaged in recent sociological debates and developments?
Amanda Coffey captures the different ways in which social policy can be understood - as academic discipline, policy process, service provision and lived experience. The book engages with a range of policy areas and client groups, and pays attention to sociodemographic categories such as gender, 'race', class and age. Themes include:
- The body and processes of embodiment
- Citizenship and identity
- Equality and differences
- Space and time
- Research and representation