Psychology, Punitive Activation and Welfare: Blaming the Unemployed (Concepts for Critical Psychology) (Paperback)

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Psychology, Punitive Activation and Welfare: Blaming the Unemployed (Concepts for Critical Psychology) (Paperback)

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This book explores welfare politics, unemployment, and interventions in relation to the labour market from a critical psychological perspective. Using critical fieldwork and theory, the author explores the administration of the unemployed, and the drive to increase labour market participation through strategies of activation.

There is a strong and coherent conceptual and theoretical framing for this work, with a critical perspective (essentially, question everything) taking centre stage. It will give an overall coherence in addressing the topic. The theoretical framing is cogent and, in combination with the critical perspective, works well for integrating the material and delivering a fresh approach to this topic.

Psychology, Punitive Activation and Welfare will appeal to students engaging with critical psychology, unemployment or policy, by providing a distinct application of theoretical and methodological tools to think differently about the relationship between labour market non/participation, human misery, psychology, and frontline enactment of policy and research.

Rose-Marie Stambe is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her main research interests are in critical qualitative methodology, the welfare-work nexus, social disadvantage and subjectivity.

Product Details ISBN: 9780367632229
ISBN-10: 0367632225
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 17th, 2022
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology