‘I've come on this course to learn how to be politically minded’: political discourses among students entering a social work programme

Duschinsky, Robbie and Kirk, Guy (2014) ‘I've come on this course to learn how to be politically minded’: political discourses among students entering a social work programme. European Journal of Social Work, 17 (4). pp. 587-599. ISSN 1369-1457

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Abstract

Small-group self-administered interviews were conducted with 80 students entering a social work degree in the UK, asking about their motivations, political engagement and perspectives on equality. Especially as the interviews went on, many students were found to identify structural constraints on agency and express a desire to learn more about the political stakes of social work. However, it was concluded that speakers had to contend with, and by degrees operate upon, a neoliberal discursive terrain.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online 28/8/13 ahead of print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse, inequality, politics, neoliberalism, students
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2014 13:44
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 03:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16604

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