Psychosocial welfare: reflections on an emerging field

Taylor, David and Stenner, Paul (2008) Psychosocial welfare: reflections on an emerging field Critical Social Policy, 28 (4). pp. 415-437. ISSN 0261-0183

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This paper argues that shifting regimes of welfare provision are accompanied by shifting disciplinary practices. Concern with the psychological dimension has always been present in welfare practices but has typically played a subordinate role in political constructions of policy. We raise the idea that we have entered an epoch in which the `psycho' resonates as surely as the `social' alongside `welfare'. We challenge the popular psychologization of well-being which can result, arguing instead that welfare and well-being need to be rethought together and that one implication of this is the need to rethink the knowledge practices of the social and psychological disciplines in relation to changing configurations of welfare.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychosocial studies; transdiciplinarity; psychoanalysis; critical social policy
Subjects: C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences > C800 Psychology
L000 Social Sciences
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/0261018308095278
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science > Psychosocial Studies
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Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 11:42

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