AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis article draws from the work of Michel Foucault to reconstruct an understanding of social policy and ageing in contemporary Britain. In many ways, policy provides three trajectories for older people; first, as independent self-managing consumers with private means and resources; second, as people in need of some support to enable them to continue to self-manage and third, as dependent and unable to commit to self-management. Governmentality provides the theoretical framework through which to view policy and practice that is largely governed by discourses of personalisation.
CitationPowell, J. L., & Halsall, J. (2015) Reconstructing social policy and ageing. World Scientific News, 7 (6). pp. 88-100.
PublisherWorld Scientific News
JournalWorld Scientific News
CollectionsSocial and Political Science
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