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dc.contributor.authorCarey, Malcolm
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-17T11:22:03Z
dc.date.available2020-03-17T11:22:03Z
dc.identifier.citationCarey, M. (2019). Trapped in discourse: Obstacles to meaningful social work education, research and practice in the neoliberal university. Social Work Education,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/623255
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Social Work Education on 18/12/2019, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02615479.2019.1703933.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article appraises the role of the neoliberal university in regulating social work education, research and practice. The dominance of governments and employers in determining social work education is highlighted, alongside the ascendancy of skills-based and vocational training. Moreover, it is proposed that research, associated learning, and practice are now more often moulded around essentialist science-based, behavioural or functionalist paradigms, which fit conveniently with free market, politically conservative and authoritarian agendas. The neoliberal university is increasingly able to rationally prepare social workers to fulfil narrow ideological objectives, which includes priority given to attempts to empower, pathologise, and scientifically manage structurally disadvantaged populations from minority groups. Reductive paradigms, nevertheless, can struggle to cope with social fragmentation and diversity, with social work students often ill prepared for many of the complex challenges which they later face as qualified practitioners. Analysis for the article draws from critical theory, and it is concluded that market-based discourses and related professional paradigms - and the symbolically constituted and hyperreal fantasies which they help to maintain - can prove difficult to escape. Social work continues to face a precarious future within university settings in which free market narratives, associated norms, targets, and labour insecurity prevail.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02615479.2019.1703933en_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectneoliberal universityen_US
dc.subjectdiscourseen_US
dc.subjectsymbolic orderen_US
dc.subjectprecarityen_US
dc.titleTrapped in discourse? Obstacles to meaningful social work education, research and practice within the neoliberal universityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1470-1227en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work Educationen_US
or.grant.openaccessNoen_US
rioxxterms.fundern/aen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/02615479.2019.1703933en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2220-12-18
refterms.dateFCD2020-03-11T08:04:27Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
rioxxterms.publicationdate2019-12-18
dc.dateAccepted2019-12-06
dc.date.deposited2020-03-17en_US
dc.indentifier.issn0261-5479en_US


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