Social Work and Lived Citizenship

Hanne Warming, Kristian Fahnøe

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Warming and Fahnøe offers, through introduction of the sensitising concept of lived citizenship and a socio-spatial perspective, a much needed renewal of the rights and strength based approach to social work practice and research towards an almost anthropological understanding of the social situation of vulnerable groups. Indeed, they show how the concept of lived citizenship, and four supporting concepts (disciplinary versus inclusive identity shaping; intimate citizenship; space; community governance) enables contextualized analyses of the complexities of social work as a social space of meaning and power as (re-) producing practices through which clients experience and negotiate rights, responsibilities, participation, identity and belonging, and thereby of dynamics of inclusion and exclusion related to social work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLived Citizenship on the Edge of Society : Rights, Belonging, Intimate Life and Spatiality
EditorsHanne Warming, Kristian Fahnøe
Number of pages22
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-55067-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-55068_1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesPalgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

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