‘Empowerment’ is a term in widespread use today and one that is often considered to be a self-evident good. Here, McLaughlin explores its rise from the 1990s to the present day and interrogates its uncontroversial status, paying particular attention to social policy, social work and health and...
To Be Published January 30th 2016 by Routledge
Vulnerability and the Psychology of Recognition
Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology
Today, political claims are increasingly made on the basis of experienced trauma and inherent vulnerability, as evidenced in the growing number of people who identify as a "survivor" of one thing or another, and also in the way in which much political discourse and social policy assumes the...
Published October 23rd 2011 by Routledge