Social Policy and Discourse Analysis: Policy Change in Public Housing
Despite the fact that policy is increasingly led by the mass media, social policy research has so far focused on variables and quantitative measurement rather than cultural meanings and moral welfare debates. Taking a critical examination of social policy on public housing by way of illustration, this book demonstrates how critical discourse theory can be used in applied research. It shows how the theory and method of critical discourse analysis can be worked together in an intricate and accessible way.
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agency Area Manager Area Office argues bad tenant Bourdieu concept constructed context critical discourse analysis critical social critical theory cultural studies Department of Housing discourse coalitions discourse practices epistemology example Executive Director Fairclough Foucault framing Frankfurt school groups Head Office hegemony highlights Housing Minister Housing Minister's housing system ideological important individual institutional interpretation interview language linguistic Marxism moral order of discourse organizational organizations policy actors policy analysis policy change policy community policy discourse Policy Manager policy problem policy process policy texts policy-making political positivism post-Fordism post-structuralism power relations public housing policy public housing practice public housing reforms public housing tenants QPTA Representative Queensland Shelter relationship representation resistance RMIT University role service users significant social change social identities social policy research social relations social sciences structure structure and agency struggle studies of policy subject position text production Torfing values welfare