Powerful discourses for social service A feminist poststructural and action inquiry

Powerful discourses for social service A feminist poststructural and action inquiry Describes an action research project in a church affiliated, community‐based social service organisation in Aotearoa, New Zealand, in which feminist and poststructural discourse theory is drawn on to examine collaboratively the discourses available and impinging upon the work of staff developing a residential service for women and children. Managerial, psychology and human rights discourses dominated the possibilities for the work. Some staff chose to resist these by articulating and positioning themselves within social justice, communitarian and liberation theology discourses. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Change Management Emerald Publishing

Powerful discourses for social service A feminist poststructural and action inquiry

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0953-4814
DOI
10.1108/09534810410538324
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Abstract

Describes an action research project in a church affiliated, community‐based social service organisation in Aotearoa, New Zealand, in which feminist and poststructural discourse theory is drawn on to examine collaboratively the discourses available and impinging upon the work of staff developing a residential service for women and children. Managerial, psychology and human rights discourses dominated the possibilities for the work. Some staff chose to resist these by articulating and positioning themselves within social justice, communitarian and liberation theology discourses.

Journal

Journal of Organizational Change ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

Keywords: Social services; Social justice; Managerialism; Feminism; New Zealand

References

  • Strong Democracy
    Barber, B.
  • Positioning: the discursive production of selves
    Davies, B.; Harre, R.
  • Power
    Foucault, M.

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