‘I've come on this course to learn how to be politically minded’: political discourses among students entering a social work programme

Robbie Duschinsky, Guy Kirk

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Abstract

Small-group self-administered interviews were conducted with 80 students entering a social work degree in the UK, asking about their motivations, political engagement and perspectives on equality. Especially as the interviews went on, many students were found to identify structural constraints on agency and express a desire to learn more about the political stakes of social work. However, it was concluded that speakers had to contend with, and by degrees operate upon, a neoliberal discursive terrain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-599
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Work
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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