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The politics of participation: a critical occupational science analysis of social inclusion policy and entrenched disadvantage

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posted on 2022-03-28, 14:21 authored by Robert Bernard Pereira
"This thesis reports on two linked studies which focus on entrenched disadvantage from a personal and policy perspective. Entrenched disadvantage is characterised by poverty, disability and social exclusion. The first study provides a life history exploration of seven citizens living with entrenched disadvantage. Their stories are then contextualised through a second study which analyses Australian social inclusion policy discourse through a critical occupational science lens." -- Abstract.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Literature review -- Chapter 3. Methodology -- Chapter 4. Being me: identity and personhood -- Chapter 5. Being in the world: existential realities -- Chapter 6. Being in the system: experiencing disadvantage and exclusion -- Chapter 7. Being the policy: a critical analysis of policy-as-discourse -- Chapter 8. Dicussion and moving forward -- References -- Appendices.


"February 2013 Bibliography: pages 287-329 A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University".

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, Australia

Department, Centre or School

Department of Sociology

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Gail Whiteford


Copyright disclaimer: Copyright Robert Pereira 2013.




New South Wales


1 online resource (xvii, 355 pages) illustrations (coloured)

Former Identifiers

mq:30160 2128099