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ERIC Number: EJ815132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Conceptualising Child and Family Support: The Contribution of Honneth's Critical Theory of Recognition
Houston, Stan; Dolan, Pat
Children & Society, v22 n6 p458-469 Nov 2008
The role of social support in child welfare policy and practice continues to engender widespread debate. Yet the moral and philosophical underpinnings of this topical area have received less attention in the literature. This is of concern, not least because academic debates on the "politics of identity" have a significant contribution to make to our understanding of self-development and social justice. In this article the authors show how Axel Honneth's account of the "struggle for recognition" can be adapted to invigorate theories of social support. The result is a conceptual framework for reflective practice that can illuminate, and interrogate, the moral and operational dimensions of preventative work with children and families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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