Constructing Risky Identities in Policy and Practice

  • Jeremy Kearney
  • Catherine Donovan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Identities, Individuals and Theories of Risk

    1. Jeremy Kearney, Catherine Donovan
      Pages 1-17
  3. Constructing Risky Identities

  4. Constructing Risky and ‘At Risk’ Individuals

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-195

About this book


This collection explores how the dominant risk agenda is being embedded across welfare policy and practice contexts in order to redefine social problems and those who experience them. Identities of 'risky' or 'safe', 'responsible' or 'irresponsible' are being increasingly applied, not only to everyday life but also to professional practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy Kearney
    • 1
  • Catherine Donovan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SunderlandUK

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