Disciplinary social policy and the failing promise of the new middle classes: the troubled families programme

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621170
Title:
Disciplinary social policy and the failing promise of the new middle classes: the troubled families programme
Authors:
Tepe-Belfrage, Daniela; Nunn, Alex ( 0000-0002-1362-2170 )
Abstract:
This article looks at the promise of the ‘New Middle Class’ (NMC) inherent in the neoliberal ideological ideal of individualising societal responsibility for well-being and success. The article points to how this promise enables a discourse and practice of welfare reform and a disciplining of life styles particularly targeting the very poor in society. Women and some ethnic minorities are particularly prone to poverty and then therefore also discipline. The article then provides a case study of the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) and shows how the programme and the way it is constructed and managed partly undermines the provision of the material needs to alleviate people from poverty and re-produces discourses of poor lifestyle and parenting choices as sources of poverty, thereby undermining the ‘middle-class’ promise.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; University of Liverpool
Citation:
Nunn, A. and Tepe-Belfrage, D. (2016) 'Disciplinary Social Policy and the Failing Promise of the New Middle Classes: The Troubled Families Programme', Social Policy and Society, 16 (01):119
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Social Policy and Society
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621170
DOI:
10.1017/S1474746416000452
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1474746416000452
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14747464; 14753073
Appears in Collections:
Identity, Conflict & Representation Research Centre; Department of Social Sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTepe-Belfrage, Danielaen
dc.contributor.authorNunn, Alexen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T11:22:11Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-15T11:22:11Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationNunn, A. and Tepe-Belfrage, D. (2016) 'Disciplinary Social Policy and the Failing Promise of the New Middle Classes: The Troubled Families Programme', Social Policy and Society, 16 (01):119en
dc.identifier.issn14747464-
dc.identifier.issn14753073-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1474746416000452-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621170-
dc.description.abstractThis article looks at the promise of the ‘New Middle Class’ (NMC) inherent in the neoliberal ideological ideal of individualising societal responsibility for well-being and success. The article points to how this promise enables a discourse and practice of welfare reform and a disciplining of life styles particularly targeting the very poor in society. Women and some ethnic minorities are particularly prone to poverty and then therefore also discipline. The article then provides a case study of the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) and shows how the programme and the way it is constructed and managed partly undermines the provision of the material needs to alleviate people from poverty and re-produces discourses of poor lifestyle and parenting choices as sources of poverty, thereby undermining the ‘middle-class’ promise.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1474746416000452en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Social Policy and Societyen
dc.subjectTroubled Familiesen
dc.subjectSocial policyen
dc.subjectClassen
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen
dc.titleDisciplinary social policy and the failing promise of the new middle classes: the troubled families programmeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Liverpoolen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Policy and Societyen
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