Read, R. and Thelen, T., 2007. Social Security and Care After Socialism: Reconfigurations of public and private. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, 50 (2007), pp. 3-18.
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State frameworks for welfare and social security have been subject to processes of privatization, decentralization, and neoliberal reform in many parts of the world. This article explores how these developments might be theorized using anthropological understandings of social security in combination with feminist perspectives on care. In its application to post-1989 socioeconomic transformation in the former socialist region, this perspective overcomes the conceptual inadequacies of the "state withdrawal" model. It also illuminates the nuanced ways in which public and private (as spaces, subjectivities, institutions, moralities, and practices) re-emerge and change in the socialist era as well as today, continually shaping the trajectories and outcomes of reforms to care and social security.
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Public Administration|
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > Economics
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Social Work and Social Policy|
|Deposited By:||Dr Rosie Read|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2008 19:27|
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