By John Carter
Postmodern principles were enormously influential within the social sciences and past. even if, their effect at the examine of social coverage has been minimum. Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare analyses the possibility of a postmodern or cultural flip in welfare because it treats postmodernity as an evolving canon -from the seminal works of Baudrillard, Foucault and Lyotard, via to fresh theories of the 'risk society'.
Already disorientated through globalisation, new applied sciences and the years of latest correct ascendancy, welfare faces an important problem within the postmodern. It means that, instead of universality and country provision, the hot social coverage can be consumerised and fragmented -a welfare nation of ambivalence.
With contributions from authors coming from numerous fields providing very diverse views on postmodernity and welfare Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare additionally retains social policy's highbrow inheritance in view. by means of exploring ways that theorisations of postmodernity may well increase realizing of welfare matters within the Nineteen Nineties and assessing the relevance of theories of variety and distinction to mainstream and demanding social coverage traditions, this e-book could be and crucial textual content for all scholars of social coverage, social management, social paintings and sociology.