Tag Archives: Poverty

Informed Outrage: Tackling Shame and Stigma in Poverty Education in Social Work

Liz Beddoe and Emily Keddell Outrage: ‘An extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation’ (Oxford Dictionaries online) The journal Ethics and Social Welfare will publish a special issue entitled ‘Engaging with Outrage! Social work, social welfare and social justice’ … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2015- the year of free speech, lazy speech and hate speech

Liz Beddoe 2015 has been quite a year. It probably started off for most of us in Aotearoa New Zealand in much the same way as the year before: enjoyment of some down time, gratitude for family and friends and some … Continue reading

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Planting a seed: Encouraging service users towards educational goals

It can take time to see results; it may even be years later that a service user can fully understand the nature of the help which he or she received. This makes accounting for social work help difficult—when do you … Continue reading

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Feral families, troubled families: The spectre of the underclass in New Zealand

Liz Beddoe  Blame is a powerful weapon with which to empower political disengagement with causes and focus on characteristics of victims.  Stigma leads and intensifies the othering of people who are poor, side-stepping structural explanations of violence and neglect Since … Continue reading

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Making a moral panic—welfare reform, racism and ‘feral families’ in New Zealand: Doing the work of the state?

 Liz Beddoe In a comment on story NZ Herald, 6-3-13 an Auckland resident said: “A quarter of all Kiwi children are raised in families/whanau/fanau where cigarettes, alcohol, gambling and drugs come first. Three generations of state sponsored dysfunction has made … Continue reading

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Race, gender, class: The ‘bad mother’ and child abuse in media reporting

‘News’ is instantaneous in the information age. Interactive webpages for all forms of mass media and social networking mean that we can all co-produce ‘news’. The lines blur between journalism and ‘opinion’. Child deaths understandably become the focus of enormous … Continue reading

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