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Stigma and Welfare: Revolting subjects, reclassification and resistance

When:
Thursday, August 18, 2022, 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
Where:
Online


Australia
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Event Contact(s):
Sally Daly
Category:
TASA Thursdays
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Stigma and Welfare: Revolting subjects, reclassification and resistance

Presenters: Sonia Martin, RMIT University & Simone Casey ACOSS and RMIT University

There has been much scholarly interest in the ways in which Australian welfare arrangements and social policy processes stigmatise those in receipt of government support. Social research reveals the pejorative assumptions about people in receipt of income support embedded within welfare policies and employment service arrangements. This forum explores the stigma power of welfare as a mechanism for legitimising punitive welfare arrangements and maintaining dominant social interests. We consider this within the context of employment services, the reclassification of welfare subjects and the forms of resistance that emerge as a result. Sonia and Simone share insights from their recent research and policy observations, and invite open conversation.