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dc.contributor.authorBoland, Tom
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Ray
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-26T09:39:45Z
dc.date.available2021-05-26T09:39:45Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48791
dc.description.abstract"Western culture has ‘faith’ in the labour market as a test of the worth of each individual. For those who are out of work, welfare is now less of a support than a means of purification and redemption. Continuously reformed by the left and right in politics, the contemporary welfare state attempts to transform the unemployed into active jobseekers, punishing non-compliance. Drawing on ideas from economic theology, this provocative book uncovers deep-rooted religious concepts and shows how they continue to influence contemporary views of work and unemployment: Jobcentres resemble purgatory where the unemployed attempt to redeem themselves, jobseeking is a form of pilgrimage in hope of salvation, and the economy appears as providence, whereby trials and tribulations test each individual. This book will be essential reading for those interested in the sociology and anthropology of modern economic life. Chapters 1 and 3 are available Open Access via OAPEN under CC-BY-NC-ND licence."en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFJ Social discrimination & inequalityen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBL Sociology: work & labouren_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology::JKS Social welfare & social services::JKSB Welfare & benefit systemsen_US
dc.subject.otherEconomic theology; Governmentality; Irrational rationality; Jobseeking; Welfareen_US
dc.titleThe Reformation of Welfareen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe New Faith of the Labour Marketen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy1c3eed4f-33ba-4e18-91b5-cf9a96ff57eeen_US
oapen.relation.hasChapter4ec19126-07d4-4e92-a1b7-9dd5e59971b8
oapen.relation.hasChapter01cbde5d-fb6a-451b-b2f9-ae96c906ce16
oapen.relation.isbn9781529211320en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781529211351en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781529211344en_US
oapen.pages218en_US
oapen.place.publicationBristolen_US


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