Recognition, redistribution and relational equality

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Abstract

While relationships are central to a child and youth care approach to practice, the claims we make for them as defining the field cannot stop at an inter-personal level but need to consider their nature and purpose in wider context. In this chapter, I locate the idea of relationship within the debate in social theory around the relative merits of demands for recognition and redistribution. I go on to attempt to bridge these respective claims by advancing the need for affective or relational equality in enabling children and youth to take their place(s) in the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRelational Child and Youth Care in Practice in Action
EditorsHeather Modlin, James Freeman, Christine Gaitens, Thom Garfat
Place of PublicationWestern Cape, South Africa
PublisherCYC-Net Press
Pages128-137
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780639971896
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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