Jason L. Powell, Subjection, Social Work and Social Theory, ILSHS Volume 21, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 21)
    Reflecting on Judith Butler’s conception of ‘performativity’, this paper argues that the notion has important implications for contemporary debates over agency, subjection and ‘resistance’ in social work. Using, wider social theory drawn from post-structuralist Butler, makes sense of complex professional-service user relations. The article explores the possibilities and problems for resisting dominant power relationships in micro and meso settings.
    Power, Social Theory, Social Work, Subjection