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dc.contributor.authorPeterie, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorMarston, Greg
dc.contributor.authorHumpage, Louise
dc.contributor.authorMendes, Philip
dc.contributor.authorBielefeld, Shelley
dc.contributor.authorStaines, Zoe
dc.description.abstractConditional welfare policies are frequently underpinned by pejorative representations of those they target. Vulnerable children, under physical or moral threat from their welfare-dependent parents, are a mainstay of these constructions, yet the nuances of this trope have received little focused attention. Through a discourse analysis of parliamentary debates at the introduction of compulsory income management (CIM) to Australia, this article explores the complexities of the vulnerable child trope. It shows how the figure of the child was leveraged to justify hard-line welfare reforms in Australia, and offers a deeper and more intersectional understanding of how social and economic marginalisation is reproduced through welfare discourse.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe University of Queensland ARCen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sociologyen_US
dc.titleThe trope of the vulnerable child in conditional welfare discourses: An Australian case studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPeterie, M; Marston, G; Humpage, L; Mendes, P; Bielefeld, S; Staines, Z, The trope of the vulnerable child in conditional welfare discourses: An Australian case study, Journal of Sociologyen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorBielefeld, Shelley S.

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