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Lived Citizenship on the Edge of Society

Rights, Belonging, Intimate Life and Spatiality

  • Hanne Warming
  • Kristian Fahnøe


  • Contains empirical data from a range of countries wordlwide

  • Analyses how social work practices can either undermine or strengthen our understanding of vulnerable groups' citizenship

  • Promotes reflexive practice in social work


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hanne Warming, Kristian Fahnøe
    Pages 1-22
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 269-273

About this book


This edited collection presents the concept of lived citizenship as a fruitful avenue for exploring the role played by social work practices in the lives of people in vulnerable positions. The book centres on the everyday experiences through which people practice, negotiate, understand and feel their citizenship. The authors offer both empirical analyses of how social work influences the rights, obligations, identities and belongings of children, homeless people, migrants, ethnic minorities, and young people with mental disabilities; and a theoretical framework for analysing the complexities of social work.

Drawing on the notion of intimate citizenship and an understanding of citizenship as socio-spatial, the theoretical framework addresses the challenges of enhancing the agency of social work clients and of promoting inclusive citizenship, and how these challenges are shaped by emotions, affect, rationality, materiality, power relations, policies and managerial strategies.<

Lived Citizenship on the Edge of Society will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including social policy and social work. 


Vulnerable groups Exclusion Inclusion Marginalisation Reflexive practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Hanne Warming
    • 1
  • Kristian Fahnøe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences and BusinessRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Social WorkMetropolitan University CollegeCopenhagenDenmark

About the editors

Hanne Warming is Professor of Sociology, Childhood and Social Work, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Kristian Fahnøe is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Metropolitan University College, Denmark.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lived Citizenship on the Edge of Society
  • Book Subtitle Rights, Belonging, Intimate Life and Spatiality
  • Editors Hanne Warming
    Kristian Fahnøe
  • Series Title Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-55067-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85557-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-55068-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 273
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Comparative Social Policy
    Sociology of Citizenship
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
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