Discourses of Deficit

  • Christopher N. Candlin
  • Jonathan Crichton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Christopher N. Candlin, Jonathan Crichton
      Pages 1-22
  3. Characterisation in the Context of Law

  4. Responsibility in the Context of Social Work

  5. Identity in the Context of Health Care

  6. Relationships in the Context of Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Peter Kastberg, Marianne Grove Ditlevsen
      Pages 175-191
  7. Capacity in the Context of Communication Disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Dana Kovarsky, Irene Walsh
      Pages 195-214
    3. Elizabeth Armstrong, Alison Ferguson, Lynne Mortensen
      Pages 215-231
  8. Recognition in the Context of Educational Diversity

  9. Agency in the Context of Marketing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Chris Hackley, Andrew Bengry-Howell, Christine Griffin, Willm Mistral, Isabelle Szmigin
      Pages 293-308
  10. Membership in the Context of Institutional Appraisal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Tim McNamara
      Pages 311-326
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 347-353

About this book


Key practitioners and researchers explore how people routinely and at particular sites are discursively constructed as deficient in ways that may affect their life chances. The book offers examples of how adopting multiple perspectives on research can provide a rich explanatory analysis of the construct of 'deficit' in a range of domains.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher N. Candlin
    • 1
  • Jonathan Crichton
    • 2
  1. 1.Macquarie UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.University of South AustraliaAustralia

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