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Subversive citizensPower, agency and resistance in public services$
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Marian Barnes and David Prior

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422088

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422088.001.0001

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Family intervention projects: sites of subversion and resilience

Family intervention projects: sites of subversion and resilience

(p.101) Seven Family intervention projects: sites of subversion and resilience
Subversive citizens

Sadie Par

Judy Nixon

Policy Press

Focusing on new forms of practice for working with families which, in different ways, have been constructed by policy makers as ‘problematic’, this chapter looks at the way in which front-line workers have reinterpreted government strategies for intervening in the lives of families exhibiting ‘antisocial behaviour’. It considers the processes of translation that characterise antisocial behaviour policy enactment. Scrutiny of the contested development of intensive family support projects (IFSPs), which more recently have been subsumed under the title Family Intervention Projects, serves to highlight the way in which technologies of governance devised at the centre are linked to and dependent on activities, organisations, and individuals operating in a local context.

Keywords:   antisocial behaviour, problematic families, IFSPs, family support, governance

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