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By Catherine Kingfisher

An ethnography of the advance and commute of the recent Zealand version of neoliberal welfare reform, this examine explores the social lifetime of coverage, that's certainly one of strategy, movement, and alter. varied actors, together with not just coverage élites but additionally prone and recipients, have interaction with it in mild in their personal assets and information. Drawing on analytic frameworks of the modern anthropology of policy-translation and assemblage-Kingfisher situates coverage as an artifact and architect of cultural which means, in addition to a website of energy struggles. All issues of engagement with coverage are approached as websites of coverage construction that serve to remodel it in addition to reproduce it. As such, A coverage Travelogue presents an antidote to theorizations of coverage as a-cultural, rational, and straightforwardly technical.

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