The Paradox of the Individual

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dc.contributor.author Newbury, Janet
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-12T23:27:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-12T23:27:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Newbury, J. (2012). "The Paradox of the Individual." International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies, 3(4.1): 458-478. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ijcyfs/article/view/11545/3236
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5395
dc.description.abstract With the rise of neo-liberalism has come the assumption that the individual is the locus of action. Paradoxically, our heightened focus on the (generic) individual has led to universalized notions of individuality, sifting out of view the particular dimensions of experience that differentiate us from one another, rendering each (unique) individual invisible. In this article, the dynamics through which social processes are being increasingly individualized are called into question, and alternative constructions are offered. When subjectivity and ethics are reconceptualized, new paths for ethical engagement as non-unitary subjects begin to emerge. These are taken up in relation to human service practices, and some collectively-oriented approaches to practice are presented. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Victoria en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject contextualize en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject human service practices en_US
dc.subject individualism en_US
dc.subject neo-liberalism en_US
dc.subject subjectivity en_US
dc.title The Paradox of the Individual en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.temp Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US

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