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Knowing Rights

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Trish OberweisAmerian Justice Institute, USA, Michael MushenoArizona State University, USA

ISBN13: 9780754621232
ISBN: 0754621235
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This text explores how identity informs the judgements of State workers, as normative orientations coincide with identities and authority. At all levels, legal ordering becomes entangled with moral orientations and the micropolitics of identification, as workers interact with one another and their clients. The result is neither law nor order, but a fragile cultural politics of workers acting on citizens as they act out their identities.;Using case studies in the field, the book conducts an exploration of the State, whilst holding onto the strong notions of identity, power and normative orientation. It introduces the notion of ""rights"" by arguing that workers assert identity and power as they make judgements about who gets what from the State.

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Contents:
The research setting - spaces, politics and work cultures; studying experience and identity; identity and morality; power in motion - negotiation the state; cultures of work.