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Surviving Identity: Vulnerability and the Psychology of Recognition Paperback – 24 Oct 2011

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"Surviving Identity provides a compelling and troubling account of the social demand for affirmation and recognition. Paradoxically the turn towards validating identity has intensified our sense of vulnerability." - Frank Furedi, Professor of Sociology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK

"Surviving Identity provides an incisive analysis of victim culture and the growing tendency to seek therapeutic solutions to the problems of everyday life." - David Wainwright, Senior Lecturer, School of Health, University of Bath, UK

"This book must be read by teachers, social workers, mental health professionals, charity workers, trade unionists and all who do not want to see their professional work reinforcing and celebrating a ‘survivor’ mentality." - Dennis Hayes, Head of the Centre for Educational Research, University of Derby, UK

About the Author

Kenneth McLaughlin is a senior lecturer in social work at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has extensive experience in social work and social care as a support worker for homeless families and as a social worker in a local authority statutory mental health team.

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