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Subject/Keyword
Alberta
active social policy
welfare states
poverty
critical discourse analysis
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Goa, Birte Hannah Katherine Ruth
Supervisor and department
Breitkreuz, Rhonda (Human Ecology)
Givens, Lisa (Library and Information Studies)
Examining committee member and department
Oak, Arlene (Human Ecology)
Department
Department of Human Ecology
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-09-30T19:13:08Z
Graduation date
2010-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Considerable research has been done on conceptions of poverty and on the welfare state; however, there is little research into the relationship between the two – the ways in which poverty discourses shape welfare states and how transitions in welfare states influence poverty discourses. Using Critical Discourse Analysis, I explore the underlying construction of poverty in Alberta’s income-support policy as it has developed within an active social policy framework. In the government documents analyzed, poverty is constructed as an objective and neutral assessment of unmet basic needs and is effectively removed from political debate. Also constructed as a lack of labour-market attachment, the poverty discourse that does exist is subsumed within the market discourse. The thesis argues that we need to expand our conceptions of poverty to improve our poverty alleviation strategies, to revitalize the place of social policy in Alberta, and to enrich the way in which we live together.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3N97H
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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