Having read Crossley’s previous book, ‘In Their Place: The Imagined Geographies of Poverty (2017), I was certainly delighted to be afforded the opportunity to get to grips with the title under review here, particularly as it explores a social programme about which, as an Irish academic, I was only superficially informed. As it happens, I also feel I owe a debt of gratitude to Crossley’s aforementioned text. Having similar research interests, I had, by the time I came across Crossley’s work, read to saturation in that particular yet still broad idiom and, as a result, ‘In Their Place’ felt like just another book that possessed the dubious distinction…
SOURCE: Joe Whelan. “Troublemakers: the construction of ‘troubled families’ as a social problem.” Oxford University Press, 13 December 2018.
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