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dc.contributor.authorMeriluoto, Taina
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T07:59:27Z
dc.date.available2018-11-04T22:35:42Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationMeriluoto, T. (2018). Turning experience into expertise : technologies of the self in Finnish participatory social policy. <i>Critical Policy Studies</i>, <i>12</i>(3), 294-313. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2017.1310051" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2017.1310051</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_26942736
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73456
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/57244
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the micro-level practices of subject-construction in Finnish participatory social policy. Through a governmental ethnography on projects that invite former beneficiaries to become ‘experts-by-experience’ in social welfare organizations, I discern the possibilities for freedom in the participants’ self-construction. By making use of Michel Foucault’s conceptual tools of care of the self and confession, I illustrate how, contrary to the projects’ emancipatory promise of providing the service users the freedom to reconstruct themselves, the projects entail practices that curb the participants’ way of ‘knowing themselves’. They require the service users to reframe their raw experiences as neutral and objective knowledge, making alternative ways of knowing appear ‘irrational’, and hence easily discountable. I conclude that despite the user involvement initiatives’ promise of incorporating different forms of knowledge, the participants are in practice required to realign their way of knowing with the dominant knowledge paradigm in order to be accepted as participants.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCritical Policy Studies
dc.subject.otherexpertise-by-experience
dc.subject.othergovernmental ethnography
dc.subject.otherservice user involvement
dc.subject.othertechnologies of the self
dc.subject.othertruth-telling
dc.subject.otherparticipatory policies
dc.titleTurning experience into expertise : technologies of the self in Finnish participatory social policy
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201803021648
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineValtio-oppifi
dc.contributor.oppiainePolitical Scienceen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2018-03-02T13:15:10Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange294-313
dc.relation.issn1946-0171
dc.relation.numberinseries3
dc.relation.volume12
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2017 Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Routledge. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysokokemustieto
dc.subject.ysoasiantuntijuus
dc.subject.ysoasiantuntijat
dc.subject.ysokokemusasiantuntijat
dc.subject.ysoosallistaminen
dc.subject.ysososiaalipolitiikka
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p379
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p15085
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p12104
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p29599
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10728
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2672
dc.relation.doi10.1080/19460171.2017.1310051


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