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dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Alison Reremoana
dc.contributor.authorHodgetts, Darrin
dc.contributor.authorNikora, Linda Waimarie
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorKarapu, Rolinda
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-30T22:28:35Z
dc.date.available2008-10-30T22:28:35Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationBarnett, A., Hodgetts, D., Nikora, L. W. & Chamberlain, K. (2007). Child poverty and government policy: the contesting of symbolic power in newspaper constructions of families in need. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 17(4), 296-312.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1211
dc.description.abstractNews media play a central role in processes of symbolic power through which social issues are defined and solutions legitimized. This paper explores the role of newspaper coverage in the public construction of the New Zealand Government's Working for Families package designed to address child poverty. This package was criticized publicly by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) for targeting financial support to working families and neglecting families who derive their income from state benefits. We document the resulting news controversy through analyses of press releases from Government and CPAG, the accounts of journalists and representatives of CPAG, news reports and four focus group discussions with beneficiary parents. We propose that psychologists engage more fully with processes of symbolic power currently shaping public constructions of poverty and policy responses.en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltden_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/114287121/abstracten_US
dc.rightsThis article is published in the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectchild povertyen_US
dc.subjectnewsen_US
dc.subjectproductionen_US
dc.subjectaudienceen_US
dc.subjectparentsen_US
dc.titleChild poverty and government policy: the contesting of symbolic power in newspaper constructions of families in needen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/casp.933en_US
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Community & Applied Social Psychologyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page296en_NZ
pubs.elements-id32834
pubs.end-page312en_NZ
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.volume17en_NZ


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