Narrative capital and youth practitioner professional identities

  • Mark Price

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This research focuses on youth practitioners’ professionality set within in the landscape of neo-liberal performativity and re/de-professionalism present in public services in the UK over the period 2005-2014. In response to this contextual landscape, portrayals of six practitioners reveal differentiated constructed identities and professional narratives; arising from these portrayals, the study contributes a model of ‘narrative capital’ as a resource for professional resilience and development.
Date of Award2015
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton
SupervisorCarol Robinson (Supervisor)

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