In order for the work of Rose and those who have influenced his arguments regarding the inclusion/exclusion divide to be applicable (these influences include the works of Foucault, 1979a, 1976/1979b, 1985, 1991; Mead, 1991; O’Malley, 1992, 1999, 2004; Valverde, 1998), the work will need, in part, to account for diversity and social stratification within the underclass—that is, to help shed light on how and why certain social hierarchies of the status quo become replicated within the margins, leading to some of the marginal experiencing, in a sense, double marginality. From this perspective, it would be this need for detection that ultimately drives individuals to maximize their quest for inclusion while minimizing the possibility of exclusion. ‘Social inclusion’ is increasingly identified within key policy documents as a desired outcome for people with disabilities. From a functional perspective, stigma in the natural world reflects certain biological elements. In other words, even if a utopian ideal were within the reach of real-world, applied social policy, what are the odds, as Kenyon (2003) suggested, that attaining an inclusive society would result in the banishment of all inequality. Indexing: Web of Science (Social Sciences Citation Index), … It was Rose’s vision that for the excluded underclass “a politics of conduct is today more salient than a politics of class” (Rose, 2000, p. 335, citing Mead, 1991, p. 4, and Procacci, 1999, p. 30). In the decades prior to the First World War, the newly empowered French Radical Party were looking for a philosophy that would help them to maintain central power against the right-leaning individualists and the left-leaning collectivists (Hayward, 1961, 1963). Mechanisms of social inclusion and exclusion and the effects of these have been thoroughly investigated within the field of psychology and related disciplines. Scott Olson / Getty Images. Some like Kurzban and Leary (2001) sought to frame the exclusion of stigma from the perspective of biological determinism. From older, perhaps simpler conceptualizations of inequality were born new ways of understanding what Rose, citing Levitas (1996), described as a “two-thirds, one-third social order” where a seemingly continually widening gap between the included two thirds and the excluded one third would continue to unfurl (Rose, 1999, p. 258). In fact, social inclusion is an important “determinant of health” – without inclusion, people are more likely to experience poor health (including poor mental health), loneliness, isolation, and poor self esteem. At the root of India’s exclusion society are the untouchable castes whose marginal social position is owed to their relationship to impurities associated with death and organic pollution (Deliege, 1992). More than 50 years ago, the anthropologist and sociologist David Pocock (1957) reflected that processes of inclusion and exclusion were features of all hierarchies. (, Elliott, G. C., Ziegler, H. Parallel yet interconnected worlds in which, are reflected, the socially excluded, reduced, and idealized as somewhat two-dimensional occupiers of social space (Spina, 2005). Another deterministic approach to stigmatism has considered the exclusion of stigma from the perspective of disease, and specifically as a mechanism of disease avoidance. Z., Li, S. F., Young, S. G., Hugenberg, K., Cook, E. (, Burchardt, T., Le From this perspective, to be socially excluded was paramount to being of the underclass; to be among those people who did not fit into the norms of industrial societies, who were not protected by social insurance and who were essentially considered social misfits. The principles which underpin this movement came together with the idea of social inclusion in international conventions such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol which included as one of its principles, ‘full and effective participation and inclusion in society’. 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Following that, the discussion focuses on power perspectives on disability and childhood. In essence, ostracism acted like a safety valve that ensured a smoother, more peaceful, and less tumultuous running of the state (Kagan, 1961). The examples of ostracism, solidarism, and stigmatism will demonstrate how at different intervals in history, it is not necessarily biological forces but instead social architectures that become employed in the creation and continuance of inclusion societies. Social inclusion has been defined by the World Bank as “The process of improving the terms for individuals and groups to take part in society” or more precisely “The process of improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of people, disadvantaged on the basis of their identity, to take part in society”. So great were the social problems, that Lenoir, would suggest that a full 10% of the French population were exclu, or outcast. Acts and practices of including or excluding others as aspects of systems of stratification may be as old as much of humanity itself. Among other things, it requires a critical eye capable of accounting for individual and group participation and lack thereof (Daly, 2006). Through an extensive study of the literature it is apparent that there are multiple ways of approaching social inclusion. Many of the considerations explored here have embodied measurable, objective approaches to the sociological conception and consideration of exclusion and inclusion. From this perspective, the exclusion/inclusion continuum exists alongside a biologically driven, psychological reaction that leads to the adoption of a generalized dislike of social exclusion and a favoring of the maintenance of adequate inclusion (Eisenberger & Lieberman, 2005; MacDonald & Leary, 2005). The concept has its roots in functionalist social theory of Emile Durkheim (Room 1995, cited in O’Brien and Penna, 2007:3). This is a two-sided form, which means the boundary separating the two sides must be crossable. Such architectures exist as literal and figurative coalitions of action, reaction, governance, control, and power which together comprise how a policy aim like social inclusion is wound, entwined, draped, and displayed for public rendering and consumption. Although there is some debate within the works of Aristotle and Androtion as well as subsequent scholars about whether the law of ostracism originated with Cleisthenes prior to the first official ostracism of Hipparchos, son of Charmos, in 488 b.c. These acts did not bring shame on the recipient, but rather were prestigious, even honorable—a status reflected in the convention for the ostracized individual to retain his property, and, after his return, to regain his elite personal and social status (Rehbinder, 1986). •Central claim. However, in caste systems, place within the exclusion or inclusion hierarchy is ascribed at birth (Berreman, 1967, referencing Bailey, 1957; Sinha, 1959, 1962; Srinivas, 1956, 1966). Y., Li, K. His main interest was in the structure of social interactions and the rules that governed them (Goffman, 1967). His interests include social stratification and equity, the sociology of health and medicine, and global health. This article has reflected on social inclusion from the vantage of sociology. In its initial contemporary use, the exclusion terminology adopted in France and subsequently diffused elsewhere, was meant to refer to those individuals who were considered to be on the margins of French society of the 1970s. As a result, they turned instead to groups not known as religious in connotation, such as trade associations, unions, and left-of-centre political parties. Together, they were envisioned as the kinds of dependencies that social actors within advanced societies share with one another. Horsell’s (2006) suggestion was that, in purely operational terms, the exclusion/inclusion paradigm acted to reinforce neoliberal ideas about social actors and agency as well as to harness principles of mutual obligation and active participation; that the discourse, broadly speaking, had both symbolic and physical dimensions. To do this, they collectively create spaces of inclusion and exclusion, even if not all parties cede to such collectivism. It so weakened the ability of potentially disruptive subversive groups to wreak havoc on society and its political systems, that in the more than 90 years between 508 and 417 b.c., no more than 20 official ostracisms took place (Ostwald, 1955). The paper will argue that there is a spectrum of ideological positions underlying theory, policy and practice. If the work of Bourgeois was a primary influence on the soldarism movement almost 100 years earlier, the writings of Klanfer would fuel the imagination of René Lenoir (1974), most notably in his book Les exclus. Power allows proximity to the means of inclusion—essentially, to inclusion’s apparati. 2 When is it charitable to promote social inclusion? Login failed. Yet as Parker (2012), Parker and Aggleton (2003), Link and Phelan (2001), and others have argued, discrimination and prejudice, as components or forms of stigma, share key relations with the production and reproduction of power relations. The paper will argue that there is a spectrum of ideological positions underlying theory, policy and practice. You can be signed in via any or all of the methods shown below at the same time. Create a link to share a read only version of this article with your colleagues and friends. Equally compelling is Scambler’s (2009) reflection that stigma can be a very convoluted social process, one for which sociology is well-oriented to imagine as a combination of experience, anticipation, and perception, of the harms of blame and devaluation; the fears and pain of rejection and exclusion; and the hopes and desires for acceptance and inclusion. The principles which underpin this movement came together with the idea of social inclusion in international conventions such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol which included as one of its principles, ‘full and effective participation and inclusion in society’. Ultimately, however, the use of inclusion and exclusion concepts has evolved to the point where within a number of contexts, they are used as a descriptor for those who represent a particular kind of threat to social harmony (Silver & Miller, 2003). 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Given that modern industrial societies increasingly tend to frown on the kinds of excluding practices as reflected in the legal practice of ostracism (Rehbinder, 1986), it can be challenging to acknowledge that ostracism exists in contemporary societies also, legally through, for example, formal punishments such as imprisonment, or racial prejudice, scapegoating, and xenophobia (Gruter & Masters, 1986). However, for the generation or two of those in France moved by the solidarist approach to social integration, one of the most persuasive elements of the philosophy and one that lent to its fashionableness was what Hayward (1961) described as an open sesame inclusive approach to mitigating the social conflicts of the era. Such exclusion by ascription has an economic dimension also through the way in which untouchables are “denied control of the means of production” (Deliege, 1992, p. 170, referencing Oommen, 1984). Some society journals require you to create a personal profile, then activate your society account, You are adding the following journals to your email alerts, Did you struggle to get access to this article? The reference to social exclusion, and later social inclusion, emerged in France in the 1970s predominantly with reference to economic self-sufficiency and work participation. In time, with the passing of World War I, the French Radical Party fell from favor as many of the working class shifted their allegiance to the Socialists following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 (Hayward, 1963). Sign in here to access free tools such as favourites and alerts, or to access personal subscriptions, If you have access to journal content via a university, library or employer, sign in here, Research off-campus without worrying about access issues. That these attributes tended to be noncriminalized and relatively politically correct, as opposed to criminalized and/or contested, is a feature that should not be lost. Historical Activity Theory, CHAT, (Stetsenko 2005) - Vygotsky formulated a practice-oriented paradigm of education for children with special needs. J., Lavoie, J. It is a vantage that capitalizes on Marshall’s (1963) model of postwar social rights, where, rather than focus on forms of postwar poverty, the focus on social exclusion is on redistribution, access, and participation (Murie & Musterd, 2004). No events are currently scheduled. Building on this, the article proposes that societies which emphasize differences in social integration are structured by architectures of inclusion that govern and manage how marginal women and men inhabit social space, while functioning to maintain many of the attributes of the status quo. Bowring’s point was that the exclusion/inclusion rhetoric risks being somewhat of a red herring, because exclusion at the societal level could be indicative of systemic deprivation and not just a deprivation experienced or reported by those defined as socially excluded. It follows that just naming who is at risk of social exclusion, based on identity, vulnerability, membership, or biology will not suffice without some reflection as to who is naming the excluded, where those who label or define the excluded stand ontologically relative to their own or others’ exclusion, and what if any the influences of personal, political, stereotypical, or xenophobic biases may be. Social inclusion is a contested term in both academic and policy literature entailing a range of interpretations. Social inclusion is the act of making all groups of people within a society feel valued and important. From this arose “notions such as ‘the residuum,’ ‘the unemployable’ and ‘the social problem group’” (Rose, 1999, p. 254), that is, states of embodied being, through social roles, social strata, and entire classes that would, in time, become integral to these new forms of liberal thinking. This article looks at social inclusion from a sociological perspective. Grand, J., Piachaud, D. (, Dugatkin, L. A., FitzGerald, G. In sum, the terms social inclusion and social exclusion have been used throughout the social science and humanities literature in a number of different ways—to describe acts of social stratification across human and animal societies, as a principle to reflect the ordering that occurs within societies to determine social position, and as a narrative to explain and at times justify why one or more groups merit access to the core or the periphery, to the benefit or expense of others. In discussing the problematization of exclusion, the sociologist Nikolas Rose wrote that the mid-19th century wore the mantle of “a succession of figures that seem to condense in their person, their name, their image all that is disorder, danger, threat to civility, the vagrant, the pauper, the degenerate” (Rose, 1999, p. 254). In the social world, whether one is welcomed, represented, or provided for by the mainstream, or whether one is ostracized, ignored, or bemired, the outcome is a collection of social practices. It was an age when understandings of autonomy were being reconsidered by “scientism, political ideologies (especially Marxism) and the Roman Catholic Magister,” entities united in their intent to denounce an increasing vanity-like individualism (Vincent, 2001, p. 414). In doing so, the Protestants defined a path forward in their transformed identity as a social minority (Vincent, 2001). Such society-specific particulars might take the form of traditional and historic patterns of stratification, or be based on how individual groups and/or characteristics may be valued over others. Although autocratic societies might be less mobile than democratic societies, the rule was not fixed and could have exceptions (Sorokin, 1998). Social inclusion is increasingly highlighted as a key outcome for individuals living with mental disorders, in the field of global mental health.1–5 Social inclusion is not a new concept in the field of mental health, but there is a renewed focus on it due to recent global policies and a consumer-influenced recovery perspective in mental health services.4–7 It is important to reflect that many of the key concepts related to social inclusion have their origins in the psychiatric and developmental disabilities rehabilitation field … ‘…social exclusion is a theoretical concept, a lens through which people look at reality and not reality itself’. As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, there appeared efforts to create universally shared forms of social citizenship. Mencher (1974) referenced Leach (1960) in suggesting that India’s caste classifications facilitate divisions of labor free of the competition and expectations of mobility inherent in other systems. As the concept of exclusion grew to gain broader credence beyond France, the EC and the subsequent EU, it increasingly incorporated target groups who were not simply poor or without sufficient resources. standing of social inclusion/exclusion, the GESI Working Group decided to begin its second decade by developing a shared conceptual framework of gender equality and social inclusion/exclusion. CRICOS Provider : 00120C Ostracism as it came to be enacted in Attic democracy was not an event applied lightly or arbitrarily. Author’s NotePortions of this article were written during visits to the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria; the University of Pretoria and the University of the Western Cape, South Africa; and the University of Namibia. To begin with, social inclusion is briefly discussed as a theoretical concept. Parker (2012, referencing Stuber, Meyer, & Link, 2008) reflected that theory and research has tended to operationalize stigma either as discrimination (as in the work of Goffman, 1963) or as prejudice (as in the work of Allport, 1954). 4 Ways of promoting social inclusion 4 What should charities promoting social inclusion consider when drafting what they do as a charitable aim? Summary: Social identity theory proposes that a person’s sense of who they are depends on the groups to which they belong. The philosophy was meaningful to the time also because as an approach, it was not really radical at all. However, the ability to do this is limited by a lack of understanding of the conceptual scope of social inclusion when applied to the field of disability. Referencing Baumeister (2000), Eisenberger and Liberman described how across many centuries and cultures, various forms of storytelling and artistic expression reflect how the interruption, loss, or absence of social bonds can manifest as intense experiences of human pain and suffering. Haan, A., Maxwell, S. (, Snyder, M. L., Kleck, R. The appearance of the term social inclusion in the rhetoric of the EC was in itself a key point of departure, in that exclusion was suddenly held to be a reflection that “poverty was no longer the right word to use to describe the plight of those marginalized from mainstream society” (Williams & White, 2003, p. 91). As a reconceptualization of social disadvantage, such a perspective provides an important framework for thinking out alternatives to the welfare state. Vygotsky`s social constructionist epistemology constitutes a basis in developing a unique vision for future models of special education, of an inclusion based on positive differentiation (Gindis 2003). Thus, for the French, the excluded came to represent a martyred or punished sector of a society against whom the included had failed to live up to their side of the social contract. This article considers the concept of social inclusion from the perspective of sociology. This work acknowledges the important contributions of Professors Lynn Jamieson, Angus Bancroft, Alex Robertson, Esther Breitenbach, and Anthony Coxon at the University of Edinburgh; Professors Ted Myers and Liviana Calzavara at the University of Toronto; and Professor Avril Taylor at the University of the West of Scotland. E., Farina, A., Hastorf, A. Herbert found that these practices of creating exclusion societies are not new; that they have and continue to be used as justifications for forms of social cleansing (Cresswell, 2006; Dubber, 2005; Duncan, 1978; Spradley, 1970). (Barker, 1952, p. 135, referenced in Masters, 1986, p. 390). Disability, like gated communities, is another example of the ways societies create cultural spaces structured by exclusion. Here, the basic claim derives from several observations. A void that is both redolent of discussion of the hollow state (Barnett, 1999; Davies, 2000; Della Sala, 1997; Holliday, 2000; London Edinburgh Weekend Return Group, 1980; Rhodes, 1994; Roberts & Devine, 2003; Skelcher, 2000), as well as a void that references one of Levitas’s (2000) and Labonte’s (2004) salient points: that it is one thing to promote an inclusionary utopia. 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