Critical Social Work
Theories and Practices for a Socially Just World : 2nd Edition
Table of Contents
Preface p. ix List of Contributors p. xi Introduction p. 1 Introducing critical theories for social work in a neo-liberal context p. 3 Developing conceptual frameworks for critical social work p. 15 Tracing the origins of critical social work practice p. 17 Theorising new developments in critical social work p. 30 From evidence-based practice to critical knowledge in post-positivist social work p. 45 Promoting a human rights perspective on critical social work p. 58 Doing critical social work p. 70 Resisting domination and oppression p. 89 Towards anti-racist and culturally affirming practices p. 91 Reversing colonial practices with Indigenous peoples p. 105 Reconstructing social work practices with families p. 117 Examining the meaning of childhood in critical social work practice p. 132 Using critical reflection to improve feminist practice p. 145 Challenges and directions for profeminist practice with men p. 160 Empowering and rights-based approaches to working with older people p. 175 Disabling discourses and enabling practices in disability politics p. 188 Opening spaces for alternative understandings in mental health practice p. 201 Weaving together the personal and the political in loss and grief p. 214 Addressing violence and abuse in a gendered world p. 228 Locating critical social work in shifting worlds p. 241 Critical practice in a changing context p. 243 Enacting critical social work in publicly funded contexts p. 255 Framing critical social work practices with rural and remote communities p. 268 For a solidarity-based practice in the globalising context p. 281 Notes p. 295 References p. 298 Index p. 342 Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: October 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 17.7 x 2.794
Weight (kg): 0.757
Edition Number: 2
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Critical Social Work starts from the premise that a central goal of social work practice is social change to redress social inequality. Taking a critical theoretical approach, the authors explore the links between personal and social change.
They confront the challenges for critical social work in the context of pressures to separate the personal from the political and in responding to the impact of changes in the socio-political, statutory and global contexts of practice. Critical Social Work has been revised to take into account recent social, economic and political developments.
Coverage of theoretical frameworks has been substantially expanded and reflects current concerns such as evidence-based practice and human rights. The causes of people's marginalisation and oppression are examined in relation to class, race, ethnicity, gender and other forms of social inequality. New case study chapters on disability, older people, children, rurality, and violence and abuse are included.
About the Author
June Allan is senior lecturer in social work at RMIT University. Linda Briskman holds the Dr. Haruhisa Handa Chair in Human Rights Education at Curtin University. Bob Pease is chair of social work at Deakin University.