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Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work : State of Welfare - Nigel Parton

Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work

State of Welfare

By: Nigel Parton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th March 1996
ISBN: 9780415126984
Number Of Pages: 256

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Social work is currently experiencing an important period of change--in its priorities, organization and day-to-day practices. Increasingly, notions of care management, monitoring and evaluation and inter-agency coordination have become more dominant, requiring new skills and new forms of knowledge to the extent that the image of the generic social worker working in the unified agency and drawing upon casework, informed by particular forms of psychology and displaying particular skills in human relationships, seems outmoded.
"Social Theory, " "Social Change and Social Work" has two inter-related themes. First to account for and analyze current changes in social work and secondly, to assess how much recent developments in social theory can contribute to their interpretation.

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Prologuep. 1
Social Theory, Social Change and Social Workp. 4
Social Work Through the Looking Glassp. 19
After Social Work?p. 36
Postmodernism, Feminism and the Question of Differencep. 61
Surface and Depth in Social-Work Practicep. 77
Social Work, Risk and 'the Blaming System'p. 98
Telling Talesp. 115
The Future of Social Work with Older People in a Changing Worldp. 135
Social Work with Children and Familiesp. 152
Regulation for Radicalsp. 172
Anti-Intellectualism and the Peculiarities of British Social Work Educationp. 190
Referencesp. 211
Author Indexp. 230
Subject Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780415126984
ISBN-10: 0415126983
Series: State of Welfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 7th March 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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