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The Road Not Taken : A History of Radical Social Work in the United States - Michael Reisch

The Road Not Taken

A History of Radical Social Work in the United States

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9780415933995
Number Of Pages: 290
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old

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"The Road Not Taken" takes a new perspective on the course of social welfare policy in the twentieth century. This examination looks at the evolution of social work in the United States as a dynamic process not just driven by mainstream organizations and politics, but strongly influenced by the ideas and experiences of radical individuals and marginalized groups as well. Michael Reisch and Janice Andrews have interviewed contemporary social workers, seasoned and novice, radical and mainstream, and combed archives and scholarly writings to explain why the profession has faced intense, sometimes self-imposed repression, and why anti-social welfare main. "The Road Not Taken" is an appeal to examine the past, the battles deferred, and to consider the ways that social work might respond to current and future political and cultural threats to social work values.

Preface Acknowledgments
Social Work: A Radical Profession?
Radical Social Work in the Progressive Era
The Spider Web Conspiracy and the Death of Progressivism
The Rank and File Movement and the Precursors to McCarthyism
Anti-Communism and the Attack on the New Deal
Social Work Response to McCarthyism
The Revival of Radicalism in Social Work
The Redefinition of Social Work Radicalism, 1970-1999--Part I
The Redefinition of Social Work Radicalism, 1970-1999--Part II
Social Work Radicalism at the End of the Twentieth Century
Conclusion--The Future of Radical Social Work in the United States Sources
Index
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ISBN: 9780415933995
ISBN-10: 0415933994
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 16.46  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1