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Transforming Social Work Practice : Postmodern Critical Perspectives - Jan Fook

Transforming Social Work Practice

Postmodern Critical Perspectives

By: Jan Fook (Editor), Bob Pease (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1999
ISBN: 9780415216470
Number Of Pages: 240

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Showing that postmodern theory offers new strategies for social workers concerned with political action and social justice, this text explores ways of developing practice frameworks, paradigms and principles which take advantage of the perspectives offered by postmodern theory without totally abandoning the values of modernity and the Enlightenment project of human emancipation. Case studies demonstrate how these perspectives can be applied to practice. In the context of ongoing cuts to government spending and the demise of the welfare state, this collection shows how social workers can move from conventional understandings of practice to paradigms and models with are more relevant to today's world.

Postmodern Critical Theory and Emancipatory Social Work Practice
Social Work and Its Search for Meaning: Theories, Narratives and Practices
The Contemporary Organization of Social Work
Social Work Ethics: Embracing Diversity?
Challenging Victimisation in Practice with Young Women
Offending Mothers: Theorising in a Feminist Minefield
Deconstructing Masculinity: Constructing Emancipatory Practice with Men
Representing Acitivist Practice
Community Development and a Postmodernism of Resistance
Empowerment: The Modern Social Work Concept 'Par Excellence'
Postmodernism and the Teaching and Practice of Interpersonal Skills
Competing Paradigms in Mental Health Education and Practice
Critical Reflectivity in Education and Practice
Postmodernism, Critical Theory and Social Work
Emancipatory Social Work for a Postmodern Age
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ISBN: 9780415216470
ISBN-10: 0415216478
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.05 x 14.38  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1