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Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work


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1. Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work: An Introduction, 2. Social Work Through the Looking Glass, 3. After Social Work?, 4. Postmodernism, Feminism and the Question of Difference, 5. Surface and Depth in Social Work Practice, 6. Social Work, Risk and "the Blaming System", 7. Telling Tales: Probation in the Contemporary Social Formation, 8. The Future of Social Work with Older People in a Changing World, 9. Social Work with Children and Families: From Child Welfare to Child Protection, 10. Regulation for Radicals: the State, CCETSW and the Academy, 11.Anti-Intellectualism and the Peculiarities of British Social Work Education


'Brings home a number of current issues in a thought-provoking and well argued discourse.' - Lynne Hooton, Glasgow Caledonian University

'This is an important book for all those who are thinking and worrying about the future of the social services and of social work education.' - Community Care Magazine

'A wonderful book reminding us of the value of careful reflection ... full of thoughtful and provocative insights ... I have already used this text for a variety of purposes and with a variety of audiences ... Buy this book; it is great.' - Brid Featherstone in Child and Family Social Work

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