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Conversation Analysis for Social Work Talking with Youth in Care

Conversation Analysis for Social Work: Talking with Youth in Care

1st Edition

By Gerald de Montigny
September 27, 2018

What do the stories youth in state care tell about life in their family of origin? What stories do they tell us about coming into care, living in care, and relationships with foster-parents and social workers? This book presents the stories of youth in care, though not in splendid isolation, but as...

Visual Communication for Social Work Practice Power, Culture, Analysis

Visual Communication for Social Work Practice: Power, Culture, Analysis

1st Edition

By Sonia M. Tascón
September 04, 2018

How are we to understand how the dominance of visual images and representations in late modernity affects Social Work practice, research and education? Social workers are increasingly using still and moving images to illustrate their work, to create new knowledge, and to further specific groups’ ...

Intersectionality in Social Work Activism and Practice in Context

Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context

1st Edition

Edited By Suryia Nayak, Rachel Robbins
August 14, 2018

This ground breaking book is an innovative, passionate and provocative exploration of intersectionality. The sustained emphasis on activism and practice reasserts the potency of intersectionality borne out of Black feminism. The rare and pioneering international reach of this book crosses four ...

Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare Challenges for the Social Work Profession

Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare: Challenges for the Social Work Profession

1st Edition

Edited By Beatrix Schwarzer, Ursula Kämmerer-Rütten, Alexandra Schleyer-Lindenmann, Yafang Wang
August 14, 2018

The underlying frame of social work is the nation state, and it is from within the state that welfare strategies and social policies are devised and implemented. However, post-colonialism, globalisation, migration and the associated implications for human rights, social justice and social welfare ...

Consciousness-Raising Critical Pedagogy and Practice for Social Change

Consciousness-Raising: Critical Pedagogy and Practice for Social Change

1st Edition

Edited By Nilan Yu
June 20, 2018

Almost everywhere across the world, economic inequality has been rising within and across national borders. The vision of a fairer world embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being assailed by the advance of conservative ideology aided by vitriolic right-wing populism sweeping ...

Participatory Pedagogic Impact Research Co-production with Community Partners in Action

Participatory Pedagogic Impact Research: Co-production with Community Partners in Action

1st Edition

By Mike Seal
June 04, 2018

Involvement of community partners in the structure and design of services is largely accepted in principle, but its practice is heavily contested. This book argues that the co-production of research is one of the best ways to involve community partners. As well as having intrinsic value in and of ...

Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work Current and Future Challenges

Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work: Current and Future Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Masoud Kamali, Jessica H. Jönsson
April 06, 2018

How have three decades of neoliberalism affected the Nordic welfare states as well as the organisation, education and practices of social work in those countries? During recent decades the welfare states of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have gone through dramatic changes infl uenced by the ...

Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work: Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

1st Edition

By Liz Price, Liz Walker
January 22, 2018

Whilst the body has recently assumed greater sociological significance, there has been less engagement in social work and social care on the bodily experience of health, illness and disease. This innovative volume redresses the balance by exploring chronic illness and social work, through the ...

Contemporary Feminisms in Social Work Practice

Contemporary Feminisms in Social Work Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah Wendt, Nicole Moulding
January 22, 2018

Contemporary Feminisms in Social Work Practice explores feminism as core to social work knowledge, practice and ethics. It demonstrates how gender-neutral perspectives and practices obscure gender discourses and power relations. It also shows feminist social work practice can transform areas of ...

Domestic Violence Perpetrators Evidence-Informed Responses

Domestic Violence Perpetrators: Evidence-Informed Responses

1st Edition

By John Devaney, Anne Lazenbatt
January 03, 2018

Domestic violence is a serious, widespread public, social and health problem that affects the lives of many women, children and men. There is also evidence to suggest it has one of the highest rates of recidivism. This comprehensive book provides an overview of what the research tells us about the ...

Vulnerability and Marginality in Human Services

Vulnerability and Marginality in Human Services

1st Edition

By Mark Henrickson, Christa Fouché
June 02, 2017

Vulnerability has traditionally been conceived as a dichotomised status, where an individual by reason of a personal characteristic is classified as vulnerable or not. However, vulnerability is not static, and most, if not all, people are vulnerable at some time in their lives. Similarly, ...

Feminisms in Social Work Research Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

Feminisms in Social Work Research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

1st Edition

Edited By Stéphanie Wahab, Ben Anderson-Nathe, Christina Gringeri
March 29, 2017

Social work as a profession and academic discipline has long centered women and issues of concern to women, such as reproductive rights, labor rights, equal rights, violence and poverty. In fact, the social work profession was started by and maintained in large part by women and has been home to ...

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