1st Edition

Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work

Edited By Nigel Parton Copyright 1996
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work has two inter-related themes. First to account for and analyse current changes in social work and secondly, to assess how far recent developments in social theory can contribute to their interpretation. Representing the work of a range of academics all involved in research and teaching in relation to social work, it considers issues of central significance to everyone interested in the theory, policy, and practice of social work.

    Chapter 1 Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work, Nigel Part on; Chapter 2 Social Work Through the Looking Glass, Jeff Hopkins; Chapter 3 After social work?, John Clarke; Chapter 4 Postmodernism, Feminism and the Question of Difference, Fiona Williams; Chapter 5 Surface and Depth in Social-Work Practice, David Howe; Chapter 6 Social Work, Risk and ‘The Blaming System’, Nigel Part on; Chapter 7 Telling tales, Robert Harris; Chapter 8 The Future of Social Work with Older People in a Changing World, Judith Phillips; Chapter 9 Social Work with Children and Families, Olive Otway; Chapter 10 Regulation for Radicals, David Webb; Chapter 11 Anti-Intellectualism and the Peculiarities of British Social Work Education, Chris Jones;


    Nigel Parton is Professor in Child Care at the University of Huddersfield.

    '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