Transforming Social Work Practice shows that postmodern theory offers new strategies for social workers concerned with political action and social justice. It 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.
Bob Pease is Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Social Work at RMIT, Melbourne and author of Men and Sexual Politics and Recreating Men. Jan Fook is Professor of Social Work at Deakin University, Australia and author of Radical Casework and editor of The Reflective Researcher.