Social Work

We are one of the leading publishers in social work, covering all fields, from child and family social work, to mental health and clinical social work, to disability studies, to health and society and public policy.

Our books range from introductory textbooks, to advanced modular texts, to credible books for professionals, to high-level research monographs.

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21Series in Social Work

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836New Products

  • Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System

    A Guide for Social Workers on Addressing Oppression

    By Brandynicole Brooks

    Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System examines the pressures, hardships, and oppression women of color face in the child welfare system, and how this affects social workers who investigate childhood abuse and neglect. Author Brandynicole Brooks addresses intersectionality and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30

  • Liberation Practices

    Towards Emotional Wellbeing Through Dialogue

    Edited by Taiwo Afuape, Gillian Hughes

    Liberation psychology is an approach that aims to understand wellbeing within the context of relationships of power and oppression, and the sociopolitical structure in which these relationships exist. Liberation Practices: Towards Emotional Wellbeing Through Dialogue explores how wellbeing can be…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27

  • Sex Crime

    Sex offending and society, 3rd Edition

    By Terry Thomas

    Sex Crime, Third edition offers a comprehensive and integrative introduction to sex crime, written by an expert in the field. The third edition has been fully expanded and updated to include further coverage of a range of critical topics, including child sexual exploitation, child pornography,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19


Routledge publish a diverse, international list of social work and related journals. We are proud to publish in association with prestigious societies and organisations, and of our record in launching innovative new journals in emerging areas, adding to our extensive list of well-established titles.

Visit the Social Work Hub on our Health & Social Care Arena for all the latest news from our journals.

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Marketing Contacts

Editorial Contacts

  • Samantha Barbaro, Editor, US

    Samantha Barbaro acquires books in the areas of sociology, social work, and women’s and gender studies. She focuses on text books as well as supplementary books for courses.

  • Emily Briggs, Editor for Social Science Research, Sociology, Criminology and Health Research
    Social Science Research

    Emily Briggs commissions research monographs, edited collections and Routledge Focus titles in the areas of sociology, criminology, and health and social care. She is responsible for publishing academically rigorous, ground-breaking research across all sub-disciplines in these areas, but has particular interest in the sociology of health and illness, disability studies, youth studies, ageing studies, victimology, crime and gender, emotion and society, and feminist and intersectional approaches.

  • Grace McInnes, Senior Editor, Health and Social Care

    Grace McInnes commissions books across nursing, midwifery, public health, health management, social work, social policy and the sociology of health and illness. She works on all product types from high level research monographs and handbooks to undergraduate textbooks and guides for professionals.


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