Social Work: Social Work Theory

  • Professional Identity and Social Work book cover

    Professional Identity and Social Work

    Edited by Stephen A. Webb

    How are identities formed among social workers, many of whom perform complex, challenging and ambiguous public sector functions on a regular basis? Why does identity come to matter for professional social work? This book, the first of its kind in the field, examines professional identity in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge Academic

  • Social Work and Research in Advanced Welfare States book cover

    Social Work and Research in Advanced Welfare States

    Edited by Kjeld Hogsbro, Ian F Shaw

    The aim of this book is to exemplify the ways in which social work and research develop in ‘advanced’ welfare states – countries where public spending is relatively high as a proportion of GNP. While such countries have traditionally been associated with Scandinavian countries in particular, and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Political Philosophy, Empathy and Political Justice book cover

    Political Philosophy, Empathy and Political Justice

    By Matt Edge

    In this work, Matt Edge offers an innovative approach to political philosophy. He invites the reader to consider the question of political justice from an empathic perspective - if you were asked to construct a theory of justice acceptable to members of a community you were not yourself a part of,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Social Work in a Glocalised World book cover

    Social Work in a Glocalised World

    Edited by Mona Livholts, Lia Bryant

    This engaging and timely volume contributes new knowledge to the rapidly emerging field of globalisation and social work. The volume brings together cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship from countries such as Australia, Finland, Japan, South Africa, the Philippines and Sweden. It proposes ‘…

    Hardback – 2017-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work

    Edited by Beth R. Crisp

    This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Social Workers’ Toolbox: Sustainable Multimethod Social Work book cover

    The Social Workers’ Toolbox

    Sustainable Multimethod Social Work

    By Herman de Mönnink

    The Social Workers' Toolbox aims to bring order to the diversity of tools which are so characteristic of social work: assessment tools, practice tools and outcome-measurement tools. The tools described in this Toolbox can be directly put into practice and adapted to the social workers’ personalized…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • Humanist Realism for Sociologists book cover

    Humanist Realism for Sociologists

    By Terry Leahy

    Recent critiques treat humanism as a mistaken value framework. Indeed, the concept of human nature is in fact essential for sociology, but is often being denied at the same time as it appears without acknowledgement. While classic authors can show us how to connect an ethics with a concept of human…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Homelessness and Social Work: An Intersectional Approach book cover

    Homelessness and Social Work

    An Intersectional Approach

    By Carole Zufferey

    Drawing on intersectional theorising, Homelessness and Social Work highlights the diversities and complexities of homelessness and social work research, policy and practice. It invites social work students, practitioners, policy makers and academics to re-examine the subject by exploring how…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Addiction, Behavioral Change and Social Identity: The path to resilience and recovery book cover

    Addiction, Behavioral Change and Social Identity

    The path to resilience and recovery

    Edited by Sarah Buckingham, David Best

    Changing health-related behavior is for many people a lonely and isolating experience. Individual willpower is often not enough, particularly in addressing addictive behavior, but research increasingly points to the potential of group identity to shape behavior change and support recovery. This…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Interpersonal Violence: Differences and Connections book cover

    Interpersonal Violence

    Differences and Connections

    Edited by Marita Husso, Tuija Virkki, Marianne Notko, Helena Hirvonen, Jari Eilola

    From early modernity to today, society has encountered various forms of interpersonal violence. Through exploration of particular areas within Europe and Russia to Africa, America and Asia, this collection presents both differences and connections among various forms of interpersonal violence in…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Sharing Qualitative Research: Showing Lived Experience and Community Narratives book cover

    Sharing Qualitative Research

    Showing Lived Experience and Community Narratives

    Edited by Susan Gair, Ariella van Luyn

    In an era of rapid technological change, are qualitative researchers taking advantage of new and innovative ways to gather, analyse and share community narratives? Sharing Qualitative Research presents innovative methods for harnessing creative storytelling methodologies and technologies that help…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World book cover

    Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World

    Edited by Gillian Joseph

    Focusing on under-researched aspects of social, economic and political change, this volume offers fresh insights into aging, older people and their families. It combines an international and interdisciplinary approach. Chapters explore the contexts in which family roles,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

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