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Routledge Advances in Social Work


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International Perspectives on Social Work and Political Conflict

International Perspectives on Social Work and Political Conflict

1st Edition

Joe Duffy, Jim Campbell, Carol Tosone
October 29, 2019

International Perspectives on Social Work and Political Conflict provides an important basis for readers to recognise and understand the unique and specialist role that social workers have played and continue to play in international contexts of political conflict. Social workers make an important...

Reciprocal Relationships and Well-being: Implications for Social Work and Social Policy

Reciprocal Relationships and Well-being: Implications for Social Work and Social Policy

1st Edition

Maritta Törrönen, Carol Munn-Giddings, Laura Tarkiainen
September 11, 2019

A sense of participation and opportunities to share and participate in activities or groups that are important to them are crucial factors in human wellbeing. This book provides a robust empirical and theoretical analysis of reciprocity and its implications for social work and social policy...

Everyday Social Justice and Citizenship: Perspectives for the 21st Century

Everyday Social Justice and Citizenship: Perspectives for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Ann Marie Mealey, Pam Jarvis, Jonathan Doherty, Jan Fook
September 11, 2019

Social justice is a concept which is widely touted and lauded as desirable, yet its meaning may differ depending on whether its focus is on the underlying values of social justice, the more specific objectives these entail, or the actual practices or policies which aim to achieve social justice. In...

Transitions From Care to Independence:: Supporting Young People Leaving State Care to Fulfil Their Potential

Transitions From Care to Independence:: Supporting Young People Leaving State Care to Fulfil Their Potential

1st Edition

Jennifer Driscoll
September 11, 2019

This important book focuses on the critical role of educational achievement for the wellbeing and success of vulnerable youth in adulthood. It is concerned with three interconnected issues: the support which is or should be afforded to youth ageing out of state care to enable them to fulfil their...

Asian Social Work: Professional Work in National Contexts

Asian Social Work: Professional Work in National Contexts

1st Edition

Ian Shaw, Rosaleen Ow
August 30, 2019

The countries of East and Southeast Asia, taken as a whole, display a laboratory of social and political conditions, with individual countries presenting a variety of political, cultural and social characteristics. Some with one-party state systems, others with stable liberal democracies and yet...

Critical Realism for Welfare Professions

Critical Realism for Welfare Professions

1st Edition

Monica Kjørstad, May-Britt Solem
May 21, 2019

As a discipline, social work needs an inclusive metatheory for both research and practice that goes beyond positivism and constructivism. This is the first book to present and discuss how critical realism can contribute to a more useful and realistic approach to both research and practice in social...

The International Development of Social Work Education: The Vietnam Experience

The International Development of Social Work Education: The Vietnam Experience

1st Edition

Edward Cohen, Alice Hines, Laurie Drabble, Hoa Nguyen, Meekyung Han, Soma Sen, Debra Faires
May 14, 2019

A robust infrastructure for education and training is vital for the development of an emerging social work education in developing countries. This book fills a gap in the existing literature by providing analysis of international practice methods which can be used by developing countries to develop...

Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring

Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring

1st Edition

Bob Pease, Anthea Vreugdenhil, Sonya Stanford
April 18, 2019

This book argues that the concept of care is a political and a moral concept. As such, it enables us to examine moral and political life through a radically different lens. The editors and contributors to the book argue that care has the potential to interrogate relationships of power and to be a...

Social Work and Research in Advanced Welfare States

Social Work and Research in Advanced Welfare States

1st Edition

Kjeld Hogsbro, Ian F Shaw
April 18, 2019

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...

Homelessness and Social Work: An Intersectional Approach

Homelessness and Social Work: An Intersectional Approach

1st Edition

Carole Zufferey
April 18, 2019

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...

The Ecosocial Transition of Societies: The contribution of social work and social policy

The Ecosocial Transition of Societies: The contribution of social work and social policy

1st Edition

Aila-Leena Matthies, Kati Närhi
April 18, 2019

This groundbreaking book both explains and expands the growing debate on ecological (environmental) social work at the global level. In order to achieve this, the book strengthens the environmental paradigm in social work and social policy by undertaking further research on theoretical and...

The Uses and Abuses of Humour in Social Work

The Uses and Abuses of Humour in Social Work

1st Edition

Stephen Jordan
November 29, 2018

In recent years, social work academics and practitioners have highlighted the need to "re-claim" methodologies which unpack creativity and resourcefulness. In the bleakest of times many turn to humour to survive. Making a unique contribution to social work thought, this is the first book to focus...

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