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Visual Communication for Social Work Practice: Power, Culture, Analysis

Visual Communication for Social Work Practice: Power, Culture, Analysis

1st Edition

Sonia M. Tascón
September 13, 2018

How are we to understand how the dominance of visual images and representations in late modernity affects Social Work practice, research and education? Social workers are increasingly using still and moving images to illustrate their work, to create new knowledge, and to further specific groups’...

Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context

Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context

1st Edition

Suryia Nayak, Rachel Robbins
August 23, 2018

This ground breaking book is an innovative, passionate and provocative exploration of intersectionality. The sustained emphasis on activism and practice reasserts the potency of intersectionality borne out of Black feminism. The rare and pioneering international reach of this book crosses four...

Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare: Challenges for the Social Work Profession

Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare: Challenges for the Social Work Profession

1st Edition

Beatrix Schwarzer, Ursula Kämmerer-Rütten, Alexandra Schleyer-Lindenmann, Yafang Wang
August 14, 2018

The underlying frame of social work is the nation state, and it is from within the state that welfare strategies and social policies are devised and implemented. However, post-colonialism, globalisation, migration and the associated implications for human rights, social justice and social welfare...

Consciousness-Raising: Critical Pedagogy and Practice for Social Change

Consciousness-Raising: Critical Pedagogy and Practice for Social Change

1st Edition

Nilan Yu
July 05, 2018

Almost everywhere across the world, economic inequality has been rising within and across national borders. The vision of a fairer world embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being assailed by the advance of conservative ideology aided by vitriolic right-wing populism sweeping...

Participatory Pedagogic Impact Research: Co-production with Community Partners in Action

Participatory Pedagogic Impact Research: Co-production with Community Partners in Action

1st Edition

Mike Seal
June 08, 2018

Involvement of community partners in the structure and design of services is largely accepted in principle, but its practice is heavily contested. This book argues that the co-production of research is one of the best ways to involve community partners. As well as having intrinsic value in and of...

Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work: Current and Future Challenges

Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work: Current and Future Challenges

1st Edition

Masoud Kamali, Jessica H. Jönsson
April 12, 2018

How have three decades of neoliberalism affected the Nordic welfare states as well as the organisation, education and practices of social work in those countries? During recent decades the welfare states of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have gone through dramatic changes infl uenced by the...

Contemporary Feminisms in Social Work Practice

Contemporary Feminisms in Social Work Practice

1st Edition

Sarah Wendt, Nicole Moulding
January 22, 2018

Contemporary Feminisms in Social Work Practice explores feminism as core to social work knowledge, practice and ethics. It demonstrates how gender-neutral perspectives and practices obscure gender discourses and power relations. It also shows feminist social work practice can transform areas of...

Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work: Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work: Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

1st Edition

Liz Price, Liz Walker
January 22, 2018

Whilst the body has recently assumed greater sociological significance, there has been less engagement in social work and social care on the bodily experience of health, illness and disease. This innovative volume redresses the balance by exploring chronic illness and social work, through the...

Domestic Violence Perpetrators: Evidence-Informed Responses

Domestic Violence Perpetrators: Evidence-Informed Responses

1st Edition

John Devaney, Anne Lazenbatt
January 03, 2018

Domestic violence is a serious, widespread public, social and health problem that affects the lives of many women, children and men. There is also evidence to suggest it has one of the highest rates of recidivism. This comprehensive book provides an overview of what the research tells us about the...

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
December 22, 2017

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
October 30, 2017

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 25, 2017

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...

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