Social Work and Sociology: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Irene Levin, Marit Haldar, Aurélie Picot

Routledge
May 31, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 132 Pages
ISBN 9780367023744 - CAT# K404679

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Summary

Discussing the relationship between social work and sociology, this book explores how the two have become more and more divided, moving from one single discipline, to two separate, but related, fields.

Both sociology and social work focus on social problems, social structure, social integration and how individuals respond to and live within cultural and structural constraints. Today, both disciplines face the possibility of losing some of their most important characteristics to individualising trends, the disappearance of the importance of ‘the social’ and pressure towards solely evidence-based knowledge.

In addition to casting light on areas that have been in the shadows of the mainstream narrative, the contributions to this book will raise new questions, contributing to continuing discussions between and within each discipline. This book was originally published as a special issue of Nordic Social Work Research.

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