January 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 592 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138578432 - CAT# Y382914
Series: Routledge International Handbooks
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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work brings together the world’s leading scholars in the field to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the subject.
Comprised of 47 chapters divided into six sections:
it provides an authoritative guide to theory and method, and the primary debates of today in social work from a critical perspective.
This handbook is a major reference work and the first book to comprehensively map the wide-ranging territory of critical social work. It does so by addressing its conceptual developments, its methodological advances, value based front-line practice and as an influence on the policy field. By offering a definitive survey of current academic knowledge as it relates to professional practice, it provides the first comprehensive, up to date, definitive work of reference while at the same time identifying emerging, innovative and cutting-edge areas.
List of contributors; Foreword; Critical social work and everyday social justice - Jan Fook; Acknowledgements; Introduction Critical social work and the politics of transformation - Stephen A. Webb; PART ONE: Historical, social, and political influences; Chapter One The words we use: Welfare words and critical social work - Paul Michael Garrett; Chapter Two Neoliberalism, social welfare policy and radical incrementalism – Sanford F. Shram; Chapter Three Marxist Social Work: An international and historical perspective Tom Vickers; Chapter Four Critical social work in the U.S: challenges and conflicts - Michael Reisch; Chapter Five The rise of the global state paradigm: implications for social work – Paul Stepney; PART TWO: Mapping the theoretical and conceptual terrain; Chapter Six Critical theory and welfare organisations – Edward Granter; Chapter Seven Reimagining Social Theory for Social Work Chris Thorpe; Chapter Eight Anarchism and social work Mark Baldwin; Chapter Nine Relational constructivism: Lifeworld, life conditions and the construction of power -Björn Kraus; Chapter Ten Extending Bourdieu for critical social work – Stanley Houston; Chapter Eleven Why psychosocial thinking is critical – Liz Frost; Chapter Twelve Feminist contributions to critical social work - Viv Cree and Ruth Philips; Chapter Thirteen The politics of Michel Foucault Paul Michael Garrett; Chapter Fourteen Resistance, biopolitics and Radical Passivity - Stephen A. Webb; PART THREE: Methods of engagement and modes of analysis; Chapter Fifteen Critical race studies and social work - Monique Constance-Huggins; Chapter Sixteen; Indigenous peoples and communities: A critical theory perspective - Brent Angell; Chapter Seventeen Postcolonial feminist social work – Anne Deepak; Chapter Eighteen Critical discourse analysis and social work – Karen Roscoe; Chapter Nineteen Controversy analysis: contributions to the radical agenda – Natalia Farmer; Chapter Twenty Narrative analysis and critical social work - Sam Larsson; PART FOUR: Critical contexts for practice and policy; Chapter Twenty-One Green social work and political ecologies - Lena Dominelli; Chapter Twenty-Two Securitising social work: counter terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation – Jo Finch and David McKendrick; Chapter Twenty-Three Issues of ageing, social class, and poverty – Malcolm Carey; Chapter Twenty-Four New urban agendas and critical social work – Charlotte Williams; Chapter Twenty-Five Supporting parents and their allies to organize a grassroots movement in New York City - David Tobis; Chapter Twenty-Six Rural communities, disability and caring: the prospects for critical social work – Lia Bryant and Bridget Garnham; Chapter Twenty-Seven Neoliberal regimes of welfare in Scandinavia - Edgar Marthinsen; Chapter Twenty-Eight Socio-material assemblages, performativity, and morality – Lucas Introna; Chapter Twenty-Nine Empowering society's scapegoats: Mimetic desire and self-directed groupwork; Stanley Houston and Stephen Coulter; Chapter Thirty Vulnerability and the myth of autonomy Ian Cummins; Chapter Thirty-One Food banks, austerity and critical social work Sarah Pollock; Chapter Thirty-Two Ageing and veterans: New challenges for critical social work Jason Powel and Paul Taylor; Chapter Thirty-Three Do you really want this in front of a judge? Translation and reversibility in practices of age assessment – Calum Lindsey; Chapter Thirty-Four Radical bedbugs and the politics of non-human relations – Heather Lynch; Chapter Thirty-Five Adoption, child rescue, maltreatment and poverty - June Thoburn; Chapter Thirty-Six Critical debates in child protection – Emily Keddell; Chapter Thirty-Seven LGBT issues and critical social work - Urban Nothdurfter and Andrea Nagy; PART FIVE: Professional education and socialisation; Chapter Thirty-Eight Promoting activism and critical social work education – Christine Morley; Chapter Thirty-Nine Social work education and the challenge of neoliberal hegemony – Jane Fenton; Chapter Forty Embedding critical reflection across the curriculum – Fiona Gardner; Chapter Forty-One Contesting doxa in social work education – Liz Beddoe; Chapter Forty-Two The impact of neoliberalism on social work education: A Gramscian approach – John Wallace and Bob Pease; PART SIX: Future challenges, directions, and transformations; Chapter Forty-Three Radical practices: critical reconnection of the personal and the social – Peter Beresford and Suzy Croft; Chapter Forty-Four The new social work radicalism: results and prospects – Iain Ferguson; Chapter Forty-Five Future politics and popular social work - Michael Lavalette; Chapter Forty-Six Challenging harmful political contexts through activism - Linda Briskman; Chapter Forty-Seven Reclaiming the legacy of internationalism in social work - Vasilios Ioakimidis and Nicos Trimikliniotis; Index