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Reclaiming Social Work

Reclaiming Social Work
Challenging Neo-liberalism and Promoting Social Justice

December 2007 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Reclaiming Social Work is a thought-provoking and innovative book which examines how social work's commitment to social justice has been deepened and enriched by its contact with wider social movements. It explores the tensions between social work values and a market-driven agenda, and locates new resources of hope for the social work profession in the developing resistance to managerialism.

Key Features

Discusses pertinent social work issues such as inequality and risk, the voluntary sector, and service-user involvement

Examines values such as democracy, solidarity, accountability, participation, justice, equality, liberty and diversity

Offers an accessible writing style, drawing on diverse examples to illustrate theoretical concepts.

Reclaiming Social Work is an accessible yet challenging book and will be essential reading for all social work students and practitioners wanting to think outside the boundaries of their profession. The book will be particularly helpful to students taking courses in anti-oppressive practice, social work values, social work theories and concepts, and international social work.

A Profession worth Fighting For?
Neo-Liberal Britain
New Labour, New Social Work
The Market and Social Care
Consumerism, Personalisation and Social Welfare Movements
The Radical Tradition
Critical Social Work
Issues and Debates

Challenging the Consensus

This is an important text, which presents a radical approach to social work and social policy.

The key message to promote social justice represents a global voice, which wants to reclaim social work.

Mr Peter Connolly
Social Work , Stirling University
November 23, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction and Chapter 1

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