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Sociology and Social Work

Second Edition


August 2014 | 304 pages | Learning Matters
Sociological perspectives and their application to social work are an inherent part of the QAA benchmark statements in the social work degree. In addition, graduates must understand how sociological perspectives can be used to dissect societal and structural influences on human behaviour at individual, group and community levels. This fully-revised second edition includes a new chapter on social class and welfare and is mapped to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.

 
Developing a sociological imagination: Debunking society
 
Poverty and social work users
 
Social exclusion, sociology and social work
 
Families
 
Community
 
Moral Panics
 
Education
 
Social class
 
Looking back, looking forwards: The relevance of sociology for social work

An excellent introductory applied sociological text to help UG students grasp the importance of key sociological theoretical applications and understandings of the family, class, poverty, education, social exclusion etc.

Now an even more relevant text for UG students to read and grasp especially during times of prolonged austerity and ever increasing inequality and social division experienced by many people SWs encounter every day.

Mr David Gaylard
other, Chichester University
June 26, 2015

An excellent introductory applied sociological text to help UG students grasp the importance of key sociological theoretical applications and understandings of the family, class, poverty, education, social exclusion etc.

Now an even more relevant text for UG students to read and grasp especially during times of prolonged austerity and ever increasing inequality and social division experienced by many people SWs encounter everyday.

Mr David Gaylard
other, Chichester University
June 26, 2015

An up to-date book with good and practical learning points. The writers continue to make this book relevant for students. Helpful for those at the beginning of Sociology learning.

Dr Bridget Ng'andu
Social Work Department, Ruskin College Oxford
June 13, 2015

The Access students study a unit on Sociology as part of their course, and the course is intended mainly for prospective Social Workers, this book is really useful in making the link between Sociology and Social Work practice. It is reader friendly and easy to understand.

Mrs Ruth Mawdsley
Health and Social Care, Peterborough Regional College
June 5, 2015

This most recent edition continues to provide students new to social work with the essential sociological theory to practice foundations.

Mr Mark Fookes
School of Applied Social Sciences, University Campus Suffolk
June 4, 2015

This is a very good text that introduces undergraduates to important sociological concepts. This book is essential reading for all social work students and is highly recommended.

Dr Luke Cartwright
School of Social Science, Hull University
April 27, 2015

I have used this text throughout the teaching of this course. The examples which relate to practice are particularly useful for helping students relate theory to practice situations and I find the questions raised relevant and helpful for students. This is an extremely useful text.

Mrs Rhian Taylor
School of social policy, sociology and social reesarch, University of Kent
April 21, 2015

Recommended to college libraries to order for short term loan.
Students have been recommended to buy this sound book.

Miss REBECCA LEAKEY
Care Childhood Studies and Education, Bridgend College
March 16, 2015

This text is great for providing a good overview in the introduction to social policy.

Ms Ikedola Animashaun
School Of Health Sciences And Social Car, Brunel University
March 11, 2015

supports course content and links with core text

Mrs debbie pring
Health and Social Care Department, Great Yarmouth College
February 12, 2015

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