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The New Politics of Social Work

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13 November 2013

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With contributions from those at the forefront of modern social work thought, this edited volume reflects the growing eminence of critical social work in the 21st Century. Taking a truly global outlook, this text advocates...

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With contributions from those at the forefront of modern social work thought, this edited volume reflects the growing eminence of critical social work in the 21st Century. Taking a truly global outlook, this text advocates the promotion of equality through a range of radical perspectives and provides a blueprint for the future of practice

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Outstanding contributor list:  these experienced editors are bringing together some of the leading names in modern social work thought for a truly comprehensive text
Uniquely political:  the first book on critical social work to apply a political framework to the global arena of macro social work, advocating real change and transformative practice
Readerfriendly format:  packed with essential pedagogical features such as study questions, a glossary and 'application to social work practice' boxes to further illuminate complex ideas
Vital contemporary text:  addresses the backlash to Neoliberalism after the financial crisis, in terms of its impact on society and social work
 
 

PART I: NEW AGENDAS FOR SOCIAL WORK
Towards a 'New Politics' of Social Work M.Gray and S.A.Webb
A History of Critical and Radical Social Work; B.Pease
Mapping the Theoretical and Political Terrain of Social Work; P.M.Garrett
Social Work and the Politics of Recognition; S. Houston
PART II: POLITICALLY INFORMED SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES
Critically Reflexive Practice; C. Taylor
Critical Management; John Lawler
Critical Best Practice; H.Ferguson
Critical Discourse Analysis; G.Marston
PART III: TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES
New Practices of Empowerment; V.Cree
Rights-based International Social Work Practice; R.Hugman
Femocratic Childcare Governance; T.Findlay
Social orkers as Agents of Change; I.Ferguson
The Speculative Left and New Politics of Social Work; M.Gray and S.A.Webb.

“The book aims to ‘devise a ‘new politics’ for social work in the belief that [the field] bears a public responsibility to confront injustice while seeking justice for all’ … . A key contribution of the book is its potential to stimulate debate. … Readers will find instructive examples of practice and policy aimed at developing and delivering values-based practice in today’s austere human services environment.” (James Kennerly Nash, Kevin Cherry, Ben Anderson-Nathe, Miranda Cunningham and Ericka Kimball, Social Work, Vol. 61 (4), October, 2016) 
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Stephen A. Webb is Professor of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Recent books include Evidence-based Social Work (with Gray & Plath, Routledge 2009), Social Work Theories and Methods (with Gray, Sage 2013), and the Sage Handbook of Social Work (with Gray & Midgley, 2012). Webb's critical analysis 'Considerations on the validity of evidence-based practice in social work' (2001) is the world's most cited article in the field and the most influential publication in social work over the last ten years (Hodges et al., 2011). 

Mel Gray is Professor of Social Work and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Advanced Study for Humanity at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She...

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Stephen A. Webb is Professor of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Recent books include Evidence-based Social Work (with Gray & Plath, Routledge 2009), Social Work Theories and Methods (with Gray, Sage 2013), and the Sage Handbook of Social Work (with Gray & Midgley, 2012). Webb's critical analysis 'Considerations on the validity of evidence-based practice in social work' (2001) is the world's most cited article in the field and the most influential publication in social work over the last ten years (Hodges et al., 2011). 

Mel Gray is Professor of Social Work and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Advanced Study for Humanity at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is Joint Editor of Australian Social Work and is on the editorial boards for several international journals. Her interests range from creativity, morality, spirituality and theory and philosophy in social work to experiential social work education.

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