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The Origins of Social Work

Continuity and Change

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Pages: 320
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31 May 2005

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This book traces the origins and development of social work as we now know it. Providing an ambitious synthesis of historical and international material, it explores the different faces of social work, whether defined by...

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This book traces the origins and development of social work as we now know it. Providing an ambitious synthesis of historical and international material, it explores the different faces of social work, whether defined by social policy developments, professionalization, changes in client group, or shifts in practice orientation. This is a unique book undertaken by an author with a strong international reputation and, as such, it promises to be a landmark for years to come in the social work literature.

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Uniquely concise history of the development of social work
Strong focus on contrasting UK and USA experience in international context
Combines chronological with thematic approach, to offer a clear emphasis on professional issues as well as detailed context

List of Figures.- List of Tables.- Forward and Acknowledgements.- Introduction: Social Work's Histories.- Before Social Work: to 1945.- Social Work and Welfare States 1945-1970s.- Social Work in Question: 1970s-2001.- Perceptions of Social Work's Role.- Values and Philosophy.- Agencies, Law and Social Order.- Professional and Trade Union Organisation.- Knowledge and Research.- Education and Training.- Social Work's Futures.- Further Reading and Resources.- Bibliography.
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MALCOLM PAYNE is Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at St Christopher's Hospice, London and Emeritus Professor of Applied Community Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has worked in probation, social services, the national and local voluntary sector and universities and is the author of a number of books including Modern Social Work Theory (third edition), Social Work and Community Care and Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care.

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MALCOLM PAYNE is Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at St Christopher's Hospice, London and Emeritus Professor of Applied Community Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has worked in probation, social services, the national and local voluntary sector and universities and is the author of a number of books including Modern Social Work Theory (third edition), Social Work and Community Care and Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care.

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