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Transforming Social Work

Social Constructionist Reflections on Contemporary and Enduring Issues

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Pages: 240
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Practice Theory in Context

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Humankind seems to be heading along a precarious path. If we are to redirect and bring about truly transformative change, we must develop new understandings of the complex issues facing our global society.

In this important...

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Humankind seems to be heading along a precarious path. If we are to redirect and bring about truly transformative change, we must develop new understandings of the complex issues facing our global society.

In this important new text, renowned scholar Stanley Witkin explores how this might be approached within social work. Using social constructionist-informed critical analyses, Witkin proposes new conceptualisations of significant social work issues and suggests innovative possibilities for transformative change.

Providing a highly accessible discussion of complex theories and their application to practice, this ground-breaking text presents a transformative framework for the future of social work.

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Leading author with a reputation for combining theoretical sophistication with incisive clarity

Offers a fresh contribution in the area, suitable for students and practitioners

One of the first books in our new series, Practice Theory in Context, edited by the internationally respected Jan Fook (Professor and Director of Social Work, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Chapter One Social Construction as a Transforming Framework
Chapter Two Revisioning Social Work Ethics
Chapter Three Human Rights: a Critical Analysis
Chapter Four Difference, Noticing and Cultural Competence
Chapter Five Social Work as Risky Business
Chapter Six Re-constructing the Strengths Perspective
Chapter Seven Discourses of Globalism and Social Work Practice
Chapter Eight Knowledge and Evidence: Exploring the Practice-Research Relationship.

“A book that is of great significance and contribution to social work scholars, students, educators, practitioners and policy makers.” (Hagit Sinai-Glazer, The British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 49 (5), July, 2019)
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Stanley L Witkin is a professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Vermont, USA and co-founder of the Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work (www.gptsw.net). He has been a Fulbright scholar in Finland and Ireland and has held visiting scholar appointments at universities in Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, Finland and Hong Kong. Recent publications include topics such as social work and social construction, autoethnography, social justice, and transformative change.

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Stanley L Witkin is a professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Vermont, USA and co-founder of the Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work (www.gptsw.net). He has been a Fulbright scholar in Finland and Ireland and has held visiting scholar appointments at universities in Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, Finland and Hong Kong. Recent publications include topics such as social work and social construction, autoethnography, social justice, and transformative change.

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