Social work, politics and society : from radicalism to orthodoxy /

Kenneth G. McLaughlin highlights the need for a new approach to social work that has a more optimistic view of both individuals and society, and of their capacity to overcome problems.

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Author / Creator:McLaughlin, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Gerard)
Imprint:Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2008.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 177 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Social service.
Social service -- Political aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Social Work.
Social service.
Social service -- Political aspects.
Social Welfare & Social Work - General.
Social Welfare & Social Work.
Social Sciences.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11299817
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ISBN:9781847423559
1847423558
1281975494
9781281975492
9781847420459
1847420451
9781847420442
1847420443
1874720444
9781874720447
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6611975497
Notes:Includes bibliographical reference (pages 149-168) and index.
English.
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Summary:Kenneth G. McLaughlin highlights the need for a new approach to social work that has a more optimistic view of both individuals and society, and of their capacity to overcome problems.
Other form:Print version: McLaughlin, Kenneth G. Social work, politics and society. Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2008 9781847420459 1847420451
Standard no.:9786611975494
Table of Contents:
  • Social work, politics and society; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Understandings of and developments within social work; 2. Politicising social work; 3. 'Depoliticising' social work; 4. Agency, pathology and abuse; 5. The politics of risk and mental health; 6. The subject of stress; 7. From at risk to a risk: regulating social work; 8. Politics and social work; References; Index.