Social work and sociology
- Graeme Simpson, Vicky Price
- Paperback, 192 pages, 240 x 172 mm
- 11 Apr 2007
- BASW/Policy Press titles
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"the book is highly readable. There is an equal consideration given to each of the key themes explored. The text incorporates real life case studies to emphasise situations. Activities are suggested which will generate discussions. It is a thought-provoking read."
Community Care, Oct 11, 2007
"The sociological imagination has always been at the heart of good social work practice, even if it has been eclipsed in recent years by individualism and managerialism. This exciting and accessible text will allow a new generation of social work students to discover the importance of critical sociology for understanding the structural forces shaping the lives of those with whom they work."
Iain Ferguson, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Stirling
"This book confidently places sociology at the heart of social work pedagogy. It also imaginatively explores ways forward in the development of a more enlightened and radical practice. Academics will be much encouraged if students have this text in their bibliographies, and students will have some defence against the widespread propensity for the poor to be blamed for their own poverty."
Martin Thomas, Former Head of the Institute of Social Work and Applied Social Studies, Staffordshire University
About This Book
More information coming soon
Part One: Social exclusion and 'the poor': Chapter 1
Part Two: Production: Chapter 3
Part Three: Reproduction: Chapter 5
Part Four: Consumption: Chapter 7
Part Five: Community: Chapter 9
Conclusion: using sociology to inform practice: Bringing it all together: sociology and social work
Social work at the crossroads?
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