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The New Structural Social Work reveals the shortcomings of conventional social work, which accepts and participates in the present social order rather than addressing the systemic social problems that exist within capitalist societies. Mullaly advocates for a progressive view of social work that is practiced within the social agency, outside of the agency, and within the p...more
Paperback, 398 pages
Published November 9th 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Michelle
Jan 14, 2008 Michelle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: social workers. Folks trying to think about progressive roles for government.
Shelves: social-welfare
Just delightful! I've had to read a lot of dreadful material in my first semester of social work school. I've seen too much material saturated in a pathetic bourgeois liberalism without any critical breadth or depth. Mullaly pulls it through, with a wonderful introduction to left social work theory, Marxism and other assorted social ideologies, and radical Social Democratic solutions. Go Bob! I'm impressed. I think it's just about the most charming thing I have ever read on socialism (not saying...more
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A more concretely-defined vision of what a major theoretical paradigm shift more commensurate with the values of social work (e.g., Radical Humanism) would look like--theoretical framework, policy analyses, & practice techniques--than most other texts. "Mullaly" is a new standard in the field: a refreshing vision for the unregulated-capitalism & globalization weary social worker, markedly well received, & of immediate policy &...more
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