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Radical social work in practice: Making a difference

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Radical social work is a tradition often identified exclusively with the movement which developed in the UK in the 1970s, yet as this much-needed new textbook demonstrates, the relevance of radical approaches to contemporary social work practice have never been stronger. Challenges to a neoliberal approach to social work have been gaining ground academically, and, to a les ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 14th 2009 by Policy Press
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Connie Cox
Nice, cleaned up version of how academia views this entire topic.
The only way to make a difference is through a lot of unpleasantness that most Social Workers can't tolerate because of the massive energy needs required. They are already bogged down in paperwork and meetings up the ying/yang. They need to support themselves on paltry salaries and are just as resistant to change as "low ball capitalist" power mongers creating the problems (low ball is a term recently used in NYT to describe how t
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Jess Kant
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic exploration of the current state of British social work, and the impending crisis of managerialism. The introductions to some of the chapters also do a solid job of linking political discourse to subsequent policy shifts, which in turn are linked to the effects on frontline workers and service users. In many ways, this ability to follow broad social/political discourse all the way into the office and homes of our clients is lacking in much of social work education, especially here in ...more
Allison Tinker
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Exactly what I intend to be. As a social work student I strive to think of the wider context in every situation and this book clarifies why this is so important.
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