Encyclopedia of Social Work / Edition 20

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $296.80
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 48%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $296.80   
  • New (1) from $640.90   
  • Used (3) from $296.80   


new, completely updated, revised and expanded 20th edition of this essential work coming February 2008 — Order now and take advantage of our special prepublication price! Oxford University Press and The National Association of Social Workers are proud to announce that a new, completely updated, revised and expanded 20th edition of this essential work will publish in February 2008. The 400 articles this 4-volume set cover all aspects of social work from practice and interventions, social environments, social conditions and challenges, to social policy and history. This new edition of the Encylcopedia includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster. Each thoughtful article is written and signed by a top academic or social work practitioner and includes a bibliography for further reading. For even further ease of use, all volumes are fully cross-referenced and includes a complete Index. This convenient and authoritative core reference work is an essential tool for fact-finding, studying for licensing exams, supplementing course work, initiating literature searches, and supporting practice decisions. The Encyclopedia presents an in-depth look at the ever-changing field of social work. The foundation of any social work collection, the Encyclopedia will be a treasured addition to the library of practitioner, scholar, and student alike.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"For the student of social work, it represents an excellent bridge for blending history and progress in the field." --Stephen M. Marson, Ph.D., Journal of Social Work & Ethics

"An indispensable reference for students, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. This edition is distinguished by its comprehensive scope and consistently high-quality coverage of the breadth, depth, and diversity of the profession." -- Booklist

"Essential. Colleges and universities with a social work department supporting upper-level graduates and above. Highly recommended."--CHOICE

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195306613
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/17/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 20
  • Pages: 2208
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 7.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Mizrahi, Ph.D., MSW, Professor and Director of the Education Center for Community Organization (ECCO) School of Social Work, Hunter College
Larry E. Davis, Ph.D., MSW, Dean and Donald M. Henderson Professor at the School of Social Work, University Pittsburgh

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)