Social Work in a Risk Society: Social and Political Perspectives

Social Work in a Risk Society: Social and Political Perspectives

by Stephen Webb
     
 

This text constructs a new way of thinking about social work based on contemporary social theory and taking into account recent changes in social work. Working in a counter-tradition that is suspicious of a number of governing ideas and practices in social work, it draws on themes in the work of theorists such as Beck, Giddens, and Rose. It looks at risk, trust,

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Overview

This text constructs a new way of thinking about social work based on contemporary social theory and taking into account recent changes in social work. Working in a counter-tradition that is suspicious of a number of governing ideas and practices in social work, it draws on themes in the work of theorists such as Beck, Giddens, and Rose. It looks at risk, trust, regulation, identity, and governmentality to explore the impact of risk society and neoliberalism on social work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333963616
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/17/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Webb is Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Bradford.

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