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/* 3519L-2, Popple, Philip R., Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society ,5e*/ Written by two of the best-known authors in social work today, this book discusses the values, ethics, and knowledge needed by social workers.In addition, this book provides a political perspective on social welfare, with definitions of liberal, conservative, and radical positions, to help readers better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs. Provides readers with strong coverage of diversity issues,and gives readers a broad view of how diversity issues affect all of us, our clients, and our profession. The author includes three comprehensive chapters on poverty, covering theory, economics, and past and present anti-poverty programs. "Social Work Destinations" featured throughout the book direct readers to museums and sites related to social welfare issues, such as Hull House, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and the Museum of African American History. Social Workers, and those interested in the Social Welfare System.
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Explains concepts of social welfare within a political context. After definitions of the terms conservative, liberal, and radical, chapters cover social welfare and the social work profession, diversity and discrimination within the social welfare system, religion and social work, poverty, and major areas of social welfare. Learning features include definitions, web sites, and boxes on case histories, cultural diversity, and institutions, plus b&w photos. This fourth edition contains new material on welfare reform and immigration. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205167999
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Competing Perspectives on Social Welfare 1
Ch. 2 Social Welfare: Basic Concepts 25
Ch. 3 Social Work As a Profession 58
Ch. 4 Generalist Social Work Practice 104
Ch. 5 Responses to Human Diversity 132
Ch. 6 Religion and Social Work 177
Ch. 7 Poverty: The Central Concept 212
Ch. 8 The Nature and Causes of Poverty 245
Ch. 9 The Development of Antipoverty Programs 282
Ch. 10 Child Welfare 315
Ch. 11 Crime and Criminal Justice 362
Ch. 12 Health Care 410
Ch. 13 Mental Health and Developmental Disability 455
Ch. 14 Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development 512
Ch. 15 Aging 56รค
Ch. 16 Developing Your Own Perspective on Social Welfare 611
Name Index 614
Subject Index 619
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