Social Work Theories and Methods

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This exciting book draws together the key contemporary theories, theorists and perspectives used in social work and explains how they are applied in practice and critiqued by social workers.
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Overview

This exciting book draws together the key contemporary theories, theorists and perspectives used in social work and explains how they are applied in practice and critiqued by social workers.
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Editorial Reviews

Dr. Wulf Livingston
This edition has retained the feeling of difference that came with the original and thus makes an alternative contribution to this genre of social work texts. It challenges its social worker readership to step outside familiar frameworks and discourse and to travel with the contributors through wider academic scenery and both recapture old connections and inform some new possibilities. It is a modern text, exploring a vast historical panorama, which successfully fuses theories of explanation with methods of intervention, enabling the reader to think about where today’s theoretically informed social work practice has come from.
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Praise for the first edition:

'An excellent book that provides a good deal of valuable material to stimulate debate and to alert readers of the need to engage more critically with the wider world in which social work is located.

Professor Keith Popple, Professor of Social Work, London South Bank University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446208595
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

In 2008 Stephen Webb was appointed from the University of Sussex, UK to the University of Newcastle. He is Professor of Human Sciences and Director of the newly established Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW). Professor Webb is one of the worlds leading international researchers in the field of human services, Social Policy and is a pioneer of evidence-based practice research. His influential international research and publications since the late 1980s have significantly enriched the field of human services research by bringing innovative theoretical and methodological perspectives to the evaluation of social interventions and professional practice. His 2006 book Social Work in a Risk Society is widely acclaimed by international reviewers as demonstrating advanced scholarship and integrating sociological analysis to construct new conceptual and methodological frameworks in social work. His 2001 publication: ‘Some considerations on the validity of evidence-based practice in social work’, British Journal of Social Work, 31 (1), pp.57-79 is the world's highest cited social work (field 1607) publication and ranked as the most influential journal article in the discipline over the past decade (Hodge et.al, 2011).

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Table of Contents

About the editors and contributors viii

Introduction 1

Part I Theorists 11

1 Jurgen Habermas Stan Houston 13

2 Anthony Giddens Harry Ferguson 23

3 Pierre Bourdieu Paul Michael Garrett 33

4 Michel Foucault Allan Irving 43

5 Judith Butler Brid Featherstone Lorraine Green 53

Part II Theories 63

6 Feminist social work Joan Orme 65

7 Critical social work Mel Gray Stephen A. Webb 76

8 Structural social work Steven F. Hick Kate Murray 86

9 Multiculturalism Purnima Sundar 98

10 Neoliberalism Sue Penna Martin O'Brien 109

11 Postmodernism Barbara Fawcett 119

Part III Perspectives 129

12 Social network analysis Deirdre M. Kirke 131

13 Ethnomethodology Gerald de Montigny 142

14 Ethnography Jerry Floersch Jeffrey L. Longhofer Megan Nordquest Schwallie 152

15 Discourse analysis and reflexivity Sue White 161

16 Evidence-based practice Debbie Plath 172

17 Ways of knowing Ian Shaw 184

References 195

Index 223

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