Transforming Social Work Practice: Postmodern Critical Perspectives

Transforming Social Work Practice: Postmodern Critical Perspectives

by Jan Fook
     
 

ISBN-10: 041521646X

ISBN-13: 9780415216463

Pub. Date: 06/21/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Transforming Social Work Practice shows that postmodern theory offers new strategies for social workers concerned with political action and social justice. It explores ways of developing practice frameworks, paradigms and principles which take advantage of the perspectives offered by postmodern theory without totally abandoning the values of modernity and

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Transforming Social Work Practice shows that postmodern theory offers new strategies for social workers concerned with political action and social justice. It explores ways of developing practice frameworks, paradigms and principles which take advantage of the perspectives offered by postmodern theory without totally abandoning the values of modernity and the Enlightenment project of human emancipation. Case studies demonstrate how these perspectives can be applied to practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415216463
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/21/1999
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Contributors
1Postmodern critical theory and emancipatory social work practice1
Pt. IDeconstructing the professional and organisational context of social work
2Social work and its search for meaning: Theories, narratives and practices25
3The organisation of social work in the customer culture40
Pt. IIDealing with diversity and difference
4Social work ethics: Embracing diversity?57
5Challenging victimisation in practice with young women70
6Offending mothers: Theorising in a feminist minefield84
7Deconstructing masculinity - reconstructing men97
Pt. IIIRethinking critical practice
8Power and activist social work115
9Community development and a postmodernism of resistance135
10Empowerment: The modern social work concept par excellence150
Pt. IVReconstructing social work education
11Postmodernism and the teaching and practice of interpersonal skills161
12Competing paradigms in mental health practice and education179
13Critical reflectivity in education and practice195
Pt. VCritically interrogating the postmodern
14Postmodernism, critical theory and social work211
15Emancipatory social work for a postmodern age224
Index230

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