The New Politics of Social Work by Mel GrayThe New Politics of Social Work by Mel Gray

The New Politics of Social Work

byMel Gray, Stephen A. Webb

Paperback | October 30, 2013

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With contributions from those at the forefront of modern social work thought, this edited volume reflects the growing eminence of critical social work in the 21st Century. Taking a truly global outlook, this text advocates the promotion of equality through a range of radical perspectives and provides a blueprint for the future of practice
Stephen A. Webb is Professor of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Recent books include Evidence-based Social Work (with Gray & Plath, Routledge 2009), Social Work Theories and Methods (with Gray, Sage 2013), and the Sage Handbook of Social Work (with Gray & Midgley, 2012). Webb's critical analysis 'Considerations on the v...
Title:The New Politics of Social WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pagesPublished:October 30, 2013Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230296785

ISBN - 13:9780230296787


Table of Contents

PART I: NEW AGENDAS FOR SOCIAL WORK.- Towards a 'New Politics' of Social Work M.Gray and S.A.Webb.- A History of Critical and Radical Social Work; B.Pease.- Mapping the Theoretical and Political Terrain of Social Work; P.M.Garrett.- Social Work and the Politics of Recognition; S. Houston.- PART II: POLITICALLY INFORMED SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES.- Critically Reflexive Practice; C. Taylor.- Critical Management; John Lawler.- Critical Best Practice; H.Ferguson.- Critical Discourse Analysis; G.Marston.- PART III: TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES.- New Practices of Empowerment; V.Cree.- Rights-based International Social Work Practice; R.Hugman.- Femocratic Childcare Governance; T.Findlay.- Social orkers as Agents of Change; I.Ferguson.- The Speculative Left and New Politics of Social Work; M.Gray and S.A.Webb.

Editorial Reviews

"The book aims to 'devise a 'new politics' for social work in the belief that [the field] bears a public responsibility to confront injustice while seeking justice for all' . . A key contribution of the book is its potential to stimulate debate. . Readers will find instructive examples of practice and policy aimed at developing and delivering values-based practice in today's austere human services environment." (James Kennerly Nash, Kevin Cherry, Ben Anderson-Nathe, Miranda Cunningham and Ericka Kimball, Social Work, Vol. 61 (4), October, 2016)