The Origins of Social Work: Continuity and Change by Malcolm PayneThe Origins of Social Work: Continuity and Change by Malcolm Payne

The Origins of Social Work: Continuity and Change

byMalcolm Payne

Hardcover | May 31, 2005

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This book traces the origins and development of social work as we now know it. Providing an ambitious synthesis of historical and international material, it explores the different faces of social work, whether defined by social policy developments, professionalization, changes in client group, or shifts in practice orientation. This is a unique book undertaken by an author with a strong international reputation and, as such, it promises to be a landmark for years to come in the social work literature.
MALCOLM PAYNE is Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at St Christopher's Hospice, London and Emeritus Professor of Applied Community Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has worked in probation, social services, the national and local voluntary sector and universities and is the author of a number of books incl...
Title:The Origins of Social Work: Continuity and ChangeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.88 inPublished:May 31, 2005Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333737903

ISBN - 13:9780333737903


Table of Contents

List of Figures.- List of Tables.- Forward and Acknowledgements.- Introduction: Social Work's Histories.- Before Social Work: to 1945.- Social Work and Welfare States 1945-1970s.- Social Work in Question: 1970s-2001.- Perceptions of Social Work's Role.- Values and Philosophy.- Agencies, Law and Social Order.- Professional and Trade Union Organisation.- Knowledge and Research.- Education and Training.- Social Work's Futures.- Further Reading and Resources.- Bibliography.