Theory and Practice for a Changing Profession
By (author) Lena Dominelli
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Social Work by Lena Dominelli
Book DescriptionSocial work is facing fundamental changes and challenges. Neo-liberalism, globalization, corporate management and the mixed economy of welfare have transformed the profession by undermining former certainties of practice. 'Clients' have added their own voice to the need for new models of service delivery. Social Work engages with the dilemmas and opportunities emanating from the contested nature of practice. Using a broad range of theories, this book outlines the knowledge, skills and values that enable practitioners to respond more effectively to the demands of working in fluid and constantly changing contexts. Underpinning the approach that it takes is the idea that 'clients' are citizens with social and human rights which have to be respected. This provides the intellectual basis for a practice rooted in the ideas of citizenship, solidarity and reciprocity, thus reformulating the relationship between 'clients' and society. This important new textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the dilemmas and tensions that practitioners are compelled to resolve in their daily work. It will be invaluable for students taking courses in social work, social welfare and applied sociology as well as nursing and health professionals, social work practitioners and policymakers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745623825
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lena Dominelli
Reconfiguring Citizenship, Hardback (June 2014)
Citizenship as a status assumes that all those encompassed by the term 'citizen' are included, albeit within the boundaries of the nation-state. Yet citizenship practices can be both inclusionary and exclusionary, with far-reaching ramifications for both nationals and non-nationals.
Green Social Work, Hardback (June 2012)
Social work is the profession that claims to intervene to enhance people's well-being. However, social workers have played a low-key role in environmental issues that increasingly impact on people's well-being, both locally and globally.
Anti-Racist Practice in Social Work, Paperback (February 2011)
A critical introduction to key debates about race and racism, this new addition to the Reshaping Social Work series examines race as a social construct. It addresses the origins of anti-racist practice and analyses practical issues to provide a blueprint for anti-racist practice within social work.
Social Work in a Globalizing World, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Lena Dominelli
* Written by a leading social work academic whose work is internationally renowned. * Confronts contemporary challenges facing social workers in relation to globalization and the rise of international global problems.
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Author Biography - Lena Dominelli
Professor of Social and Community Development, Southampton University and Director, Centre for International Social and Community Development. President, International Association of Schools of Social Work
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