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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Pedagogies for Social Work

Edited by: Christine Morley , Phillip Ablett , Carolyn Noble , Stephen Cowden

Print publication date:  February  2020
Online publication date:  January  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138545748
eBook ISBN: 9781351002042
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351002042
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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Pedagogies for Social Work traverses new territory by providing a cutting-edge overview of the work of classic and contemporary theorists, in a way that expands their application and utility in social work education and practice; thus, providing a bridge between critical theory, philosophy, and social work.

Each chapter showcases the work of a specific critical educational, philosophical, and/or social theorist including: Henry Giroux, Michel Foucault, Cornelius Castoriadis, Herbert Marcuse, Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Joan Tronto, Iris Marion Young, Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, and many others, to elucidate the ways in which their key pedagogic concepts can be applied to specific aspects of social work education and practice. The text exhibits a range of research-based approaches to educating social work practitioners as agents of social change. It provides a robust, and much needed, alternative paradigm to the technique-driven ?conservative revolution? currently being fostered by neoliberalism in both social work education and practice.

The volume will be instructive for social work educators who aim to teach for social change, by assisting students to develop counter-hegemonic practices of resistance and agency, and reflecting on the pedagogic role of social work practice more widely. The volume holds relevance for both postgraduate and undergraduate/qualifying social work and human services courses around the world.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Karl Marx Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Reaching back to go forward Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Lifting the veil of our own consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reaching higher ground Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A prophet without honor Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Reflecting on Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  From language to art Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Theodor Adorno Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Paulo Freire’s critical pedagogy for critical consciousness and practice Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Teaching democracy in the social work and human service classroom Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Pedagogy and power through a Foucauldian lens Download PDF
Chapter  13:  ‘A social work counter-pedagogy yet-to-come’ Download PDF
Chapter  14:  From privileged irresponsibility to shared responsibility for social injustice Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Critical social work education as democratic paideía  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sociology for the people Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Henry Giroux’s vision of critical pedagogy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Social work through the pedagogical lens of Jacques Rancière Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Giorgio Agamben Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Avishai Margalit’s concept of decency Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The relevance of Nancy Fraser for transformative social work education  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Roberto Esposito, biopolitics and social work Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Gilles Deleuze Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Donna Haraway Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Critical (animal) social work Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Thomas Piketty’s inequality and educational convergence concepts for transformative social policy practice Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The radical potential of Carl Jung’s wounded healer for social work education Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Embedding the queer and embracing the crisis Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The panopticon effect Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Disrupting ableism in social work pedagogy with Maurice Merleau-Ponty and critical disability theory Download PDF
Chapter  31:  No more ‘Blacks in the Back’ Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Healing justice in the social work classroom Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary contribution Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Samkange’s theory of Ubuntu and its contribution to a decolonised social work pedagogy Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The relevance of Gandhi for social work education and practice Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Teaching community development with Hannah Arendt Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The transformation and integration of society Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Alain Touraine Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Boal and Gadamer Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Critical transformative learning and social work education Download PDF
Chapter  41:  bell hooks trilogy Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Navigating the politics and practice of social work research Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Stephen Brookfield’s contribution to teaching and practising critical reflection in social work Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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