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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work

Edited by: Stephen A. Webb

Print publication date:  January  2019
Online publication date:  January  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138578432
eBook ISBN: 9781351264402
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<P><EM>The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work</EM> brings together the world?s leading scholars in the field to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the subject. </P> <P>Comprised of 48 chapters divided into six parts: </P> <UL> <P> <LI>Historical, social, and political influences </LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Mapping the theoretical and conceptual terrain </LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Methods of engagement and modes of analysis </LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Critical contexts for practice and policy </LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Professional education and socialisation </LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>Future challenges, directions, and transformations </LI> <P></P></UL> <P>it provides an authoritative guide to theory and method, and the primary debates of today in social work from a critical perspective. </P> <P>This handbook is a major reference work and the first book to comprehensively map the wide-ranging territory of critical social work. It does so by addressing its conceptual developments, its methodological advances, its value-based front-line practice and as an influence on the policy field. By offering a definitive survey of current academic knowledge as it relates to professional practice, it provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date, definitive work of reference while at the same time identifying emerging, innovative and cutting-edge areas.</P> <P></P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Welfare words, neoliberalism and critical social work Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Neoliberal relations of poverty and the welfare state Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Marxist social work Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Critical social work in the U.S. Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The rise of the global state paradigm Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Critical theory and critical social work Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Re-imagining social theory for social work Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Anarchism and social work Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Relational constructivism and relational social work Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Extending Bourdieu for critical social work Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Why psychosocial thinking is critical Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Feminist contributions to critical social work Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The politics of Michel Foucault Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Resistance, biopolitics and radical passivity Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Critical race theory and social work Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Indigenous peoples and communities Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Postcolonial feminist social work Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Critical discourse analysis and social work Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Controversy analysis Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Narrative analysis and critical social work Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Green social work, political ecology and environmental justice Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Securitising social work Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Issues of ageing, social class, and poverty Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Critical social work in the new urban age Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Parents organizing a grassroots movement to reform child welfare Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Incorporating rurality into a critical ethics of intellectual disability care  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Neoliberal regimes of welfare in Scandinavia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Performativity and sociomaterial becoming Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Challenging scapegoating mechanisms Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Vulnerability and the myth of autonomy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Foodbanks, austerity and critical social work Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Ageing, veterans and offending Download PDF
Chapter  33:  “Do you really want this in front of a judge?” Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Toward a multispecies home Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Adoption, child rescue, maltreatment and poverty Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Critical debates in child protection Download PDF
Chapter  37:  LGBT issues and critical social work Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Promoting activism and critical social work education Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Social work education and the challenge of neoliberal hegemony Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Embedding critical reflection across the curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Contesting doxa in social work education Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Insinuating Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Responding to neoliberalism in social work education Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Reprioritising social work practice Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Responding to political polarization Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Popular social work Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Challenging harmful political contexts through activism Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Imperialism, colonialism and a Marxist epistemology of ‘critical peace’ Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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