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Modernisation and the role of agency social workers

Peter Unwin

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Since the 1980s, social work in the United Kingdom has been increasingly subject to scrutiny and managerial control, a considerable body of literature having charted the shifts within state social ... More


Musical creativity as social agency: Composer Paul Hindemith

Ian Sutherland and Tia DeNora

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores musical creativity as social agency. Using the activity of German composer Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) during periods of significant situational incongruity — World War I, Weimar ... More


The Road to Becoming an Antiracism Organization

Susan E. Donner and Joshua Miller

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195159226
eISBN:
9780199893843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter proposes a broadly sketched road for human service agencies, which also assume that mitigating the impact of racism may go some distance in helping them achieve whatever their central ... More


The SPF and the struggle for global social policy synergy

Bob Deacon

in Global social policy in the making: The foundations of the social protection floor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312338
eISBN:
9781447312383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks outwards from the ILO to demonstrate how the SPF became a rallying point for the struggle for global social policy synergy, that is, the struggle to ensure that all UN agencies, ... More


Social agency and social context

Carolus van Nijnatten

in Children's agency, children's welfare: A dialogical approach to child development, policy and practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424891
eISBN:
9781447301837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424891.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores the social structures that affect the development of human agency. Its main issue is the rise of the ideal of autonomy, as a developmental norm, that is a major consequence of ... More


Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Katie Day

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Faith on the Avenue looks at just one street in one city—Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia—and the 80-90 communities of faith that are present on it. Sociologist Katie Day draws from her ... More


Making a Migrant Village in the City: Tejanos and the War on Poverty In Milwaukee

Marc Simon Rodriguez

in The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834640
eISBN:
9781469603254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877661_rodriguez.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter illustrates how a large group of “concerned south-side citizens” packed the Milwaukee offices of United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc. (UMOS), a social service agency established ... More


A World Vision: The Labor of Asian International Adoption

Catherine Ceniza Choy

in Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717226
eISBN:
9781479886388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the role of social service agencies, independent adoption organizations, humanitarian organizations, and individuals in facilitating Asian international adoption in the United ... More


The Growth of a Social Work Agency

in Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236566
eISBN:
9781846313127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236566.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the development of a social work agency. The Manchester and Liverpool Family Service Units (FSU) became firmly grounded in their peacetime style in the late 1940s. FSU had ... More


Welfare governance and the remaking of citizenship

Håkan Jonhansson and Bjørn Hvinden

in Remaking governance: Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346407
eISBN:
9781447303206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter emphasises the pressures ‘from above’ and ‘from below’ that are shaping the transformation of welfare states. It outlines the dynamic relationship between the different conceptions of ... More


The NSPCC ‘in transition’, 1922–56

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Three addresses the period from 1922 to the setting up of the ISPCC in 1956. From 1922, the Society had to adjust its focus to survive in independent Ireland. This notion of ‘crisis and ... More


Cape Verde, Let's Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

Derek Pardue

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039676
eISBN:
9780252097768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039676.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Musicians rapping in Kriolu—a hybrid of Portuguese and West African languages spoken in Cape Verde—have recently emerged from Lisbon's periphery. They popularize the struggles with identity and ... More


Conclusion

Janet Newman

in Remaking governance: Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346407
eISBN:
9781447303206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter reviews the contribution of the book to theorising the remaking of governance both in terms of the constitution of new governable subjects and new sites and possibilities of social ... More


The research study

Nicky Stanley, Bridget Penhale, Denise Riordan, Rosaline S. Barbour, and Sue Holden

in Child protection and mental health services: Interprofessional responses to the needs of mothers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344274
eISBN:
9781447301707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344274.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter outlines the methodology used for the research and reports on the pilot study completed in 1997. Funding for the project came from a number of sources, including the University of Hull, ... More


Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Pat Starkey (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236566
eISBN:
9781846313127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313127
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the origins, development, and impact of Family Service Units (FSUs), a voluntary social work agency that, during the post-war period, exercised an influence on the development of ... More


Global Perspectives on Orchestras: Collective Creativity and Social Agency

Tina K. Ramnarine (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199352227
eISBN:
9780199352258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199352227.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book adopts global perspectives on orchestras. It draws on ethnographic, historical and comparative approaches to analyze a variety of orchestral traditions (such as symphony, steel, Indonesian ... More


Inventing Traditions and Remembering the Past in Manus

Ton Otto

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Traditions are forms of historical knowledge that elaborate on social practices and that are consciously orchestrated (e.g. as ceremonies or learning situations). A special kind of tradition puts ... More


The Demands on Reproduction: Worrying the Limits of Gender Identity

GerShun Avilez

in Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040122
eISBN:
9780252098321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040122.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter tracks how artists investigate the discourse of reproduction not simply to explore dual meanings, but rather to consider how the politicized concept of reproduction functions as a ... More


De/Re-Territorializing Possession: The Shifting Spaces of Property Rights

Sarah Whatmore

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Various issues of both law and geography are given much attention by governing bodies, science, commerce, and space-time matters that are concerned mainly with environmental management across the ... More


The Story of Jimmy

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The practice of telling historical narratives pervades daily life on north Pentecost. This chapter explores the significance of one such narrative: the arresting account of the adventures of Jimmy, ... More


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