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Social Work and the Making of Social Policy

Ute Klammer, Simone Leiber, and Sigrid Leitner (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447349150
eISBN:
9781447349204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349150.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Bringing together international case studies, this book offers theoretical and empirical insights into the interaction between social work and social policy. Moving beyond existing studies on policy ... More


Critical overview

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Asian American literature by women is increasingly attracting critical attention as an important sub genre of American literature. Current debates over the literary canon, the changing profile of ... More


Critical overview and conclusion

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter summarises the extant criticism on Ghosh, which was used to draw many of the observations and insights used in the study. It aims to orient readers to the specific claims that were made ... More


Introduction: The Critical Work and Critical Pleasure of American Literature

Joel Pfister

in Surveyors of Customs: American Literature as Cultural Analysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190276157
eISBN:
9780190276171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction argues that American literature’s critical work can make it a usable source of cultural analysis as well as a critical pleasure. Instead of simply bringing cultural theory and ... More


Social work, problem definition and policy change in the US: the case of sex-trafficked youth

Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, Megan Feely, and Jason Ostrander

in Social Work and the Making of Social Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447349150
eISBN:
9781447349204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349150.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Critical theoretical frameworks are essential in helping social workers develop a comprehensive understanding of the manner in which political and social systems oppress marginalised populations. The ... More


An Algorithmic Criticism

Stephen Ramsay

in Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036415
eISBN:
9780252093449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036415.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents an “algorithmic criticism,” which seeks, in the narrowing forces of constraint embodied and instantiated in the strictures of programming, an analogue to the liberating ... More


Surveyors of Customs: American Literature as Cultural Analysis

Joel Pfister

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190276157
eISBN:
9780190276171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, returning to writing from Salem’s Customs House, reconceived his old title, surveyor of customs, as his new one. This book argues that writers from Benjamin Franklin to ... More


Afterword: America Is Worth Saving from …

Joel Pfister

in Surveyors of Customs: American Literature as Cultural Analysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190276157
eISBN:
9780190276171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276157.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The afterword underscores that American literature has done more than “quarrel” with America; its critical work offers timely cultural-theoretical and historical insights into how America has ... More


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