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Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Roy Bailey and Mike Brake's seminal text Radical social work (1975), this book explores the radical tradition within social work and assesses its legacy, ... More


Radical social work and service users: a crucial connection

Peter Beresford

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Social work is an activity that is essentially about relationships. The relationship of ultimate importance for social work, which defines its role, process, and raison d'être, is that between it and ... More


Resisting the EasyCare model: building a more radical, community-based, anti-authoritarian social work for the future

Mark Baldwin

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In Britain, ruling politicians have constructed a system that is rhetorically defined as choice and control, but which, in reality, is far from that. Resistance to this system is essential for ... More


Politicising social work

Kenneth McLaughlin

in Social work, politics and society: From radicalism to orthodoxy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420459
eISBN:
9781447303572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420459.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the politicising of social work in the United Kingdom from the 1970s onwards, from the class-based critique of the radical social work movement to the influence of feminist and ... More


Case Con and radical social work in the 1970s: the impatient revolutionaries

Jeremy Weinstein

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Radical social work was published in 1975, while Case Con, ‘the revolutionary magazine for social workers’, first appeared in 1970. Both the book and the magazine shared a social and historical ... More


Introduction

Michael Lavalette

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book has been put together to mark the 35th anniversary of the publication of Roy Bailey and Mike Brake's (1975) Radical social work, one of the few great, seminal texts of social work in ... More


The jester's joke

Charlotte Williams

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In Stan Cohen's essay in the classic Radical social work collection, he draws on the idea of ‘the jester's joke’ as a means of illustrating the need for the occasional prompt to jolt professional ... More


Rediscovering radicalism and humanity in social work

Mary Langan

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In his book Reclaiming social work: Challenging neoliberalism and promoting social justice, Iain Ferguson asks how social work can rediscover its humanity as well as its radicalism. This question ... More


Radical Hope: Poverty-Aware Practice for Social Work

Michal Krumer-Nevo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447354895
eISBN:
9781447354918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354895.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book describes the new Poverty-Aware Paradigm (PAP), which was developed in Israel through intense involvement with the field of social work in various initiatives. The paradigm was adopted in ... More


Introduction

Michal Krumer-Nevo

in Radical Hope: Poverty-Aware Practice for Social Work

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447354895
eISBN:
9781447354918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354895.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides the context for the development of the Poverty-Aware Paradigm and outlines the central stages in the process of its implementation at the Ministry of Welfare and Social ... More


LGBT oppression, sexualities and radical social work today

Laura Miles

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is an issue with which social workers and social-work educators need to concern themselves. In 1975, Don Milligan wrote a ... More


Social work as policy innovator: challenges and possibilities in the UK

Roger Smith

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/9781447349150.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides a brief overview of recent and current developments in social work policy activism in the UK. It reflects on the ‘radical social work’ tradition, and the relationship between ... More


Structuralism, Neoliberalism, and the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Larry Nackerud

in Social Work, Criminal Justice, and the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190937232
eISBN:
9780197541562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937232.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter addresses how structuralism can be a useful lens through which to view social issues and specifically, for viewing neoliberalism in the United States and its seeming natural ... More


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