Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society

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Explains concepts of social welfare within a political context. After definitions of the terms conservative, liberal, and radical, chapters cover social welfare and the social work profession, diversity and discrimination within the social welfare system, religion and social work, poverty, and major areas of social welfare. Learning features include definitions, web sites, and boxes on case histories, cultural diversity, and institutions, plus b&w photos. This fourth edition contains new material on welfare reform and immigration. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Two of the best-known authors in social work provide a political perspective on social welfare. Definitions of liberal, conservative, and moderate positions help the reader better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs.

Features new to this edition are "Social Work Destinations," which direct the reader to museums and sites related to social welfare issues, such as Hull House, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and the Museum of African American History. Also includes current information on managed care in health and mental health, welfare reform, and family preservation and kinship care.

For those interested in social work and social welfare.

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Philip R. Popple, BS,  University of North Texas; MSW, Washington University (St. Louis); Ph.D, Washington University (St. Louis). Dr. Popple has seven years social work practice experience as a child welfare worker, a program evaluator, child welfare training specialist, and training administrator. He began his academic career in 1976 and has served as an advanced standing program coordinator, a baccalaureate program director at two schools, a school director/chair at two schools, and is currently serving as Baccalaureate Program Director at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he served as Interim Dean in 2008/2009. Dr. Popple is co-author of three social work texts: Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society, 8th ed., 2008 (with Leslie Leighninger); The Policy Based Profession, An Introduction to Policy Analysis for Social Workers, 5th ed., 2011; and Child Welfare Social Work: An Introduction, 2007 (with Francine Vecchiolla). He is currently under contract with Allyn & Bacon for a book to be titled Compassion and Protection: A History of Social Work and Social Welfare in the United States.


Leslie Leighningeris a Professor Emerita at the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. She has degrees from Oberlin College, Syracuse University, and the University of California  Berkeley.  She is the author of Social Work :  Search for Identity, and Creating a New Profession:  The Beginnings of Social Work Education in the United States.  Her research specialty is social work and social welfare history.  She was a Vice President of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work and the Council of Social Work Education.

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