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In a climate for practice increasingly shaped by global economic and social forces, the importance of a reflective discourse about the place of theory in practice is paramount. With contributions from leading academics such as Neil Thompson, Lena Dominelli, Brian Sheldon, and from social work practitioners, this essential new book critically reviews key theories and methods in the context of contemporary practice. New insights and findings emerge to reveal how, as Bill Jordan argues in the final chapter, social work can be 'a credible and relevant factor in the lives of people who use its services'. Everyone who cares about social work's role and future will find here a diversity and richness of ideas married with a clarity of thought and expression that can help them confront what the editors call 'the sheer scale and intensity of the changes in the human service organizations that are creating a growing sense of unease and ambiguity about the future'. The journey through the disputed territory of social work models, methods and theories provides an authoritative introduction to the field as well as an important resource for experienced practitioners.
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Book Description Russell House Publishing, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M189892483X