Critical Social Work: Theories and Practices for a Socially Just World

Critical Social Work: Theories and Practices for a Socially Just World


Edited by June Allan, Edited by Linda Briskman, Edited by Bob Pease

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 229mm x 28mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: St Leonards NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1742370926
  • ISBN 13: 9781742370927
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 43,019

Product description

A fully revised second edition of this systematic introduction to progressive social work practice. Taking a critical theoretical approach, it examines the nexus between personal and social change.

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Author information

June Allan is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at RMIT University. ..Linda Briskman holds the Dr Haruhisa Handa Chair in Human Rights Education at Curtin University. ..Bob Pease is Chair of Social Work at Deakin University.

Table of contents

Preface..List of Contributors..Part I: Introduction..1 Introducing critical theories for social work in a neo-liberal context..Part II: Developing conceptual frameworks for critical social work..2 Tracing the origins of critical social work practice..3 Theorising new developments in critical social work..4 From evidence-based practice to critical knowledge in post-positivist social work ..5 Promoting a human rights perspective on critical social work..6 Doing critical social work..Part III: Resisting domination and oppression..7 Towards anti-racist and culturally affirming practices..8 Reversing colonial practices with Indigenous peoples..9 Reconstructing social work practices with families..10 Examining the meaning of childhood in critical social work practice..11 Using critical reflection to improve feminist practice..12 Challenges and directions for profeminist practice with men..13 Empower