Sociology for Social Work: An Introduction

Sociology for Social Work: An Introduction


Edited by Alastair Gibson, Edited by Chris Yuill


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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 18mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848606516
  • ISBN 13: 9781848606517
  • Illustrations note: black & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures, charts
  • Sales rank: 468,409

Product description

This excellent textbook introduces the social work student to the field of sociology, illustrating how sociology is connected to and fundamental to effective social work practice. Each chapter applies theory to practice and is uniquely co-written by a sociologist, social worker and service user. A wide range of topics and subjects relevant to social work are covered, including: Gender; Class; Ethnicity and race; Ageing; Health; Intimacies; Social exclusion; Crime and deviance; Communities; and, Disability. The book comes with access to an exciting companion website offering the reader downloads, web links, powerpoint slides and case studies. Every chapter of the book further includes further case studies, along with lots of clear definitions of terms, and reflection points, making this book the essential introductory text for all social work students.

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Table of contents

Sociology for Social Work: An Overview - Chris Yuill, Alastair Gibson and Chris Thorpe Social Inequality and Social Class - Donncha Marron, Robert Buckley and Joan Leece Gender - Val Sheach-Leith, Michael Sutherland and Neil Gibson Race and Ethnicity - Chris Yuill, Angela Duvollet, Tuck-Chee Phung and Tatenda Govera Poverty and Social Exclusion - Donncha Marron, Jeremy Millar and Muzz McKinnon Later Life - Emmanuelle Tulle and Rory Lynch Health - Chris Yuill, Rob Mackay and Angie Mutch Disability - Chris Yuill, Colin Keenan and Frankie McLean Crime and Society - Chris Thorpe and Mike Shepherd Intimacies and Relationships - Megan Todd, Steve Hothershall and Janet Owen Community and Social Capital - Steven MacLennan, Keith Muir and Susan Thoms