Social media and the digital revolution have fundamentally changed the meaning of “social” and “work.” Social work, like all other professions, will undergo dramatic changes as apps and algorithms overtake human operations. The failure of social sciences in general and social work in particular warrants thoughtful innovations that ensure sustainable services.
Chapter 4: Archaeology of Social Practice
Archaeology of Social Practice
Happiness, in the reduced sense in which we recognize it as possible, is a problem of the economics of the individual's libido. There is no golden rule which applies to every one: every man must find out for himself in what particular fashion he can be saved.
—Sigmund Freud (1961: 30).
The will for Well-Being
In his brilliant discourse The Archaeology of Knowledge, Foucault says:
There was a time when archaeology, as a discipline devoted to silent monuments, inert traces, objects without context, and things left by the past, aspired to the condition of history, and attained meaning only through the reinstitution of a historical discourse; it might be said, to play on words a little, that in our ...