International Social Work

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Edited by: Mel Gray & Stephen A. Webb

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2010 |
    • Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446262214 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781847875631 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446262214 |
    • Series: SAGE Library of Social Welfare |
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This four-volume set covers a broad scope and range of international social work knowledge and research and contains seminal and landmark publications in social work with a particular emphasis on contemporary key publications to compliment earlier classic works. The readings combine empirical with conceptual articles that not only cover significant knowledge and key debates in the field but also show how international social work has developed through research.

Volume I – Welfare Theory and Approaches provides an overview of the development of welfare policy as a backdrop to the evolution of social work.

Volume II – International Social Work Practice explores the development of contemporary social work practice approaches and examines social work's psychosocial foundations in the psychodynamic and functional schools.

Volume III – Social Work Research chronicles ...

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  • Editors' Introduction: Situating Social Work - Introducing International Social Work


    Setting the Scene for Social Work

    These four volumes of International Social Work are partly occasioned by the significant increase of world-wide interest in social work. From India to China, from Latvia to Lithuania, social work is experiencing an international boom in pure research and research-for-practice. Once regarded as a rather marginal preoccupation of applied policy and practice interventions, the field of social work has now moved into the centre of social sciences research. As part of this shift, the study of social work has changed enormously over the last forty years or so, with both the values and language of social work evolving. Indeed, part of our motivation for producing these volumes is a growing ...

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