The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Section 6: Social Work in Context
Social work is inevitably encumbered by its public, legal, and social role, that is, it is situated within rich and complex set of structures, institutions, and processes that sustain social, cultural, and economic life-worlds. The term ‘social context’ refers to the social relationships ...