New book published on Social Work in the Community
24 July 2012
This is the latest in a series of books on radical and critical social work published by Policy Press.
The book offers practice guidance to social workers and students within a political, theoretical, methodological and ethical framework. It provides historical and global perspectives on community orientated approaches to social work, arguing that, in the contemporary world of social work in the global north, the obsession with individualism is isolating and atomising the people social workers work with, further marginalising them from the potential of supportive communities.
Professor Peter Beresford from Brunel University says of the book: “The essence of good social work is the ‘social’ – seeing, relating to, and supporting people in context. This book is a key to helping make that happen. Exploring the theory, practice, values and future of social work in the community, it’s invaluable for reconnecting social workers with good practice.”
The book is available via the
Policy Press website.