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Social Work and the Community
A Critical Context for Practice
 
 
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15 Jul 2008
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How important is the notion of community to skilled social work? This book explores how the concept relates to policy, theory and professional practice. With analysis of contemporary social problems throughout a variety of community settings, this book demonstrates how important community-based approaches are to all social workers today.


Description

How important is the notion of community to skilled social work? This book explores how the concept relates to policy, theory and professional practice. With analysis of contemporary social problems throughout a variety of community settings, this book demonstrates how important community-based approaches are to all social workers today.


Contents

PART 1: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY
Introduction: The Idea of Community
Theories of Community: The Contribution of Community Studies
Rethinking Community: Globalisation, neo-liberalism and Inequality
PART 2: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL POLICY
Community as an Organising Focus for Social Policy
Community Care: Promoting a needs-led and empowering service or using the market to contain costs?
Remaking Community: Communitarianism and New Labour's 'Third Way' Project to Modernise the Welfare State
PART 3: THEORY TO PRACTICE
The Theory and Practice of Community Social Work
Community Work and Community Action
Future Possibilities for Community-Based Social Work in an International Context


Authors

KEITH POPPLE is Professor of Social Work at London South Bank University, UK, and author of Analysing Community Work (Open University Press, 1995) as well as co-editor of two other books. He is a member of the editorial board of the quarterly international journal, Community Development Journal, for which he was editor from 1998 to 2003.

PAUL STEPNEY is Lecturer in Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Wolverhampton, UK and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is co-editor of Social Work Models, Methods and Theories: A Framework for Practice (Russell House Publishing, 2000).