Sociology and Social Work

Author: Jo Cunningham,Steve Cunningham

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 147390725X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Sociological perspectives and their application to social work are an inherent part of the QAA benchmark statements in the social work degree. In addition, graduates must understand how sociological perspectives can be used to dissect societal and structural influences on human behaviour at individual, group and community levels. This fully-revised second edition includes a new chapter on social class and welfare and is mapped to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.
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Sociology for Social Workers

Author: Anne Llewellyn,Lorraine Agu,David Mercer

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745636985

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

View: 4748

How can sociology contribute to positive social work practice? This introductory textbook uses pedagogical features such as chapter summaries, numerous examples, a glossary, activities and annotated further reading.
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Sociology for Social Work

An Introduction

Author: Chris Yuill,Alastair Gibson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200574

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This excellent textbook introduces the social work student to the field of sociology, illustrating how sociology is connected to and fundamental to effective social work practice. Each chapter applies theory to practice and is uniquely co-written by a sociologist, social worker and service user. A wide range of topics and subjects relevant to social work are covered, including: -Gender -Class -Ethnicity and race -Ageing -Health -Intimacies -Social exclusion -Crime and deviance -Communities -Disability The book comes with access to an exciting companion website offering the reader downloads, web links, powerpoint slides and case studies. Every chapter of the book further includes further case studies, along with lots of clear definitions of terms, and reflection points, making this book the essential introductory text for all social work students.
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The Sociology of Social Work

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415043571

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Although there have been previous titles designed to introduce social work students to sociology as a relevant discipline, this book actually focuses on social work as a subject for sociological analysis.
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Issues in Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2012 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 148164906X

Category: Social Science

Page: 57

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Issues in Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Demographic Science in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Demographic Science in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Sociology and Social Work

Perspectives and Problems

Author: Brian J. Heraud

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483139948

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Sociology and Social Work: Perspectives and Problems focuses on the relationship of sociology and social work. The book first offers information on the relationship of sociology and social work. Existing sociological views in social work; nature of applied sociology; development of sociology; and social work as a focus of sociological interest are discussed. The text puts emphasis on sociological perspective. Considerations include the individual in society, co-operation and conflict, sociology and other sciences, and society in the individual. The selection also underscores family and kinship, analysis of the community, and social stratification. The text also looks at child rearing, language, and social class. Changes in the stratification system; childhood as a preparation for class membership; and the relationship of social class and social work are explained. The book also underscores the social functions, professionalization, and organizational context of social work. Direction of change, social work and society, and public knowledge of social work are examined. The text is a vital reference for readers wanting to explore the relationship of social work and sociology.
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Applied Sociology for Social Work

Author: Ewan Ingleby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526418711

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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Sociology can help students understand why and how so many of the problems their service users face occur in the first place, helping them choose effective ways to communicate and make informed decisions on how their needs can be fully met. This book offers students a framework to explore how their professional responsibility to understanding sociology can be realised in every aspect of their work with a diverse range of service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, people with learning disabilities and people suffering from mental distress. The book takes students step-by-step through the theoretical grounding, what sociology is, how it is relevant to everyday social work practice, and what are the key aspects of sociological theory that need to be understood.
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Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464968365

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

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Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Social Work for Sociologists

Theory and Practice

Author: Kate van Heugten,Anita Gibbs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137389680

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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Social Work for Sociologists introduces important frameworks, concepts, models, and skills from social work that will help sociologists as they plan their human service careers and will prepare them to tackle social problems with practical solutions.
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Professional Identity and Social Work

Author: Stephen A. Webb

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315306948

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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How are identities formed among social workers, many of whom perform complex, challenging and ambiguous public sector functions on a regular basis? Why does identity come to matter for professional social work? This book, the first of its kind in the field, examines professional identity in relation to social work by asking how practitioners think of themselves as a "social worker", a professional self-concept often entangled in a range of relations, beliefs, values and experiences. Bringing together the perspectives of an internationally renowned group of specialists, the collection addresses a range of issues associated with professional identity construction and "being professional" in the context of a rapidly changing inter-professional environment. It introduces new concepts to social work, including materiality, enactment, performance, affect, entanglement, capital and worth, to consider the vexed issues surrounding matters of professional identity in social work. This will be an essential guide to all those keen to debate the challenges and possibilities confronting contemporary social work through the lens of professional identity, whether they are students, educators, practitioners, researchers, managers, policy-makers or associated professionals. It will also appeal to those interested in social theory, organisational sociology and leadership as well as anyone working in related fields of health and education.
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Sociology and Social Work

Perspectives and Problems

Author: Brian J. Heraud

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social service

Page: 306

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Sociology for Social Work

Author: Lena Dominelli

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333615218

Category: Social service

Page: 294

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Sociology for Social Work addresses the relevance of sociological concepts to social work practice, arguing that a lack of understanding of the ways in which social work fits into society can lead to impoverished social work practice
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Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

Author: Viviene E. Cree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134748965

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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How does a social work student make the connection between sociological knowledge and day-to-day social work procedures? Sociology for Social Workers provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places it firmly into the context of social work practice. It takes the issues that sociology addresses and uses them to show how social work can be better informed and improved. Each chapter provides full referencing, so that students and social work practitioners can follow up on primary sources to pursue and develop the most useful specific themes and ideas.
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Science and Social Work

A Critical Appraisal

Author: Stuart Kirk,William J. Reid

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231529235

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Science and Social Work is a critical appraisal of the strategies and methods that have been used to develop knowledge for social work practice. It identifies the major ways in which social workers have drawn upon scientific knowledge and techniques, placing each one in historical perspective by explaining the nature of the problems it was designed to solve and the philosophical, political, and practical questions it raised. Kirk and Reid offer a balanced appraisal of the promises, accomplishments, and limits of such approaches, demonstrating how the fruits of scientific research can aid clinical practice with individuals, families and groups.
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Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

Author: Earl Smith

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736075720

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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"Sociology of Sport and Social Theory" presents current research perspectives from major sport scholars and leading sociologists regarding issues germane to the sociology of sport while addressing traditional and contemporary sociological theories.
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Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems

Author: Dr Karen M McCormack,Professor A Javier Treviño

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472421973

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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This book challenges sociologists and sociology students to think beyond the construction of social problems to tackle a central question: What do sociologists do with the analytic tools and academic skills afforded by their discipline to respond to social problems? Service Sociology posits that a central role of sociology is not simply to analyse and interpret social problems, but to act in the world in an informed manner to ameliorate suffering and address the structural causes of these problems. This volume provides a unique contribution to this approach to sociology, exploring the intersection between its role as an academic discipline and its practice in the service of communities and people. With both contemporary and historical analyses, the book traces the legacy, characteristics, contours, and goals of the sociology of service, shedding light on its roots in early American sociology and its deep connections to activism, before examining the social context that underlies the call for volunteerism, community involvement and non-profit organisations, as well as the strategies that have promise in remedying contemporary social problems. Presenting examples of concrete social problems from around the world, including issues of democratic participation, poverty and unemployment, student involvement in microlending, disaster miitigation, the organization and leadership of social movements, homelessness, activism around HIV/AIDS and service spring breaks, Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems explores the utility of public teaching, participatory action research, and service learning in the classroom as a contribution to the community.
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Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms

Author: Pierre Demeulenaere

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497960

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Mechanisms are very much a part of social life. For example, we can see that inequality has tended to increase over time, and that cities can become segregated. But how do such mechanisms work? Analytical sociology is an influential approach to sociology which holds that explanations of social phenomena should focus on the social mechanisms that bring them about. This book evaluates the major features of this approach, focusing on the significance of the notion of mechanism. Leading scholars seek to answer a number of questions in order to explore all the relevant dimensions of mechanism-based explanations in social sciences. How do social mechanisms link together individual actions and social environments? What is the role of multi-agent modelling in the conceptualization of mechanisms? Does the notion of mechanism solve the problem of relevance in social sciences explanations?
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Engaging with Social Work

Author: Christine Morley,Phillip Ablett,Selma Macfarlane,Jim Ife

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107622395

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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This is a stimulating, rigorous and student-friendly resource for beginning as well as more experienced social workers.
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