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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Sociology for Social Workers

Author: Anne Llewellyn,Lorraine Agu,David Mercer

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745636985

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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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 Workers and Probation Officers

Author: Viviene E. Cree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134748965

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4962

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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Social Work

An Introduction

Author: Joyce Lishman,Chris Yuill,Jillian Brannan,Alastair Gibson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147390434X

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Social Work: An Introduction is designed to help your students make the best start in their academic and professional careers. Mapped throughout to the most up-to-date professional standards, the book covers the full range of knowledge and skills students need to gain in the early stages of their social work course and as they prepare to go out on placement. Key Learning Features: Key Themes and Chapter Introductions – to set the scene and place each chapter in context. Case Studies and Practice Vignettes – illustrate how theory, knowledge and policy translate to real-life practice. Also help students consider the service-user’s experience and develop a holistic approach to care. Exercises, Activities and Reflective Questions - independent learning tasks to help students apply theory to their practice, and to develop their skills of critical reflection Critical Thinking Boxes – support your students in their journey towards becoming critically reflexive practitioners. Visit the companion website to access a range of resources to support both lecturers and students, including: Vodcasts and podcasts from students, lecturers, service users and authors to introduce key topics to audio and visual learners Activities and case studies from different fields and settings to show how theory translates into real life practice Selected SAGE journal articles to help take learning to the next level Up-to-date links to codes of ethics, frameworks and other useful resources.
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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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An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations

Author: Rudi Volti

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342417

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9839

The Sociology of Work and Occupations, Second Edition connects work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry: social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly but comprehensively covers the changes in the world of work, encompassing everything from gathering and hunting to working in today's Information Age. This book introduces students to a highly relevant analysis of society today. In this new and updated edition, globalization and technology are each given their own chapter and discussed in great depth.
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Social Work in the 21st Century

An Introduction to Social Welfare, Social Issues, and the Profession

Author: Morley D. Glicken

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412975786

Category: Social Science

Page: 668

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A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.
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Social Policy and Social Work

An Introduction

Author: Jo Cunningham,Steve Cunningham

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473933846

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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An understanding of social policy is crucial for social workers as it underpins and shapes the legislative framework that they work within. From safeguarding service users and enabling them to improve their lives, to protecting the most vulnerable in society, social policy also has a vital role to play within social work education. It is important therefore for students to engage critically with social policy. This book introduces policy and shows how it has changed and evolved over time, how it reflects changes in society and how it is applied to everyday practice.
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Understanding the Sociology of Health

An Introduction

Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473995108

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Understanding the Sociology of Health continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. To better help with your studies this book contains: · a global perspective with international examples; · a new chapter on health technologies; · online access to videos of the author discussing key topics as well as recommended further readings; · a glossary, chapter summaries and reflective questions to help you engage with the subject. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.
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Social Things

An Introduction to the Sociological Life

Author: Charles Lemert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442211628

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Social Things introduces the sociological imagination through lively, memorable stories and interpretations. This fifth edition celebrates the book's fifteenth anniversary with important updates, an entirely new chapter that addresses the environmental challenges in our global world and many additions that bring the history of sociology up-to-date.
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Sociology and Social Work

Perspectives and Problems

Author: Brian J. Heraud

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483146588

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Sociology and Social Work: Perspectives and Problems focuses on the relationship between sociology and social work, providing a sociological understanding of the problems social workers face. This book begins with an introduction to sociology and social work, followed by a discussion on the nature of a sociological perspective. The sociological approach to family and kinship, analysis of the community, social stratification, and social deviance are also elaborated. This text emphasizes child rearing, language, and social class, including childhood as a preparation for class membership and changes in the stratification system. The social functions of social work in relation to social control and social change are likewise reviewed. This compilation concludes with a review of the professionalization and organizational context of social work and problems arising from the nature of social work and sociology. This publication is a good reference for students and researchers interested in the perspectives and problems related to sociology and social work.
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An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Ken Browne

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632580

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

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Thoroughly revised and fully updated, An Introduction to Sociology gives concise yet comprehensive coverage of all the topics specified by the GCSE examining boards. The second edition was described by the AQA′s Chief Examiner for GCSE Sociology as establishing ′the standard for textbooks at this level′ – this new edition builds on the book′s existing achievements. New material is found throughout the book, including substantive new sections on gender, identity, citizenship, education, new social movements, poverty and the welfare state, religion, the mass media, work and leisure, and population. The book has been carefully designed to support and extend students′ learning. Each chapter begins with a summary of the key issues to be covered, and goes on to highlight important terms, which are then explained in a clear glossary. Summaries at the end of each chapter, a lively range of new activities and discussion points, the use of websites, as well as helpful suggestions for coursework, all add to the book′s value as a learning and teaching resource. Student–friendly cartoons, tables, diagrams, and photographs – and the re–designed internal lay–out – also enliven the text, making sociology seem exciting and relevant to students of all interests and abilities. The new edition of this highly successful textbook will prove invaluable to anyone taking an introductory sociology course, especially at GCSE and related levels. Students taking AS and A–level – as well as Access, nursing, and health and social care courses – will also find the book provides an easy and fun introduction to studying sociology.
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Economic Sociology

An Introduction

Author: Jeff Hass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134164254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This insightful key resource presents the clearest, most comprehensive and wide ranging account of economic sociology to date. Hass presents a critical and sophisticated yet approachable analysis of economic behaviour and phenomena. He makes the insights, claims, and logic of economic sociology interactive and accessible to students, while exposing the realities of today’s complex economic world and the challenges of studying economies and societies. This introductory text: provides a sophisticated yet approachable analysis of economic behaviour and phenomena explores economic structures and change from a global perspective-by using comparisons and data from the United States, Europe, East Asia, Latin America, and post-socialist countries shows how domestic and international economic forces work over time to shape modern economies takes a critical perspective of both economic sociology and economics to establish useful insights presents historical narratives showing the development of today’s economic structures and institutions addresses important economic issues directly impacting on students’ lives—from the more visible (economic inequality and organizations) to the less visible (international economic trends, public policy, post-socialism). Incorporating illustrations, case studies, a glossary, chapter notes, and a comprehensive bibliography, this student-friendly text also puts forward suggestions for further project work by showing the reader areas that require further investigation.
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Research for Social Workers

An Introduction to Methods

Author: Margaret Alston,Wendy Bowles

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307222

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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An introduction to research methods specifically needed in social work and social welfare, this text outlines the major stages of research projects, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods.
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Social Work and Social Welfare

An Invitation

Author: Marla Berg-Weger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317592026

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

View: 7838

Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a best-selling text and website for introduction to social work courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in a variety of practice settings. The new edition calls students to become engaged in some of society’s most challenging issues through diverse case studies and an emphasis on global issues. Students will read accounts of real-world social work, such as in Chapter 8 where thirteen social workers share their experiences in twelve different practice settings, including health and mental health, criminal justice, school, public health, and rural settings. Social workers describe working with children and families, immigrants and refugees, military veterans and families, older adults, persons with addictions, and persons with disabilities. This edition also includes new profiles of social workers and one older adult that depict individual journeys, contemporary practice areas, and challenges. The fourth edition of Social Work and Social Welfare is in full color, with more visuals and photos throughout. As with previous editions, this book is an up-to-date profile of the world in which today’s social workers practice, with current demographic, statistical, legislative, policy, and research information; and sensitive discussions of contemporary ethical issues. The text includes exercises from six interactive cases, including the new case, Brickville. Visit www.routledgesw.com for the detailed cases and companion materials that teach students about social work through practice.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

Author: Kevin White

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473994497

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The bestselling An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness has long been the go-to text for students looking for a clear, engaging and theoretically informed introduction to this dynamic topic. Written with a truly sociological and critical perspective, and thoroughly updated to include the latest cutting-edge thinking in the area, the new edition is packed with new empirical examples. Incorporating helpful learning features including chapter overviews, boxed cases, summaries and further reading, this book is a stimulating and thought-provoking essential text for students in health, nursing and sociology schools.
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Sociology and Social Work

Author: Jo Cunningham,Steve Cunningham

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 147390725X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 7005

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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Society Explained

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Nathan Rousseau

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442207124

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Society Explained introduces students to key concepts in sociology through engaging narrative examples. After an overview of the history of sociology, the book covers subjects ranging from the individual in society to marriage and family. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the sociological imagination.
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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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