Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Peter R. Day
    Pages 1-22
  3. Peter R. Day
    Pages 23-41
  4. Peter R. Day
    Pages 42-59
  5. Peter R. Day
    Pages 111-126
  6. Peter R. Day
    Pages 127-137
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 138-157

About this book


All social work activity is influenced by the society in which it takes place. It is therefore inescapable that understanding sociology should help social workers to make a more effective contribution to people's welfare. The different perspectives which constitute sociology are examined and the book analyses the ways peoples' lives are powerfully influenced by social forces and 'social problems'. It is argued that sociology should help social workers to examine their assumptions and value judgements and develop their capacity to be questioning and discriminating about their methods and the policies which affect them and their clients.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sociology in Social Work Practice
  • Authors Peter R. Day
  • Series Title Practical social work series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information British Association of Social Workers 1987
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-38556-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-38557-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-18773-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 157
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Work
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