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Social Justice Theory and Practice for Social Work

Critical and Philosophical Perspectives

  • Lynelle Watts
  • David Hodgson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 1-22
  3. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 23-37
  4. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 39-57
  5. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 59-80
  6. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 81-95
  7. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 97-116
  8. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 117-132
  9. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 133-152
  10. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 153-170
  11. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 171-185
  12. Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    Pages 187-206
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 207-211

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a much-needed critical overview of the concept of social justice and its application in professional social work practice. Social justice has a rich conceptual genealogy in critical theory and political philosophy. For students, teachers and social workers concerned with empowerment, social change and human rights, this book provides a guide to the key ideas and thinkers, crucial historical developments and contemporary debates about social justice. It synthesises interdisciplinary knowledge and offers a new framework for practice, including a clear and practical exposition of four domains of skills and knowledge important for social justice informed social work. The book also contributes to social work pedagogy by offering a comprehensive set of learning outcomes that can be used to design curriculum, teaching and learning, and further research into social justice praxis. This book provides a range of philosophical and critical perspectives to support and inform social work professional knowledge and skills.  In its tight knitting together of theory and practice this book links philosophical and moral principles with an understanding of how to engage with social justice in a way that is relevant to social work.

Keywords

Social justice Social work and social justice Ethical social justice Political theory of social justice Social justice and human rights Critical theory of social justice Neoliberalism and injustice Distributive theories of social justice Deliberative and participatory democracy Definition of social justice Literature on social justice Social empathy framework Social work empowerment practice Value rational framework Empowerment theory Radical social work practice Anti-oppressive practice Teaching social justice Blooms revised taxonomy of learning History of social justice theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Lynelle Watts
    • 1
  • David Hodgson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Arts and HumanitiesEdith Cowan UniversityBunburyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Arts and HumanitiesEdith Cowan UniversityBunburyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3621-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3620-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3621-8
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