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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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

social work sociology work

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-18773-7
  • Copyright Information British Association of Social Workers 1987
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-38557-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-18773-7
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