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Social work and the body

Author: Nadine Cameron; Fiona McDermott
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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Sociology offers rich conceptualizations of bodies as markers of identity and objects of social control. Neuroscience demonstrates how social conditions get under our skin. This text shows how social work might draw upon theories from these disciplines to develop a social work theory of the body. Part one explores the theories which inform a social work theory of the body and part two looks at the practical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nadine Cameron; Fiona McDermott
ISBN: 1403943303 9781403943309
OCLC Number: 137331440
Description: vii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The body in social work --
The view from neuroscience --
The social body --
Social work and the body : towards a theoretical framework --
The body cognizant social worker in action --
Social work, the body, and mental health --
Social work, the body, and child protection --
Social work, the body, and aged care --
Social work, the body, and health --
Social work, the body, and alcohol and other drugs.
Responsibility: Nadine Cameron and Fiona McDermott.
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Sociology offers rich conceptualizations of bodies as markers of identity and objects of social control. Neuroscience demonstrates how social conditions get under our skin. This text shows how social work might draw upon theories from these disciplines to develop a social work theory of the body. Part one explores the theories which inform a social work theory of the body and part two looks at the practical implications of this within a range of different practice settings.

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