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Adoption, social work and social theory : making the connections

Author: Tim O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Aldershot u.a. : Avebury, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work is an attempt at understanding the foundations upon which the practice and theory of adoption and substitute care are based. It argues that mainstream thinking about adoption is flawed in a  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1856288838 9781856288835
OCLC Number: 260216883
Description: VII, 279 Seiten
Contents: Part 1 The problem: introduction; misunderstanding adoption. Part 2 Deconstructing and reconstructing adoption: comparing adoption; reclaiming adoption's history; analyzing adoption discourse. Part 3 Exemplifying an historical and dialectical materialist approach: shifting boundaries between public and private; understanding social (re)production. Part 4 A framework for adoption policy and practice: moving towards more inclusive transactions.
Responsibility: Tim O'Shaughnessy.


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