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Practising social work sociologically : a theoretical approach for new times

Author: Priscilla Dunk-West; Fiona Verity
Publisher: London, UK : Palgrave, 2018. ©2018
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priscilla Dunk-West; Fiona Verity
ISBN: 113754807X 9781137548078
OCLC Number: 1007036539
Description: ix, 137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction --
Social work is not unversed in sociology --
About this book --
How to read this book --
2.Who Are We and What Do We Do? --
Introduction --
Jane Addams (1860-1935) --
Summary --
Alice Salomon (1872-1948) --
Summary --
Clare Britton Winnicott (1906-1984) --
Summary --
Practice in a global world --
Conclusions --
Practising social work sociologically --
3.Imagination in Practising Social Work Sociologically --
Introduction --
Imagination --
Empathy and imagination --
Imagining social objectives --
C. Wright Mills' sociological imagination --
Conclusions --
Practising social work sociologically --
4.Imaginative Sensibilities and Habits --
Introduction --
Social work in an `iron cage' --
An order to support imaginative habits --
An order for creative and imaginative habits in social work --
Curiosity --
Drawing comparisons and making connections --
Surrounding --
Conclusions --
Practising social work sociologically Note continued: 5.Self, Agency and Structure --
Introduction --
Identity/self --
Identity categories --
Reflexivity in social work --
Symbolic interactionism and the self --
Agency --
Social structure --
Conclusions --
Practising social work sociologically --
6.Social Relationships and `Capital' --
Introduction --
Public narrative of the individual --
Social ties and bonds --
Conclusions --
Practising social work sociologically --
7.Time and Space in Social Work --
Time and space in contemporary life --
Nation as space --
Historical perspectives --
Time as a constraint to social work practice --
Conclusions --
Practising social work sociologically --
8.Organisations and Sociological Social Work --
Introduction --
Gareth Morgan's organisational metaphors --
Using Morgan's organisational metaphors to think about social work and organisations --
Morgan's metaphor: organisation as `machines' --
Social work and organisations: a machine? Note continued: Morgan's metaphor: organisation as `organism' --
Social work and organisations: an organism? --
Morgan's metaphor: organisation as `brain' --
Social work and organisations: a brain? --
Morgan's metaphor: organisation as `instrument of domination' --
Social work and organisations: as `instruments of domination'? --
Conclusions --
Practising social work sociologically --
9.Using Research in Practice --
What is research? --
Objective knowledge? --
The research question --
Social research methodology and methods --
Methods --
New kinds of research in new times --
Big data --
Conclusions --
Practising social work sociologically --
10.Conclusions and Future Directions --
Introduction --
Tools for practising social work sociologically.
Responsibility: Priscilla Dunk-West and Fiona Verity.

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