The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work

by Stephen A. Webb

Series: Routledge International Handbooks

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  • 9781138578432
  • 9781351264396
  • 9781351264389

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work brings together the world’s leading scholars in the field to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the subject.

Comprised of 48 chapters divided into six parts:

  • Historical, social, and political influences
  • Mapping the theoretical and conceptual terrain
  • Methods of engagement and modes of analysis
  • Critical contexts for practice and policy
  • Professional education and socialisation
  • Future challenges, directions, and transformations

it provides an authoritative guide to theory and method, and the primary debates of today in social work from a critical perspective.

This handbook is a major reference work and the first book to comprehensively map the wide-ranging territory of critical social work. It does so by addressing its conceptual developments, its methodological advances, its value-based front-line practice and as an influence on the policy field. By offering a definitive survey of current academic knowledge as it relates to professional practice, it provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date, definitive work of reference while at the same time identifying emerging, innovative and cutting-edge areas.


  • Taylor and Francis; January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781351264396
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work
  • Series: Routledge International Handbooks
  • Author: Stephen A. Webb (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781138578432
  • 9781351264396
  • 9781351264389

About The Author

Stephen A. Webb is Professor of Social Work at Glasgow Caledonian University. His research interests focus on social work and social theory, with a focus on ethics, power, politics and community. His article on evidence-based practice published in the British Journal of Social Work was the world’s most cited article and the most influential publication in social work over ten years. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781138578432
  • 9781351264396
  • 9781351264389