Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447334828 Published March 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447334804 Published March 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Poverty, Inequality and Social Work

The Impact of Neo-Liberalism and Austerity Politics on Welfare Provision

Ian Cummins

Poverty, Inequality and Social Work

Ian Cummins

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2018
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447334828 Published March 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447334804 Published March 2018 For sale in North and South America only

This book offers a critical and sociological analysis of the domino effect that neoliberalism and austerity politics can have on the roles of social work and societal welfare provision. Cummins argues that social work should move away from the resultant emphasis on risk management and bureaucracy and return to a focus on relational and community approaches as the cornerstone of practice. Applying theoretical frameworks to practice, including those of Bourdieu and the recent work of Wacquant, Poverty, Inequality and Social Work examines the development of neoliberal ideas and their impact on social welfare. It explores the implications of this across a range of areas of social work practice, including work with children and families, working with asylum seekers and refugees and mental health social work.

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