Transforming Society?

Social Work and Sociology

Vicky Price and Graeme Simpson

Transforming Society?

Vicky Price and Graeme Simpson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

192 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9781861347411 Published April 2007 For sale in North and South America only
This book explores the sociological basis of contemporary society and shows how social workers experience tensions and contradictions in practice.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part One: Social exclusion, ‘the poor’ and social work
1. Social exclusion and poverty
2. Social work’s enduring tensions
Part Two: Production
3. Theories of work and society
4. Work, exclusion, poverty and social work
Part Three: Reproduction
5. Theoretical concepts: family, gender and discourse
6. Social work and reproduction: regulation and family life
Part Four: Consumption
7. New forms of relations and inequality?
8. Social work: the power of consumption and the creation of customers
Part Five: Community
9. A changing landscape: theoretical approaches to ‘community’
10. Social work, social capital and community
Part Six: Transforming society: social work and sociology
11. Using sociology to inform practice
12. Contradictions and change?

References
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