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Social work : a critical approach to practice

Author: Jan Fook
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
"In this text, Jan Fook takes a reflective approach to social work. The reader is encouraged to develop his or her own ideas, using the material covered in this book."--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Fook
ISBN: 9781446200513 1446200515 9781446200520 1446200523 9781446258477 1446258475
OCLC Number: 762991659
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
Previous ed.: 2002.
Description: xiv, 216 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Critical Potential and Current Challenges --
Ch. 1. The Critical Tradition of Social Work --
Ch. 2. Current Contexts of Practice: Challenges and Possibilities --
pt. 2. Rethinking Ideas --
Ch. 3. New Ways of Knowing --
Ch. 4. Power --
Ch. 5. Discourse, Language and Narrative --
Ch. 6. Identity and Difference --
pt. 3. Redeveloping Practices --
Ch. 7. Critical Deconstruction and Reconstruction --
Ch. 8. Empowerment --
Ch. 9. Problem Conceptualisation and Assessment --
Ch. 10. Narrative Strategies --
Ch. 11. Contextual Practices: Strategies for Working in and with Contexts --
Ch. 12. Ongoing Learning.
Responsibility: Jan Fook.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) 762991659
(Sirsi) 1189242


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