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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd (21 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076197251X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761972518
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 472,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'I was impressed by Fook's ability to introduce and explain complex concepts in a clear and very readable way yet without oversymplifying them ... the book provides a good overall introduction to the concepts of postmodern and critical social work and provides a challenging and interesting read that might just remind us why we joined the social work profession in the first place'

- Child and Family Social Work

'The book is extremely accessible and is likely to engage readers in both the ideas and their application. Fook does her best to ensure that complicated concepts can be understood and their implications for social workers made clear. In this respect the book provides an excellent contribution to the literature and is likely to be used on a range of professional social work programmes' - Journal of Social Work

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There is still a lot of argument about whether social work is essentially a conservative profession, one which primarily serves the interests of the dominant groups in society. Read the first page
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Penelope on 29 April 2009
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This book offers a comprehensive look at current social work and how, as practitioners, we can challenge this. It makes you think carefully about structural constraints and the impact of the dominant discourse with regard to power and oppression.

It includes reflective exercises which help to put the theories and issues into context. It definitely makes you think of your own practice. Great book!
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By Baboonism on 25 Sept. 2013
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My lecturers absolutely salivate over fook's book and it was really helpful to my studies. Arrived in great condition at a great price. Thank you
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