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The New Politics of Social Work Paperback – 30 Oct 2013

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'This is a very important and extremely timely book and will be of great value to all those concerned to place the challenges of inequalities and injustice at the heart of social work.' - Brid Featherstone, Professor of Social Care, The Open University, UK

'This book is a gem' - Linda Briskman, Professor of Human Rights, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, UK
'In this volume are challenging ideas and a call to resurrect a radical politics of social work. Do not expect to agree with everything you read here. Indeed, that is precisely why you should read it. It is time to shake up the social work conversation.' - Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families), University of Birmingham, UK
'In a period of deep pessimism and belt-tightening, Gray and Webb assemble a sterling set of authors to re-theorize and re-ignite the emancipatory project of social work. Destined to become a 'must-read', this book injects titanium levels of excitement and promise to all those in social work seeking not just to study the world, but to change it.' - Donna Baines, Professor of Labour Studies and Social Work, McMaster University, Canada
"Mel Gray and Stephen Webb in the New Politics of Social Work have produced, with their co contributors, a most welcome political treatise for the radical reawakening of a political practice for social workers concerned with transforming the social, cultural and political landscape towards social justice, social transformation and human fulfillment. A seminal book for political practice." - Carolyn Noble, Professor Emerita, Victoria University, Melbourne and Professor of Social Work at ACAP Sydney, Australia

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A timely and important text; this book brings together some of the leading names in modern social work thought to explore and promote critical social work and equality.

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Look for sites like mine and/or start your own 7 April 2015
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I am a political social worker on a mission to promote political literacy and introduce Firewall Economics, a compromise economic model for legislators. Books on political social work will be making a comeback now that three decades of heartless capitalism have left our world shattered. Social workers became psychotherapists during the right wing surge, being limited to serving one person at a time. I don't think we have to give up therapy to be involved in the upcoming push back. We can get political again in force without getting jobs that pay us to do political work. The internet is where political action is now, and we can do that from home. I can reach more people blogging in one day that I used to reach in weeks by car. Look for sites like mine and/or start your own. I wrote a free book on basic political literacy that also contains a section on Firewall Economics for legislators. Please pass the link around, and encourage people to vote.
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