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Worth the price for Part 4 alone,
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This review is from: Essential Theory for Social Work Practice (Paperback)
Buy this book just to read Part 4 "It's all very well in theory". It is the best 25 pages I have read in nearly 30 years of social work. I wish more academics would write about the absurdity of much political expectation and the social work theories that attempt to meet it - but then it is difficult to be so self-critical or reflective. The preceding 3 parts are a good introduction to theory for new social workers or students without being so challenging. Mr Beckett, please write a book to expound upon and develop your ideas from Part 4 - I have never felt so validated in my own thinking and I know many, many colleagues who would agree!