University of Wolverhampton
Browse
Collection All
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
Listed communities
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet

Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Health & Wellbeing > Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement > Mission impossible? Critical practice in social work.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/30321
    Del.icio.us     LinkedIn     Citeulike     Connotea     Facebook     Stumble it!



Title: Mission impossible? Critical practice in social work.
Authors: Stepney, Paul M.
Citation: British Journal of Social Work, 36(8): 1298-1307
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press
Journal: British Journal of Social Work
Issue Date: 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/30321
DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bch388
Additional Links: http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/36/8/1289
Abstract: In recent years, the capacity of social work to be a force for progressive policy and social change has been significantly eroded. Social work in the UK has been re-branded and reshaped within New Labour’s modernized welfare state, only to become politically compromised and compliant: ‘the dog that didn’t bark’ even when its soul appeared to be stripped out. This article offers a response to this predicament informed by a structural modernist analysis revitalized by elements of critical postmodernism (Fook, 2002). Without wishing to offer any definitive prescriptions, the concept of critical practice is worthy of consideration, as it offers the potential for combining the role of protection with prevention whilst embodying possibilities for critical reflection and change. This became the focus of a recent conference organized around the theme of celebrating social work (Torfaen, 2002). Further, it offers practitioners a means for critical engagement with the issues that lie at the root of injustice and exclusion, to develop a more emancipatory approach, whilst resisting pressures for more enforcement and control.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Social work
Social Welfare
Critical practice
Social justice
Social inclusion
Social policy
Professional ethics
UK
Emancipation
Welfare reform
Third way
Tough love
ISSN: 00453102
1468263X
Appears in Collections: Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.



All Items in WIRE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Fairtrade - Guarantees a better deal for Third World Producers

University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY

Course enquiries: 0800 953 3222, General enquiries: 01902 321000,
Email: enquiries@wlv.ac.uk | Freedom of Information | Disclaimer and copyright | Website feedback | The University as a charity

OR Logo Powered by Open Repository | Cookies