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Published: 01 July 2006

248 Pages

6 x 8.8 inches

ISBN: 9780190615864

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What Is Professional Social Work?

Second Edition

Malcolm Payne

  • Focuses on the nature and identity of social work and social workers
  • Argues that social work is a discourse between three aspects of practice: social order, therapeutic, and transformational views
  • Analyzes the interaction of organizational, social, and power relations
  • Analyzes international forms of social work created by different welfare regimes
  • Includes a preface written by the author specifically for this first American edition
  • Includes a full bibliography which enables readers to explore topics of personal interest

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