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Sociology and Social Work

Sociology and Social Work

Second Edition

August 2014 | 304 pages | Learning Matters
Sociological perspectives and their application to social work are an inherent part of the QAA benchmark statements in the social work degree. In addition, graduates must understand how sociological perspectives can be used to dissect societal and structural influences on human behaviour at individual, group and community levels. This fully-revised second edition includes a new chapter on social class and welfare and is mapped to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.
Developing a sociological imagination: Debunking society
Poverty and social work users
Social exclusion, sociology and social work
Moral Panics
Social class
Looking back, looking forwards: The relevance of sociology for social work

supports course content and links with core text

Mrs debbie pring
Health and Social Care Department, Great Yarmouth College
February 12, 2015

Relevant for background but not as a core text

Ms Karen Hillison
Department of Social Work, Hull University
December 16, 2014

As with the earlier edition, this book provides basic understanding of key sociological theories and their relevance to social work in a way that introduces students to theory and draws them in to reflecting and analysing the contexts of practice.

Health Wellbeing and Family, Canterbury Christ Church
December 10, 2014

will assist students in understanding the links between sociological influences and practice

Elizabeth McCreadie
psychology, social work & human sciences, University of West London
October 13, 2014

One of the best books on this subject by far

Mrs Lesley Littler
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University
October 13, 2014

Clearly written and accessible text.

Mr Allan Brownrigg
school of health, community and education studies, Northumbria University
October 6, 2014

Book not received

Mr Mick Wilkinson
Social Work and Professional Practice, Nottingham Trent University
October 6, 2014

Very sound introduction to sociological perspectives for social work students

David Saltiel
School of Healthcare, University of Leeds
October 1, 2014

This is a good book to read. I enjoyed the style and manner in which it has been written.

Students should find this text a worth while purchase.

Ms Allison Dunhill
Centre For Educational Studies, University of Hull
September 23, 2014

The issues this book explores are useful background knowledge for students to be aware of

Mr Baljeet Gill
Social and Youth and Community Work Old Headington, Ruskin College Oxford
September 19, 2014

Jo Cunningham

Jo Cunningham is a Principal Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire and programme leader of the BA Social Work. Jo has taught sociology and social work practice for a number of years. Before commencing her lecturing career, Jo was a social worker in the area of children and families. Research interests include childhood accidents and child death, and more recently the practice implications of asylum policy for professionals, children and their families. More About Author

Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Central Lancashire. He has taught sociology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research interests are focused on the sociology of childhood, children’s rights, and, more recently, the impact of asylum policies on the welfare of refugee children, and he is the author of numerous publications in these areas. More About Author

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