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Critical Realism for Welfare Professions (Hardcover)

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As a discipline, social work needs an inclusive meta-theory for both research and practice that goes beyond positivism and constructivism. This is the first book to present and discuss how critical realism can contribute to a more useful and realistic approach to both research and practice in social work. As a theory of science that includes normative theories and emphasises method-pluralism and holistic thinking, critical realism is applicable to a world of poverty, global health problems and social conflicts.

Contributors to this book present a realist perspective on social work. The connection between critical realism and social work is illuminated through a theoretical introduction in Part One. Part Two covers the specific topics of normativity, interdisciplinarity and education. Part Three presents practical/empirical examples from contemporary research in social work, using different approaches based on critical realism.

As critical realism can contribute to a useful and realistic approach to research and practice, this book is essential reading for professionals, academics and students working in different fields of social work and healthcare.

Number of Pages: 168
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Social Work
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: August 24, 2017
TCIN: 53075704
UPC: 9781138699199
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-2391
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