Theory and Perspectives in Social Work

By Samta P. Pandya

Based on research conducted in India, this book brings together, on one platform, theories, positions, and movements that influence the episteme of social work. The commencing point is the domain of social theorizing from positivism to postmodernism. This is followed by positions offered by religion and faith and the deliberations in that realm. The third aspect is the 'modern' and 'postcolonial' realm, falling within which are discussions on social reform, Gandhian thought, and nationalism, as well as deliberations on social justice and human rights. Movements entail subaltern voices and praxis commencing with India's Dalit and tribal movements, transnational and indigenous discourses in the women's movement, queer theorizations and movements of alternative sexuality, discourses on ecology, and disability. Finally, the book links discussions on theory, positions, movements, and social work perspectives, ranging from charity to critical practice. The book presents a comprehensive view of social theorization, positions, and movements that interface with social work and lend to a consolidation of perspectives. It will serve as reference material for graduate students in social work.

Publication Date: 3/1/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131606339

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