Social Change and Social Work

PrefaceModernization and Social Work: Toward Governing Risks, Advanced Liberalism and Crumbling Solidarity?IntroductionThe Classical Sociological Thinkers and the First ModernitySocial Theory and the Second ModernitySocietal Change and Social WorkThis BookReferencesIs History Repeating Itself? Reinventing Social Work's Role in Ensuring Social Solidarity Under Conditions of GlobalizationSocial Solidarity as a Political Task – Moral and Structural ResponsesCase-Work and the Rise of FordismScientific Neutrality and the Silencing of Identity QuestionsThe Case of Social Pedagogy in Corporatist Welfare ModelsDecline of the Nation State and its Impact on Social Work MethodsReferencesSocial Work at Odds with Politics, Values and ScienceSocial Work, History and ScienceThe Implosion of ModernitySocial Work, Welfare and NeoliberalismResearch to Support Some ArgumentsConclusionReferencesFrom Welfare Fraud to Welfare as FraudThe Scope of the ProblemThe Historical Context: Pro and Contra Welfare State Arguments'Pro' Welfare State'Contra' Welfare StateChanges in the Slovenian Welfare StateFrom Welfare to WorkfareDiscussionReferencesSocial Work Education and Political ActionCommitmentsEthical ChallengesContents of EducationTeaching MethodsPolitical Social Work: the Finnish Point of ViewSummary and DiscussionReferences'Getting Back to the Things Themselves':IntroductionKey Ideas and Perspectives in PhenomenologyPhenomenology and Social WorkPhenomenology, Existential Therapy and Social WorkConclusionReferencesSocially Robust Knowledge Processes of Local and Global Interest in Social WorkTwo Cases of Context-Sensitive Research ApproachesThe Case of Youth Welfare and Complex ContextsDeveloping a Multilevel Framework for Addressing Complex Frontline Practices in Youth UnemploymentThe Organizational LevelThe Policy LevelReflecting on Real-life CasesTuning the Theoretical PerspectivesThe Case of Family Mediation as an Example of Contextual Knowledge ProductionIntervention for Facilitative Family Mediation in FinlandTransformative Methodology as an Intervention DesignChange and Runaway Objects in Developing Family Mediation PracticesSummary: Making the Contextual into the GlobalReferences'She's a Migrant, She's Got Children and She's a Single Mother': Welfare Programmes as Sites for the (Re)commodification of MothersIntroductionSocial Work and (Re)commodification: Theoretical and HistoricalMethodological Perspective and Research QuestionShaping the Adult Worker: Mothers in two Labour Integration ProgrammesConclusionsReferencesMother–Daughter Relationships in Families with Substance Abuse Treatment and Child Welfare Service BackgroundData CollectionThe Context of the Research InterviewsData AnalysisThe Childhood Backgrounds of the Interviewed WomenDisconnection between Mother and DaughterActive Mothers and Daughters under PressureMothers as 'Models' to their DaughtersThe Mothers as Objects of Caring and UnderstandingConflicting Relationships between Generations and the Negotiation ofNotesReferencesGenealogy as a Tool for Analyzing Child Welfare Discourses and Practices at Moments of Transformation:IntroductionWhy Focus on Genealogy?Problematizing Current Child Welfare Discourses in Ireland: How can Genealogy Help?Transformation of Child Welfare Discourses and Practices in Finland – Possibilities for Genealogical AnalysisConclusionReferencesThe Practice of Using Support Persons in the Finnish Child Welfare Field: Towards a Relational AnalysisIntroduction and OverviewThe Support Person Practice in Finnish Child WelfareData and Methods of AnalysisAnalysis of DataAnalysis of a Local Case of Support Person PracticeThe Making of a Support Relationship'Ordinary People Doing Ordinary Things'Lay Professionals?Are We Family?Goals and Accomplishments: Dilemmas of VolunteeringPlaying the Games of the Child Welfare Field: Towards a Bourdieusian InterpretationConclusionsReferencesLooking to the Past for the Sustainable Social Work of the FutureThe Present DilemmaThe Conditions of Social Transformation Invite a Holistic ResponseA Brief Excursion into HistoryIn the EndReferences
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