Critical social work in the U.S.

Challenges and conflicts

Authored by: Michael Reisch

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work

Print publication date:  January  2019
Online publication date:  January  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138578432
eBook ISBN: 9781351264402
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For 40 years, market-oriented values have transformed the environment and tenets of social work in the U.S. (Soss, Fording and Schram, 2011). The contradiction between the profession’s social justice rhetoric and its conservative practice is starker than ever, despite the rationalisations of the profession’s “master narrative” (Reisch, 2009).

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