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Böhnisch, Lothar / Schröer, Wolfgang

Social work

A problem-oriented introduction

Series:De Gruyter Studium

DE GRUYTER OLDENBOURG

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    Publication Date:
    November 2016
    Copyright year:
    2016
    ISBN
    978-3-11-044012-6
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    Overview

    • A basic introduction
    • Providing new stimuli for the discipline of social work
    • Description of concepts, themes and methods

    Aims and Scope

    In many regions of the world the twenty-first century has started with a structure of endless challenges for social work. Social work seems to be in demand almost everywhere, from support schemes for children and young people into adulthood and on to support for elderly people, in community work in cities and rural regions, in disaster relief and in care for refugees. This book describes the field of social work – its themes, problems and methods – in the face of the concept of the second, reflexive modernisation. The question needs to be asked of how, and whether, social work’s success story from the first modernity can continue. We discuss the second modernity as a time of blurring boundaries. Today, it frequently faces the problem that the organised terms of its approaches come up against a social reality where the frameworks of social life are becoming dynamic. Normalised structures are dissolving or becoming mixed with new ones; boundaries are blurring and new ones appearing.

    Details

    vi, 154 pages
    DE GRUYTER OLDENBOURG
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Textbook

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    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schröer (University of Hildesheim); Prof. Dr. Lothar Böhnisch (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

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