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Sociology for Social Work
An Introduction

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November 2010 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Introducing the social work student to the field of sociology, this book illustrates how sociology is connected to and fundamental to effective social work practice. Each chapter applies theory to practice and is uniquely co-written by a sociologist, social worker, and service user. A wide range of topics and subjects relevant to social work are covered, including:

  • Gender
  • Class
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Aging
  • Health
  • Intimacies
  • Social exclusion
  • Crime and deviance
  • Communities
  • Disability

Every chapter of the book includes further case studies, along with lots of clear definitions of terms and reflection points, making this book the essential introductory text for all social work students.


Chris Yuill, Alastair Gibson and Chris Thorpe
Sociology for Social Work: An Overview
Donncha Marron, Robert Buckley and Joan Leece
Social Inequality and Social Class
Val Sheach-Leith, Michael Sutherland and Neil Gibson
Gender
Chris Yuill, Angela Duvollet, Tuck-Chee Phung and Tatenda Govera
Race and Ethnicity
Donncha Marron, Jeremy Millar and Muzz McKinnon
Poverty and Social Exclusion
Emmanuelle Tulle and Rory Lynch
Later Life
Chris Yuill, Rob Mackay and Angie Mutch
Health
Chris Yuill, Colin Keenan and Frankie McLean
Disability
Chris Thorpe and Mike Shepherd
Crime and Society
Megan Todd, Steve Hothershall and Janet Owen
Intimacies and Relationships
Steven MacLennan, Keith Muir and Susan Thoms
Community and Social Capital

This text provides comprehensive coverage of sociological themes of major importance in current social care practice.

Dr Eleanor Fitzmaurice
Humanities , Limerick Institute of Technology
August 4, 2011

A good reader in introduction to the concepts of sociology relevant to social work.
As a sociologist I found it interesting, contmeporary and accessible.

Mrs Kerry Fidler
School of Social Work, University of Leicester
July 8, 2011

In my role as Practice Educator I have used this book as a source to refresh my knowledge etc within this area as well as directing students to read specific chapters.

The book is clearly set out, chapters are well defined, the content is structured with excellent definitions and activities (used in group sessions to stimualte discussion). The 'Lived Experience' at the end of each chapter was a welcome addition to academic texts, helping students make the link with 'the real world'.

Ms Rebecca Thorley
Health and Social Care, Leeds Metropolitan University
May 13, 2011

an excellent and well written introduction to sociology for social work students

Professor Johann Gleich
Abteilung Köln, Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen
January 26, 2011

The book is useful to students on the FD Care Studies course as a supplementary book. The chapters on different topics are informative and thought provoking for students and the activities are useful for group/class discussion.It is of more use to those in the social care field but only marginally for those in health. Therefore it is to be nominated as supplemental reading rather than essential.

Mrs Nicola Meek
Services to People, Merthyr Tydfil College
December 15, 2010

A useful discussion of the issues that will assist our students greatly.

Mr Chris Yianni
Sch of Health, Psychology & Soc Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
December 15, 2010

I like the approach taken in the book of using practitioners and service-users as well as academics. Its topics are relevant for a wider audience than just social work.

Ms Barbara Coulson
Social Work, Nottingham Trent University
December 13, 2010

An excellent selection of key sociological themes and perspectives, applied to the Social work area of practice. Very useful for undergraduate social work degree students

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
December 7, 2010

A well written book exploring the intricacies and subtleties around this varied and often overlooked topic

Mrs Rachel Harrison
Interprofessional Studies, Winchester University
November 26, 2010

Really useful book enabling an applied understanding of sociological concepts and theories.

Dr Rohhss Chapman
ESI, School of Education, Manchester University
November 18, 2010
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